Desperation Dinners

Featured in our Desperation Dinners newspaper column.
What's your favorite way to eat salsa?

What's your favorite way to eat salsa?

Are you a chips only fan? Or would you prefer your salsa on a taco, burrito or enchilada?

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Gayle's Sweet Potato Casserole

Mom's Sweet Potato Casserole

Baked Sweet Potatoes stirred into a classic Southern Sweet Potato Casserole

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Lentils with Sautéed Veggies

Already cooked lentils speed dinner to the table

Whether you cook them yourself, or find them at the store, starting with already cooked brown lentils cuts over an hour off prep time.

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Old Fashioned Hamburger Stroganoff

Cleaning out the recipe box finds old favorites

Call it once ever 10 years cleaning spree, but I'm uncovering some favorites i had forgotten about.

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Everyday Potato Salad with Dill

Does Potato Salad have a season?

Is Potato Salad just for the summer? What do you think?

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Smoked Pork Chops with Lemon-Butter Pasta and Asparagus

Grocery jaunt inspiration

Last week's desperation Dinners column - grocery store inspiration

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Penne all’Arrabbiata

Penne all’Arrabbiata is delizioso

No matter the number of l’s, r’s , b’s or t’s, Penne all’Arrabbiata is the same spicy, garlic-laden treat I fell in love with on the Riviera.

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Fresh Egg Scramble with Ham and Cheese

Breakfast for Dinner, Parisian style

Desperate for a new reason - my feet hurt too much to stand up long enough to cook a big meal...

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The Best Homemade Iced Cream Ever!

Alicia stumbles upon the perfect homemade ice cream. It's no-cook, easy as 1-2-3!

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The Chicken and The Egg Chopped Salad

Chopped Salad with the Chicken and the Egg

Which came first? I don't care, this salad is tops!

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