Realistic Cooking Ideas

for Busy People! And sharing our life adventures along the way!

I made this wonderful Curry Chicken Salad with Raisins and Pine Nuts as an appetizer and it would also make a nice lunch! For an appetizer consider serving with crackers, mini pita bread sliced into smaller pieces, or crusty Italian bread. For lunch use a larger whole wheat pita bread or serve on top of …

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This is a wonderful recipe for an appetizer that combines a few great ingredients that ends up with a delicious turnover! Be sure to top with chives or basil before baking. Fresh chives were used for the filling and before baking they were topped with dried chives. Can you believe I ran out of dried …

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This wonderful, delicious Linguini Primavera with Fresh Baby Vegetables was part of Greg’s birthday celebration! It is a gourmet meal that is easy to make and the best part it is packed with fresh baby vegetables and herbs! Make a large batch because it warms over nicely the next day. For Christmas I got a …

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For Greg’s birthday I made a Rosemary Balsamic Chicken that was adapted by this recipe. I added more fresh rosemary and lemons to enhance the flavors of this wonderful recipe! This is one of those dishes you cannot stop eating! It is easy to make and just requires a bit of planning to marinade the …

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I made this wonderful dessert for Greg’s birthday. It reminds me of the desserts my mother made in our younger days with Graham Crackers, bananas, and whipped cream. Today there are different flavors of Graham Crackers so this recipe included both the original and chocolate versions. Mine came out more on the slushy and light …

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After a long harsh winter, it is finally spring! Yes it is a bit rainy and damp – but at least it is not snowing! This time of year is still a good time for comfort-food! And pizza is on the top of my list for comfort food! I have a few more cast iron …

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Are you living in a cold climate experiencing bitter cold temps or experiencing rainy damp days? Do you come home after being outside trying to get warm? Give this delicious soup a chance – it has a nice level of spices and heat! A few years ago, I made a similar recipe – click here …

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