Well, Thanksgiving 2018 is in the books — can yo believe it?! I’ve been rather quiet on my blog while giving attention to running my growing small business.
Mexican food is pretty much my love language. I can’t seem to get enough of the big, bold, spicy flavors that are notorious with this type of cuisine. But then I seem to find myself wondering why exercise isn’t making a difference in my pants […]
Seems like “busy” and “dinnertime” have become best friends lately. We are rushed from appointments to lessons to practice to complete assignments and tweak projects. Throw in some pretty weather that keeps you outside more than in and the ever present desire to stare at a blank wall for a few moments when life starts to become too packed ((oh that’s just me?!?)) – and dinnertime with a home-cooked meal can become nearly impossible. (more…)
The third meal planned for our Spring Break ski trip adventure :: Mexi-Mac. If you haven’t caught the first 2 handy meals our fam enjoyed while traveling to New Mexico follow the links below.
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 […]
In the year BB ((before babies)), I worked for an engineering firm in OKC, on the edge of Nichols Hills and had money to burn. Well, I NEVER had money to burn – but I could afford the occasional $4.99 lunch special at a string of nearby restaurants. Brown Bag’s Chicken Salad Sandwich & Pearl’s, Red Beans & Rice were among my most favorite lunches. I have shared my “copycat” version of those recipes HERE & HERE. But the one restaurant I have yet to discuss is Iguana Lounge. (more…)
This is it – the chicken enchilada soup recipe that will be your go to. Now, I am not bragging ((at all)), rather just stating the simple fact: this is the BEST enchilada soup recipe. It is just the right amount of thick and creamy, […]
This meal is one of “those recipes” — one that tastes like you had all of the time in the world to put it together. But in actuality, you had only 15 hurried minutes to get something edible into the oven. Um, I think that is happening […]
I have a bundle of recipes just floating around in the spaces between my to do lists, daydreams and whatever decides to bounce around in my brain throughout my days. And this recipe is one that has been begging to come to be for months. Please tell me I am not the only one this happens to! (more…)
If you saw my previous recipe: Summer Seafood Pasta, then you may me noticing a mini-theme. Yes, for the last 6 weeks, I have been craving seafood, especially shrimp. And — um, shrimp has become SO expensive, which is why it hasn’t been on our menu […]
A sign reading: “Necessity is the mother of invention” should be hung in my kitchen for sure — it totally describes my cooking life. It goes a little something like this: “What?!? it is 2:30 already?!? … Oh gosh. What am I going to make […]
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.