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Spicy ((no peek)) Mexican-Style Beef Stew

Spicy ((no peek)) Mexican-Style Beef Stew

I am sure I sound like a broken record, but just to give you a status update: Life is still crazy busy! Here is a little story to prove the crazy part at least:

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

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…

3-Bean ((NO-PEEK)) Soup Meets Orcas Island

3-Bean ((NO-PEEK)) Soup Meets Orcas Island

I took a little break from the blog — I both missed it and enjoyed it all at the same time. While the blog was quiet, life was very full. We took a 16 day trip to my most favorite place in the world :: Orcas. For the first 10 days, it was just me and the herd. We left the bread-winner at home to win bread while we island-hopped, trail-hiked, beach-walked, tide pool-studied and good food-ate (just to name a few of our time-consuming delights). Continue reading 3-Bean ((NO-PEEK)) Soup Meets Orcas Island

Verde Chicken Taco & Farmhouse Ale “No-Peek” Soup

Verde Chicken Taco & Farmhouse Ale “No-Peek” Soup

It’s that time of year when nothing seems to taste better than a warm bowl of hearty soup. If you have been following along as I share some family favorites, you know “no-peeks” are pretty much my favorite way to get a yummy meal on…

No-Peek Meatless Taco Soup

No-Peek Meatless Taco Soup

This soup is a twist on traditional beans, seasoned with my homemade taco seasoning blend, a few key pantry staples and cooked using my favorite cooking method: the slow & low No-Peek method.

Mexican Jumping Beans – ((Taco Seasoned No-Peek Bean Soup))

Mexican Jumping Beans – ((Taco Seasoned No-Peek Bean Soup))

There are so many things I love about beans – but I think my favorite is how hearty & healthy they are. Oops, that’s two things – sorry.  I know I have shared a lot of bean recipes on Food for a Year, and this Mexican version my be my favorite. Well, it is probably a tie between this and the Cajun Red Beans & Rice.

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No-Peek Magic Bean & Ham Soup

No-Peek Magic Bean & Ham Soup

I have just fallen in love all over again with my giant cast iron enameled Dutch oven. For the longest time, my slow cooker was my go to dinnertime savior for those crazy days that start when it’s dark and end when it’s dark. You…

No-Peek Oven Roasted Merlot & Sweet Italian Sausage Spaghetti Sauce

No-Peek Oven Roasted Merlot & Sweet Italian Sausage Spaghetti Sauce

Why haven’t I done this before?? The flavors are AMAZING (deep and perfect) and it is a meal for the ages! So simple and I am in love with using one pot for the entire meal. The day I made this, I had just less…

Simple & Hearty Saucy Slow Cooked Italian Beef & Noodles

Simple & Hearty Saucy Slow Cooked Italian Beef & Noodles

Well, if you are like me and short on time — this dinner is sure to save the day. Not only is it super easy to make, (thanks to a short-list of handy ingredients) it is also very tasty! Continue reading Simple & Hearty Saucy Slow Cooked Italian Beef & Noodles

Hither & Yon – a peek into my garden, bunnies, life & food

Hither & Yon – a peek into my garden, bunnies, life & food

Well, the lack of weekly words is not for a lack of writeable experiences – just a lack of time to write about those experiences. I would say I could capture the entire vibe of the week with one word :: “SUMMER”.

Becoming a Pizza Maker ((and a little peek into my trip to Napa))

Becoming a Pizza Maker ((and a little peek into my trip to Napa))

About a year ago, I had the great privilege and fun treat of learning to make pasta from Chef/Owner : Tyler Rodde  ((Chef Tyler — “CT”)) at Oenotri in Napa. ((You can read all about that trip & pasta recipe HERE)) After 12 months of…

Spiced Apple & Sugared Ginger Galettes Drizzled with Salted Caramel Sauce ((AND a Special Announcement!!))

Spiced Apple & Sugared Ginger Galettes Drizzled with Salted Caramel Sauce ((AND a Special Announcement!!))

I have never been one to keep a cat in the bag, and I have been bursting to tell you all about a fun, new partnership between Food for a Year & my favorite copper sink company, Sinkology. I am Sinkology’s new Guest Food Blogger! ((YAY!)) I will be sharing some simple, rustic & classic recipes, reflective of both my cooking style and my experience with selecting, living with & loving copper sinks ((yes, those two things are actually VERY similar)). The entirety of this post, along with this rustic, simple & delicious recipe, can be viewed over at the Sinkology Blog

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Oklahoma may have some 90° days yet to come, but this recent string of cool, crisp mornings is all the confirmation I need, yes — Fall is upon us! Continue reading Spiced Apple & Sugared Ginger Galettes Drizzled with Salted Caramel Sauce ((AND a Special Announcement!!))