Baked Oatmeal

A friend of mine yesterday remarked how much she loved oatmeal for breakfast. During our conversation (yes, most of my conversations are centered around food) I ask her if she had ever had baked oatmeal and she replied that she had never heard of it. When we lived in California I had the blessing of … Continue reading

Fettuccine Alfredo With Asparagus

Why is it that this is the day after Cinco de Mayo and all I can think about is Italian food? We had an adventure this week of going to Temecula, CA to meet up with 20 of our closest friends for lunch. Because it is a 6 hour trip from our house, we went … Continue reading

Chile Rellanos Ole’

Tuesday evening we had dinner for some friends of ours who has given me a really bad time because I fry my own chips and make my own salsa.  Because one of our friends who I won’t name, OK, I will name her, Judy’s words to me was, “really, you  fry your own chips? Just … Continue reading

Chile Rellanos/Tkbakesalot Style

Randy and I are hooked!  We have such fun making these so we look for anyone who is wanting to try them! Last week we had some family over who loves Mexican food so had told them we would make them! They brought guacamole and I fried flour tortillas into homemade chips!  The difference is … Continue reading

Brussels Sprouts & Cauliflower Gratin

Why is it that when I post something other than desserts I feel like I am becoming a health nut? It’s not that I don’t ever cook veggies or salads, but it just isn’t as much fun to read about Brussels Sprouts or Cauliflower as it is chocolate, cream cheese, whipping cream or brownies, unless you … Continue reading

Zesty Corn Macaroni Casserole

Last night some friends came to our house for dinner. Since we were gone all day, I decided to just pick up a baked chicken from Costco and then make some homemade rolls, green beans and this side dish. If you have Princess on the Porch, you will find it on page 103. When we … Continue reading

Beans & Brisket

Originally posted on Chocolate Castles:
3 to 6 pound brisket or large roast, trimmed 1 can rotel tomatoes 1 qt plus 2 cups water 1 pound pinto beans 1 large onion, sliced 1 large tomato sauce (16 oz) Wash beans and drain. Put in bottom of large roaster. Season the brisket or roast to your…

Chicken Florentine Manicotti Alfredo

Received my new Southern Lady magazine. I have wiped off the drool from the front cover as it displayed a gorgeous pecan-date pie which is just divine and went quickly pass the desserts in search of a new dinner recipe. This one sounded like it was meant for today, since we woke up to 27 … Continue reading

Rice & Lentil Casserole

After scraping the pan this afternoon of the caramel banana pudding that I made for dessert tonight, I thought the least I could do would be to post something healthy to make myself feel like I have not completely gone to the dark side of life…..an all sugar diet.  This is one of the recipes that … Continue reading