Just A Pinch Blog: Janet's Notebook



What to Grill For Dinner Tonight
August 14, 2018

Janet’s Notebook
What to Grill For Dinner Tonight

Even though the weather is the warmest of the year, I still plan to put my grill to good use. It's a seriously simple way to prepare meals and I...

Simple Summer Appetizers
July 31, 2018

Janet’s Notebook
Simple Summer Appetizers

Whether spending the afternoon by the pool with the family or having a relaxing evening at home with friends, having something to munch on is a necessity. In the summer,...

Easy No-Bake Desserts With Simple Ingredients
July 24, 2018

Janet’s Notebook
Easy No-Bake Desserts With Simple Ingredients

Who wants to turn their oven on for long periods of time during the summer? I know I don't. Which is why I'm a huge fan of no-bake desserts. Besides...

Side Salad Recipes for Your Next Cookout
July 17, 2018

Janet’s Notebook
Side Salad Recipes for Your Next Cookout

Hamburgers and hot dogs are a given on a cookout menu. But what else is necessary? Side salads. No plate is complete without a scoop of potato salad or maybe...

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...