August is National Panini Month: How to Celebrate with a Crowd

August is National Panini Month and I can’t imagine a better reason to turn on my indoor grill and invite friends over for a grilled sandwich schmorgesborg! I’ve created some delicious Paninis using robust flavors, and the best part is they can be interchanged to create whichever sandwich you desire.  Start with crusty bread, like one with a delicious sourdough crust, spread with creamy, cool dips like guacamole and fill […] Read Full Post

Grilled Fruit and New Twists on Classic Summer Desserts

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not about to pass up a peach cobbler, strawberry shortcake, fireside s’mores or homemade ice cream… ever.  But every once in a while it’s fun to switch up the classics and put a new twist on them.  I’ve taken traditional summer flavors like juicy ripe peaches, watermelon, and ice cream, and put my spin on them.  And I’m not a baker, so nothing here is […] Read Full Post

Guilt Free Snacking Video: New Healthy Products to Try Out

Even when I’m trying to eat my healthiest, there’s no escaping the snack aisle.  Salty, spicy and crunchy or sweet and nutty, there’s not a chip, cookie or piece of chocolate I can resist.  Luckily, snack companies are getting smarter and incorporating healthy ingredients like kale and quinoa into their chips, chocolates and even granola.  I know what you’re thinking, how can they possibly be as good as the original […] Read Full Post

Macaroni Day Recipe: GF Cauliflower Mac n Cheese!

Cauliflower Mac n Cheese Today is National Macaroni Day, but being that it’s summer, I thought a lightened up mac n cheese recipe would be a perfect side dish tonight.  It’s gluten free and uses cauliflower crumbs instead of breadcrumbs as the crunchy topping.  Give it a try, your kids… and grown ups, are gonna love it! GF Cauliflower Mac n Cheese 1 lb gluten free elbow macaroni pasta, cooked al dente 2 tbsp […] Read Full Post

Pea Guacamole, Is it Any Good?

There’s a lot of Buzz going on around the internet about the Pea Guacamole Recipe that the NY Times posted.  Being a Texan I was skeptical at first… but now the Mom in me is excited about adding the little green vegetable to my children’s favorite dip! Here is an awesome Buzz Feed video of people’s reaction to trying pea guacamole for the first time.  […] Read Full Post

Video: Cereal Milk Ice Cream

Cereal Milk Ice Cream If you’ve ever been to Momofuku Milk Bar in New York, you know what I’m talking about. But if you’ve never delighted in cereal milk ice cream, I’m about to show you how you can bring the New York sweet obsession to your home kitchen. Imagine eating a crunchy bowl of Fruity Pebbles, the best part is slurping the cold, sweet milk at the bottom of the bowl. Now imagine […] Read Full Post

Fourth of July Food Inspired by Pinterest

Fourth of July Ribs and Roast Corn Fourth of July wouldn’t be complete without American staples like ribs, coleslaw, corn on the cob and fruit cobbler.  This year I turned to Pinterest for inspiration and new cooking methods for some of my favorite holiday weekend foods.  Here are some simple recipes of my own to try, I think you’ll like them as much as I do. Smokey Ribs 2-3 lbs Pork Ribs, St. Louis Style and hand […] Read Full Post

Video and Recipe: Foolproof Weeknight Stir Fry

Chicken and Broccoli Stir FryChicken Broccoli Stir Fry A quick and healthy stir fry are minutes away from your family’s table.  But there are a few things that will ensure a delicious and perfectly cooked stir fry every time:
  • Heat your pan. You don’t have to use a wok to cook great stir fry. But you do have to pre heat your pan. It will create that sizzle sound and caramelize food for that
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Father’s Day Breakfast: No Mess Bacon, Perfect Scrambled Eggs and Homemade Biscuits

On weekends, my husband often allows me to sleep in and will wake early with our two little boys.  But on Father’s Day, he deserves to rest, including not worrying about breakfast.  My kids absolutely love to help me in the kitchen and are always proud of what they create.  It may be simple, but I can’t imagine a more comforting breakfast than biscuits from scratch, crispy hot bacon and […] Read Full Post