Category: Recipes

rice gone wild

Are you a rice or a potato person?  I am 90% of the time a potato gal except when we are talking about wild rice. not in a box? There is always a box of that Uncle’s Wild Rice in my pantry.  I  sometimes whip it up for a quick side.  It may …

Pumpkin in the morning

Hello Fall…you know what that means…it is PUMPKIN time!! I have to say the beginning of Fall is one of my favorite times of the year.  Bring on the pumpkins, yummy foods and cooler weather!! A match made in pumpkin heaven… Over the next few months you will see pumpkin recipes everywhere, …

Chili Rubbed and oh Sooooo Good

School is back in session for most everyone and that means busy weeks, busy weekends and practically no time to cook.  It is crazy I don’t even have any little people and my days and nights are busier than ever.  How does that happen?  Maybe I am just amping up …

It’s still summer

OK…I know.  It is September, Starbucks has pumpkin spice latte’s coming out go their ears and halloween candy is popping up at your stores…but guys it is still officially summer!!  Fall is does not start for another 15 days and that means we have just enough time for one more …

bring on the orzo…

So what are your thoughts on orzo?  Do you love it as much as I do?  Probably not as I am a HUGE orzo fan (along with couscous)…ok anything in the pasta family but especially orzo. It’s start in the browning… Now the orzo makes this dish special but what …

love in the oven

When someone asks me what my favorite meal is one of my top answers is roast and potatoes.  This French Onion Roast is a super yummy version of my classic recipe, and you won’t believe how easy it is. What makes this so special? Three words…French Onion Soup Mix (sorry …

in honor of all their hard work

Are you watching the Olympics?  I am pretty sure I have watched more rowing and beach volleyball in the last 2 days than I have ever seen in all my life.  Of course I have also watched a ton of gymnastics and swimming.  I just love the swimming. I have to …

stack it up

It is Monday!!  Where did the weekend go?  Also, did you know that simmer is also over?  Yay…it is crazy school starts in 2 weeks. Monday needs easy…EVERYTHING When Monday rolls around I know I love it when I can feed my peeps something yummy and EASY…because lets be real …

Grill the weekend away…

What are your plans this weekend?  Are you taking a little time away?  Hanging out with friends and family?  Are you grilling?  In my house we will be grilling for sure…and who knows what else. Whats on the grill? Are you doing burgers (like these sliders)?   How about those …

The more spicy… the more better

Are you a sauce person?  I am a HUGE sauce person.    I like sauces on everything from pasta to  dessert, but with fries is a must. Sauce, why? Ok, I understand that not everyone is a fan of sauce with their fries, but I urge you to just try it. …