10 Minutes to My Favorite Meal

Ready to Enjoy!

Most of our meals are easy, simple and quick. Fits our lifestyle – I’d rather be slalom skiing, hiking or snorkeling than chopping and slaving away in the galley/kitchen!

Summertime Sangria

Whip up a batch of chilled red sangria and watch it disappear!

Summertime and the livin’ is easy…. a pitcher of icy cold sangria makes it even better.

Crowd Pleaser: Summer Sand Pudding!

Taking turns whipping up the pudding filling:  pudding, milk, powdered sugar, cream cheese and cool whip.

Summer Sand Pudding, a fun project with my grandkids and a guaranteed crowd pleaser — I’m taking a bucket full to our next potluck!

Cruising World: Meatless and Magnificent!


If you missed one of my favorite recipes, my Ratatouille Polenta Bake, in April 2014’s Cruising World Magazine, check out the online version on CW’s People and Food page.

Killer Garlic Bread

Killer Garlic Bread almost disappeared before I could get a photo on the Welcome Aboard Buffet at the Y Flyer National Championships last week!

The next time you have a craving for garlic bread, try this recipe. Guaranteed to be a gastro delight. A great crowd pleasing appetizer as well!

Dinner Cooks Itself. Thermal Cooker Aboard?

Crockpot Lasagna ... Recipe below.   Not exactly like the real thing, but close enough to be devoured.

Dinner waiting when I’m exhausted from snorkeling all day, or hiking over a spectacular mountain pass? Yes, please!

30 Ideas for Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts

Salsa Chicken

Even though you’ll probably never eat boneless skinless chicken breasts every night for a month, here’s a month’s worth of ideas so you’ll never eat the same thing twice!

Running Low on Fresh Veggies?

My favorite 3 bean salad ... almost entirely from cans so I can make it anytime ... even after the fresh stuff runs out.

Running low on fresh veggies doesn’t mean we don’t eat veggies. Although we limit what we eat out of a can, we like this combination!

Grilled Japanese Eggplant

Japanese Eggplant at the Farmer's Market

At the Farmer’s Market, we picked up some Japanese Eggplant, primarily because it looked different and I’d never tried cooking with it before.  Maybe it’s in all the supermarkets, I’ve just never noticed.  🙂 The “farmer” that sold it to us – no, he was not Japanese – told us that his favorite way to […]

Brrrr … Turkey Taco Chili Simmering

Turkey Taco Chili simmering on the stove on a cold January evening in SW Florida.

Brrrr…. even if it’s not the arctic chill gripping most of the US, mid-30’s and blowing 30+ is COLD here in SW FL! Looking for a new twist on chili, Turkey Taco Chili, simmered up a great aroma and kept the cabin warm.