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Recipes I've Shared:

Richard's Ratatouille with Gnocchi

A wonderful Meatless Monday Meal!


Incredible! (1 rating)
Pumpkin Mush (Oatmeal) - Overnight

Kill the Chill of a cold winter morning with this Ready-when-you-wake-up breakfast.

Black-eyed Pea Cakes

My recipe is modified from Cooking Light magazine to make it a little lighter and less fat.

Hoppin' John - South Carolina's tradition

This is a traditional New Year's day meal in South Carolina where it originated and was first published in "The Carolina Housewife" in 1847. The name is attributed to many legends, but most popular is to the crippled street vendor that sold the meal on the streets of Charleston, SC. His nickname - Hoppin' John.

Nana's Bean Soup (Family Recipe)

Great for left over hambone with scraps of ham!

Cheesy Chicken & Wild Rice Soup

Thanks Mrs. Greenwood! I lightened it up a bit, but it is still good!

Pumpkin Pudding

A great fall treat!

Turkey Sausage & Sweet Potato Bake

Fall Casseroles are scrumptious and can be light as well!

Healthy Creamy Shrimp Pasta

I used Rotini noodles for this dish, but fettucini or any pasta can be used. Rotini is my daughter's favorite and since she's seven... she wins!

Veggie Skettie

Great for my Meatless Monday's
This rendition is modified from Cooking Light's "Fresh Food Fast" cookbook.

Southwestern Chicken Chili

Add some hot sauce once it's in the bowl and stir !

Greens, Beans and Turkey Bacon soup

The original adaptation of this recipe comes from one of my favorite cook books by Cooking Light - Fresh Food Fast - weekend nights. It is light but drink plenty of water - the sodium is high.


Incredible! (1 rating)
Jamaican Ox-tail Stew

On a mission trip to Jamaica, I learned this recipe from sticking my head in and asking the cook questions about what she was cooking. I was graciously welcomed into her kitchen and given a seat to listen and watch.

Note- this is an all day stew to make the house smell wonderful.


Very Good (1 rating)
Nana's Chili-Sauce for canning

This is a family recipe that always reminds me of my summers at my grandmother's. It is wonderful served as a sauce for hot dogs, chicken, roast, baked potatoes.... You decide! Enjoy

Angry Shrimp

This is a version of Angry Clams I learned from Crossaints Bistro chef Brad. These shrimp are more "disgruntled" than angry, but that's ok. My wife and daughter like them this way.

Cucumber and Onion Salad

A simple salad I learned on with my personal cooking lesson with Chef Brad!

Stewed Tomatoes and Rice

A southern tradition in a healthy manner.

Mom's Missouri Dish

My mother prepared this a couple of times a month as I was growing up. My brother and I would pull the onions out and dad would always claim "dibs" on them. It was made with ground beef, but here, I've lightened it up with Lean Turkey.

Sausage, Cabbage & Beans

This is a "clean the pantry" recipe! It takes no time to prepare!


Incredible! (2 ratings)
Red Beans and Rice wraps

This is a variation of a recipe from Cooking Light


Incredible! (1 rating)
Healthy Southwestern Chicken Wraps

This adaptation from Cooking Light is low calorie, low fat, and low cholesterol. It is high on taste and filling.


Incredible! (1 rating)
Cucumber and Tomato Salad/Snack

This tangy, sweet and crunchy salad/snack is great for a side or for a fix on those afternoon munchies!!

Shrimp & Spinach Pasta Casserole

A low calorie flavorful meal. Serve with a side of roasted brocolli.


Very Good (1 rating)
Beef Stew with Butternut Squash

The original recipe comes from Cooking Light magazine. I have made a few changes to lighten up even further.


Incredible! (1 rating)
Spicy Tortilla Soup with Shrimp & Avocado

This recipe comes from Cooking Light magazine. It is so good!!

Daddy Mac's Crock Pot Beef Stew & Noodles

A dish that's low calorie AND a comfort food for those cold winter days.


Incredible! (1 rating)
Mom's Vegetable Soup

Great soup for cold dreary winter days! Best to let sit on the stove on low all day. Fills the house with the best aroma.


Incredible! (1 rating)
Western Egg Muffin

This is my version of Subway's Western Omelette sandwich


Very Good (2 ratings)
Shrimp Pasta Bake

This is a favorite for our Sunday School Christmas party and one of my family's faves.

Daddy Mac's Chili

This chili has Southwestern undertones with the corn and black beans. It's great served with White Corn Tortilla salsa chips, or over a corn muffin.


Incredible! (1 rating)
Nana's Hot Tea

My grandmother prepared this beverage when I would visit her in Pennsylvania years ago. One of my many wonderful memories of those days is sitting and sipping Nana's tea with a slice of her fresh baked bread that had been perfectly toasted and buttered.



Recipe Collections I've Shared:

    The Minion's Menu's
    I love to cook, and try new recipes. I also collect cookbooks, so this is my Electronic version!