Slightly Savory Saturday

I have seen a lot of recipes floating around for shrimp but they all used tons of butter.  Finally I have the answer!  A shrimp recipe that uses chicken broth instead and is a bit of a healthier option.  Enjoy! Easy and Healthy Shrimp 4 tsp olive oil 1 1/4 pound medium raw shrimp, peeled and deveined (leave tails on) 6-8 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth 1/2 cup dry white wine 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice 1/4 cup plus 1 T minced parsley 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper 4 … [Read more...]

Slightly Sweet Saturday

Everyone loves cookies and I have found one of the best peanut butter oatmeal cookie recipes ever and added a few tweaks of my own.  Please feel free to share. Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies 2 cups quick cooking oats 2 cups flour 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt 1 cup peanut butter, creamy or chunky 1 cup butter 1 cup sugar 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar 2 eggs, large 2 tsp vanilla extract 1 12 ounce package semi sweet chocolate chips 1. Heat oven to 350 … [Read more...]

Slightly Savory Saturday

Black Bean Chicken with Rice 3 tsp chili powder 1 tsp cumin 1 tsp pepper 1/4 tsp salt 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts 2 tsp canola oil 1 can black beans 1 cup frozen corn 1 cup salsa 1 cups cooked rice 1. Combine chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper and rub over chicken. 2. In non stick skillet brown chicken in oil on both sides. 3. Stir in beans and salsa. 4. Cover and cook over medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes. 5. Slice chicken and serve worth rice and bean … [Read more...]

Slightly Savory Saturday

A quick recipe today to serve as a yummy side to almost any meal that you want to complement.   Super simple with few ingredients = winner in my book. Snappy Pea Pods 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms 1 small onion, thinly sliced 1 TBSP sesame oil 3/4 pound fresh or frozen snap peas 1/2 cup chicken broth 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper In a large skillet, saute mushrooms and the onion in oil until crisp-tender.  Add the remaining ingredients.  Bring to a boil: cover and … [Read more...]

Slightly Savory Saturday

Banana bread has always been a favorite in this household and I finally have a recipe that turns out perfect every single time.  It is easy and takes little work to get mixed up and in the oven.  Next time you have some overripe bananas this is the recipe for you. Ingredients: 4 ripe bananas, mashed 1/3 cup melted butter 3/4 cup sugar 1 egg, beaten 1 tsp vanilla 1 tsp baking soda pinch of salt 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour 1 tsp cinnamon Preheat oven to 350 degrees. … [Read more...]

Slightly Savory Saturday

Don't you just love a good salad?  I know I do and I found a recipe by The Pioneer Woman --Ree Drummond that I tweaked a bit to suit my tastes.  Easy and tasty with a bit of a kick--this Kale Citrus Salad is a great addition to any meal as a side or as a meal in itself.   Kale Citrus Salad Ingredients: 1 bunch kale, leaves torn off stalks and cut into small pieces 1 whole jalapeño, seeds taken out and sliced very thinly 2 tangerines or clementines or orange---I used … [Read more...]

Slightly Savory Saturday

I love a good crockpot meal.  I love the ease and the convenience of sticking something in it in the morning and having it all done for dinner later without any fuss.  If you are like me you will love this recipe because it is super easy and yummy. First off---you need to have a crock pot and as usual, I had a problem.  You see I downsized awhile ago and got rid of my larger 6 quart crock pot.  For this recipe I needed it and I had this craving.  So off I went to remedy the … [Read more...]

My New Friend is a Bit of a Devil

I might have alluded to it before here on It's Just Life---I am a number one class A klutz.  If there is something that I can hurt myself on I will do it.  Even if it is something that I can not hurt myself on I will find a way to injure, impale or sever some body part . Oh you doubt me?  Let me tell you--this is one lady who can cut herself opening gum.  You know those little foil covered packs that slide out of the package.  One time as I was punching the little rectangle of gum out of the … [Read more...]

Teapot Tuesday–Bermuda Style

Today's teapot is pretty special. I know that I say that about all of my teapots in my collection but this one really is.  I picked up this sweet little teapot on our recent trip to Bermuda and as I watch the snow fall today I am wishing I was back on that island.  The really neat thing about this teapot is that it has a story. Now look at this signature on the bottom of this sweet Bermuda teapot. Yes, that would be THE Carol Holding. One of the things that Mr. Diamond did in … [Read more...]

Slightly Savory Saturday

Today I thought I would share a real fabulous recipe for Florentine Lasagna Roll-Ups.  This recipe looks fancy and difficult but it is a piece of cake. Trust me!  For those wanting a vegetarian option this is the ticket and a tasty one at that. I always find it is easier to assemble all of my ingredients ahead of time and have them all measured out in preparation. That way I don't have to be running all over the kitchen getting the ingredients at the last minute. I also use a "garbage bowl" … [Read more...]