Dinner · Food · Lunch

Roasted Red Pepper Quesadillas 

Golden crisped tortillas stuffed with roasted red peppers, spinach, chicken, and mozzarella. Quesadillas are such a versatile food.  They hold whatever filling or flavor profile you can imagine in a nifty tortilla shell.  They are a fast and easy way to use up whatever cooked meat you have in the refrigerator.  And if you have picky eaters, this… Continue reading Roasted Red Pepper Quesadillas 


No Churn Cheesecake Ice Cream

I discovered “no churn” ice cream a couple years ago. The basic recipe is delightfully simple. A can (14 oz) of sweetened condensed milk and a pint (2 cups) of heavy whipping cream. Plus whatever toppings you can dream up. The whipping cream gets whipped and folded into the sweetened condensed milk and toppings.  Then… Continue reading No Churn Cheesecake Ice Cream

Desserts · Family · Food

My First Red Velvet 

“Honey, what kind of cake do you want for your birthday?” I asked Middle Man, who was about to celebrate his fourth birthday. When I ask my daughter this question, I get all sorts of ideas. “I want a mermaid cake! Oh no, I want a rainbow cake! How about this year you get me a… Continue reading My First Red Velvet 

Food · Sides

Grilled Jalapeño Poppers 

Jalapeños lavished with cream cheese, cheddar, and bacon, then grilled to smoky perfection. It was years ago that we first attempted jalapeño poppers. My husband liked the tantalizing appetizers he’d ordered in restaurants, and was eager to replicate them. “Are you worried about hurting your hands?” I asked as he began slicing open the fresh jalapeños. “No,… Continue reading Grilled Jalapeño Poppers