Good Old Fashioned Chicken Soup

“every moment matters” The minute the weathermen forecast snow, I get all excited and plan on making soup. There is nothing more comforting than chicken soup on a snowy day. I would often watch my dad make his chicken soup, I wanted to remember every ingredient, so I could make it when I had a…

Cooking with Nyla

“you are a beautiful cupcake in a world full of muffins” Today, I get to do errands with Maliah. I need to go to the market to pick up a few things, then we have to pick Mia and Nyla up after school. While I am doing all of this I am deciding what to…

Stefanie’s Chicken and Rice Casserole

“you are made of magic” While I was doing all my errands today I was trying to decide what to make for dinner. It’s starting to get cold out so I am thinking of all the comfort foods I could make and getting excited because I love this time of year (I think I’ve mentioned…

Cooking with Papa

“be the grandparent you want them to remember…” Saturday night with the girls are always fun. Tonight Mia decided to make the dinner with her Papa. They discussed what they wanted to make, and they came up with a delicious shrimp and pasta recipe that Mia cooked while Ronnie guided her. She did an excellent…

A Vegetarian Delight

“stay close to people who feel like sunshine” Today I feel like vegetables for dinner, my grandmother used to make this delicious summer vegetable dish; of course there isn’t a recipe to follow. I looked through my recipes and found a ratatouille recipes that I made in the past, so I did a mixture of…

Chicken Sausage over Polenta

“just another magic monday” Yes, another polenta and sausage recipe, Ronnie and Anthony told me that they could eat polenta everyday; I think they are very serious! I, on the other hand, would like something different, but it is easy, tasty and healthy, so why bother if they are happy. This time I switched it…

Just Another Tuesday

“life is full of possibilities” Tonight, Ronnie wants cod, vegetables, and a side of polenta for dinner. I wanted to change it up a bit, so I came up with this. I seasoned the cod, cut up a bunch of veggies, and put them over the top of the cod. I also made my grandmother’s…

Eggplant in Crushed Tomatoes, Mama’s Way

“memories are timeless treasures of the heart” Another one of my favorite recipes that my grandmother used to make — eggplant in crushed tomatoes. She would cut up the eggplant, sauté it, and put a can of crushed tomatoes over it. My grandmother would make everything look so easy and quick; maybe it was because…

A Quiet Saturday Night

“whatever is good for the soul – do that” Ronnie and I are very rarely alone on the weekends, which we don’t mind. Our granddaughters slept over on Friday night; we did dinner and ice cream with them. It is always hectic when the 3 of them sleep over, but it’s well worth every special…

Everyone’s Favorite Chicken Cutlets

“recipes don’t work unless you use your heart” – Dylan Jones Ronnie and I are always arguing about who makes the best chicken cutlets. He insists his are better because he makes them really thin. I, on the other hand, believe my cutlets are better. We prepare our recipes very differently; he uses flour, I…