Alea’s Steak and Asparagus Frittata – Breakfast for Dinner!

Steak and Asparagus Frittata

My children and I have established a ritual of  having breakfast for dinner on the first night my husband is TDY. When he is deployed for any length of time, we have breakfast for dinner at least once a week. There is something so cozy and comforting about breakfast food and I appreciate how fast and easy breakfast recipes come together. Usually I make Scrambled Eggs or Oatmeal … [Read more...]

Alea’s Orange Sesame Chicken and Butter Tossed Asparagus

Aleas Orange Chicken Dinner

Last month, I found a great deal on boneless, skinless chicken thighs and stocked up. As I have been cooking with them this month, I have been reminded of what a great cut of meat it is!  I broiled the chicken thighs without any seasoning to use in a salad and when I sampled the meat before using it in the recipe, I was struck by how tender and flavorful it was without the aid … [Read more...]

Oven Roasted Asparagus – How To


I love asparagus.  And I especially love it when it's on sale for $.99/lb.  Because then I'll actually buy it! The boys love it too.  My trick: Cut off the top "flowery" part and then cut into inch or so strips and it looks like green beans.  With a slightly different taste, of course. I think with kids...half the "food battle" is that if something "looks funny," then … [Read more...]

Cranberry Pork Chops


I made this recipe what seems like EONS ago...but it really wasn't that long ago!  But at the same time, it's been too long. Y'all know what I mean.  These kiddos of mine have turned up the dial on "time" warp speed.  (It's all happening too fast...they are growing up way to fast.) Again. I digress! Anyhoo. Made this using some fresh "holiday" (meaning … [Read more...]

Vegetarian Lasagna Soup

It's great to be back in the kitchen!  I missed cooking for a few days while I was away! Tonight's meal could be made in so many ways, but I settled for the Vegetarian style because I saw the asparagus first in the fridge and thought it would be a fun twist!  I was hoping I had some spinach left, but it was all gone!  If you wanted to add meat to this soup, just add 1/2 lb … [Read more...]