Stuffed Mini Peppers

The other night we had a rare night off from softball. It was 4:00 and no one had any other activities that day. My husband was planning on making dinner that night, but it would not be ready until 7:00. Having to wait three more hours made me wish I had stopped for lunch earlier […]

Oven Baked Lyonnaise Potatoes

I love potatoes! I can easily eat them everyday. When I was a kid, we almost never had potatoes – strange for an Irish family. The reason was because my grandmother cooked potatoes almost every night for dinner (not strange for an Irish family) and my dad grew tired of them. Now that I am the […]

Grilled Zucchini

I LOVE when my husband makes vegetables on the grill. The grill taste cannot be duplicated in the oven or on the stove. The bonus part to veggies cooked on the grill is that there are no extra pots or pans to wash! Last night my husband went out to the store with the intention […]

Spicy Black Eyed Peas with Red Pepper Relish

When my oldest daughter was about three years old, she had dinner at my parents’ house while we went out. When we picked her up, I asked what grandma had made for dinner. She told me she had hot dogs and eye beans. It took us a few minutes to figure out that my mom had served black […]

Grilled Corn on the Cob

Being from Illinois, corn is a staple in our house. It is something everyone will eat and with my family, that is rare. When I was a kid, my family cooked corn on the cob by husking it and placing it in a pot of boiling water. I always thought the corn got water logged […]

Spicy Black Bean Burger

I am married to a Meat and Potatoes guy. Beef and Pork are good. Chicken is okay. Fish is for lunch and vegetables are a side. I love the smell and taste of meat from the grill. I love the flavor it gives otherwise bland dishes. However, I don’t have to eat meat everyday like […]

Swai Fish with Vegetable Kabobs

Mark and I are always looking for new recipes, unusual vegetables and a variety of meats. This week, we tried a fish called Swai. Mark headed out to the store with a plan to cook fish. Fish is normally expensive and not as filling as beef or chicken. We always talk about adding more fish […]