olive oil

Finally…the perfect chili. :)

It's taken years. And every time I tried a new recipe, suitNtie would have one teeny, tiny little comment on how to improvement. I made chili in advance for [...]

Chicken Noodle Casserole

I don't do a lot of casseroles in the Kitchen, because I tend to find them overly high in calories and other unhealthy nutrition (notable exception here), [...]

Kickin’ it Old School: Crockpot Mediterranean Chicken

This is a sweet little cut & paste from a post I made on a different blog back in 2007. I was a nursing first time mom back then (as you can tell by my [...]

herbed (no mayo!) potato salad

We're having this tonight with hamburgers.  It was super easy to make! I halved the recipe because generally, suitNtie is not a big potato eater and I didn't [...]

pork chops with arugula & apple salad

adapted from Real Simple. Moo has been trying to get the apple I bought for this for the past several days. Lesson: buy extra fruit. 1/4 cup whole wheat [...]

italian beef stew

SO good. I didn't even get to take a photo. :) Sorry. Next time!!! Adapted from Cooking Light magazine. 4  teaspoons  olive oil, [...]

skillet potatoes & kielbasa

I like kielbasa, but I seem to use it the same way over and over again. I'm kind of bored with it. This looked tasty to me because of the different mix of [...]

balsamic glazed pork with lentils

I've been trying to find a way to involve lentils in our menus more, so when I saw this I thought it had promise, since we love pork and balsamic. [...]

chicken, pecan & apple salad with raspberry vinaigrette

Salads are kind of a staple in this house. The most popular ones always seem to involve fruit and nuts, so I figured I'd give this one a try.  It's pretty [...]

BLTs and lemony crunchy potatoes

I'm kind of a ho for comfort food.  BLTs are one of the best, simplest forms of this.  Particularly with really good bacon and homemade bread. Eek. It's [...]