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Quick and Easy Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Ingredients 1/2 cup butter 1  cup brown sugar 1 (20 ounce) can sliced pineapple ( I used fresh this time) 10 maraschino cherries 1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix Directions Melt the butter over medium high heat… Read More

Chicken and Spinach Lasagna

1 box lasagna noodles 1 teaspoon olive oil 1/2 cup chopped onion 1 pound ground chicken 4 cups tomato sauce 2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms 3 tablespoons Italian seasoning 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder… Read More

Italian Pasta and Sausage Soup

I have made this soup a couple times this winter and it has been a big hit especially served with some crusty bread. Ingredients 1 pound Italian sausage 1 clove garlic, minced 2 (14 ounce) cans beef broth… Read More

Roasted Pork Loin with three C’s

I saw Emeril cooking this recipe on Good Morning America I did make a few changes to the recipe, first I doubled the cooking sauce and added some chipotle sauce,  as Emeril would say to kick it up…. Read More

Chichen Paprikash with Grocchi

Not to many recipes I follow without making any changes, but this one I did.  The recipe came from the Rachael Ray Show, it’s one of those recipes that the leftovers were even better. 🙂 Hey, look my… Read More

Shrimp Lo Mein for Two

Shrimp Lo Mein Serves 2 1 Tbs sesame oil                                                   1 tsp minced garlic 1 Tbs vegetable oil                                              1 tsp minced ginger 24 medium peeled shrimp                                1/2 Tbs siracha chili sauce 1 julienne red pepper                                          1/4 cup soy sauce… Read More

Pork & Plantains

1 1/2 pounds of pork tenderlion, cut into 2 inch x 1/4 inch strips 2 Tablespoons of oil 3/4 cup sliced green onion 2 Tablespoons of minced peeled ginger 1/2 teaspoon crushed pepper flackes 1 thinly sliced banana… Read More

Healthy can be quick and tasty.

Boneless Pork Chops with Spinach Mushroom Gravy. 4 lean boneless pork chops     1/2 chopped medium onion 1 can low fat cream of mushroom soup 1 cup of chicken stock 1 cup chopped fresh spinach Brown pork chops in… Read More

IslandTop’s Zippy Manhattan Clam Chowder

If you like clam chowder you will love my version. So quick and easy and the added Chipotle sauce gives this chowder a wonderful smokey heat. You can find my recipe on

Forget dinner tonight’s about pie!

Apple – Raspberry Pie 1 refrigerated pie crust 5 cups (3 large) sliced apples 3/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup corn starch 1 teaspoon grated orange peel (no white) 1 cup (6oz container) raspberries 1 tablespoon of cold butter… Read More

Really…they are not mashed potatoes?

Not sure if any one is cutting back on their carbs during the holidays but I found this recipe for a low carb mashed potatoes on A great site for anyone trying to cut back on calories… Read More

Chicken Marsala – Simply Delicious!

Really, so simple and simply delicious. Sweet Marsala and mushroom sauce topped over a herbed chicken breast. 1/4 cup of all  purpose flour for coating chicken breast 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon dried Italian Seasoning… Read More