I first had this soup at one of our favorite local restaurants – Interurban (“IU”). As I examined the menu, I noticed the soup of the day “Cream of Jalapeño Soup” and was instantly curious. Before I tell you all about the soup – let me first tell you where I worked while in college — guess. Continue reading
Every year, on Mother’s Day, hubby & the herd treat me to a home-cooked meal of my choice. I always choose the same thing :: Jalapeño Honey Soy Grilled Chicken. I came across this recipe’s inspiration close to 15 years ago when I was working to shed that dreaded “honeymoon weight”. You know what I mean right?? Continue reading
I admit, there may be a liberty taken in the name of this recipe – but we’ll get to that in a minute. First, let me just say “WHEW”. Is it that time of year or what?! I honestly don’t think I have cooked a meal in 10 days, maybe even all month. Truthfully, I cannot remember the last time I made dinner. Continue reading
This cake recipe is another twist on my favorite White Almond Sheet Cake ((aka White Texas Sheet Cake)). I have made several versions of this recipe over the last few years, and truthfully each one is as good as the next. There is something about stove top cake batter and stove top buttercream. They just never will disappoint. Well, Continue reading
Blackberries and copper are a beautiful combination – don’t you agree?! Continue reading
Over the last few years, I have become less and less interested in putting chicken on our dinner menu. There are a few reasons for this, but they all pretty much center around the word “I”.
One of my menu favorites – Sfincione! Sfincione is Sicilian pizza and sounds a lot more complicated than it really is. It all starts with pizza dough. I prefer homemade pizza dough and have an awesome recipe HERE. I learned how to make pizza dough during my last trip to Napa and have been turning them out ever since. Not only did Chef T teach me how to make awesome pizza, he kindly gave me the Sfincione as a bonus recipe. Continue reading
This simple pasta dish has saved the day for many family meals. It seems like we most often enjoy this for Sunday dinner. Now that I have mentioned “Sunday dinner”, I will go ahead and invite you to join our family debate. Continue reading
The last time I made this recipe, I made it for David’s grandpa – Ken. The truth of the matter is, he’s my grandpa too. I just love him. He loves many things; outdoors, hard work, hunting, but his most treasured possession is family. He spent countless hours being present with his grandsons and their families. Continue reading
Fresh green beans are probably my most favorite side ((except for mashed potatoes, fried okra, fried zucchini, sliced fresh tomatoes, Mexican creamed corn… hmm, no wonder I write a food blog. The struggle — it’s real.)) Well, even though I do have a long list of “favorites” when it comes to sides, these green beans are no less awesome. Continue reading
Three weeks and OH how these babies have grown! Do you remember what those tiny, almost hairless babies looked like? So many changes in such a short time – it really is amazing. Continue reading
It’s Spring and that means it’s time to warm up that grill! Grilled chicken is a staple in our family from March through October, but it wasn’t always my fave ((sorry chicken lovers)). It seemed like no matter what I did to the outside of that bird, the inside was dry, tough and flavorless.