Alea’s Apple, Cranberry, and Chicken Wraps

cranberry, apple, and chicken wrap

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 beauty of eating in-season produce - you pay lower prices … [Read more...]

Alea’s Asian Chicken Salad Wraps

Asian Chicken Salad Wrap Recipe

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 time by making the salad and the wrap spread while the chicken is broiling. You can reduce the prep time … [Read more...]

Alea’s Asian Chicken Salad with Quinoa

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I love Asian chicken Salad. It is second only to chocolate on my list of favorites. I enjoy trying new variations and often experiment with it at home. When I discovered quinoa while going through my pantry, I knew I had to try it in an Asian Chicken Salad. Quinoa, with its nutty flavor and crunchy texture, is a natural addition to Asian Chicken Salad. In this easy recipe, I … [Read more...]

Alea’s Corned Beef and Cabbage Casserole with Mashed Potato Crust

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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 a pound in my local grocery store, it is also quite frugal. It may seem … [Read more...]

Alea’s Cabbage Rolls with Turkey and Brown Rice

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There are probably a few of you who are wondering how I get my children to eat their dinner wrapped in a leaf. Well, my oldest child is a Lord of the Rings junkie, and what the oldest kids are interested has a tendency to trickle down to the younger children…so my children pretend that food wrapped in leaves is made by elves. I am happy to listen to all of their favorite LOTR … [Read more...]