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 …

trust me you can have these fries…

FRY TIME!  Trust me this is one of my favorite phrases…there is just something so great about FRIES!!  For me it doesn’t matter if I am having them with burgers, grilled chicken or on their own I just LOVE FRIES!!  The only problem with fries is they are just not …

Quinoa to the rescue…

Quinoa is a favorite with me.  I always try to find ways to get it into the menu at least once a week.  I mean not only is quinoa super “in” right now, but it is also loaded with tons of good stuff for you.  I mean it is naturally gluten …

chicken chili? yes, please

The Hubby LOVES chili.  He loves it so much the very first party we ever had as a married couple (over 10 years ago) he made chili for 30 people with all the toppings…and everyone loved it.  Ever since then we have been making chili for lots of get togethers …

cute, mini & skinny meatloaf

I have been craving comfort food lately.  You know what I am talking about a cheesy hamburger macaroni bake, or maybe some loaded mashed potatoes  or even better how about a salisbury steak with a rich gravy…boy oh boy I could get myself in trouble with all those for sure.  As …

fajita skewers please…

Who is ready for grilling season…I AM!!  There is just something so great about getting outside and cooking over an open fire (or having The Hubby do it) and experiencing the great flavors that come with it.    It just seems to make everything taste better, even the stuff that …