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Hello all! It’s been too long since I’ve posted a recipe (work and baby on the way will do that) so I wanted to get this one up I made the other night to share with some good friends that just had their own new baby! There was a sale on hams at the grocery store so I got one with making a soup from the bone in mind. It cost just… Read More

I came up with this recipe by just using what I had around the house from grocery shopping over the weekend. It was a chilly night (for San Diego anyway) and I wanted something that would be easy to make but hearty and warming as well. I had some lentils in the pantry and figured a simple stew with the lentils, sausage and kale would do just the trick!   Ingredients: 5 sweet Italian… Read More

My brother is commercial fisherman in Alaska which means I always (almost always) get some great Alaskan treats sent my way for Christmas or Birthdays. This last Christmas he sent some home jarred salmon which I made into delicious burgers. He also sent a can of smoked salmon which I decided to use to make smoked salmon deviled eggs. It was my first attempt at these but definitely wont be the last,… Read More

Hello All! With all the holiday and baby-on-the-way excitement lately my blog has, unfortunately, taken a back seat the past month or so. Well it’s time to get back on the horse (so to speak) and post a new recipe I have been working on! This recipe is for “Turkey sausage and white bean chili” which has quickly become one of my favorites for cold weather. Its hearty and warming while being… Read More

Hello all and happy Tuesday! With it getting chillier by the day (especially in some parts of the country!) I’ve been craving a good hearty soup. My original plan was to make split pea with ham however Trader Joes didn’t have any split peas so I (somewhat) shifted gears to making a lentil and ham soup instead. To be totally honest I did basically the exact same thing I would have done… Read More

Hello and Happy Thursday! On this week’s edition of “Nena tips and recipes” I am posting her delicious recipe for breakfast casserole. Both of my Grandma’s actually made a version of this casserole and it was always one of my favorite breakfasts for when the whole family would gather together as this is an easy recipe that feeds quite a few. Also it tastes best when made ahead of time and refrigerated… Read More

Happy Wednesday everyone, I hope you are all having a great week! For today’s post I am going to put up my first “Nena tip and recipe”. Nena was my Grandma Helen and she was a woman well ahead of her time. She practiced a healthy holistic lifestyle before it was ever known as a “lifestyle”. She was a cook, author, gardener, reflexologist, unlicensed family therapist, and simply an amazing woman all… Read More

Hello everyone and welcome to my new blog! For more info on me and why/where/who I am please visit the about me section. For my first official post I’d like to pass on a great summertime recipe I made last week that is quick, easy and delicious! This recipe is for turkey burgers with feta cheese and bacon along with “healthy” baked asparagus fries. The turkey burger recipe is my own however… Read More