Monthly archives: June, 2015

Strawberry Caprese Salad

Strawberry Caprese Salad

I took the kids to pick strawberries this year.  We had a blast.  We were looking for the biggest, reddest strawberries.  Oh and also strawberries shaped like butts.  LOL.  When I went to pay for what we had picked, I had to confess that he needed to weigh my children and add that to the

Creamy Chicken and Spinach Pasta Bake

Sometimes the best ideas come to me when I have some ingredients that I need to use up before they spoil. Usually it’s some sort of fresh produce that I bought and never used.  And then I just say to myself, self, what can I do with this bag of spinach?  And that’s when it

Crockpot BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

By now you know I have a love affair with my crockpot.  My only regret is that I don’t use it more.  LOL. Actually, the real reason I don’t use it more is because I have a puny kitchen.  So about 70% of my kitchen stuff is in the basement.  Including my crockpot.  If I

Pepper Steak

I always have a hard time ordering take-out Chinese food.  I think it’s probably been years since I’ve had it. Not necessarily because I’m not lazy sometimes.  But probably more-so because I know how easy it is to make at home and I know that I can make it quick and it will be healthier

Spinach and Mushroom Omelette

Let me start by saying, mushrooms are not for everyone.  It’s in this spirit that I bring you this omelette.  The beauty of it is that you can change out the mushrooms for other vegetables or leave them in.  You can add other ingredients such as bacon, or bacon.  It’s completely up to you.  To

Crockpot Ropa Vieja

This is kind of random.  But the other day I had a pot roast that I needed to use.   And I’ve always liked Cuban food.  And my crockpot.  So I put the two together and made Ropa Vieja.  Maybe that’s not really how it all went down, there was quite a bit of debate

Creamy BLT Pasta Salad

So the other day, we had an impromptu BBQ with friends.  I say impromptu because we didn’t plan it.  At all. Meaning when I woke up that morning, I had no idea I was going to be making a pasta salad to serve alongside some brats that KB grilled up.  Anyways, I knew I had

Amazing Mac and Cheese

I consider myself a mac and cheese connoisseur.  There’s no two-ways about it, two of my very favorite things to eat…carbs and cheese.  Of course there are other food groups that I like, but I always come back to carbs and cheese.  If you think about it, carbs and cheese can go with anything!  Hence

Parmesan Crusted Tilapia

It’s always a struggle to get my family to eat fish.  When I first met KB, he was strictly a meat and potatoes guy. But gradually I turned him on to sushi.  Which is weird because he’ll eat raw fish, but when I cook fish, it’s not necessarily his favorite.  Unless it’s in tacos.  Because

The Best Breakfast Sandwich…EVER!

I’ve been making this breakfast sandwich for about 14 years.  The same way.  With the same ingredients. Because if it’s not broken, don’t fix it?  Because how can you beat a bagel, bacon, eggs and cheese?  KB will tell you that he added the raw onions, and honestly, he probably did.  I really couldn’t tell