Easy Open-Faced Omelet

I find that I use a LOT of aromatics and salt-free seasonings/spices nowadays to boost flavor since I have to drastically cut back my sodium intake (I miss salt!). My go-to aromatics are garlic (my absolute favorite) and sweet onion (you can get a giant bag of the sweet onions at Costco for less than […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

It has been a while again and since the last time I checked in, I’ve completed my internship, graduated, and am officially a full-time librarian! :) Life has been insane, of course, with hardly any free time to do much of anything else other than tackling the usual life responsibilities but nevertheless, we are thankful […]

Turkey Porridge with Simple, Stir-Fried Tomatoes

Made this delicious turkey porridge with leftover turkey from Christmas, along with a wonderfully savory tomato stir-fry. Absolutely satisfying! ❤️ Note: This is an approximation recipe where you could do no wrong (sorry, no exact measurement this time – both the turkey and tomatoes were leftovers, I just used them all). Porridge Rinse and place […]

Favorite Turkey Burger

This post was originally published back in January 2009. I finally decided to update the photos, and republish it seeing that the recipe is a family favorite! We absolutely love these turkey burgers, which are just bursting with flavor and are not greasy at all. Not only that, they are simple to make. Enjoy! Recipe’s […]

Sausage and Chestnut Dressing

Now, my quest for a great dressing/stuffing took longer than my search for the perfect turkey recipe, but I think I might finally have it. :D After many trials in the past years, I’ve discovered that I don’t really like strong-tasting herbs such as sage or rosemary or strong spices such as the ever-popular poultry seasoning in […]

Perfect Roast Turkey

Perfect Roast Turkey – that’s what Ina Garten called her recipe on foodnetwork.com and I have to say I TOTALLY agree. I came across this recipe a couple of years back when I was searching for a delicious but quick and hassle-free roast turkey recipe, and have not looked at another roast turkey recipe since. Here’s […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wow! It was a gorgeous day today! I think we might just have officially used up our quota of good days for the year. :D Since we opted not to cook a big Thanksgiving meal (which we will be doing at Christmas instead), we decided to use our free time to visit the Cleveland Metroparks […]

Quick Spaghetti and Meatballs

Where does the time go? We ask that question a lot in this house. :D To prepare a quick meal, I sometimes resort to pre-cooked/instant ingredients to help reduce cooking time. I am picky about the quality and taste though, so not a lot of these ingredients make it to my kitchen and stay there. Here’s a favorite dish […]

Turkey Chili

It took me a while to learn to appreciate chili, as I had never eaten anything like it when I was growing up. I remember making chili for the very first time a few years back and I had to ask my husband to taste it for seasonings because I had no idea then what […]