The Choice of Happiness – Revisited

The Choice of Happiness – Revisited I first wrote about this top in March of 2021, but it’s just so appropriate right this minute that I felt the need to share it again with some updates. You know how the universe has a way of putting things and ideas and people in your path to[…]

Meat Muffins – Mexican or BBQ

Mexican or BBQ Meat Muffins Preheat oven to 425. Grease a 6 serving muffin tin if metal (I use a stoneware one so no greasing necessary). Ingredients: 1 ¼ pound lean ground beef 1 egg, lightly beaten ¼ cup CHUNKY salsa plus 6 spoonfuls ¼ cup dry breadcrumbs ½ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese plus[…]

Salmon New Orleans

Cajun and Creole foods are right at the top of my list of favorite flavors. I found this recipe for Salmon New Orleans on the Simple & Tasty Recipes website (you should check them out, it’s a great site for new recipe ideas). This cooks up super fast, like 30 minutes, and tastes fantastic. I serve it[…]

Turkey Tetrazzini Recipe

Turkey Tetrazzini (modified from a RecipeTin Eats recipe for Chicken Tetrazzini) Prep: 20 minutes, Cook: 1 hour, Serves 8 Ingredients: 1 lb spaghetti or other long pasta, cooked 1 pound chopped, cooked turkey (holiday leftovers are perfect!) 4 tbsp butter 1 pound mushrooms, sliced 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 onion, chopped fine 4 tbsp flour[…]

Of Mice and Men

Ok, so nothing actually about men here, I just didn’t have a catchier title. If you live in the foothills, you know that at some point you’re going to have a mouse or two in your house. If you don’t yet live here, but are considering it, know that at some point you’re going to[…]

For the Love of Gumbo and an Ode to Roux

Oddly enough, I’m finding myself in the exact same place that I was in March of 2021 regarding a topic for this column. So, with a bit of a cheat, I’m copying the intro from that column and let’s see what random thoughts follow. It will be a surprise for all of us, isn’t that[…]

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