A few days before leaving for my first every cruise vacation, I pulled out 3 simple ingredients to make an awesome quick lunch.
I shared the basic idea for this pizza last year and I still make it anytime I have a large butternut squash. This particular time I had no sauce and no shredded cheese, but I DID have salsa and pepper jack. Read the rest of this post
Did you know you can buy precooked quinoa?
I didn’t! I found that bag in Target. Haven’t seen it anywhere else yet but I have a feeling it will catch on.
Of course you could cook up your own batch but having things like this in your pantry is a great way to be prepared when you just don’t have time or, let’s face it, the energy. Read the rest of this post
I’m on a homemade condiment kick again. Every now and then I try to declare my independence from store-bought salad dressings and BBQ sauces.
I know I’ll never NOT use store-bought again, but I like to try and keep my pantry filled with more generic items that can easily be pulled together for multiple uses. Things like mustard, maple syrup and vinegar — three things that happen to be in this very simple dressing. Read the rest of this post
I have been cooking up a storm lately but unfortunately, the time to share my adventures has been limited. I photographed 2-3 more ideas since last Wednesday but I’m sharing the most recent one I made Saturday because, well, it was AWESOME!
I happened to have a half of raw potato — it’s a long story that has something to do with this, don’t ask. Read the rest of this post
I made this salad for the second time today and I’m in LOVE!
First I have to tell you how I got the idea because, well, that’s what I do. Read the rest of this post
This idea is so simple but I decided to share it because these are the kinds of snacks we forget about when running through the pantry at night, although I came up with it as a pre-workout bite on my way to the gym on Saturday. Either way, sometimes it’s fun to get back to basics with our food and snack choices.
Oh! and I’m sure this would make an awesome snack for the kids, but both my boys are weird. Read the rest of this post
Nothing makes me happier than using what I have on hand to make an amazing meal from scratch. Well, nothing besides the kids actually eating their dinner without complaint. Oh! And ice cream on a hot summer day. And puppy kisses. *smiles* I like puppies.
Sorry, I’ve been easily distracted today. Read the rest of this post
Last week I had a chance to visit my local Trader Joe’s. I don’t go often but when I do I stock up on their bags of whole wheat pizza dough. I usually buy 10, use 1 right away and then store the rest in the freezer.
They are so versatile and easy to work with! Read the rest of this post
I’m on a mission to create a few go-to crock-pot meals my family will actually eat. Overall they are such good eaters UNTIL you mix everything together. Then they poke and prod at their plates, making faces and picking out the one or 2 things they will eat out of the stew. Read the rest of this post
If you haven’t hopped on the spaghetti squash bandwagon you are totally missing out!
Every time I cook one I wonder why I’m not eating more of it. It’s such a fun squash and so versatile — click here to see all the ways I’ve used it.
Today, inspired by a bunch of fresh parsley, I Googled and found this. Then I went on a pantry hunt. Read the rest of this post