Dinner

Ahi Tuna Tataki Salad

     Story Some nights you are just craving a low-calorie, healthy salad that tastes good! I never count my calories and…

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Alexia’s BBQ Ribs

Story This recipe will have the meat falling off the bone and you will not need a knife at all! My daughter loves ribs and it was getting too…

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BBQ Lobster

      Story Lobster is not something you have every night so we decided to turn this lobster dinner into a Father’s Day…

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Cole Slaw

Story Okay, so we go to this restaurant we love called Houston’s. We love the ribs and the burgers….but Oh My God! We love the cole slaw even…

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Cranberry “Grand Marnier” Sauce

Story My family wasn’t a big fan of cranberry sauce until I served them this special recipe one Thanksgiving dinner. The texture and taste is…

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Cream of Broccoli Soup

      Story A lot of people stay away from “CREAMY” soups because they are afraid of the high calories in the heavy…

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Cubed Potatoes

  Story Our household loves potatoes so I am always trying to come up with a different way to prepare them. These cubed potatoes can be…

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Fish Tacos

Story If you never had fish tacos then this recipe is a must! California is big on fish tacos and of course the healthy Mexican food. When we moved…

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Halibut with Lemon Caper Croutons

Story Wild Alaskan Halibut is our household’s favorite fish.  I know this fish can be as expensive as a beef fillet but with this recipe it…

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Homemade Chicken Soup – Grandma Style

Story The story about this soup is that our mom used to make this soup for us all the time and especially when we had a cold.  We lived in…

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Homemade Pizza Dough

Story My husband loves pizza so he decided to be ambitious and make pizza dough all on his own. Of course I had to be by his side to supervise and…

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Kiki’s Prosciutto Chicken

Story My niece Katarina (Kiki for short) enjoys food as much as I do and it is always a pleasure having her at our dinner table. I named this recipe…

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Lasagna

  Introduction Who doesn't love Italian food?  Pasta and sauce what can go wrong? Story My family and I…

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Mousaka

  Story This is the first dinner I made when I was 10 years old.  It is a simple meal for those people who love meat and potatoes and it…

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Old Fashion Salisbury Steak

Introduction This is considered a poor-mans meal in our house.  Not much to it and very inexpensive, easy to prepare, although we did step it…

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Pan-seared Foie Gras with Port Wine Sauce

Introduction This is an acquired taste. But once you acquire it, you will always crave it. Secret The secret to this recipe is in the…

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Pizza Toppings

This is where the fun begins! You can dress your pizza any way you like but here are some of our favorite pizza toppings. Feel free to add marinera…

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Prosciutto Cream Cheese Wrapped Asparagus En Crouse

Story The story behind this appetizer was great. We were hosting a sit down dinner at one of our homes for 50 people. We had a few of our…

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Quinoa Balls

Story Quinoa seems to be the latest health trend in California and everyone is trying it. So as I was shopping at Costco a few weeks ago I noticed a…

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Rice Meat Balls in Savory Dill Sauce

Story This recipe was given to me by my mother-in-law, Nadezda. She lived in Paris, France in her younger years and one of her French neighbors…

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Roasted Dill Potatoes

  Story If you have read my previous posts, you already know that I am a meat and potatoes person. So this recipe is the best and easiest side…

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Salsa

  Story There are a lot of different types of salsas out there to buy and it is always hit or miss. Sometimes they are too spicy, or the…

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Sea Bass with Mango Papaya Salsa

Story I came across this recipe as I was reading Novak Djokovic’s, “Serve to Win” tennis book. For those of you who don’t know who he is,…

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Spinach Dip

Story I was first introduced to this recipe at my Kuma Tina’s ( Godmother of my children) house 20 plus years ago.  Never saw the dip…

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Stuffed Acorn Squash

                 Story Fall is the perfect time of year to incorporate squash into your meals.…

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Tomato Fresh Mozzarella and Basil Salad

Story This is one of the quickest, easiest and tastiest salads you can make. The beautiful colors and freshness of the tomatoes and basil make it…

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Yellow Chicken Curry

Introduction This dish is rich and tasty.  There are different curry dishes, Indian and Thai are most common.  They are equally good.…

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