Month: May 2014

Not Your Average Oven-Fried Zucchini Chips

Not Your Average Oven-Fried Zucchini Chips

It is always a sign I have a recipe superstar when: I forget to take a picture before eating half of the food. David eats another handful ((a long-time hater of squash-like foods)) muttering mmm’s all the way out the door. I have to ‘hide’ […]

NM-Style Taco Soup with Posole & Mayocoba Beans

NM-Style Taco Soup with Posole & Mayocoba Beans

Taco soup is like a chameleon — it blends into any season & can reflect multiple regions (based on seasonings). It’s perfect in winter, comforting and warm – and just a fitting for summer, spicy & satisfying. This taco soup recipe is inspired by my […]

Tip of the Week!!!

Tip of the Week!!!

Do you like mushrooms? Do you cook with fresh mushrooms? Well, if you answered yes to both of these questions then this ‘Tip of the Week’ is for you. But before I share my tip — I would like to ask: “How do you clean your mushrooms??” (more…)

Sun Dried Tomato & Chicken “Faux-fredo” with Cheese Ravioli

Sun Dried Tomato & Chicken “Faux-fredo” with Cheese Ravioli

Summer officially kicked off for us this week & it has been a bit if an adjustment! Home in the mornings and out the door after lunch for summer fun…I start thinking about dinner around 4:30 & 20 minutes from home. Dinner is a distant […]

Loaded Sirup-filled Pancake Muffins

Loaded Sirup-filled Pancake Muffins

Summer has officially started in my ‘neck of the woods’… which means life has s-l-o-w-e-d way down. YAY!! To celebrate, the herd & I made breakfast together.

Glazed Fresh Strawberry Pie? Yes, please!!

Glazed Fresh Strawberry Pie? Yes, please!!

Mom has been making this strawberry pie recipe for as long as I can remember.  As I stirred the glaze with her yesterday, I had flashbacks of all the times past I have done very same thing, with the very same pot & in the very same spot. (more…)

Spicy Teriyaki on Memorial Day!

Spicy Teriyaki on Memorial Day!

I have a family full of people who have served our country by devoting most, or a good portion, of their lives to protecting and ensuring the freedoms I daily enjoy.

Slow-cooker Citrus Jerk & Apricot Pork Sliders

Slow-cooker Citrus Jerk & Apricot Pork Sliders

A few nights ago we had the most delicious meal! It wasn’t just delicious – it was so simple, very little prep work (like 2.44 minutes of prep!!) and few ingredients. All of these factors combine to put this recipe on permanent meal rotation status […]

Nectarines + Lemon = Sunshine Salad

Nectarines + Lemon = Sunshine Salad

Is it really nectarine season??  I thought nectarines were a summer fruit?? Our Oklahoma Spring has lasted longer than any I can remember ((YAY!!)). As a matter of fact, our Winter was crazy long too ((Yippee!!)). So, my mind just can’t comprehend that Summer is around the corner. But, my taste buds love nectarines in any season! (more…)

((a green)) Tip of the Week!

((a green)) Tip of the Week!

The last few days have been focused of the food I am growing in my gardens. This is one of my favorite times of year to be outside. Everyday something has sprouted, spread, seeded or surprised me with some new bounty of produce. I think […]

How does your garden grow?

How does your garden grow?

It has been a few weeks since I have shared an official garden update  – and I just can’t help but tell you how my garden is growing: 

Lime Cilantro & Jalapeño Salad ((serve with curry…if you please))

Lime Cilantro & Jalapeño Salad ((serve with curry…if you please))

I recently invented the wheel. It was hard but somebody had to do it…Life will be so much brighter & simpler for all of humanity. Okay, as you know, I did no such thing – but even three days later, I am still beaming about the recipe I created: Thai Buttermilk Curry & Apricot Glazed Grilled Flap Steak. It came from a combination of no time & necessity. (more…)


 
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