Category: Quick & Easy

Quick & Easy means the start-to-finish time is under 30 minutes and that the dish does not require any advanced culinary techniques.

Avocado Chipotle Salad

Avocado Chipotle Salad

A wonderful blend of greens, avocados, and spices. Brings the punch, flavor, and health to the party.

Chocolate Walnut Meringue Cookies

Chocolate Walnut Meringue Cookies

This is a nutty meringue cookie with a hint of chocolate flavor. This cookie can last for weeks. Because of that, during WWII, my mother-in-law sent a large batch to Jewish friends that were sadly taken to a concentration camp. These were a favorite of my husband’s father. My mother-in-law spread the batter in a pan, then cut them into squares. I prefer to bake them in individual traditional cookie rounds.

Lentils with an Egg Hat

Lentils with an Egg Hat

In the Czech Republic, many restaurants stay open until the wee hours of the morning after the changing of the New Year, but offer a limited menu. The offering usually includes a lentils dish, since lentils represent luck and wealth. Like a breakfast hash, the lentil portion can be made the day before and quickly reheated and topped with a freshly cooked egg. The recipe below includes small diced ham with vegetables and herbs. It can easily be made vegetarian with just a couple changes.

Sweet and Spicy Cherry Peach Salsa

Sweet and Spicy Cherry Peach Salsa

This tantalizing combo of cherries and peaches goes great with a variety of dishes. Use it to top chicken, fish, pork, or as a traditional snack dip.

Chicken Pot Soup

Chicken Pot Soup

With fall comes warm comfort food and this chicken pot soup is just that. Made in just one pot and under 30 minutes, this recipe is simple enough for the novice cook and quick enough for a busy household. It will not disappoint!

Sassy Sauce

Sassy Sauce

This is a recipe I recently created to smear on my burger. But then I realized how amazing it also tastes on chicken, salmon, pork chops, cauliflower, broccoli, bell peppers, etc.