Archive for Special Dinner

Green Bean Casserole with Goat Cheese – by Janet

Background: We first enjoyed this at Christmas Dinner 2013 in Denver while visiting Kim & Seth. I am always looking for new and wonderful ways to prepare Green Beans, which is one the Sasquatch’s favorite vegetables. What I love is that this version is much lighter than the green bean casserole we all know and […]

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake – Box Mix Version

 I can’t believe I couldn’t find one recipe or even a photo of this cake! This is actually one of my favorite cakes of all time and is fun and easy to make. This cake can be made year round due to the availability of canned pineapple and jarred marichino cherries. I prefer this cake […]

Shane’s Birthday Dinner – Solita Style

My Sister Shane was going to be celebrating a Birthday in a few days, and we wanted to cook her favorites! She choose Turkey Meatballs as the entree and my famous Double Graham Cracker Crust Cheesecake for dessert. She also wanted to whip up some of her favorite sides which included her famous Cheesy Mac […]

Shane Makes Lasagna

It’s Shane’s turn to cook and we can’t wait! Especially since this recipe calls for ground pork. And we just so happen to have some delicious ground pork from Babe’s in the Woods that is going to set this lasagna out on a whole ‘nother level! Shane combined ready made tomato sauce with here own seasonings and […]

Gita’s Birthday Dinner – Sol’s Famous Meatloaf!

Deviled Eggs for an appetizer. We made them with the Elki’s Caramelized Onion Whipped Mustard and it was SOOO GOOD!                   Delicious Meatloaf for Dinner with Harris Teeter Easy Sides                   Magnum Mini’s for Dessert! And it was a […]

Best Meatloaf Recipe – Alton Brown

This is my favorite meatloaf recipe!   This is by far the most delicious meatloaf I have ever  had.  I am taking a screenshot of this recipe since I can’t chance ever losing it! We found the recipe while watching an episode of Alton Brown’s Good Eats.   Recipe     Video on YouTube   […]

Gita’s Birthday – I got all my wishes, and Meatloaf :-)

I got all my birthday wishes this year AND MORE! Birthday Wishes 1) Adventurous / Fun  — Tandem Sky Diving – Tickets to see a cool show in NY 2) Something super tasty for my birthday  A Restaurant Experience – Sol took me to Eola in DC for the Prix Fixe and OFFAL menu with […]

Mother’s Day – 2013 – Something BEAUTIFUL, Something FUNNY and Something NEW

Preparing for the Special Day  The pillows were fluffed, my homemade wreath was hung on the front door. For Mother’s Day 2013, I wanted the day to be filled with  Beauty, Laughter, and New Experiences. I had put a completion deadline for one week before Mother’s Day for many of my home decorating projects. I […]

Arnab Returns! – Special Dinner with Arnab

Arnab Returns! Our favorite bachelor Arnab returned after months out of being out of the country for work. He returned last week and wanted to prepare a special dinner for his return. For this special dinner we prepared Prime Rib with Gorgonzola Cream Sauce, Garlic and Artichoke Fettuccine, Spinach and Arugula salad with Champagne Dressing.  Harris […]

Pork Wellington

We purchased a pork tenderloin from “Babes in the Woods” and explored various options for preparing it for our Sunday night dinner (See post What to do with Pork Tenderloin). My search for different recipes led me back to the Food Network’s “Good Eats!” In Season 13 Episode 4 -“Tender is the Pork,” Alton Brown demonstrates […]

Sunset Wine Pairing – Zocker Gruner Veitliner, with Shortcut Chicken Cassoulet

The white wine selections have all been delicious so far. However, we did not prepare the recommended pairing menus because they all called for seafood items which are a cause for food allergy concerns in my household. The Zocker Gruner Vietliner came with a recipe card was for Cassoulet  which made me instantly excited, because I immediately […]

Sunset Wines – Ancient Peaks Merlot – Special Lamb Chop Dinner Pairing

 Background For Christmas 2012, one of our favorite gifts came from parents where we  received two bottles of wine each month from the Sunset Win Club. Every month the UPS man would come with a package requiring a signature. The package contained a featured red and white wine along with a recipe card for a […]

Gita’s Favorite Turkey Chili & Chili Mac (Redeption)

        I have a turkey chili recipe that has been a hit for years. I tried to make chili mac for the first time, and was advised not to cook the pasta before putting it into the chili, which ended up as an epic fail! Today, I have an opportunity to redeem […]

Thanksgiving 2011

Lamb Chops- Made in the Cast Iron Skillet

Short Ribs Sunday Dinner

  pork from Babe’s in the Woods    

Seafood Sunday Dinner

Slow Cooker Chicken & Vegetables

Back Story Whole chicken can be a healthy, deliciousl and economical food when prepared correctly. I was exploring healthy options for  whole chicken and came across a recipe for Baked Slow Cooker Chicken Recipe – Allrecipes.com. This recipe inspired a casual yet special Sunday night chicken dinner with friends. The original plan was to follow the recipe, […]

Awesome Slow Cooker Pot Roast Recipe – Allrecipes.com

This is a fantastic recipe for those cold days when you want a hot home cooked meal but don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. For a 5 1/2 lb Pot Roast, the recipe suggests 8 hours for the slow cooking time. It is a great “set it and forget it” recipe. […]

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