Split Pea and Ham Soup

One of my kids, Camden, fancies himself a vegetarian mostly.  However, he actually loves spiraled ham.  We were at Costco near Easter time and they had ham on sale and he begged me to buy one.  Since he rarely gets excited about any form of meat, I obliged.   However, after our little family had eaten…

Chicken and Lime Soup

Yesterday, we went to Costco and I decided the easiest thing to do for dinner was to pick up one of their Rotisserie chickens. After everyone had eaten their fill, I still had half a chicken left, so I pulled all the left over meat off the bone and vowed to use it in a…

Carne Asada

My husband announced yesterday that he is trying a low carb diet. And right after that, I announced that I don’t cook low carb. Enchiladas were on the menu for dinner tonight mostly because I made some really good Spanish rice the other day that I wanted to reuse as a side. However, all day…

Triple Berry Pie

Well in honor of National Pi Day, I just had to make a pie today. I didn’t want to go to the grocery store, and I had a bunch of berries left over for last night’s party so berry pie it was. I turned to allrecipes and found a winner of a recipe and her…

English-Style Currant Scones

It was my month to host book club and I picked a book set in England where they are forever sitting down to tea. So, I decided nothing was more appropriate than throwing a little book club tea party. I borrowed the tiered plates from Diane, made macaroons, tea sandwiches, berries with real whipped cream,…

America’s Test Kitchen Baked Ziti

The thing about any recipes from America’s Test kitchen as they are always touting them as the best recipe ever for that certain type of food. The other thing is…I often find they are right. This is one of those cases. This baked ziti has this custardy creamy thing going that holds all the noodles…