Why I stopped cooking at one point in my life 

  I have cooked since I can remember, I have always enjoyed cooking as I explained in my (About Me) page. I had started a new job and I was working rotating shifts and working lots of overtime and my cooking habits had declined.  My daughter and I began to eat out a lot, if we…

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Honey Glazed Ham

      I love to make this ham around Thanksgiving this recipe is simple and so easy to make.  My mom always made this ham on all the holidays.  I made a few changes of my own by adding cloves which my mom don’t like at all.  If you do not like cloves omit…

Balsamic Vinegar Reduction

Print Balsamic Vinegar Reduction This is the best you will want to drizzle this deliciousness on everything it is sweet and tart all in one kind of treat. It is versatile. Course condiment Cuisine American Prep Time 5 minutes Cook Time 25 minutes Total Time 30 minutes Servings 10 servings Author Deborah Chapman Ingredients 1…

Roasted whole Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

  Print Roasted Whole Brussel Sprouts With Bacon This is such a savory dish the balsamic vinegar added on the end takes this dish to another level. Course Side Dish, Snack Prep Time 5 minutes Cook Time 20 minutes Total Time 25 minutes Servings 6 people Author Deborah Chapman Ingredients 1 2 lb. bag brussel…

Food Blogging 

This is something I always wanted to do as much as I like to chit-chat you would think it would be easy, but to tell you the truth I am afraid of failing or maybe I won’t have enough to talk about to keep my audience engaged. The most I have learned that it is…

Coconut oil salad dressing

This salad dressing is simple and it is a winner.  I am on a new journey and trying to eat clean but it does not mean that you can not enjoy your food. This dressing is just that good. Print Coconut Oil Salad Dressing Course condiment Cuisine American Prep Time 10 minutes Total Time 10…

Smoked Paprika Roasted Chicken with Spinach

    Print Smoked Paprika Roasted Chicken with Spinach This chicken is easy and simple to make. Course Main Course Cuisine American Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 35 minutes Total Time 45 minutes Servings 4 people Author Deborah Chapman Ingredients 4 chicken thighs (organic) bone in 2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin 1 tsp…

Basil Tomato Soup

Print Basil Tomato Soup Comforting and light Course Main Course, Side Dish, Soup Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 15 minutes Total Time 25 minutes Servings 5 people Author Deborah Chapman Ingredients 2 tbsp olive oil 1 onion sm chopped 1 garlic clove chopped 1 28 oz can whole tomatoes 2 tbsp tomato paste 1/4…

Shrimp Lo Mien My Way

    Print Shrimp Lo Mien My Way This is such an easy and simple recipe and once you make this dish you will never want to buy take out again. You can make this dish so many ways by adding different vegetables or ingredients such as frozen green peas, shredded carrots, scramble eggs or…

Slow Cooker Lamb Stew

Save Save Print Slow Cooker Lamb Stew Comfort F Course Main Dish Prep Time 1 hour 20 minutes Cook Time 6 hours Total Time 6 hours 20 minutes Servings 8 people Ingredients 2 lbs lamb stew 3 tsp kosher salt 1 tsp fresh black pepper 2 tsp parprika 1/2 cup vegetable oil for browning 1…

cabbage

Print Cabbage Sweet & Savory Course Side Dish Prep Time 20 minutes Cook Time 45 minutes Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes Servings 5 people Ingredients 1 whole cabbage I use a small/med 4 tbsp olive oil extra virgin, divided 1 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup pepsi cola 3 tbsp vinegar (white) divided 1 tsp…