Easy Dijon Tarragon Tilapia – 5 minute prep in morning, 20 minute bake at dinner

Tilapia is so quick and easy to make.  Especially, if you don’t even bother to thaw it.

For this meal, I prepped it early in the day and put the pan in the fridge.  It only took a few minutes to put together.  And at dinner time, all I had to do was turn on the oven and put the pan in to bake.

You could use this prep-fridge-bake system for all kinds of different seasonings, but this time I chose an easy, buttery lemon juice sauce with Dijon mustard, garlic and tarragon.

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Honey Dijon Pork Chops and Apples in the Slow Cooker

I would very much like to shake the hand of the person who invented the slow cooker.  Said person should be lauded with chocolate and roses and decadent coffee concoctions.

I’m naturally suspicious of cooks who don’t make good use of the slow cooker.  Why avoid something that is such a time saver, such a miracle worker?

Take this dinner, for instance.  Into the crock go pork chops, apples, onions and a bit of honey and Dijon.  Several hours later, you only need to add a green veggie and bread or salad and dinner is ready.  It practically fixes itself, leaving me with time to get stuff done spend time on Pinterest.

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Baked Ham and Broccoli Rolls with Swiss Cheese Sauce

I had the idea for this dish, bought the ingredients and then almost didn’t follow through with making them.  I’m glad I did though.  The kids all loved them and so did Jim and I.  They were easy and something a little different.  You can’t go wrong with the combination of ham, broccoli and Swiss cheese. [Read more...]

Croque Monsieur – “Fancy” Toasted Ham and Cheese

I found this recipe in a Rachel Ray cookbook.  She talks about eating these sandwiches in Paris.  That sounds nice.  I just ate mine in the kitchen.

I adapted her recipe a little bit.  She says to use Gruyere cheese, but I couldn’t find any so I used Swiss.  My kids called these “inside out sandwiches”, because the cheese is on the outside of the bread.  When you grill them, it toasts to a flavorful crust. [Read more...]

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