Cooking with Cranberries: Cranberry Relish Recipe

Last week we talked about some great uses for Pumpkin Pie Spice, another ingredient that is perfect to use for the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays are Cranberries. Now although I grew up thinking that cranberries at Thanksgiving came from a can, {and I still really like them} cooking with cranberries is easy and can be […]

Mexican Basics: Pico de gallo

Having good basic recipes can be like gold to a home cook. We continue our Mexican Basics series today with Pico de gallo; uncooked, fresh salsa. Just like the Classic Guacamole, I’m sure there are a number of recipes. In fact, many cooks often just toss in a pinch of this and a little of […]

Barley Recipes That Are Packed With Flavor

If you have eaten barley before, you either love it or hate it. It’s a healthy grain that can be added to numerous recipes to improve the texture and make them heartier. If you are looking for some barley dishes that are full of flavor, try one of these barley recipes. California Barley Bowl This barley […]

Quick and Easy Green Bean Casserole

When we were discussing what recipes we wanted to share with everyone this Thanksgiving and we settled on some of our family classics. A regular at our Thanksgiving dinner is this Quick & Easy Green Bean Casserole. Frankly I don’t remember when or from whom we first received the recipe. Maybe it was my Mom […]

Mexican Basics: Classic Guacamole

As most families, Mexican food is not only one of our favorites, it’s also one of the most pocket friendly meals you can serve. Whether you like spicy food or not {like me}, most Mexican recipes are bursting with flavor. All this week we will be sharing Mexican Basics, beginning today with Classic Guacamole. The crazy […]

Creamy German Potato Salad

Oh the easy, breezy days of Summer…we all love them! Summer = potlucks…picnics…delicious salads…Father’s Day and Fourth of July celebrations! But sometimes we don’t want to serve the same ol’ potato salad…let’s change it up with this Creamy German Potato Salad! Although we love the traditional Potato Salad, it’s always nice to have a little […]

Grilled Potato Salad and Weekly Menu Plan

Happy Monday my friends! Did you enjoy your weekend? It was a  bit cold here, but we braved the weather for baseball on Saturday and worked most of the day on Sunday doing a cupcake photo shoot for a magazine. We often grill our main dish, but it’s often difficult to come up with a […]

Red Beans and Rice Recipe

Growing up I never was one for beans, sure I loved green beans and Campbell’s bean with bacon soup. But as hard as my parents tried they never were able to get me to eat a meal that was comprised of beans. It took many years and the coaxing of a former co-worker to find […]

Mini Penne with Cherry Tomatoes

Pasta dishes don’t always have to be weighed down with a heavy sauce, especially during the summer. And summer is a great time to plan a lighter meal and this Mini Penne with Cherry Tomatoes is perfect. Pasta is one of our family’s favorite meal, whether it’s the main course or paired with meat or […]

Herb Garlic Bread: Potluck Tagalong

Well it’s official, summer’s winding down. The kid’s are back in school, football is back and sadly the days are becoming noticeably shorter every passing day. You’ve got one last barbecue blast to go to but you’ve taken every potluck recipe you can think of  this past summer. Well here’s an easy tagalong that will […]

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