If you need a last minute dish to take, serve or eat, this Black Bean Salad is just the ticket. Made with mostly pantry staples, it’s a quick fix and a real crowd pleaser. Continue reading
This Southwest Sweet Potato Casserole is unlike any you have tried before. Gone are the marshmallows and sugars and in their place are tomatoes, cheese and spices.
Now that we have moved to the Seattle area, football play-offs are much more exciting. We have kept track of more than one favorite team (yes, we are a house divided) and are looking forward to the Big Game at the beginning of February. It is no secret that I love making warm dips to eat while we watch sports. This new one is for the kid in all of us: SpaghettiOs Dip. Continue reading
Did you know that if you substitute some butternut squash for cheese in a pasta dish that you don’t need to add any additional thickener? Sneak in vegetables and nutrition with this Pasta Squash Pasta and Cheese with Tomatoes!
A warm, meatless dip that tastes like your favorite burrito
Okay, this is the last dip of the season. I have more up my sleeve for next year, but with the big game coming up this weekend, the time has passed for me to make any more right now. I am ending my dip mania with a meatless bean affair. I call it Burrito Dip because my imagination has flown the coop. Continue reading
Another cookbook review for you! This time it’s all about easy and healthy meals made in the slow cooker. Whether the temperature is cold or hot outside, your slow cooker can be your best friend, saving you time in the kitchen. With the help of The Healthy Slow Cooker: 135 Gluten-Free Recipes for Health and Wellness, it can also help you produce delicious, healthy, gluten free meals, too. Continue reading
This is a tale of a culinary coup. I pulled one over on my entire family with complete success. My kids, who turn up their noses in disdain when I even remotely suggest that they eat winter squash, gobbled up this pasta and cheese casserole like there was no tomorrow. Even my husband didn’t notice that slight note of squash with the cheese. Score one for the vitamins! Continue reading
I cannot think of a more boring meal than plain, old oatmeal. Called mush, porridge, hot cereal, none of those names spark the least bit of excitement. However, if you mention the word “parfait,” my ears perk up. If you add something about cheesecake or nuts or fruit, I am all over it. Combine all of those terms and I am ready to bang on the table with a spoon and yell, “Gimme, gimme, gimme!” Continue reading
I found a similar-to-this-recipe in the January All You magazine and just had to make it, gluten free of course. I have discovered that frittatas are one of the best ways to get my kids to eat their vegetables. And they can be a wonderful meatless meal. Continue reading
Welcome to Day #5 of Appetizer Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Kristen from Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker. Whether you are a Broncos fan or a Seahawks fan , we wanted to make sure you had plenty of ideas for your game day spread. Each day we will be dishing up a different set of appetizers. We hope you enjoy this fabulous group of recipes. Tune in each day starting with Monday, January 20 and ending on Saturday, January 25.
You won’t believe this, but corn is on right now in Florida. I am talking full grown high-as-the-sky corn. And that is not all. Avocados, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Grapefruit, Mushrooms, Okra, Onions, Oranges, Potatoes, Radishes, Squash, Strawberries, and Tomatoes are also in season this month. In my local grocery store, they have these cute little signs or stickers that say “Grown in Florida.” Continue reading
Welcome to Day #2 of Appetizer Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Kristen from Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker. With the big football game coming up, we wanted to make sure you had plenty of ideas for your game day spread. Each day we will be dishing up a different set of appetizers. We hope you enjoy this fabulous group of recipes. Tune in each day starting with Monday, January 20 and ending on Saturday, January 25
I have often said that I have cheese running through my veins instead of blood. I simply adore cheese in just about any form (stinky cheese, like Limburger, is the exception). So I have been very excited about this month’s Improv Challenge, cheese and crackers.
I don’t need any excuse to eat appetizers. Warm, gooey dips are one of my favorites. I think they make great meals. For parties, big game events, open houses or any other gathering, of course, they are king. Continue reading
With the weather plummeting everywhere this winter, I thought it appropriate to post a warm and hearty breakfast. This baked oatmeal is just such a breakfast. It will “stick to your ribs” and get you through the freeze outside.
It’s Pepper Party time again!! I was so impressed with all of the amazing pepper recipes on October 3rd and 7th! Today will be our final day. Be sure to check out all of the links to recipes. It’s a veritable bell pepper cookbook in the making! Divemex is also sponsoring another giveaway for you wonderful readers: $200 worth of Food Magazine Subscriptions of the winners choice!!! The growers of Divemex specialize in greenhouse grown peppers in state of the art facilities that facilitate the production of the highest quality peppers in some of the safest facilities anywhere. But most importantly, as a Fair Trade Certified company, they have an unwavering commitment to social responsibility that puts workers first. Continue reading
Pepper Party continues with these Moroccan Style Stuffed Peppers. The growers of Divemex specialize in greenhouse grown peppers in state of the art facilities that facilitate the production of the highest quality peppers in some of the safest facilities anywhere. But most importantly, as a Fair Trade Certified company, they have an unwavering commitment to social responsibility that puts workers first. Continue reading
In my opinion, when you have to eat gluten free, you might just as well look at ALL gluten free options and that includes Paleo dining. Paleo is the theory that we humans need to eat like early man: no processed foods at all, eating mostly meat, vegetables, fruit, nuts and seeds. Grains are not included in this kind of diet, so it is most definitely a gluten free way to eat. Continue reading
I love refried beans. They go so well on nachos, in burritos, over rice, under cheese…refried beans love prepositions! I don’t want to fuss and slave all day making them. On the other hand, I don’t want to open a can and stare at that cylindrical shaped glob. Solution: get out the crock pot! Continue reading
Time is a commodity that is in short supply at my house. School has started in full swing; four children in three schools. I keep hoping that things will calm down as we get into a groove, but with a son playing high school football and another in theater, I have a feeling that we haven’t seen anything yet! Our days start at 5:30am and go, go, go until at least 10pm. Sometimes I go to bed and my oldest is just starting his homework. Continue reading