Au Gratin Potatoes

au gratin potatoes newIngredients:

2 T butter, unsalted
1/4 cup onion, very finely chopped
1 large clove garlic, finely minced
2 T flour
1/8 t ground white pepper
Pinch of salt, or more to taste
2 cups 2% milk
1 1/2 cups sharp cheddar, shredded, measured while tightly packed
3 med-large (2 3/4 lbs) baking potatoes, peeled and sliced
1/2 cup sharp cheddar, shredded (yes, even more cheese!)
Paprika Read More

Enchilada Pie, v1

enchilada pie low fatThis is the quick to fix lower fat variation of a seriously wonderful family Tex-Mex meal that I have made for about 30 years. Enjoy.


1 lb lean ground turkey
1/2 onion, chopped
2 (15 oz) cans Ranch Style Beans – drain a little liquid from each can
1/2 cup salsa – use the kind you like, mild, medium, or hot.
1 T plus 1 t chili powder
2 t cumin powder
10 corn tortillas
2 T butter, softened
1 (8 oz) package 2% cheddar cheese, shredded

Optional: sliced fresh or pickled jalapenos Read More

Baked Brie

Baked BrieGetting a handle on cookery basics is a great way to gain confidence when you cook. Baked brie is sophisticated and a deliciously easy way to expand your own mindful palate.


1 small round of brie
1 baguette

Totally Optional: honey, jam, caramelized onions Read More

Creamy Macaroni and Cheese


1 2/3 cups (approximately 7 or 8 oz) of small elbow macaroni
1 3/4 T cornstarch
1/2 t dry mustard
1/4 t fresh cracked black pepper
1 can (12 oz) Evaporated Milk, low fat
1 cup milk, either skim, 1% or 2%
2 T butter
2 cups (about 8 oz) sharp cheddar cheese

Optional: sprinkle the dish with a light touch of paprika Read More