Category: Mains

hearty, tasty, and nutritious

Lasagna for a Graduation Celebration

Megan’s graduation from college and our Christmas celebration were scheduled as back-to-back weekends. We opted for a single family celebration around the graduation with lunch served before the ceremony. I am not good at multi-tasking so the menu was going to…

Pantry Quick – Gumbo

It is not easy staying on track nutritionally without a blowout during the holiday season, sporting events, birthdays, anniversaries, Easter, Valentine’s Day, TGIF, or family reunions; there is always a way to rationalize. Strategically stocking the refrigerator and pantry has…

Shrimp Alfredo with Pasta Shells

We bought the ingredients before leaving on our New England trip so we could have this easy delicious dinner as our first meal back at home. This is not one of our old family favorites. This was suggested by Don…

Oriental Stir-Fry with Noodles

Once upon a time as a single mom with three children I worked as a programmer at an insurance company. I also was co-leader of a Girl Scout troop and took night classes twice a week. Nutrition for the four…

Salmon Patties for Dinner

Don usually likes to broil salmon for our meals. But every now-and-then he gets a craving for old-fashioned salmon patties made with canned salmon. I used to make these when Rita, Jorge, and Teresa were kiddos. All of us enjoyed…

Creole Seafood Gumbo with Vegan Option

    This recipe is an old favorite from before my gluten-awareness and fortunately it is naturally gluten-free. It is also low-calorie, nutrient rich with lots of veggies and very low-carb if you omit the rice. I’m thinking I may have adapted…

Jessica Meyer’s Smokehouse Burgers

    How many recipes do you have stored in directories on your hard drive? We all used to clip recipes out of magazines and newspapers and I still do that on occasion. But the shoeboxes full of clippings that used…

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