California Style Black Bean Tacos

California Style Black Bean Tacos

These tacos came about because I had a lot of black beans and ripe avocados to use up before we go on vacation.  I wanted to do a crunchy taco, and after going through my refrigerator found some red pepper, lettuce and red onion.  I decided to skip the cheese (gasp!) and use the guacamole […]

Festive Potato Salad – Update

Festive Potato Salad – Update

This potato salad is a recipe I made last year for Memorial Day.  I was never happy with the pictures.  They just didn’t do it justice.  Now that I’ve learned how to take better pictures, I wanted to share the recipe again in time for Memorial Day or any other cook outs or picnics you […]

Red Pepper, Ham & Potato Frittata

Red Pepper, Ham & Potato Frittata

I had a helper today in the kitchen.  Actually, I usually have one or both in the kitchen when I’m cooking.  I think it’s really good for them to be right up there with me when I’m cooking.  We talk about food, how things go together, and safety.  Lately, Arabella is learning what math is, […]

My Dad’s Famous Grilled Potatoes – Update

My Dad’s Famous Grilled Potatoes – Update

This recipe traveled around Pinterest last summer when my blog was fairly new.  Since learning how to take better pictures, I’ve been wanting to redo this post and add the recipe in a card format too.  I also discovered that my grandma made these first and then my dad started making them.  Every time he […]

Favorite Jello Salad

Favorite Jello Salad

This recipe is one that my mom has made since I was a little girl.  She got the recipe from her sister, and named it “Favorite Jello Salad.”  It’s a classic recipe straight out of the 50′s or 60′s, but it’s so good that I had to share it with you.  Southern Living recently did […]

Mother’s Day Recipes

Mother’s Day Recipes

Mother’s Day is coming up, so I put together some of my favorite recipes that will make a great addition to your Mother’s Day festivities.  My mom is about 12 hours away, so I will be sending my love through the mail and telephone.  But when I lived in Florida, my sister and I would put together […]

Creamy Southwest Enchiladas

Creamy Southwest Enchiladas

I’ve been wanting some Mexican food for the last week and a half.  I guess I was gearing up for Cinco de Mayo.  My Pinterest food board is almost nothing but Mexican recipes in the most recent pins.  I came across these Cream Cheese Enchiladas and immediately my mind starting swirling with ideas.  I could […]

Bubble Milk – A Kiddie Drink

Bubble Milk – A Kiddie Drink

This is a fun drink that I make for my daughter.  It started when I was making myself a cappuccino and had leftover frothy steamed milk.  I thought Arabella would think it was a yummy treat to eat with a spoon after I sweetened it up a little.  She is very sensitive to sugar, so […]

Apple & Celery Tuna Salad Sandwich

Apple & Celery Tuna Salad Sandwich

I’ve been craving tuna salad now that the weather has warmed up a little.  My friend Faith once called this the best tuna salad she ever ate.  It’s really creamy and packed with crunch at the same time.  A little sweet and a little salty. Start with solid white albacore tuna.  It has a lighter, […]

Buffalo Chicken Two Ways – Rice Bowl or Burrito

Buffalo Chicken Two Ways – Rice Bowl or Burrito

I wanted to make a rice bowl for dinner with some chicken I had in my freezer.  I was thinking taco bowl, and then it hit me!  Buffalo chicken rice bowl with lettuce and celery and some cilantro.  I couldn’t wait to get started. Cook 2 cups of rice according to package directions or in […]