Category Archives: Lunch

Chicken Salad or Sandwich – Savory, Fruity, Delicious!

Chicken Salad or Sandwich – Savory, Fruity, Delicious!

Upgrade your chicken salad! Whether you like yours as a salad or a sandwich, you’ll really love this recipe! The addition of slightly spicy chutney along with sour cream makes this chicken salad both creamier and more complex. Even better, it’s quick and simple to make with leftover chicken! This is the most versatile recipe.… Continue Reading

Chicken Noodle Soup – Make Ahead Freezer Meals!

Chicken Noodle Soup – Make Ahead Freezer Meals!

Sensational Make Ahead Soup! When you make soup from scratch, I suggest making a double recipe, if it’s something that freezes well. Buy some single serving plastic containers or in whatever size is convenient for your family. Cool until warm, cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes, then place in your freezer. It’s so simple. Soups… Continue Reading

Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Apple Butter & Pepitas

Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Apple Butter & Pepitas

Would you be surprised if I told you; California produces 20% of the sweet potatoes grown in the US, and is the second largest producing state behind North Carolina? While sweet potatoes are usually regarded as a Southern crop, California production exceeds that of Louisiana and Mississippi combined. Even if you’re not a big fan… Continue Reading

Skinny Pasta Alfredo with Roasted Bell Peppers

Skinny Pasta Alfredo with Roasted Bell Peppers

Try this recipe made “skinnier” with a  much lighter Alfredo sauce recipe. But it’s as delicious, flavorful and creamy, as you’ve ever had! If you’ve never roasted bell peppers before, you’re in for a real treat! My method makes it so much easier! To make this meatier for a main dish, just add store-bought cooked and chopped… Continue Reading

Pasta Fagioli – A Favorite Sausage, Bean, & Vegetable Soup

Pasta Fagioli – A Favorite Sausage, Bean, & Vegetable Soup

This really satisfies! That’s why it’s a family favorite at my house. This recipe is based on a classic Italian soup, but this update is essentially whatever canned beans, mild vegetables and pasta you have handy. But, I recommend you always have the basics like stock, canned tomatoes, onions, carrots and celery in your refrigerator… Continue Reading

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