Simple Raspberry Sauce

A simple raspberry sauce to dress up just about anything! Especially great to be poured in excess over cake and ice cream.

Terra’s Kitchen vs. Blue Apron

This month, I am presenting an unpaid and unsolicited review of Terra’s Kitchen. For over a year, I’ve been placing orders with Blue Apron, one of the current popular meal delivery services. If you’re not familiar with these meal services, they work as follows:

Chicken Caesar Salad

Fresh Caesar Salad is only a couple of ingredients away, most of which you already have in your kitchen. Try this month’s Almost Famous Recipe tonight!

Cast-Iron Roast Chicken with Lemon-Thyme Pan Sauce

Roast chicken is fast and simple using the method in this recipe I adapted from Cook It In Cast Iron. It is my wish that, once you have enjoyed the seductive aroma of freshly roasted chicken wafting through your house, you may never be tempted by one of those Walmart assembly-line chickens again.

Sautéed Spinach and Mushrooms

I bought a fresh bag of spinach a few months ago and it got lost in the bottom of my crisper for a few days. When I fished it out, along with a bag of mushrooms, time was of the essence!

Q-ball’s Salted Blonde Bombshells

I wanted some cookies but I didn’t want to go out for ingredients so I limited myself to what was in our pantry. 10 pounds and several batches later, I have officially named Q-Ball’s Salted Blonde Bombshells my all-time favorite.

Blue Apron

This month, I’m veering off course to tell you about my latest adventure in the world of cooking with a company called Blue Apron. This is not a paid promotion or sponsorship, in fact, Blue Apron has no idea that I am writing this. However, the Bobfather and I have had such a fabulous experience…

Salisbury Steak & ‘Shrooms

Forget the pouch of store-bought Salisbury Steak mystery meat you buy at the grocery and plop into boiling water. These “from-scratch” hamburger steaks bathed in rich mushroom gravy will draw raves from a hungry family.

3-Step Spanish Rice

Need an easy side dish when you’re cooking Tex-Mex? Serve this Simple Spanish Rice – they’ll never guess the secret ingredient!

Chicken Fajita Nachos

Whether you enjoy these as a finger food or with a knife and fork depends upon how close you put your chips together on the baking dish – and how many napkins you have! It’s just as tasty either way. I’ve left amounts of most ingredients up to you to vary the spiciness and accompaniments.

Apple-Cinnamon Loaf Cake

Cinnamon and apples smell like Christmas to me! Make a double batch of this bread to freeze and have on hand for your family come Christmas morning.