Have you noticed the grand affinity people have for avocado toast lately? I had never heard of it until I started using Instagram about a year and a half ago and man! People really like to share pictures of their Avocado Toast! Being a foodie at heart, of course I was eager to try my hand at it and
Boy, do I have an easy, summer friendly, keep your house cool, kid friendly kind of recipe for you today. Because I happen to know you like that kind of thing, don’t you. Me too. You and I have a lot in common.
Did you know, that Baked Potatoes can be made in the croc
Well, well, well.
The zucchini growing in my garden have
finally made an appearance at the dinner table.
We love zucchini around here and I find myself putting it in all kinds of things throughout the summer and into the fall.
I wanted to make this fabulous Baked Z
Sometimes when I lay in bed at night my mind starts to wander a bit and I find myself pondering the big pile of 800-plus recipes living and breathing on little ol’ blog of mine. I wonder, more often than not…”What might I add, what would be new and fun, what else would my readers enjoy feasting
Well, another week is upon us my blog reading friends.
There is a crisp breeze blowing around
Utah at this very moment and it feels wonderful!
Fall is knocking at the door.
Come right on in!…. is what I’d like to tell Fall.
Just let it be warm enough so all of my
tomatoes have a
Last week my kids and I were out and about town, running errands and making a stop at The Classic Fun Center. That place was brimming with kids roller skating, jumping in the bounce houses and splashing down water slides. Man, was it crowded! Boy was it loud and baby was I seriously beat when we lef
I have mentioned to you all a time or two before, that MyHandsomeHusband is a fabulous “sauce” maker. He is the cook behind many recipes on this blog of mine, including the Hearty Spaghetti Sauce, Adam’s Bottled Cranberry Sauce and Asian Lettuce Wraps. The man can cook, I tell you. Which is only on
This year I am planning on doing a little cleaning up around here. There are some really great recipes lurking way back in my archives that I originally posted in the first few months of this little blogs life.
Back when it was just me, two or three of you…and my mom. 🙂
For all of you gardeners out there with a plethora of Zucchini or Yellow Summer Squash, I have a super easy, darn delicious Chicken and Zucchini Stir Fry recipe (FYI, you can still make this recipe, even if you didn’t plant a garden. Just throwing that out there). This simple stir fry is adorned w
Would you believe me, dear reader…if I told you I have made and photographed this guacamole recipe no less than 4 times over the past 6 years in hopes of sharing this wonderful recipe with you all. Today is actually the only time I have ever ended up posting it. Guacamole is not a naturally beauti
I bet you have. If not…oh, let me be first in line to speak to you of its gloriousness! Fresh tomatoes, basil and garlic are tossed with balsamic vinegar, olive oil and a dash or two of salt and pepper. This fabulous fresh mixture is then spread over a toasted bagu
Before we talk about the beauty of this simple soup recipe, I wanted to let you know that I have a bunch of new, wonderfully healthy and fabulous recipes to share with you over the next few weeks! Hooray for eating better (and feeling better!) I know I sure need it! Watch for two new recipes each w
So good, that I’ve made them twice in the past two days. The outside is nice and crispy, the inside soft and tender. They taste fabulous dipped into this homemade marinara, and would make a great addition to any kind of Italian style meal. Make them to ac
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I love mangos! They have such a unique and wonderful flavor. I decided to slice and dice a bunch and make some fresh salsa and man, was it the right thing to do…excepting that I added too much jalapeno which burned our faces nearly off and made the first batch nearly impossible to consume.
Don’t those beauties just look plain old cheerful! You may not be a lover of carrots. You might remember being forced to eat them when you were young while being told “those are going to make your eyes shine so pretty!” Well I’m here to tell you these are going to make your eyes shine pretty and you
If you live in the Salt Lake Valley….If you would like to support a wonderful cause….Then, I would love to see you this Saturday at Lizzie’s Bake Sale!Lizzie is a beautiful girl battling leukemia.All money made from the bake sale will go to her family.I would love to see you there!For more det
Last weekend MyHandsomeHusband and I attended a Christmas party with some dear friends. My cute friend Heather (who was been the contributor of many fabulous recipes posted here, including the infamous Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip) brought along this amazing Greek Feta and Tomato Dip. It is seriously
As promised, I have an amazingly simple, yet delicious recipe for green beans for you all today. You can make this in 20 minutes (or less) and you only need 5 ingredients to make it happen. The green beans are crispy on the outside, and tender on the inside. Crisp bacon and caramelized onions are sp
Have you noticed how popular “bowls” are getting. Now, I am not referring to the actual ceramic container that contains your sustenance. 🙂 Rather, I am making reference to all of the yummy combinations of meat/grain/veggie/sauce that are being served in one bowl all together. I’ve seen people maki
I have a simple recipe for today, ladies and gentlemen.
It has to do with fresh vegetables and a grill, a bit of olive oil and some salt and pepper. No need to skewer these veggies. Instead, lay a nice sheet of tin foil on your grill, drizzle it with olive oil and let the veggies cook
So, when a girl like me writes the word “GUILTLESS” in the title of a recipe you should be warned that it doesn’t mean the recipe is totally carb free, gluten free, or calorie free. Pretty sure the only thing that meets those requirement is a nice cool glass of water which I bet you already have the
Hold on to your hats everybody, I’ve got a healthy recipe for you today. Oven Baked Onion Rings are the topic of discussion on this stormy spring day. These yummy Onion Rings are a fun little project that everyone in my family loves to gobble up.
It is a soup kind of day, here in Utah! Up until the past few days, our winter has been super mild here this year. My front yard tulips have started to poke out of the ground, I packed away the winter boots and actually wore flip-flops a couple of times during February. I know, crazy. Wiiiiiiiild,
Hello, friends. I have a recipe for you all today, that is a bit out of the norm for me and maybe for you…but extremely wonderful, all the same. Have you noticed how popular sushi has become lately? There are sushi shops hopping up all over. The local Smith’s grocery store near my home has a sushi
This past weekend MyHandsomeHusband and I got to work and canned Homemade Salsa. We haven’t engaged in this kind of activity for a few years now and Homemade Salsa was calling my man’s name. He loves the stuff and puts it on just about everything. Considering his love for it, you’d think I would m
Hi there, gang. No new recipe today, rather a tutorial on how to roast spaghetti squash. Super, serious, earth shattering info to follow, of that you can be sure. Ha! 🙂 While this post might seem a little boring to some and others of you might be thinking “My family would rather eat pickled herring
This past spring (I am pleased to report!) I actually got several zucchini plants into the ground, which makes me down right happy. I dream of having a great big garden with produce a plenty, but am realizing there just aren’t enough hours in my day to make that happen. Maybe when the children
Have you ever made Pico De Gallo (Fresh Mexican Salsa) before? Wow, it can really be fabulous. Fresh tomatoes, peppers, red onions and avocado are mixed together. Chop up some fresh garlic, cilantro and add a splash of lime juice and you will have a bowl full of fresh tasting wonder.
If you are afraid of green vegetables.
Please avert your eyes.
If you want only to gaze upon goodies, and treats and heavenly baked delights. By all means! I hope you will.
Go ahead and feast your eyes upon
After Tuesdays posting of Butterfinger Banana Pudding (click here if you missed it), and considering the fact that there is Easter candy lurking around every corner of my life (…help me Rhonda…Cadbury Mini Eggs are going to be the death of me, I swear…I really do!), I opted to take a br
January is in full throttle and Christmas has been tucked neatly away. For a time. Blink twice and it will be back. 🙂 Don’t you worry.
But for now, we are met with the rest of winter and good old January. Usually, I get a little glum during January with it’s gray skies, polluted inversion and
Ziplist Note: For those of you who use Ziplist, I wanted to let you know that after December 10th, Ziplist will no longer be available. This is an internet-wide issue, and as such any recipes you have saved through Ziplist, from my site or any other won’t be housed in your “Recipe Box” any longer. I
Five years ago, when I my blog was brand new…these Roasted Pumpkin Seeds were one of the first recipes I posted. Since 99% of you weren’t around back then, and considering Halloween is just a day or two away I figured I would bring it to the top of the pile, fresh with new pictures and instruction
When someone says the words
“Green Beans” to you,
do often start salivating…
Or plotting how you can get some….
Or, do you hide some in your purse
in case you need a little treat for later?
Get out of here.
That’s just plain crazy.
(Ok, I don’t either)
Boy do I have a quick and easy, seriously tasty recipe for you today. If you love a great, deep, tangy-sweet balsamic flavor then you are going to love this chicken. As a bonus, the veggies and chicken are cooked on the same pan (less to clean up!) and the sauce is made with only 5 ingredients. Did
If you have read this little old blog of mine for the past year or so, you know I’m in love with Sheet Pan Dinners. There are so many great factors involved when making one. Top on the list is the ease of cooking veggies and protein side by side in one pan large sheet pan (make that 2 large sheet p
I love the ease of a great Sheet Pan dinner recipe. Protein and veggies are all cooked in the oven on the same pan, which makes for super easy prep, super easy cooking time and super easy clean up. I am a fan of all of those. This fantastic Sheet Pan Sweet and Sour Chicken with Veggies is my latest
We love main course salads around here. Rumbi’s Mango Chicken Salad as well as the fabulous Kneaders Turkey Cranberry Salad surface on my menu plan pretty regularly. A couple of my kids grumble about eating salad for dinner, but I try to politely remind them that we can’t eat Lasagna with Garlic Che
Ladies and Gentlemen, I feel like I’ve been living in a Halloween induced Chocolate Candy Bar/Homemade Doughnut coma. How about you?! Sugar and I have had our fill of each other. If I never see another chocolate bar for the next…say…well, really long time. Like 45 minutes, it will be nothing sho
If you are looking for a wonderful, healthy side dish to round out your dinner time menu…this is it, ladies and gentlemen! This Spinach and Mushroom Orzo pasta can be made in less than 30 minutes. It’s loaded with the aromatic flavors of sauteed mushrooms, garlic and onions but is also amazingly f
If you like mushrooms,
and gooey cream cheese with bacon baked right into the center…
then I do believe you and these stuffed mushrooms are going to be good
They are easy to make!
Only take 15 minutes to bake…
And even less to intake.
Are you a “Salad for Dinner” kind of person? I know some people are opposed to the whole idea. 🙂 We love them around here, especially during the warmer months when cooking in the oven makes the house too hot. I realize, that your calendar says September and that many of you are experiencing coole
I absolutely adore this time of year, don’t you? The weather is so golden and lovely. The produce…amazing. I am enjoying it even more than I usually do because (wonder of all wonders) I actually grew my very own basil plant.