10.29.2014

One-Pot Cheeseburger Pasta


One pan and about 30 minutes start to finish, is all you need to get this dish of delicious and hearty, family-friendly comfort food on your dinner table tonight.

10.26.2014

Pizza Rolls




The other day, my husband and I were walking through our favorite local market's bakery and we spotted the most heavenly looking larger-than-large cheesy dinner roll looking things, fresh out of the oven. We couldn't resist their temptation, and had to bring them home with us. Saucer-sized and oozing with cheese and jalepenos, I immediately declared that I had to replicate something like them in my own kitchen.

10.22.2014

BBQ Pulled-Pork Nachos with Quick Fire-Roasted Tomato Salsa & Avocado Lime-Crema

 

I am rapidly learning that some foods are definitely trickier to photograph than others. I think the first I came to realize was sandwiches - really tough. I envy those that can capture those oozy cheesy shots of a perfect grilled cheese, or photograph a sammy piled high before it starts to slump to one side = skillz.  The second one I have trouble with is Mexican food. I mean, I'm not sure that it's Mexican food per se, I think it's rather those dishes that just need to have a whole bunch delicious things all piled up on top of each other. I can't help my self, I just can't ever seem to use a light hand when it comes to toppings. No regrets - YOLO...

10.20.2014

Middle Eastern Rice & Lentils (My 100th post!)


I can't believe how time flies! It really seems like just yesterday that I started this blog. At the 100th post mark I feel like I am somewhere between newbie and like I've been doing this forever. It's been an exciting, positive and satisfying element in my life, creating this blog. I am looking forward to post 200, 300 and beyond. ☺

10.17.2014

Caramel Pecan Shortbread Squares


I can't believe it, it's been almost a week since my last post... I feel so guilty, it was just one of those weeks, not necessarily bad, just a full one. One where I just had trouble keeping the machinery that is my life well calibrated. There was one recipe fail and one recipe that didn't happen because of missing ingredients. Also, my Mom's birthday was this week, and the wonky factor of my husband having his "weekend" fall in the beginning of the week - that never seems to cease in throwing me off my game. Sometimes I just don't know how all you amazing bloggers are so awesomely consistent, if you have any secrets to your success - do tell! In my dream world I would post 3 times a week consistently, and do a better job of staying on top of emails and networking and all that jazz... I think I feel a New Year's Resolution coming on...

10.11.2014

Roasted Butternut Squash Harvest Salad with Apples & Hazelnuts


I've got a pattern going with my last few posts - pumpkin, butternut squash, pumpkin, and now butternut squash again. Tis the season!!! I think I'll be breaking it up after this one though, just to keep things fresh. So we don't get bored.

10.08.2014

Chocolate Marble Pumpkin Bread


Gah!! The week is halfway over already and I should have made this post a couple of days ago. I made this pumpkin bread over the weekend and took it over to my Mom's house on Saturday. Which now it's long gone. Looking at these photos now is making me long for another slice of this moist, chocolaty and delicately spiced pumpkin bread. Well, note to self: in the future, blog  the tasty sweets while you still have some left to keep you from feeling sad when you are writing all about it and there's none left to enjoy!