Mexican Street Corn Salad

Mexican Street Corn Salad - Chew Nibble Nosh

Every time we head to the beach with our family, one of our favorite traditions is stopping in at a local spot on the beach strip called Taco Boy.  Taco Boy is an eclectic, colorful, Mexican taqueria and cantina.  Their tacos and nachos pair wonderfully with their Frozen Screwdrivers and Margaritas, but honestly, the thing that gets us every single time we visit is their Mexican Street Corn.

Sweet & Savory Spiced Nuts

Sweet & Savory Spiced Nuts - Chew Nibble Nosh 5

The holiday season may be “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year”, but if you’re like me, and I would wager that many of you are, it’s also the busiest time of the year. Our December is jam packed, and as the holidays grow closer, our schedule gets even busier.  This is when it’s great to have a few go-to recipes that you can make ahead for the holidays to share when friends and family drop in, at a holiday office pot luck, or to share as teacher and Secret Santa gifts.

Chicken Fajita Pasta – Cooking with McCormick Perfect Pinch Blends

Chicken Fajita Pasta - Chew Nibble Nosh

 If my kids ask what’s for dinner, and I say “Chicken and pasta”, I’m usually safe from the “Uuuuuuugh!  Noooooo!  WHAT?  Eeeeeew!” that would have accompanied scarier responses for them like “We’re having fish” or “I’ve decided to experiment with tofu today”.  I can mix other things in with the chicken and pasta, things that they don’t usually like, and they won’t complain a whole lot because they just focus on the chicken and pasta.  Those are their comfort foods…their no complaint foods.  So, I’m always looking for new ways to jazz up the ordinary and introduce them to new and exciting flavors and variations on their favorites.

Top Ten Recipes to Kick Off Summer

Top Ten Summer Recipes - Chew Nibble Nosh

Mmmmm…summer food!  It’s one of the best parts about summer.  Summer food is all about fresh and fun flavors, bright and lively dishes, and ways to celebrate a wonderful season.

Here are ten of my favorite go to recipes that can help anyone kick summer into gear!  Enjoy!  Just click on the titles to take you to the recipes.

Black Bean, Corn and Avocado Salsa

This fresh, tasty salsa is always a hit at any summer party when served with tortilla chips.  Not in the mood for munchies?  Serve it over grilled chicken!

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Lemon and Raspberry Bars

Isn’t the Internet grand?  You have an idea, throw it into a search engine and endless possibilities pop up.   That was the case with this recipe.  I knew I wanted to make something for dessert (It was one of those days…) and I had some lemons and raspberries calling my name.  The combination of lemon and raspberry is one of my favorites, especially in the summer.  So light, and tart, but still sweet….Mmmm.  It’s good stuff.

Angel Hair with Checca Sauce

OK, this heat is crazy.  It’s officially summer.  Gone are the days of June, where I was almost swayed to believe that the weather was going to stay pretty mild until the kids went back to school.  We’re at the point in our summer where the kids don’t even want to be outside because it’s so hot.  This is a major bummer from a parental standpoint.

Happy 100th Post! A Few of my Favorite (Kitchen) Things AND a Giveaway!

It’s a special day around here!  It’s a bit of a milestone, actually.  Today marks the 100th post on Chew Nibble Nosh!  In honor of today, I figured I’d try something different.  Instead of a recipe, I’m going to talk today about ten of my favorite kitchen gadgets that help make life, and cooking dinner, a whole lot easier.  A couple of them are bigger ticket items (We’re not talking Oprah’s Favorite Things big-ticket type items.  Don’t worry.), but most of them are perfectly simple, affordable items that just come in handy.

Then, after the top ten is revealed, I’ll announce a new giveaway!  So, keep reading!