I’m pretty sure that when people come into my kitchen, they might look in one corner of it and think I have a problem with hoarding. You see, in one corner of my kitchen, there’s a stack of cooking magazines. It’s a pretty large stack, if I’m being completely honest. Magazines I can’t quite bear to part with yet, but that I also haven’t had the time to dig through. So they sit, in the corner, next to my cookbook cabinet (that hopefully makes my cookbook addiction look less hoarder-esque.) Read more...(824 words, 9 images, estimated 3:18 mins reading time)
Sometimes, a recipe comes along and stops us all in our tracks. This is one of those recipes. I grabbed this recipe from my Skinnytaste cookbook, whipped it up for dinner, and my husband couldn’t stop talking about it. There are a lot of slow-cooker-taco-filling recipes out there, but this one holds a special place in our hearts, and now, our recipe box. It’s really, really tasty, and when you feel like you need to lighten up, and freshen up, your fall meal routine, this is a great place to start. Read more...(875 words, 10 images, estimated 3:30 mins reading time)
The Dog Days of Summer have finally hit us in Indiana. After a pretty cool and soggy start, now that it’s just about time to go back to school, the heat has finally kicked in. Not that I’m complaining. At all. I’m still in my “At one point, we lived in Louisiana and Georgia, this is nothing.” frame of mind. It’s just that finally, after almost three months of weather weirdness, it feels like summer. Read more...(580 words, 9 images, estimated 2:19 mins reading time)
Today is the last day of school. HOW? I know the teachers may not be in agreement with me, but this year simply flew by. It seems like every year moves faster and faster, and my mommy heart is on the verge of a breakdown. Make it stop! At the end of the day, I’ll have a 7th grader and a 4th grader.
One of my favorite summer soups is cool, fresh Gazpacho. It really may be the most refreshing summer food out there, and the fact that it’s good for you certainly doesn’t hurt. I try to make a batch at least once a summer, and this summer had gotten away from me before I’d had a chance to! Last summer, I experimented with a Southwestern Gazpacho (click here for the recipe), and it was delicious. In fact, just rereading the post has made me think I need to whip up another batch of that soon. This summer, however, I ran across a new recipe for a different twist on my usual summer favorite. As you know, I like twists, so I gave it a go. Read more...(749 words, 7 images, estimated 3:0 mins reading time)
I don’t know about you, but one of my downfalls when we go out to a Mexican restaurant is that freebie basket of chips and salsa they plop down on the table as soon as we arrive. Pair that with some guacamole and a margarita, and I could easily down my week’s worth of calories in one sitting. Those chips are dangerous…dangerously addictive. There’s just something about munchies. I’ve learned that when the basket hits the table, I’m better off just not touching it. That way, I’m actually still hungry when dinner arrives. Not grabbing a chip (or fifty) is kind of a bummer, but I usually feel better about my choices by the end of the meal. Read more...(1014 words, 11 images, estimated 4:03 mins reading time)