Creamy baked tilapia served with rice pilaf and broccoli

Creamy Baked Tilapia

Today, I am sharing another fish recipe that I found among my mother’s recipes.  My mother was not a big fan of fish.  Her favorites were Salmon and Cod, and usually, her methods of preparation were very simple.    As an adult,  I have learned to appreciate other types of fish, but I continue to like simple methods to prepare them.   This recipe is […]

The plated dinner of tomato rice and broccoli served with maple Dijon glazed salmon.

Maple Dijon Glazed Salmon

I am always looking for new ways to prepare fish.  Sue Chef loves salmon, so I try to find new ways prepare it for her.  This recipe is a modification of my teriyaki sauce recipe.  Teriyaki salmon is delicious,  but we wanted to try something different.   I had seen Maple Mustard Salmon on a menu at a local restaurant and decided to attempt to recreate […]

Salads in a Jar in fridge

Reflections on 30 Days of Beans–Salads

It’s been a month since I completed my 30 days of beans series, and I wanted to share some thoughts about the experience.   We had anticipated that enduring 30 different bean dishes for the month of April might present a hardship, but it wasn’t.  We thought that we might get sick of beans and not eat them for a while, but we continued to eat […]

Rice O'Brien ready to serve

Rice O’ Brien

This is a recipe that I got from the most wonderful neighbor.  It’s something she serves regularly for her Sunday Dinners after church.  Friends and family request it, but I had never heard of Rice O’Brien  Apparently, I don’t travel in the same circles that she does.  When I asked about the recipe,  she explained how it was made, and that it can be made […]

chicken boiled in teriyaki sauce

Freezer Teriyaki Chicken

Last week, I published my recipe for Teriyaki sauce.  This week, I want to share some of the ways I use that recipe to make Teriyaki Chicken.   It’s not uncommon for me to put all of the teriyaki sauce ingredients into a zip top bag before adding chicken.  I put this bag into the freezer so that I have ready made teriyaki marinated chicken which […]

beans on toast

Beans and Toast

When I was a child, my parents didn’t have a lot of money.  In spite of that, I rarely felt that we had to do without.  There was always food on the table, and my mom was a very good cook. This recipe had originally been planned as part of my 30 days of beans series, but I discovered that pies could be made from […]

barbecued chicken on a plate

Freezer Marinated Barbecued Chicken

This is a simple and delicious chicken recipe that I make frequently.  The process is very simple, and the final product is very tasty.  I prefer using boneless chicken breasts when I cook it on the stove and bone in pieces when I make it in the crockpot. This recipe is versatile because it can be cooked immediately, but if you want to do this […]

Thickened teriyaki sauce on meat and rice

Teriyaki Sauce

I love teriyaki.  In fact, it’s one of my favorite ways to season chicken and burgers, but I don’t like to buy teriyaki sauce.  It can be expensive, and there is no reason to spend money to buy the pre-made sauce.  Teriyaki  is one of the easiest sauces to make because it is made from ingredients that most people already have on hand.   The sauce […]

ribs and potatoes

Slow Cooker Dr Pepper Ribs

These ribs require that you start the process a day ahead, but they are so delicious that it’s worth the extra time required.    This recipe is adapted from a recipe that I originally found at Men’s Health.  I would link back, but I can’t find the recipe.  I think they must have removed it.  I’ve been searching since I posted my pressure cooker rib recipe […]

Dr Pepper Ribs steaming after being broiled

Dr Pepper Barbecue Sauce

Making your own homemade barbecue sauce is very easy.  If you’ve never done it before,  you seriously need to give it a try. It’s really easy to put together your own sauce for less than fifty cents.   When you make it yourself, you can ensure that there are no unwanted ingredients,  and you can create many different variations on your sauce. This barbecue sauce […]