We host a lot of holiday gatherings. Easter, Thanksgiving and now Christmas Eve. We love filling our home with family and friends. I love all the food too. My waistline proves it these days. HoneyBaked Ham reached out to me this year to offer me a Stress-Free Holiday and I gladly accepted! We often go […]
I could not figure out how to photograph this dish so that it didn’t look like a circa-1970 cookbook photo. Fitting, since that’s where the first version of it I ever tried came from. I vividly remember that 1979 edition Betty Crocker cookbook, Betty on the cover smiling in her red sweater vest and blouse. […]
‘Tis the season for all things pumpkin flavored! It’s my favorite time of year, for sure. Not only is pumpkin crave-worthy, it’s actually pretty good for you too. Versatile, and packed with fiber, vitamins C and E, alpha- and beta-carotenes, it really is a Super Food! Now I love pumpkin bread, muffins, pies, and lattes […]
One recent afternoon, I was doing my bi-monthly Costco trip and there was a large sample table set up to promote what the signage promised was the “best green chili”. A born skeptic and self proclaimed connoisseur of all things green chile (see my previous ode to this culinary wonder), I was doubtful yet curious. […]
This is another one of those recipes that calls me back to my childhood. When I was a kid (and even now), I could eat so much salmon that my parents warned me I might turn pink (as a matter of fact, I once did eat enough sweet potatoes in infancy that my skin began […]
I live for Chile Season. Late summer, when the harvest comes in from Hatch Valley, NM, roadside stands pop up all over town. Driving along Federal Blvd on my daily errands, I can roll my windows down, inhale, and smell the roasters full of fresh, smoky chiles. I always buy at least one bushel […]
Every summer I dream of spending a week on the Atlantic coast somewhere, ice cold beer in hand and plenty of deep fried assorted sea creatures to nosh on. And every summer…it doesn’t happen. Someday! Someday I tell you! I will get my beach vacation, and when I do, I will happily park my butt […]
You know those nights where you’ve pretty much run out of ideas, time, and ingredients? Yeah, that was me the other night. OK, lots of nights. Luckily I have a few absolutely fail-safe recipes that the whole family loves, and the ingredients are part of my “stash” that I always keep on hand. […]
Yes, that’s right. I said watermelon. Grilled. I discovered this idea during a late night Pinterest binge, and I wrote it off because when it comes to watermelon, I’m a purist. (or so I thought…) No salt, no nuthin’. Just a big ol’ slice of ice cold fruit! But, I’m also a foodie with an […]
The WORLD’s Best Meat Marina Sauce? Why yes it is! This recipe is great to make in bulk batches and freeze so you can have quick pasta nights later on! Originally posted over at my other site MommyNeedsaBreak.com, I thought all of you would enjoy it as well. This is my “go to” when it […]
This is a staple in our house. I often serve with garlic cheddar mashed potatoes and a vegetable and the entire family practically licks their plates clean. One of my kids favorites!
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