Month: February 2016

Spicy Trail Mix

Spicy Trail Mix

Maybe it’s just me, but I seem to find myself in this spot often. One would think being a food blogger would keep me out of this predicament. Nope, I am pretty sure that just makes my flaws more pronounced…

Creamy Chicken Paprika

Creamy Chicken Paprika

  Let’s talk about a pantry staple dream dinner! This oven roasted chicken & veggie dinner is a creation of ((what I consider to be)) pantry essentials. Now, I am aware that my idea of pantry essentials may not line-up with what you consider to…

Cast-Iron Shrimp :: Food for a Year’s Newest Sinkology Recipe

Cast-Iron Shrimp :: Food for a Year’s Newest Sinkology Recipe

My newest recipe for Sinkology was inspired by my recent trip to Napa & Petaluma. Continue reading Cast-Iron Shrimp :: Food for a Year’s Newest Sinkology Recipe

Frito Chili Pizza Pie

Frito Chili Pizza Pie

Homemade pizza has become one of my favorite family meals for many reasons. First ((and most importantly)) it tastes SO good. Second, I am just so very tickled that I have figured out at least ONE way to use yeast correctly; am I the only…

Salted Caramel Cheesecake

Salted Caramel Cheesecake

We recently celebrated Blondie’s 10th birthday & guess what that boy requested for his birthday cake?? ((Well, you probably don’t need to guess, since I gave it away in the title & featured photo…)) So, good job! You are right. He picked cheesecake. Originally, he…

Cream of Roasted Jalapeño Soup

Cream of Roasted Jalapeño Soup

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 Cream of Roasted Jalapeño Soup

The EASIEST Homemade Chicken Fajitas — ((so tasty!))

The EASIEST Homemade Chicken Fajitas — ((so tasty!))

I was inspired to make these Oven-Roasted Chicken Fajitas for dinner after watching one of those fast-paced cooking videos. Don’t you just love how easy cooking seems when an entire recipe, beginning to end, is crammed into a 45 second video?!

Mezzi Paccheri with Spring Peas & Candied Bacon

Mezzi Paccheri with Spring Peas & Candied Bacon

About 5 years ago, I found myself in a predicament ((I imagine most moms find themselves in)). Dinnertime was upon us and there I was – AGAIN begging my kids to eat something green. This time the something green was peas. All four were mid-refusals…

New FFAY recipe @ Sinkology – The PERFECT Super Bowl Snack :: Pizza Roll-ups!

New FFAY recipe @ Sinkology – The PERFECT Super Bowl Snack :: Pizza Roll-ups!

It’s that time of year — yes, the “BIG” game is just around the corner! What is more exciting to you?? The score or the food?! Well, if you are like me – it’s the food ALL.THE.WAY! Continue reading New FFAY recipe @ Sinkology – The PERFECT Super Bowl Snack :: Pizza Roll-ups!

Spicy Oven-Roasted Cauliflower

Spicy Oven-Roasted Cauliflower

One of my favorite ways to make & eat veggies is to oven-roast them! If you have never tasted oven-roasted celery, green onions, green beans, carrots, mushrooms, squash, broccoli, cabbage AND especially cauliflower — you have really missed out on the yummiest way to meet…