Cucumber, Onion, Avocado, and Tomato Salad! It is screeching hot, here in SoCal! Like, 105 everyday kinda hot. Melt yo skin off kinda hot! Sofinding ways to cool down, and things to eat without putting on the stove and making the house even hotter, is kind of challenging. That is where light, and refreshing salads… Continue reading Cucumber, Onion, Avocado, and Tomato Salad!
Easy Artichoke Heart Spinach Dip One of the things that I like to do, is to create restaurant style food at home. Whenever we are dining out, we usually start off with an appetizer, and if Spinach dip is on the menu, I am all for it! I love the flavors, and the texture, and… Continue reading Easy Artichoke Heart Spinach Dip
I am trying to lighten my load this week, by having a simple week. That means cooking up some simple, yet delicious meals, that can be done in no time, and still taste super yummy, like this Chicken Teriyaki with Asparagus. This meal comes together in a snap, and will make you say “WOW!” My… Continue reading Copycat Takeout Chicken Teriyaki with Asparagus
It’s almost Easter, and I have got my hands full. I have the whole family here this year, and although it is a somber mood, we are all very grateful for everything we have, and each other. With my brother-in-law battling colon cancer, my hubby’s mom and dad, have been visiting him a lot,… Continue reading Super Easy Deviled Potatoes
When it comes to side dishes, potatoes, take the top spot in our home. When we are eating carbs, that is. My kids love anything doused in garlic, and Parmesan. You can really put garlic and Parmesan, on anything, and it would be delicious. Now, I love cooking with regular russet potatoes, but when… Continue reading Garlic and Parmesan Roasted Red Potatoes
It’s still a little rainy out here in SoCal. We are trying to recover from the heavy wind and rain, that broke my mailbox and my water fountain outside. The rains flooded my sons car, and to get into the garage, you had to step into a foot of water. Yeah! It was the… Continue reading Garlic & Herb Pork Loin Roast with Red Potatoes
I like growing my own herbs. I like growing my own vegetables as well, but my green thumb, is still not the shade of green, that I would like. I am still very much a newbie, when it comes to growing vegetables in my yard. Now, with this basil plant, I had a bit… Continue reading How To Air Dry Basil
I love having company over for lunch. And Crostini, is the perfect appetizer/meal, that will satisfy everyone, with the most simple ingredients, and also looks so elegant! My recipe for Pumpernickel Crostini with Avocado, Radish and Beets, is just the ticket, for unexpected company, and it is ready in a jiffy! I always have an… Continue reading Pumpernickel Crostini with Avocado, Radish and Beets!
I am all about ringing in the new year with a bit of luck. 2016, has been very good to me and my family in many ways, and I am very thankful for that. It has been quite a holiday season, and I must admit, that with all the cooking, shopping, wrapping, and decorating, I… Continue reading New Years Black Eye Pea Dip
With Pumpkin season in full swing, I wanted to share some ways to use Pumpkin. Last week, I showed you how I make my own pumpkin puree for recipes, but today, I am sharing how to roast the seeds of said pumpkin, with this Italian Style Roasted Pumpkin Seeds. I love roasted pumpkin seeds, any… Continue reading Italian Style Roasted Pumpkin Seeds