Orange-Hoisin Glazed Cornish Hen, Stuffed with Sausage Apple Brown Rice

Ingredients 2 Cornish Hens 2 Tablespoons olive oil 2 Tablespoons butter, melted (for basting) Stuffing 2 Tablespoons olive oil 1 Aidells Chicken Apple Sausage, cut into 1/4" cubes (from Costco) 1/4 cup green onions, chopped 1/2 apple,...

Cinnamon-Streusel Coffeecake

Cinnamon and Butter? Yes, Please. Oh, yum! Some dear friends of ours introduced us to Carolyn’s Café in Redlands, California. Even though it was nearly lunchtime, I opted for breakfast. The reason? Carolyn’s famous coffee cake.

Marinated, Grilled Chicken

This is a melt in your mouth, family favorite.  It's best if marinated overnight. ingredients 5 chicken breasts or quarters 3 medium cloves garlic ½ tsp salt 1⁄3 cup brown sugar 3 Tbsp grainy mustard ¼ cup...

Maple Glazed Salmon

A super simple, no fuss, delicious way to prepare salmon...   Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds salmon 1/2 cup maple syrup 1/4 cup soy sauce 11/2 cloves garlic, minced 1 Tablespoon brown sugar dash of pepper scallions, sliced sesame seeds Instructions Mix...

Our Family Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

I have been using this recipe since before my kids were born, and from the time they could reach the counter to make these cookies themselves, they have been using it too. We occasionally try new cookie recipes, but always end up coming back to this one. My kids asked me to post it for them to look up while they are away at college.

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.

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.

Eleven Herbs and Spices Oven-Fried Chicken Tenders

Rather than pop over to a drive-thru near you for a taste of southern deep fry, try this slimmed version of oven fried chicken. It has all the flavor but is light on the calories.

Honey of an Egg Whole Wheat Bread

Close your eyes and imagine bread or rolls from your favorite restaurant...A server carries in a basket of piping hot bread, with the aroma trailing behind, and places it on the table. The fragrance brings smiles as the basket is passed and each person pulls out a roll or a slice of warm bread.  

Strawberry and Spinach Salad with Grilled Chicken

Strawberries bring back so many good memories of summer. Sunny days, bare feet, and running in the sprinkler seem to mesh together with the sweetness summer strawberries bring.