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Sweet Basil & Thyme Blossom Pesto

Sweet Basil & Thyme Blossom Pesto

Summer is in full swing, and for me that means I’m elbow deep in the garden. I am in the middle of year no. 4 for working my very own veggie garden and this year is (by far) the best year yet!

The BEST Smoked Pork Butt {{thanks to one simple secret step}}

The BEST Smoked Pork Butt {{thanks to one simple secret step}}

Hubby & I have been making smoked Pork Butt for for years. It started off as a Christmas Eve tradition ((serving to 20 of our closest friends & family)) and then we started doing them in the summer as well. “Why pork butt?” – you […]

The Hot Dog Man’s Special Sauce

The Hot Dog Man’s Special Sauce

This little recipe was shared with me recently by a man who makes a living selling hot dogs. This sauce is the star of his “secret menu”, which I stumbled into finding out about as I ordered my hot dog. He asked me how I […]

Ten Herb Grilled Chicken — ’tis the season

Ten Herb Grilled Chicken — ’tis the season

It’s starting to get hot outside, the days are growing longer & all sorts of green things are leafing out in my gardens. All three of those facts combine to form the perfect opportunity to grill 10 herb marinated chicken. Are you wondering if I […]

Cheesy Pepperoni Chicken :: Hobo Dinner (simple, yummy camp food)

Cheesy Pepperoni Chicken :: Hobo Dinner (simple, yummy camp food)

It’s that time of year — the bitter biting air has been exchanged for cool breezes, trees are budding, green grass is peeking through the winter browns, birds seem to be chirping a happier tune: and that means it is camping season!

Creamy Chicken Chili w/ Heirloom Posole & Yellow Eye Beans

Creamy Chicken Chili w/ Heirloom Posole & Yellow Eye Beans

Here’s another super simple recipe that allows you to get dinner on the table when everything around you, your schedule, your list of to-do’s and even your pantry are trying to convince you otherwise. Oh – and these flavors will knock your socks off (thanks […]

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!

Crispy Oven-Roasted Salt & Pepper Chicken + Veggies

Crispy Oven-Roasted Salt & Pepper Chicken + Veggies

I promised a series of lighter recipes all intended to help in the efforts of getting back into all of the clothes hanging in my closet. Then I had the idea to teach myself how to make bread.

*CopyCat* Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

*CopyCat* Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

This yummy, cream-based vegetarian tomato soup is a perfect copycat rendition of the tomato basil soup at a little place I came to love during my time in Dallas ((La Madeleine)). I first came across La Madeleine while getting my Master’s at SMU and thanks to […]

Million Veggie Soup

Million Veggie Soup

To call it “panic mode” may be a little extreme. It’s more like “pressured purpose mode” — 

Brown Sugar & Mustard Glazed Smoked Pork Tenderloin

Brown Sugar & Mustard Glazed Smoked Pork Tenderloin

Lately, around my dinner table, we are all loving smoked pork tenderloin. Here is another recent recipe I shared (Rosemary Smoked Pork Tenderloin). Pork tenderloin can handle a wide range of flavors, is fairly lean and is much more grocery-budget friendly! In addition to all […]

A Birthday, a Bunch of Baby Bunnies and a Smoked Pork Tenderloin

A Birthday, a Bunch of Baby Bunnies and a Smoked Pork Tenderloin

The last week had been crammed full of fun, food and furry pets. Gracie turned 7 and that is just so hard to believe, but after a week of celebrating — it’s starting to sink in ((and coincidentally, my pants are starting to tighten)).



 
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