Brandy Nut Cake

I love reaching into my recipe box at Christmas time. I know whichever recipe I pull out will have years of history and tender memories attached to it. Such is the case with this beautiful fruit and nut cake. The recipe was shared with me by my dear former mother-in-law Janet. The cake is loaded…

Scrambled eggs with baby spinach

In the past few years I have grown to love fresh baby spinach. I love to saute it in a little olive oil and add it to my eggs. I picked up a large container of spinach the other day for a quiche I still need to make. I’m hungry for a hearty breakfast this…

Chicken Quesadilla

Chicken Quesadilla’s are one of my favorite weeknight meals. They are so easy to make an fairly healthy to eat depending how you make them. I love to grill the chicken on my indoor grill pan. I use thin boneless chicken seasoned with a good sprinkle of Montreal steak seasoning on both sides. I use…

Beef and Guinness Pot Pie

I remember when my Grandmother lived with us for a time; she and Mom prepared what they called steak pie. It was chunks of beef, onion and a little gravy. The crust was plain and something was in the middle of the pie as a vent. I really can’t remember what it was but I’m…

Special Cottage Pie

In 1998 our family moved from Washington State to England. We lived there for about eighteen months. Shortly after we arrived a lovely British family we had met invited our family for dinner. It was the first home cooked meal we’d had since arriving. The menu was shepherd’s pie made with lamb, and bread and…