Month: July 2014

Rustic Oven-Roasted Herbed Root Veggies & Sweet Smoked Sausage

Rustic Oven-Roasted Herbed Root Veggies & Sweet Smoked Sausage

It’s the middle of the week and dinner is starting to seems daunting, at least for me. I surveyed my pantry and fridge and thought – ‘oh, I need an idea!’ Then it came to me. Time to make use of these ingredients: 

Hoisin & Sweet Chili Glazed Egg Roll Meatballs

Hoisin & Sweet Chili Glazed Egg Roll Meatballs

I have a deep love for meatballs – if you haven’t already noticed! Each one is adaptable to any flavor profile, can be crammed full of various veggies & can made low-carb & low-fat. In addition to all of those great reasons – homemade meatballs […]

Peach Cobbler Cake – This will change you life.

Peach Cobbler Cake – This will change you life.

Hello. How are you? When you say fine, do you really mean it? I hope so – but today I want to help shoot you beyond fine right into the middle of honestly great! Surprise! I have just the recipe to help get you there. It is not complicated, it’s just a simple cake recipe…with a few twists that will make it  very special.  (more…)

Brown Sugar & Soy Glazed Green Beans with Pecans

Brown Sugar & Soy Glazed Green Beans with Pecans

When it comes to making meals, I seem to have an unlimited stock of ideas. But sides? That is an entirely different story. I work so hard on the main-dish, I often find I have over-looked the items that turn a main dish into a meal […]

Pasta-less Lasagna Rolls ((so tasty, you won’t even miss the pasta!!))

Pasta-less Lasagna Rolls ((so tasty, you won’t even miss the pasta!!))

Have I mentioned the status of my rainbow chard lately?? I am amazed, these plants are flourishing!  They are huge, healthy, happy & gorgeous. Over the last several years, I have begun integrating edible plants into my flower beds, I am starting a new trend […]

Tip of the Week! (The Very Best Way to Cook Shrimp)

Tip of the Week! (The Very Best Way to Cook Shrimp)

The moment I saw this method of cooking shrimp, I knew – I had been doing it ALL wrong for many years. I made a special trip to the store, picked up some perfectly yummy, large fresh shrimp and tested what I had learned. The first bite  (more…)

Taco Bowl Night! ((and the very best seasoning blend for taco meat))

Taco Bowl Night! ((and the very best seasoning blend for taco meat))

Friday night. Those simple words illicit happy thoughts, freedom from the schedules and responsibilities of the week & a time to slow down and enjoy some of the things that have been rushed for too long. At least that’s what Friday Nights mean in our home! I can’t […]

Easy ((and eye-poppingly good)) Homemade Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Cake

Easy ((and eye-poppingly good)) Homemade Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Cake

I recently shared the recipe for a yummy Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cake. That chocolate cake is really quite a cake, so easy to make and not fussy in the least and it will always perfectly please those blessed by eating it. BUT, I can not […]

3 Ingredient Fresh Sockeye Salmon Dinner!!

3 Ingredient Fresh Sockeye Salmon Dinner!!

One of my favorite meals is baked Sockeye Salmon! So yummy, so simple, so fast & so very healthy. The entire herd loves this meal ((I think Gracie loves it because it is pink!)). Have you ever baked salmon fillets?  (more…)

Ranch & 3-Cheese Creamy Rice –“Faux-sotto”

Ranch & 3-Cheese Creamy Rice –“Faux-sotto”

This simple side-dish is a perfect addition to any meal. Rich, velvety & flavorful, it really tastes like it should be much harder to make than it is. It tastes so much like a creamy slow-cooked risotto — I can’t help but call it “Faux-sotto”. No […]

Teriyaki Burgers ((my way))

Teriyaki Burgers ((my way))

I have mentioned my love for teriyaki previously. ((Have you tried my Spicy Teriyaki Tacos?? or this yummy Two-Ingredient Fish??))  It is a deep love, an old love & a true love! I will NEVER tire of the simple, sweet & salty, ginger/garlic flavors in […]

Tip of the Week ((a simple egg test — will yours pass??))

Tip of the Week ((a simple egg test — will yours pass??))

For this week’s Tip of the Week, I am sharing a fun little way to test the freshness of your eggs. Don’t you ever wonder about your eggs?? Are they bad and you don’t know it?? Well, wonder no more. I have the perfect ((simple)) way to test freshness! It goes all the way back to the density of matter…

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