Alea’s Apple, Cranberry, and Chicken Wraps

by Alea on September 10, 2013

The mornings are getting cooler. It’s almost beginning to feel like fall. And with cooler weather comes the cool weather crops. Apples, cranberries, and cabbage will be on sale soon in your grocery stores. I have already noticed that the prices on apples are dropping at the same time the quality is improving. That’s the […]


Alea’s Asian Chicken Salad Wraps

by Alea on April 9, 2013

I love, love, love me some Asian Chicken Salad! I could eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And I have. Now, I’ve made it easier to take my favorite meal on the go by placing it in a wrap. There are a couple of steps to making this wrap from scratch. You can save […]


Alea’s Asian Chicken Salad with Quinoa

by Alea on April 24, 2012

Quinoa, with its nutty flavor and crunchy texture, is a natural addition to this Asian Chicken Salad…


I always take advantage of the sales on brisket and cabbage at this time of year and make corned beef. Since the corned beef briskets are over 2 pounds, I inevitably end up with leftovers.  This is a quick and easy recipe to use up the leftover corned beef. And since cabbage is going for 25 cents […]


Find out which insanely popular movie that helped get Alea’s kiddos to gobble up these cabbage rolls…


Alea’s Bierocks

by Alea on September 28, 2010

I make Bierocks every fall for Oktoberfest. Happily, this coincides with sales on cabbage. If you have not had a bierock (or Runza as Nebraskans call them) you are in for a delightful surprise! They are the German equivalent of a Hot Pocket, only much tastier. Ingredients: 3 – 1 lb. loaves of frozen bread […]