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:
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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 …
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
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.
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.
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 …
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
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”.
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!!))
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.
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!!))