Category: Recipes

ham, ham, beans & more ham…

Easter has come and gone, and if your refrigerator looks anything like mine it loaded with tons of leftovers.  I have some au gratin potatoes, green bean casserole, pistachio fluff and of course ham…tons & tons of ham…so why not add some beans to the mix?   It never fails, …

an au gratin star is born…

The life of a food blogger is not as glamorous as some might imagine, my poor Hubby rarely gets a repeat meal (even his favorites), sometimes a recipe has to be made several times before it is right, and sometimes we even celebrate a Holiday early so I can get all …

smothered burritos

I just love the idea of anything smothered.  I mean I did grow up in the south where we have smothered pork chops, smothered beef tips, smothered chicken…really anything that will sit still we will smother if given the chance.  It just sounds so decadent and bad for you…but the …

Chicken with some Mexican flair

Spring break has started here in my part of the world and I know everyone’s calendar is booked solid wth super fun activities with the kids, & making a super delicious slow cooker meal is a perfect option for this week (or any week)…plus check back tomorrow for a 2nd …

get up & smell the bacon

Spring Break is here and that means it is time to relax, have fun and EAT…& I say lets eat some bacon!! There is just something so indulgent about bacon that makes you feel like your doing something a little naughty…and trust me this sweet & spicy version is a …

throwin’ a hissy fit for this dip…

The weekend is almost here & we are springing forward (ok thats not fun) but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t have get together with friends and family…right?  I have had a rough couple of weeks and a nice little get together is just what the Dr. ordered and this Skinn(ier) …

rich, creamy and oh so good risotto

Are you a fan of risotto?  Have you made it before?  Were you successful?  Was it worth it (you know all the time and effort)?  Whether you are a pro or not this risotto is a must make, and you won’t believe just how easy it is, you just have …

kicky shrimp on the grill

I love shrimp!  There I admit it…I L.O.V.E those cute little things!  Since I was a little kid I have always been a fan.  One of my earliest memories involves this favorite treat.  There was a restaurant in Houston that I loved, JoJo’s.  It was a family type of place that …

a loaded omelette to make your morning great

I am so proud of The Hubby.  He has been getting up at 5:00 AM three times a week to go to cross fit.  Yes you read that right…he is doing CROSS FIT!  Whats even more crazy is that he is loving it!   As part of The Hubby’s new …

Orzo in the making…

Soup is a comfort food for The Hubby and I try to have it for him as often as possible…but in Half Baked Land it is already getting warm outside so I am not in much of a soup mood, until I remembered a recipe I have been waiting to …