Pam Molnar

Paella

My husband and I always order paella when we go to tapas restaurants. This year I wanted to try to make one at home. On New Year’s Eve, we stopped at Sur La Table and bought a paella pan ($19.99). I have never made paella so I went online and read over several recipes made both with […]

Layered Greek Dip

I was looking for a new appetizer on – you guessed it – Pinterest.  I love hummus and feta cheese and when I saw this recipe for a 5 layer Greek Dip, I knew I had to try it. Of course, I could not follow a recipe without making my own changes. I added tomatoes […]

Chicken and Tomato Pasta with a Pepper Garlic Gravy

While looking for a new recipe, I found a delicious looking picture on Pinterest.  The recipe sounded as delicious as the picture, but too complicated. I simplified it and found my new favorite recipe! It is chicken, pasta and tomatoes with a pepper and garlic gravy. You have to try it! Cook and prep time: […]

Cowboy Caviar

At a party several years ago, a friend brought this fresh and delicious appetizer. I asked her for the recipe and brought it to another party the next week. It has since become my signature dish and I am asked to make it all the time. The name “Cowboy Caviar” is rarely used when friends […]

Tortellini Soup

The cooler weather of the past week has encouraged me to bring out the hearty recipes. Normally I wouldn’t make comfort foods on 70 degree days, but after the hot summer we had, 70 degrees seems cold! The first day it was cooler, my husband asked me to make Tortellini Soup. This is a simple […]

Mexican Jambalaya

The morning before our vacation, we were busy packing and getting our house ready to be empty for over a week. The refrigerator had to be emptied of all perishable items that would not last until we got home. My veggie bins were still full from our last trip to the farmers market and it seemed like such a […]

Pineapple Pork Chops

When my husband is out of town for a few days, my kids are fine with eating pancakes, mac and cheese or pizza bread for dinner. None of those things satisfy my definition of dinner so if he is gone for more than one night I need to make a real meal. Coming up with […]