okra

Produce Pick: Okra!

Doesn’t that word just just ask for an exclamation point? ;~)

Also known as Lady’s Fingers, these interesting little vegetables are totally new to me. We never had them growing up, I don’t EVER remember seeing them in the grocery store and honestly, I’m not sure I even knew they existed until I started watching the food network.

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Grilled Mexican Pepper Tortilla Panini

Yet another lunch time experiment this week. This one I liked so much I made it twice today!

It’s really the results of having too many peppers and not being quit sure what to do with them. Plus I wanted something warm on this overcast day.

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Quick Ramen Noodles Lunch – Take II

A few months ago I discovered a healthy version of an old college favorite of mine, the RAYmen noodle. I admit it, I still love them. There is just something about the noodle texture and salty flavor. :~)

Well today was another perfect day to make a quick lunch. I have a sick toddler on my hands, I didn’t eat a big breakfast, I was running around like a nut and there just seems to be no food in my house! Then I open to cupboard and saw lunch. Ahhh the noodles! This is why a stocked pantry comes in handy. I whipped this up and could not be happier! Read the rest of this post »»

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Overstuffed Sausage and Pepper Wrap

Coming home form the gym today I was HUNGRY! It took eveything I had not to hit a drive thru. Actually I’m lucky, I have to go out of my way to see one, not far out of my way, but, you know what I mean. I made it home waistline in tact. ;~)

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BeerChicken

Beer Chicken

“Can you make this every weekend?”

“You really hit this one out of the park!”

“Now this is RIGHT up my alley!”

Yes, ladies and gentleman, those all quotes from the husband! Apparently all I had to do was shove a beer can up a chicken’s a$$ to get him excited about dinner! Read the rest of this post »»

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Warm Turkey Club Salad with Sweet Dried Herb Dressing

I bought some shaved turkey breast deli meat last week. You know, the thin sliced pre-packaged kind. I’m not quite sure why, the husband and toddler are both ham people and there is no way I’m going to eat this package of deli meat before it goes bad.

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saucelesspizza1

Sauce-less Personal Pizzas

There is one thing I don’t do. One thing that probably most people would laugh at me for and call me a food snob. I can not, no way, no how, buy jarred tomato sauce. You know that Ragu stuff. Blame my mom, she never bought it when I was growing up. She’d make huge batches of homemade sauce that we seemed to always have on hand so there was never really a need.

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Mommy and Me Omelets – Video Post

Awhile back I wrote up my Mommy and Me Omelet Post about making eggs with the toddler. It wasn’t a recipe per say just some ideas for breakfast that can include kids. Well, I don’t know why I didn’t think of this before, but I just realized I could record one of our morning routines. Read the rest of this post »»

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HamSteaks_11

Grilled Ham Steaks with Sweet Potatoes

Five months ago I made Baked Ham with Sweet Potatoes and Carrots. Why is that important, you ask? Well, I ate the other half of that 3 pound ham tonight. Using the same seasoning as the baked dish, I cut the Ham into 3 oz “steaks” marinated and grilled them on the BBQ. It was delicious! The husband AND the the toddler BOTH asked for seconds. Do you believe it? Read the rest of this post »»

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Curried Butter Bean Dip

This may be one of those things that I only like. It truly is the result of… 1.)Being hungry, 2.) having NOTHING is the house, and 3.) wanting to experiment.

I was just going to make some homemade hummus but upon inspection of my almost barren cupboard I discovered no Chickpeas. Just an old can of Butter Beans.

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Garden Chili with a Product Review

The nice folks over at Amazing Taste contacted me asking if I’d be willing to review their seasoning packets. Honestly, I totally forgot about them until I came home from my business trip to discover a box of spices on my stoop.

Being away for the last week they couldn’t have come at a better time. I was hankering for a home cooked meal but I wanted to make something brainless that didn’t require much thought. Cue Amazing Taste Chili Seasoning! Read the rest of this post »»

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