We probably eat too many of these, but I just cannot keep enough of them in the house lately. With this pandemic, we shop in advance for typically a month's worth of groceries. This is typical of us in the wintertime, with several feet of snow or roads impassable...but this is not typical of our… Continue reading The Easiest (and Tastiest) English Muffins Ever
My stepfather's family is Greek and since I was raised in his household, I grew up with amazing Baklava that we had every holiday season. Every year, it was always traditionally the same. As I have adult children of my own now, I have made Baklava myself for many years and have tweaked the syrup… Continue reading Greek Holiday Baklava
Where have you been all of my life??? I bought this at Trader Joe's...I finally remembered I had this in my freezer. My son told me to try these and he is so right! This is the underside of the packaging. Cute little squares of garlic. I clove per cube! This is the opened package.… Continue reading Frozen Garlic Cubes!
Our dog Sitka is 4 now and we really want him to live forever and ever, or at least as long as we are lucky enough to have him to spoil and love! It's super tempting to grab those easy, super stinky dog treats that all dogs adore from the store, but our Sitka loves… Continue reading New Healthy Dog Treats!
Between what is ready to pick at my house and what I found at the farmers market last weekend, I had some extra jalepenos and poblano peppers needing to be used, so I made salsa! Ingredients: 3 jalepenos, seeds removed 2 poblanos, seeds removed 2-4 tomatoes 1 onion 4 cloves of garlic Cilantro- I use… Continue reading Salsa 2 Ways!
This is some seriously easy stuff to make! I put it on my slow cooker at 2pm and it was ready to eat 4 hours later! Ingredients: 3 lbs steak, sliced thin and into strips 2 cups beef broth 2/3 cup reduced sodium soy sauce 1/2 cup brown sugar 2 tbsp sesame oil 5 cloves… Continue reading Slow Cooker Beef & Broccoli!
I'm spoiled with one of those Cuisinart all-in-one slow cookers that's non-stick. I've only had it about 1 year, but WHERE HAS IT BEEN ALL OF MY LIFE? Seriously, its worth it to splurge and have a non-stick version because the clean up takes just a minute. The stuck-on food on my old slow cooker… Continue reading Amazing Slow Cooker Pot Roast!
I've always loved Taco Salads. I prefer them when I can control the ingredients and love baking shells instead of frying! I do fry up the poblano and jalepeno rings however! The Crema: 4 avocados, halved and scooped out 2 limes, squeezed 1/4 c cilantro 1 cup sour cream 1 clove of garlic 1/2 tsp… Continue reading Taco Salad With Homemade Avocado Crema!
Whether I'm roasting broccoli, carrots, cauliflower or potatoes, I've found that it's important to make sure everything is close to the same size to ensure even roasting. I always drizzle olive oil and sprinkle sea salt and cracked black pepper on the Silpat prior to loading the sheet pan with the cut veggies. After I… Continue reading Roasting Veggies!
Ok, so initially the plan was to make a strawberry cream cheese pie, but then I couldn't get lemon curd out of my mind! I love lemon anything and the idea of lemon and strawberry together was irresistible! Typically, you see graham cracker crust with cream cheese pie, but with lemons dancing through my mind… Continue reading Lemon Cream Cheese Pie With Strawberry Glaze!