Quick & Easy Recipes

This collection of Quick and Easy Recipes are designed for everyone.

People who are trying to eat healthy.  

People looking for a sweet snack or decadent dessert.

People who need to entertain like a sophisticated adult.
People who want to binge watch TV and eat something other than take-out pizza.
In short, people whose lives are a little too complex to have only one sort of recipe on hand

at any given moment.

Gina Briganti’s Sauce & Eggplant

Gina Briganti joins me in the virtual kitchen today. Take it away Gina! If you're reading a fantasy romance about an Italian woman (Elena Zucchero in Deep in the Dreaming), written by a woman who is half Sicilian (Gina Briganti), then you deserve to taste delicious,...

Vegan Beet and Orange Quinoa Salad

This healthy dish is vegan/vegetarian and works as a light lunch or a side dish for supper. Ingredients: 1-1/3 cups quinoa, rinsed 2 navel oranges Orange zest from 1 orange, about 1 teaspoon 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar 1 (14 oz.)...

Carol Browne’s Blackberry Bramble Sorbet

Fellow author Carol Browne takes over my blog today with her best blackberry recipe yet! In the USA, it’s Fall; in the UK, Autumn. Whatever you call it, it’s that time of year for mists and mellow fruitfulness and it’s the fruit that takes centre stage. We harvest an...

Good for You Fresh Plum Cake

For the first day of Autumn this is a perfect dish to pair with a cup of warm coffee! Ingredients: 2-1/4 cup all purpose flour, divided 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 tablespoon margarine softened to room temperature 1-1/2 teaspoons baking...

Peach, Blueberry and Almond Crisp

This fruit crisp is vegetarian/vegan and is a wonderful dessert addition to the end of any meal.   Ingredients: 3 cups fresh or thawed frozen sliced peeled peaches, undrained 1 cup fresh or thawed frozen blueberries, undrained 2 tablespoons granulated sugar 1/4...

CD Hersh’s Calico Fudge

CD Hersh joins me in the virtual kitchen today!   Donald's mother created this easy recipe and it soon became a family favorite. CALICO FUDGE ⅔ cup milk 1½ cups granulated sugar ¾ cup brown sugar Pinch of salt 2 tbsp. butter 4 tbsp. peanut butter 12 marshmallows,...

Dairy-Free Cucumber Dill Salad

Cool, creamy, and delicious! This dairy-free salad will be a tasty treat for lunch or dinner. Ingredients: 3 cucumbers (about 1 1/2 lbs.), peeled, thinly sliced 1-2 green onions thinly sliced 3 tablespoons vegan mayonnaise 3 tablespoons plain coconut yogurt 1/4 cup...

A Romantic Breakfast with Sloane Taylor

Fellow author Sloane Taylor takes over my blog today. Enjoy! Some people claim breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I believe that’s true, but it doesn’t mean you have to stuff yourself with mountains of borderline healthy food. This menu is satisfying,...

Coconut Fro-Yo Blueberry Bites

This Labor Day why not enjoy something dairy-free and delicious!     Ingredients: 1 pint blueberries 2 single serve blueberry coconut yogurt Materials: Medium bowl Parchment paper Spoon Baking sheet that fits in freezer Directions: 1.  Stir yogurt in bowl.  Drop in...

Creamy Dairy-Free Broccoli Cranberry Salad

If you have issues with dairy, coconut milk may be a wonderful discovery. This vegan substitute works just like traditional dairy products and includes coconut sour cream, whipping cream, yogurt, ice cream, and other types of creamy products. Ingredients: 3...

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