This is my daughter’s favorite salad, she literally licks the plate clean when I make it. I love it because it is crisp and refreshing and comes together easily. The combination of flavors is really nice – the sweetness from the sugar, tartness from vinegar, a little salt and a hint of spice. Continue reading “Refreshing Cucumber Salad”
I have been really geeking out on making plans for my Asian pack. So many yummy options, so little time. I finally executed some of those ideas tonight. This was a great week night dinner because it came together quickly and the result was delicious. It was so good that my five year old was angry that she got two and her dad put SEVEN (yes, seven) on his plate. She quickly snatched two from his plate for herself.
In addition to being easy and scrumptious, this recipe is really adaptable. A lot of times I feel like I don’t make “recipes”, I just have concepts that I use to fit whatever ingredients I have on hand. This is one of those “recipes”. I am just laying the framework but it is super flexible. I used ground turkey because I had it in the fridge but any ground or shredded meat would be splendid and I used bell pepper because I needed to use them up but any number of vegetables would be fantastic (carrots, celery, peas, etc). Continue reading “Wonton Taco Rolls”
I was fortunate to live with my grandmother for 4 years during college. In the span of these years we spent much of our time talking about or making some family favorite foods! One of my FAVORITE desserts she would prepare was Kuchen.
It would never fail, she would bake two or 3 Kuchen’s on the one weekend I worked or was out of town! Now, I’m not complaining as I definetly reaped the benefits of her labor. However, she passed in 2013. We have scoured her recipe cards and many cook books and none of them indicated a recipe she used! For the past few year I have been trying out a few variations and finally have a Kuchen Recipe that is comparable to hers!
I hope you enjoy this little slice of Heavenly Kuchen with a twist- Mandarin Oranges!! Continue reading “Mandarin Kuchen”
I’m taking y’all on a trip down to sunny Austin, TX for a traditional Tex Mex breakfast. You can step into nearly any self-respecting breakfast establishment in Austin and order Migas. This is the way that I make Migas but it can be made in a variety of ways. The key is to scramble eggs with corn tortillas and some veggies. The result is always flavorful, comforting and a great way to start the day. Continue reading “Its Time for Migas Y’all”
I’m OBSESSED with the pizza rounds. I maxed out on my first contribution because I knew that they would make easy lunches for my daughter but I find myself using them all the time for dinners instead. Anytime I don’t feel like cooking, I pull out the pizza rounds and top them with some ingredients out of the fridge. This pizza was a little more planned than my typical. As soon as I saw those beautiful jalapeños in the basket, I wanted to make a pizza inspired by one of my favorite appetizers – jalapeño poppers.
One of my favorite things about the pizza rounds is that everyone in the family can have a pizza tweaked to their preference. I didn’t put jalapeños on my daughters because she doesn’t care for the heat but I really loaded up hubby’s pizza with the jalapeños. I was somewhere in between. Continue reading “Jalapeno Popper Pizza”
I am always looking for new ways to bring fresh ingredients to our table!
These fresh bright orange Tangelo popsicles were a huge hit with my toddlers- and husband! Continue reading “Tangelo Fruit Popsicles”
Sometimes you just feel like giving your family a special treat. With this Chocolate Fettuccine & Strawberries you can do just that. Plus using the fresh produce from your basket makes it even better.
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Thanks to Bountiful Baskets I can not only make my cake I can eat it too. I used my homemade applesauce and fresh zucchini from one of my baskets to make a moist and light cake. I did a semi sweet chip frosting to keep it simple. Every one deserves a special treat once in a while so why not try this, you won’t be disappointed.
I am so in love with the young Thai White coconut we got in a basket. There are so many ways to enjoy them and this is at the top of my list. In the notes you will see how to make your own coconut milk to use in this recipe.
There are so many ways to use cauliflower. The only limit is your own mind. I have seen lots of cauliflower tortilla recipes on the web but wanted to do one of my own. Here it is.
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