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Three Course Dinner for Special Guests

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Hello Everyone!

I’ve got something very special for you.  If you are looking for an entire dinner that will dazzle your dinner guests, look no further.

To begin, a delicious and healthy salad your guests will love. Next, one of the best chicken dishes I’ve ever prepared.

Better yet, you place the chicken on top of a tasty potato dish. Both are then covered with a wonderful white wine sauce.

Your guests will love this dinner.

 Just click on the link for the full recipe.

Kale Broccoli Salad

 Kale Broccoli Salad

Prosciutto Chicken & White Wine Sauce

Prosciutto Chicken & White Wine Sauce

Layered Scallop Potatoes

Layered Scallop Potatoes

Next time I’ll give you a couple of great dessert options to go with this dinner.


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Trisha’s Summer Salads

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Summer Salads

With Summer in full swing, here are two delicious summer salads I’m sure you will enjoy. In keeping with my “Meals for Two” concept, make sure you double the recipe if you are serving more than two or three people.

Clink on the links for the recipes.

Corn Salad with Feta & Walnuts

Corn Salad with Feta & Walnuts

Tuna Summer Salad with Pasta

Tuna Summer Salad with Pasta


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Barbecue Shrimp and Spicy Sole

Going back in time, both my husband John and I began to eat fewer meat dishes. Given that both set of parents had mid-western roots, this was quite a departure from the meals we were used to eating. We had not sworn off red meat, it just turns out we both like chicken and fish more than we do beef.

In this blog I’m sharing two of my current favorite fish recipes. The first is a dish I’ve been making for a few years. It’s “Barbecue Shrimp” that is extra spicy and a real taste treat. I love food that wakes up the senses.

The second dish, “Spicy Sole,” is one I just made recently and was a big hit with everyone. As the name implies, it is spicy and delicious. I think you and your family and guests will love it.

Just click on the links for the complete recipes.

 Barbecue Shrimp

                                   Spicy Sole

About Trisha Parker:





Trisha is the mother of three sons and has five grandchildren. She began as a finalist in the Miss Teen USA competition, worked as a model in television and print, became a New York based flight attendant, and then launched her long and successful career as a corporate executive. Recently retired, she has co-authored a book with her husband, The Best of Our Lives: Sharing the Secrets of a Healthy and Happy Retired Life, and lives every day to its fullest. She has been featured on both radio and television programs and is a frequent guest speaker. In addition to working for her favorite charities, Trisha is an accomplished chef, seamstress, fitness enthusiast, bargain hunter and travel adventurer. 

For a copy of her book, go to www.TheBestofOurLives.com

Simple Summer Breakfast Recipes


Hi Everyone

With summer upon us, I’ve decided to share some of my simple summer breakfast recipes. I think you and your family will really enjoy waking up to this tasty oatmeal dish and these fantastic breads.

Baked Oatmeal


 Breakfast Breads

Banana Nut    

Date Nut



Easter Salad and Side Dishes

Happy Easter everybody! 

I’m sure many of you are thinking about preparations for your family’s Easter meal. With that thought in mind, I want to share some delicious recipes I know will be ideal for your holiday table. Here is a super salad and three wonderful side dishes that will compliment any main entree. When planning a holiday meal, I not only want to prepare delicious food, I select dishes that are colorful and fit the occasion. These dishes will be perfect for your Easter table. For the complete recipe, simply click below. Enjoy.  

     Walnut Mandarin Salad 

      Teriyaki Broccoli Slaw






Brussels Sprouts with Water Chestnuts

      Carrot & Apple  Casserole






Valentine Confections


I’m going to make this short and sweet. Very sweet. I’ve got five wonderful confection treat recipes for the ones you love. Here they are:

Simply click on the link for each recipe and share the love.






Happy Valentine’s Day

XOXO     Trisha