It's been almost two weeks since I set out to write this post. Life in our house is quite busy as we prepare to graduate our oldest child from high school and collectively gear up for next phase of her education. But that's not all that's kept me away from writing; enter "the guilt". I … Continue reading Healthy Eating Tips (from a comfort food junkie!)
About this dish...voted NEW family favorite stir fry! It's the perfect blend of crunchy, colorful veggies, tender slices of beef in a sweet/savory/spicy sauce. You could change up the veggies and even the protein to your liking and it would still be delish, I promise! Enjoy!! Ingredients: Feeds 4-6 1.5 lb flank steak2 tbsp canola … Continue reading Hunan Beef
Happy Summer, ya'll!! They say the third time is a charm and I most certainly agree, especially when it comes to homemade focaccia bread! I made a loaf last night to go with a sweet and savory farmer's style ragú I served over penne with pesto, and it was my best loaf yet; oily yet … Continue reading Fantastic Focaccia
Quick, easy and tasty; this deconstructed egg-roll / stir-fry will become a weeknight staple in your house, no doubt! Try substituting ground chicken or even pork for the beef and lighten things up. Tastes just like take out but you get all the credit, enjoy!! Ingredients: Feeds 4 - 6 1 1/2 lbs lean ground … Continue reading Egg Roll Stir-fry
This lasagna will change your life! Not really traditional yet totally "comfortable". This twist on a classic uses pan roasted chicken, portobello mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes and baby spinach in a white cream sauce as well as fresh pasta sheets. I guarantee your diners will be pleasantly surprised by the creative combination of flavors and unique … Continue reading Tuscan Lasagna
This is one of my go-to appetizer dips because it's easy to make and is a crowd favorite! Sometimes I sub chopped spinach for either the artichokes or the crab depending on who I'm feeding. You can make this dip your own by adding whatever you like once you've made the "base" in Step 1. … Continue reading The Crab and the Artichoke
Now that's a mouthful! This recipe is a staple 'round these parts because it takes just minutes to assemble, practically cooks itself, and satisfies bellies with its hearty southwestern flavor. I get a little help from a store bought spice packet but I ratchet things up a notch by adding additional spice, liquid smoke and … Continue reading Slow Cooker Tex-Mex Turkey Veggie Chili
We're addicted in this family to having these tiny bundles of goodness on hand! So much so, that together my daughter Grace and I, created a new flavor combo so we could mix it up and add some variety to the daily grind! We are in LOVE with these new power bites and we think … Continue reading Power Bites, Take 2!
You'll never buy the packet again! Ingredients: Makes enough to season 2 lbs of meat or veggies 1 tbsp corn starch 2 tsp chili powder 1 tsp paprika 1 tsp salt 1 tsp sugar 1/2 tsp onion powder 1/2 tsp garlic powder 1/2 tsp cumin 1/2 tsp dried cilantro 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper Directions: Mix … Continue reading Fajita Seasoning
These little nuggets of flavor are easy to make and great to have on hand! They add spice, texture and protein to all kinds of dishes including soups and salads. They also serve as a delicious and healthy snack food. Ingredients: 16 oz can of chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed 1/4 tsp each: cumin, … Continue reading Chickpeas, please!