Autumn Fennel Slaw

This week we received fennel, red pears and apples in our baskets. I decided to try a more autumnal version of fresh fennel slaw by making an apple cider vinaigrette to dress it. It came together rather quickly and only needed to rest for 30 minutes for the flavors to meld. I would imagine this would be a wonderful side dish to roasted pork loin, pork chop or to top a pulled pork sandwich.

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“Lick the Blender Clean” Hatch Chile Dressing

I keep a huge bowl of salad in my fridge at all times. I love to be able to serve my family a fresh and delicious salad with our dinners. Unfortunately the big kid (read: my significant other) isn’t an eager salad eater so I always keep a dressing on hand that will appease him. I just knew that if I could concoct a tasty hatch chile dressing, I would have a willing salad eater this week.
My 5 year old daughter and I put this together (she operated the blender and poured in the measured ingredients). Once it was done, she couldn’t get enough of it! After I poured the dressing into my snazzy dressing bottle, she licked the dressing out of the blender and I hope you will too (don’t worry, we won’t judge).


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Caribbean Hot Sauce

Have I ever mentioned that we go through our veggies way faster than our fruit? We do. We’re just a savory, veggie type of family. So anything that I can do to use up the fruit in more savory ways is always welcome.

And hot sauce. Hot sauce is always welcome too. Which brings me to this recipe. While perusing Caribbean flavors it occurred to me that I could probably create a hot sauce with the fruit I have on hand. That’s how this recipe came about.
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Sweet Brussels Sprout Bacon Bake


Not going to lie….This sounds hideous (this coming from my cousin who I love for telling it like it is), even for a non picky eater which I can claim to be these days! 😉 But something about it is just darn good! What is it about this that makes it good when everything thing screams THOSE FOODS DON’T GO TOGETHER!!!! Continue reading “Sweet Brussels Sprout Bacon Bake”

Lisa Y – Pizza and a Movie

Watching a good movie while enjoying a homemade pizza is a common occurrence in our house and since no picky eating is allowed it’s easy to try different toppings with success.

One of our favorite movies is Secondhand LionsIt’s the story of a young boy who gets uprooted to live with relatives he doesn’t know and the adventures that follow.  Since this movie takes place in Texas and because we’re in Texas it made sense to create a pizza using leftover brisket.  After all, there is nothing like Texas brisket!  Hope you enjoy the movie and the pizza as much as we did.

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