Just A Pinch Blog: Janet's Notebook



Simple Summer Desserts
June 19, 2018

Janet’s Notebook
Simple Summer Desserts

My sweet tooth doesn't take a break in the summertime. With all the fresh fruits available, I love to create easy and scrumptious desserts. They are a sweet ending to...

Fire Up the Grill for Dad This Weekend
June 12, 2018

Janet’s Notebook
Fire Up the Grill for Dad This Weekend

Father's Day is this weekend. While dads are celebrated year around, it's the one day to show dad how much you care. From an appetizer to dessert, why not use...

Easy Grilled Chicken Recipes
May 29, 2018

Janet’s Notebook
Easy Grilled Chicken Recipes

When the weather gets warmer, my grill gets a workout. Chicken becomes a staple in my dinner rotation and grilled chicken is seriously one of the simplest meals to prepare...

Strawberry Recipes You Need to Make This Summer
May 15, 2018

Janet’s Notebook
Strawberry Recipes You Need to Make This Summer

There are many surprising health benefits of strawberries . They are loaded with Vitamin C which helps support a healthy immune system. Their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits can help protect...

Cinco de Mayo Recipes to Get the Party Started
May 1, 2018

Janet’s Notebook
Cinco de Mayo Recipes to Get the Party Started

It's fiesta time! Cinco de Mayo is a time to enjoy one of my favorite cuisine's - Mexican food. I'm having a few girlfriends over this Cinco de Mayo and...

Easy Shrimp Recipes with Huge Flavors
April 24, 2018

Janet’s Notebook
Easy Shrimp Recipes with Huge Flavors

Shrimp is a very versatile seafood. Serve with cocktail sauce and they are an easy appetizer. Cook in a pan and serve with a salad; healthy lunch idea. Saute in...

"Nut"-Thing but Love for These Pecan Desserts
April 10, 2018

Janet’s Notebook
"Nut"-Thing but Love for These Pecan Desserts

There are strong opinions about putting nuts into dessert. Some say no way, while others raise their hand high (I have both hands raised) for any dessert, including ones with...

Delicious Recipes Using Springtime Produce
April 3, 2018

Janet’s Notebook
Delicious Recipes Using Springtime Produce

Spring has sprung! OK... maybe that's wishful thinking in some parts of the country. But we are so close to warmer weather and farmers' markets bursting with spring produce. I'm...

End Easter Day on a Sweet Note
March 27, 2018

Janet’s Notebook
End Easter Day on a Sweet Note

A meal is not complete without dessert, especially at the holidays. It's a day to indulge a bit while spending time with family and friends. I've found some Easter dessert...

Easy Easter Dinner Recipes
March 20, 2018

Janet’s Notebook
Easy Easter Dinner Recipes

Easter is quickly approaching, so it's time to begin putting together an Easter menu. Not everyone in Louisiana prepares their ham like Melissa Dommert (Baytown, TX) makes her Louisiana Style...

Cauliflower Recipes For People Who Don't Love Cauliflower
March 13, 2018

Janet’s Notebook
Cauliflower Recipes For People Who Don't Love Cauliflower

Cauliflower is magical! It's a natural source of antioxidants, packed with fiber and contains choline (which is essential for learning and memory). It's delicious and versatile. Cauliflower takes on the...

Hearty Cabbage Recipes for Your Next Meal
February 13, 2018

Janet’s Notebook
Hearty Cabbage Recipes for Your Next Meal

Sauteed or steamed, I love cabbage. It's a great source of vitamins B and C and potassium. Cabbage is an unsung hero in my mind and gets a bad rap....

Valentine's Day Menu for Dinner at Home
February 6, 2018

Janet’s Notebook
Valentine's Day Menu for Dinner at Home

While I show people I love them year around, it's nice to have a special day to show how much I care. But a prix fixe menu and an insanely...