Creamy Cheese Grits & Cheesy Grits and Chili Pie

Today’s delicious dish – Creamy Cheese Grits   Grits are familiar to southerners and unknown to most others.  I’ve been eating grits all my life, and I love them.  They are great with butter, wonderful with cheese and spices, and superb with gravy.  Grits are a nice addition to my regular rotation of starches that includes…… Continue reading Creamy Cheese Grits & Cheesy Grits and Chili Pie

Oven-Grilled Pineapple & Aloha Spinach Salad

Today’s delicious dish – Oven-Grilled Pineapple   I love grilled food, but I don’t grill.  I am frightened of gas grills because of the gas and because of the flames, and I am afraid of charcoal grills because of the flames.  In fact, I’m pretty much afraid of fire in any setting.  I ate grilled pineapple…… Continue reading Oven-Grilled Pineapple & Aloha Spinach Salad

Crock Pot Roast with Gravy & Beef Pot Pie

Today’s delicious dish – Crock Pot Roast with Gravy  Over the years, I have tried a number of ways to cook a roast in a slow cooker.  There’s the one with onion soup mix, the one with ranch dressing mix, the one with cream of mushroom soup, the one with beer . . . there…… Continue reading Crock Pot Roast with Gravy & Beef Pot Pie

No-Boil Mashed Potatoes & Potato and Herb Rolls

Today’s delicious dish – No-Boil Mashed Potatoes My family loves mashed potatoes, but (though I hate to admit it) sometimes I don’t make mashed potatoes just because it seems like a lot of work and time to boil a big pot of water, peel and chop potatoes, and cook them until tender.  So I decided…… Continue reading No-Boil Mashed Potatoes & Potato and Herb Rolls

Sauteed Mushrooms & Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Today’s delicious dish – Sauteed Mushrooms   Mushrooms seem to be one of those foods people either love or hate.  I love them, and cook them often.  Although they are wonderful in a variety of preparations, none of those beats a simple sauteed mushroom.  Sauteed mushrooms soak up the butter and oil they cook in, and…… Continue reading Sauteed Mushrooms & Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Pesto Cheese Spread & Cheesy Tomato Rigatoni

Today’s delicious dish – Pesto Cheese Spread   Appetizers can be a way to ease ourselves into a meal, or they can stand alone as a delightful small meal.  I love appetizers that let me do something – like spreading or dipping.  This recipe makes a tasty, cheesy appetizer that can also be a flavorful accompaniment…… Continue reading Pesto Cheese Spread & Cheesy Tomato Rigatoni

Sweet Potato Hash & Sweet Potato Spice Muffins

Today’s delicious dish – Sweet Potato Hash    Some people only see sweet potatoes at the holidays – swimming in syrup and topped with toasted marshmallows.  I love sweet potatoes any time of the year, both in savory dishes and in sweet dishes.  There are lots of reasons to include sweet potatoes in your diet…… Continue reading Sweet Potato Hash & Sweet Potato Spice Muffins