Selena Freeland

Just a Pound or Two

There are so many meals you can create out of a pound or two of ground beef.  The options seem endless.  I prefer a quick and easy meal most days but sometimes I feel like putting in the effort for a pan of lasagna or cabbage rolls. Since most recipes serve 4, I usually get 2, and sometimes…

Cooking Out of Your Pantry

Happy Spring 2020! Today and in the upcoming weeks I will be sharing some meal suggestions with common items you may have in your pantry, freezer, and cupboards. Personally after 40+ days of being in “lockdown” I’ve been fortunate that I have not felt desperate for a lack of items to be able to pull…

Grape Salad

Happy Spring! This cool, creamy grape salad would be a great addition to your upcoming Easter dinner or the lazy days of summer days ahead. This recipe serves 10 people, but it can be easily halved. You can substitute “lite” or “reduced calorie” dairy products and use less sugar if desired. The sweetness and crunch…

Galati’s Family Restaurant

I received several recommendations to give Galati’s Family Restaurant a try. We arrived “early” as recommended, about 5:00 p.m. on a Tuesday. It was good recommendation because about 6:00 p.m. is was pretty busy. It is nice they have enough seating for larger groups to dine in. The décor has a lot of nostalgic pictures…

8 Can Mexican Chicken Soup

It’s certainly winter in Florida! One day it’s 55 degrees and 85 the next! When the temperatures drop I look forward putting a pan of soup on the back burner to simmer.  The easier the better! This recipe for 8 Can Mexican Chicken Soup fits the bill.  It’s easy to substitute items according to your…

Dippity Doh Dah

With Super Bowl 54 right around the corner I thought I’d share 3 recipes that are simple to whip up in no time. Serve any of these with your favorite crackers, pretzels, or chopped vegetables and you have a snack that will have them coming back for more. ~~Million Dollar Dip~ ~ 8 oz. whipped…

Faded Bistro and Beer Garden

We recently visited Faded Bistro and Beer Garden at 420 N. Ridgewood Drive in the heart of  downtown Sebring. Approaching the Bistro we were immediately taken in by the uniqueness of the ‘exterior’ of the restaurant. We were like kids at Christmas wandering along the garden path to be seated.   The outdoor seating and…

Breakfast in a Mug

I started making BREAKFAST IN A MUG as a teenager when my parents purchased one of the first very large, and very expensive microwave ovens. I scoured the recipe book that came along with it and found a recipe I thought was the “coolest” thing ever! BREAKFAST IN A MUG! The original recipe only called…