Parmesan Sausage Rice Balls

I was in need of a snack for the family. All I had was some leftover Italian sausage and some cheese. So I raided the pantry and threw together this number. Everybody loved them. So here ya go - Parmesan Sausage Rice Balls - I've got to come up with a better name. . .... Continue Reading →


Gnocchi and Chicken Soup

I have to say, I'm pretty good at following recipes. It's how I learned to cook. But for some reason I cannot make a good chicken soup according to a recipe. It seems that my family just does not like anybody's version of chicken soup. But the idea of a hearty soup is so comforting.... Continue Reading →

Rice Concoction

My kids are very picky eaters. They are are now nearly grown and they are still picky eaters. It's kind of annoying actually. But it's because of their pickiness that once in a while I come up with a meal that they want all the time. It's so simple and easy to throw together. When... Continue Reading →

Shrimp, Sausage, and Chipotle Rice

  This recipe is a slightly modified version from the 1500 Calorie-a-Day Cookbook by Nancy S. Hughes.  It is one of our favorite go to recipes, especially when we're trying to eat healthier.  I've had to make a few changes to the ingredients for my family's taste and availability. 12 oz frozen pepper stir fry... Continue Reading →


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