Monday, January 17, 2022 5:04 pm

Beat the Heat with a Dump Dinner: Beef and Broccoli

Cooking in the crock pot for summer is a cool idea. Here is a simple Dump Dinner that will make those busy summer days just a little bit easier....

Fall for the Season with Caramel Apples

With a dash of cinnamon or a sprinkle of sugar, the apple is the favored fruit for fall.

Comforting Food: Chicken Meatball Soup

Chicken soup may be just what’s called for to add some good lean protein and vitamin-packed vegetables into everyone’s diet.

Peanut Butter Pie

Crust 1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs 1/3 cup melted butter 1/4 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon Pie Filling 16 ounces cream cheese, softened 2 cup creamy peanut butter 16 ounces confectioner's sugar 16 ounces whipped cream Glaze 1/2...

Enlightened Cheesy Mac with a Twist

I love food. I love to shop for it, prepare it, and eat it. My daughter who also likes food, calls us recreational cooks. We do it for relaxation as well as for creativity. The only downfall of enjoying this activity the way we do is unwanted weight gain.

Marinated Grilled Peanut Chicken

Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds boneless chicken breasts 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter 1/4 cup white vinegar 3/4 cup vegetable oil 1 1/2 teaspoons prepared mustard 2 Tablespoons soy sauce 1 1/4 teaspoon ginger 2 teaspoons toasted sesame...

Grilled Pork Medallions with Apricot-Mushroom Sauce

Ingredients Sauce 2 Tablespoons bacon fat 1/4 cup onion 1/4 cup mushrooms 2 Tablespoons flour 1 cup milk 1/4 teaspoon Five Spice Powder 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 2 Tablespoons Hoisin sauce 2 Tablespoon Apricot Jam 1/4 teaspoon...

Oreo Cookie Cheesecake

I’ve made this yummy cheesecake a million times. It’s pretty fool proof as long as you make it the night before. It’s aMAZing…definitely worth the calories!

Caramel Apple Lattice Cookies

Caramel Apple Walnut Cookies are individual mini pies filled with a layer of caramel and thick homemade apple pie filling.

Healthy Strawberry Banana Popsicles

The melody of the ice cream truck coming down our street always found us kids begging Mom for something cool on a hot summer day. The sweet treats found on the truck were not so nutritious, but fun all the same. Here’s an alternative that includes good-for-you ingredients. You will just have to hum your own tune as you open the freezer.