Baked potatoes, carrots, & celery


Again another basic recipe!

Chop up potatoes, carrots & celery. Throw in baking dish then add olive oil, rosemary, & sea salt.

Bake at 425 degrees for 1 hour & 15 minutes.

This is healthy and delicious- a favorite of my husbands.


Easy breezy pasta salad


I like this pasta salad because its very basic and delicious!

You will need:

1 red pepper

1 green pepper

1/2 red onion

small can of olives


pepper jack cheese

1/2 cup Italian dressing

1 box of  tri-color pasta

1/4 cup of parmesan cheese


Chop up your peppers, cheese , pepperoni, & onion and add to a large bowl.

Next add olives cooked pasta & dressing.

Last sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and refrigerate.


This pasta salad taste even better as left overs!







Buffalo chicken dip


This is a very simple recipe that is ready in about 7 minutes!

You will need:

1 package of chicken breast

Ranch dressing (about 1/2 cup)

1 8oz package of cream cheese

Hot sauce (as much as you like depending on how hot you like it-I use just under half the bottle).


First boil water over medium heat and then add chicken.

Boil the chicken until the middle is cooked all the way. If you use thin breast it will boil very fast -about 3 minutes.

Remove chicken from water and shred it on a plate using a fork. It will fall apart easily.

In a bowl add chicken, cream cheese, dressing, and hot sauce. Use a hand mixer until it is well blended.


Dont forget your tortilla chips!

Blackened salmon




4 Salmon fillets (skin on)

juice from 1 lemon

2 1/2 tablespoons of paprika

3/4 tablespoons of cayenne pepper

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1 teaspoon dried thyme

2 1/2 tablespoons of butter




Heat oven to 400 degrees

1 – combine paprika, cayenne, thyme, garlic powder and salt in a bowl.

2- in a sauce pan over medium heat melt the butter and add the lemon juice

3- dip each fillet in one at a time into the lemon butter then spices.

4- use a large skillet over medium high heat & cook until salmon is blackened (about 2 mins).

5- transfer into the oven for about 8 mins.

*** I made mine with skin off.

Bon Appetit!

Chalkboard sign from my kitchen