Grilled Pineapple Orange Chicken


There is just something about grilled chicken. It's so.... What is it?  It's so.... Tender on the inside, and a bit crisp on the outside. It's so......perfect. This is a simple marinade for any kind of chicken. It gave the chicken a lovely, sorta sweet, flavor! Grilled Pineapple Orange Chicken Yield - 4 servings Preparation Time - 10 minutes (+30 min marinade … [Read more...]

Almond Vanilla French Toast


This was one of those dinners that, well, evolved, as I was working on it.  I had all intentions of just making your basic french toast. But then I opened the baking cabinet to add a touch of vanilla to the eggs and milk.  And the bag of almonds practically fell off the shelf.  And nothing goes better with vanilla than almonds. So...I ground them up, added them to the … [Read more...]

How to Select and Cut a Pineapple


We just LOVE pineapples.  Sweet ones that is!  When we lived in the Dominican Republic, we often saw pineapple plants growing along the side of the road, or in someone's yard.  The reason they are so expensive is that they take a LONG time to grow.  And the plant only produces 1 pineapple, every other year (so I'm told!).  The leaves of the pineapple plant have a beautiful pink … [Read more...]

Broccoli Topped Potatoes

Broccoli Topped Potatoes

This made for a perfect after church meal. Quick and easy...well, only if you bake the potatoes before you leave for church! Leftovers tonight. Broccoli Topped Potatoes Yield - 6-8 servings Preparation Time - 5 minutes Cooking Time - 60 minutes Ingredients 6-8 medium white potatoes ($.75) Potatoes are cheap everywhere right now! 2-4 T butter ($.35) Salt … [Read more...]