Tomato Avocado Spinach Salad w/ Lemon Basil Vinaigrette

Here in Oklahoma, we are in that seasonal blur between summer and fall, some days feel just like mid-July and other days whisper of change with gray overcast skies and cool breezes. Yes, it’s time for something a little different but while while summer keeps hanging on, I feel the urgency to make the most of summer’s produce. This salad is a blend of fresh summer goodness and still perfectly points to fall’s hearty, comforting, flavor-packed sides. Continue reading

Fast and Easy Cheesy Enchilada Stove-Top Pasta

Seems like “busy” and “dinnertime” have become best friends lately. We are rushed from appointments to lessons to practice to complete assignments and tweak projects. Throw in some pretty weather that keeps you outside more than in and the ever present desire to stare at a blank wall for a few moments when life starts to become too packed ((oh that’s just me?!?)) – and dinnertime with a home-cooked meal can become nearly impossible. Continue reading

Spicy Bean & Rainbow Veggie ((No-Peek)) Veggie Stew

A pound of dried beans, a colorful medley of fresh veggies and a few pantry staples are often my ticket to a simple, tasty dinnertime solution. While away on our recent vacation, NO-PEEK bean stew made it’s way to our dinner table several times. In order to bring a little variety to my favorite no-peek method ((see more ideas HERE)), I switched up the veggies, spices and cooking liquid.

It’s always funny to watch the kids compare my different “No-Peeks” especially when leftovers from the last no-peek still exist. Continue reading

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