eggplant parm

Eggplant Parmesan

March 26, 2014

I love Italian food and I especially love Eggplant Parmesan!  Once I found out how easy it is to prepare this popular dish at home, we began making it regularly.

You can create a quick and tasty version with just 5 ingredients.  Convenience staples like prepared spaghetti sauce in a jar, Italian bread crumbs in a can and pre-packaged shredded Italian cheese make this a great go to recipe when you crave Italian at home.  Continue reading

NEW – Slow Cooker Edition Cookbook (via download)

I am so happy to be able to share this exciting news with you! 

The first Main Dish Everyday Meals Cookbook has been published and is available for download in the on the Amazon website for just $2.99.

MainDish_slowcookercoverThis cookbook has a good selection of slow cooker recipes that are easy to prepare and taste great!  As a bonus, I have included the freezer prep instructions for each recipe.  This added bonus gives you the ability to create “meal kits” for future meal plans.

E-books are the easiest way to have Main Dish recipe access on any device.  With the Kindle app (available for free), you can read on Kindle, IPAD, other tablets and smartphones.  You can also read on your PC with the Kindle desktop reader that is also a free download from the Kindle store.

Here is a link to the product page where you can order the download.

Once you have had a chance to review the book, please go back and write a review so others can know what you think about the book.

Why wait?  Dinner comes around everyday!  The Slow Cooker Edition –your answer to “What’s for Dinner?”


Slow Cooker Edition Cookbook Labels

Click on the document link in this post to access the freezer cooking labels for all the recipes in my new cookbook Main Dish Everyday Meals Slow Cooker Edition.  This cookbook is available for download on Amazon in the Kindle store (coming Feb 2014).


I have left this document as a Word file so you can copy and paste the ones you need on your printer at home.  Labels are designed to be printed on blank shipping labels that measure 2 x 4 with 10 labels per sheet.  You can purchase blank shipping label paper and any office supply store.

I hope you will find this link useful when you prepare recipes from my cookbook.




white chicken chili

White Chicken Chili

Chili used to be limited to all beef or beef and pintos.  Not any longer…new variations like White Chicken Chili are becoming very popular and the winter weather makes chili a great choice.

Creating a lighter version of chili is easy with the use of chicken breast meat, broth and white beans.  Spice it up with onions, garlic and seasonings to customize the kick of the heat.  Continue reading

butternut squash casserole

Butternut Squash Casserole

Make butternut squash the star of the show at dinner this week.  This flavorful veggie makes a beautiful presentation and is very good.

I love that most grocers now sell butternut squash cubed which makes it easy to use this veggie more often.  Just a few added ingredients and 1 hour in the oven.  Makes a great company’s coming side dish.  Continue reading

cranberry chicken

Cranberry Chicken

A simple, yet elegant alternative to a fussy holiday meal!  Cranberry Chicken Breasts are delicious as a main course or as a party appetizer.

I am always excited to discover a recipe that gives me options, and this is one that does double duty.  Most often, I make it as a main course.  It is a great choice for a holiday meal when you want to be free to enjoy family rather than the hustle and bustle of cooking an elaborate meal.  It also makes a great choice as an appetizer for holiday gatherings by just cutting the chicken into bite sized pieces prior to cooking.  Continue reading


Crawfish Etoufee

Get the Cajun flavor you love right at home with this simple to prepare etoufee.  Cold winter nights deserve a hearty portion of this Southern favorite.

The convenience of canned soups and frozen crawfish tails makes this a “quick fix” wonder that is great for Cajun food lovers in your home.  For a milder version, substitute shrimp–you will still get great results! Continue reading