When the fall and winter months roll around, people inevitably start searching our blog archives for the same things. Obviously pumpkin, pumpkin and more pumpkin, but also butternut squash and apple recipes. But you know what else we know you’re going crazy for? Soup. With the advent of sweater weather, you—just like us—yearn for hearty, warm pots of soup, including taco soup, simmering away on the stove. There’s something about it that’s just as comforting for the soul as it is for your taste buds. In fact, a good soup is often my go-to when I take dinner to a friend or neighbor. It’s so easy to turn it into a meal by pairing it with a simple salad and a good loaf of bread. Continue reading
At our house, we eat salsa on just about everything: scrambled eggs, tacos, burritos, enchiladas… We even love it on grilled chicken breasts or fish! My kids like mild red salsa, but I’ve always been a green salsa girl. I love that it’s tangy, and I like it with some heat to it. This Homemade Tomatillo Salsa is full of delicious flavor from roasted garlic, tomatillos and Anaheim peppers, and gets its delicious smoky flavor from roasting the vegetables in the oven. I had never made tomatillo salsa before, and I was surprised by how simple and easy it is!
The wanderlust bug has been biting me BAD recently. And it’s really not the best timing, considering the whole husband-and-three-kids thing…much less the paying-bills thing. Plane tickets are so far out of the realm of possibility that I’m resorting to fantasies of stowing away in oversize carry-ons. (I’m short; I could probably get away with it.) So what’s a girl to do when her heart says “Seoul!” and her wallet says “Seriously?”
I’ll tell you what I’m doing: I’m booking a trip to my kitchen to make my globe-trotting fantasies a reality—food-wise, at least. Because even if I’m not noshing on chicken Florentine in a 19th-century piazza or chicken teriyaki in a bustling Tokyo cafe, I’m still enjoying some awesome eats from the comfort of my kitchen. And no flight delays, either! Continue reading
This month is full of some of the best events to celebrate with friends and family, and game days are great excuses for good grub. These Mini Taco Cups are the perfect addition to your home tailgate.
As much as I love, love, love the holiday season, I also look forward to packing up the garland and twinkle lights to make way for the New Year. The New Year is a time to refresh and refocus. It’s also a great opportunity to get our eating habits back on track after all of that holiday cheer! Let me tell you, there was an ample amount of holiday cheer happening in my house, if you get what I’m saying. Continue reading
“’Tis the season for eating cookies, FA-LA-LA-LA-LA LA-LA LA-LA!” Continue reading
Cookie swaps embody all my favorite parts of the holiday season: giving and receiving, spending time with people I care about…and baking cookies. A good cookie swap has something for everyone, from the chocolate lover to the classic Christmas cookie aficionado. That’s what you’ll find in my collection of excellent cookie recipes below. Continue reading