Recipes

A collection of family favorite recipes created or curated over the years.

Pumpkin Cream Cheese MuffinsBy Rita's KitchenPumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins – moist pumpkin muffins loaded with pumpkin spice and a rich swirl of cream cheese. These muffins are so perfect for fall! Chelsea found this recipe, and requested these for her birthday, she loved them!!
Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake (Steve approved)By Rita's KitchenThis coffee cake is intended to be served warm, but Steve liked it much better the next day after it had been refrigerated. Or maybe it just needed to sit a bit, before he dove into it....lol.
Dark Chocolate Turtles (2 versions – a bit healthier, uses no caramel)By Rita's KitchenFound this recipe in Womans Day magazine. It uses dates, no caramel (which I also love). At just 90 calories a pop, these treats will satisfy your sweet tooth with less fat and sugar than some other options. The dates work perfectly as a caramel stand-in with their sweet, sticky, and rich taste and texture, and the dark chocolate brings in antioxidant and a decadent flavor, then the pecans add in a nice dose of healthy omega-rich fats, magnesium, and manganese.
Pickled Eggs (Beets, Rosemary Garlic, Dill and Veggies)By Rita's KitchenPickled Eggs are an appetizing and mouth-watering, ready-to-serve snack made from hard-boiled eggs preserved in vinegar and brine. They are wonderful and have a tangy combination of sweet, sour, and salty. This is what makes it so versatile and can be served in many ways. This recipe is not "Picky husband approved", and he will not try them.
Citrus Cookies with Citrus Icing (Orange, Lemon, Lime)By Rita's KitchenThese soft, buttery orange cookies are flavored with orange zest and orange juice, and iced with a sweet orange glaze. Their old-fashioned flavor will remind you of your grandma's kitchen! These cookies are approved by Ethan Campbell and Steve Walker. The grapefruit did not have as much flavor as we were hoping for. So far, the lemon and orange are top runners. Still need to make the lime. Ethan C. loves these cookies in lemon!
Bok Choy with Garlic and Chilies (Pair with Miso Salmon)By Rita's KitchenSteve and I watched a cooking show online for Mizo Carmelized Salmon and Bok Choy as a side dish. Very different, very flavorful, can get a bit too hot (spicy) if you are not careful. A nice dish for a special occasion. We also served with rice on the side.
Puff Pastry Braid Fruit FilledBy Rita's KitchenA puff pastry braid makes a delicious and impressive sweet treat for brunch or dessert. If you ever want to feel like a French pastry chef, then make this Puff Pastry Braid recipe.
Chicken Marinade (Husband approved)By Rita's KitchenThis unusual combination of common ingredients is fabulous! I made this marinade to celebrate a wonderful friends' birthday. She and my husband both liked the flavor. I grilled this chicken indoors on the Breville indoor grill - perfect.
Carmelized Miso SalmonBy Rita's KitchenSteve and I took an online cooking class to watch this being prepared. We made it the next day. Steve said it was a keeper recipe. Serve with Bok Choi and side of white rice.
Pizza, Garlic Butter Grilled VegetableBy Rita's KitchenThis pizza is brushed with garlic butter and topped with grilled vegetables, fresh mozzarella, and basil. https://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/garlic-butter-grilled-vegetable-pizza/
Garlic Pizza SauceBy Rita's KitchenThis creamy garlic pizza sauce is a delicious, flavorful base for my favorite pizzas, pastas and chicken and sausage dishes. https://www.awayfromthebox.com/garlic-pizza-sauce/
Creamy Tomato-Basil SoupBy Rita's KitchenA creamy and comforting tomato soup, husband approved.... https://www.browneyedbaker.com/creamy-tomato-basil-soup-recipe/#wprm-recipe-container-46848
Garlic Shrimp Pasta BakeBy Rita's KitchenWant a super satisfying, quick and easy dinner? Then this buttery garlic shrimp pasta bake is definitely a family pleasing meal idea that you should try! Made this on New Years Day with left over steamed shrimp from the night before. Steve, Justin, Andie and Ella all gave it a thumbs up! Happy New Year 2021! This definitely is not a diet food, maybe a last binge dish?
Creamy Crack Chicken SoupBy Rita's KitchenThis creamy crack chicken soup recipe is loaded with incredible cheesy flavor! The perfect winter comfort soup prepared with bacon, chicken, cheese, spinach, and ranch seasoning.