Tortellini and Spinach Soup

Tortellini Soup (1 of 1)-2

There are a number or versions of Tortellini Soup, but I find this one to be especially good. It’s the perfect recipe for evenings when you don’t want a lot of mess and fuss in the kitchen. It cooks up in one pot, so it doesn’t get any easier than that. And best of all, it’s really healthy and delicious. Continue Reading

Creole Shrimp Casserole

Shrimp Casserole (1 of 1)

This recipe for Creole Shrimp Casserole (originally Shrimp Bake) was a favorite in my house in the early 1980s. It was quick and simple for a weeknight’s dinner, but also a dish I would serve to company. Casseroles were very popular years ago because they were great for busy parents and perfect for entertaining. They could be prepared ahead of time and baked right before serving, but, unfortunately, many of them had mostly processed ingredients.  Continue Reading

Bacon-Wrapped Sausage Balls

Bacon Wrapped Sausage Balls

I used to host quite a few dinner parties, football day events, holiday dinners, and other food centric shindigs throughout the year. Nowadays, I don’t entertain as often, but when I do, I still enjoy making some of the old favorite recipes and will pull out the recipe boxes and start searching for the ones that were always a hit with guests when planning a menu. One recipe that was always sure to please is Bacon-Wrapped Sausage Balls (or Continue Reading

Sautéed Chicken and Mushrooms in Champagne Sauce

Chicken and Mushrooms

Simple and elegant dishes are perfect to serve when entertaining or having a romantic dinner for two; dishes that are impressive, yet allow us to spend time with our guests rather than slaving over a hot stove in the kitchen. While I’m sure many of us have had evenings where we've spent most of the night in the kitchen whipping up fancy dishes, it’s also nice to keep a few casual recipes on hand for dinner parties or impromptu entertaining that Continue Reading