Isaiah’s Ribs

“live for the moments you can’t put into words” Since Ronnie was helping Jonathyn build the fence, my son-in-law Isaiah made the ribs. They came out delicious! My kids will help out any chance they get. I’ve been blessed with these amazing kids. 2 racks of ribs olive oil brown sugar salt, pepper, garlic powder,…

Chorizo with Cherry Tomatoes and Sweet Peppers over Polenta

“happiness is a kitchen full of family” My family loves hot and spicy foods. Since I’m not a big fan, they always add hot sauce to everything. I used to think that Ronnie didn’t like my cooking; he explained that he did but liked it a bit hotter. Ronnie suggested using Chorizo with the polenta…

Stefanie’s “go to chicken” with a twist

“dinner is not what you do in the evening before something else. dinner is the evening” – Art Buchwald So I decided to make my “go to chicken” but I wanted to do something different with it. As I was putting it in the oven it came to me, I took it out and I…

Asparagus and Tomato Frittata

“it’s a good day to have a good day” As I am doing all my errands this morning, I’m thinking about what we can have for dinner. It’s been so hot out this week that cooking is the last thing I want to think about. All I can say is thank heavens for air conditioning….

Shepherds Pie – Stefanie’s way

“cooking well doesn’t mean cooking fancy” Julia Child When Ronnie and Anthony decided to do a sugar free challenge for 2 weeks, I thought it sounded reasonable. I was so very wrong, everything has sugar in it! I was excited to find out that polenta doesn’t have sugar in it, and that’s what I’ve been…

Chicken and Vegetables

“the kitchen is the heart of the home” Tonight we decided to stay home for dinner. We usually go out on the weekends, but it’s been such a beautiful weekend that we just wanted to stay close to home and enjoy our backyard. As you know, Ronnie always has ideas for dinner; so for tonight…

Tonight’s Dinner

“cooking is an expression of who we are” All day long I was thinking about what I was going to make for dinner. I took out chicken and wanted to make it a different way, so I did my daily Pinterest check. I found a few different recipes, but I always end up making my…

Another Polenta recipe

“keep life simple” As you can tell my family is obsessed with polenta, they could eat it every night. I like it but I like to make different side dishes. I mean how many different ways are there to make polenta?? I marinated steak tips this morning, so I was trying to think of something…

Yummy Clam Chowder

“a recipe is a story that ends with a good meal” – Pat Conroy This is the clam chowder I made for my daughter Logan when she was home. I combined two of my friends’ recipes and came up with this version. I played around with the measurements, so depending on how thick you like…

My version of Chicken Piccata over quinoa spaghetti

“keep calm and eat spaghetti” I was at Aleksandra’s house the other day and she was making chicken piccata. It looked and tasted delicious, and now that is all I’ve been thinking about. So, that is what I am about to make. I found a few recipes for it and she gave me hers, and…