A cream sauce filled with rich flavor and super foods Kale and Cannelli beans.

Penne with Creamy Kale and Canellini Sauce

I really love beans and greens, and one of the things I sometimes add to the basic dish is a pound of Italian sausage.  The addition of that one extra ingredient transforms the dish from a side into an entree.  Of course, I could eat the vegetarian version as an entree, but Baker’s Man prefers meat in his entrees.  As I was contemplating what to make for dinner this evening, I kept thinking of beans and greens, but the recipe had already been published.  I considered just adding Italian sausage to the recipe and publishing it as a variation, but […]

tuna stuffed jalapenos

Tuna Stuffed Jalapenos

The idea for this recipe came from the produce guy who sells fresh fruits and vegetables out of the back of his truck.  As I was buying jalapenos for my husband, he inquired what I planned to do with them.  I told him that I planned to fill them with cream cheese and bacon then bake them.  He told me that my recipe sounded delicious, but asked if I had ever filled jalapenos with tuna.  I told him no, and he urged me to try it.  This recipe is the result of his suggestion, and it came out very well […]

tortilla crumb topped stuffed jalapenos with cream cheese and bacon filling

Stuffed Jalapenos

This recipe is my way of simplifying a baked stuffed jalapeno recipe. The original recipe was  given to me by a co-worker.  She instructed me to cut the peppers in half lengthwise, clean out the seeds and veins, and then fill them with cream cheese.  These filled pepper halves were then wrapped with one-third to one-half of a slice of bacon.  Then they are baked until the bacon is crispy and crumbly, and the cheese is warm and gooey.   They are delicious, too.  Unfortunately, they take a while to wrap with bacon.  The bacon has to be secured with […]

Easy Appetizers from a Block of Cream Cheese

New Year’s Eve is just around the corner.  Did you know that New Year’s Eve is one of the two biggest party times of the year for adults?  If you’re having guests over for an impromptu celebration, or if people are stopping by to hang out for a few minutes on their way to somewhere else, you may want to have something simple to snack on before the main event.  In that case, put together one of these simple low to no stress snacks and put it on your buffet, or coffee table, for your guests to snack on.  Each […]

stuffed mushrooms are a deliciuos man pleasing treat.

Stuffed Mushrooms

A co-worker, Joyce, introduced me to these simple yet delicious stuffed mushrooms. When she first told me how she made them, I didn’t believe her. There was no way it was that easy to make delicious, man pleasing, stuffed mushrooms. I won’t admit to calling her a liar to her face, but I think we’ll both agree that I implied it. It was too simple. The unbelievable part is that these mushrooms were made with just 3 ingredients—breakfast sausage, mushrooms, and cream cheese. That’s the entire list of ingredients, and in six simple steps, you have stuffed mushrooms. You can […]