We love tacos. I can't tell you how many posts we have here that have that sentence in it. You know what makes tacos lousy? Store-bought tortillas. You know what makes tacos great? Homemade flour tortillas. . . .
Baked cake doughnuts. They come together in a cinch, like muffins, (or muffins or muffins) but look like you woke up at the crack of dawn to make FRIED cake doughnuts. Tired of typical Valentine's treats? Then whip these up with the rugrats and they'll love getting sprinkles and coconut all over your kitchen. They'll even lick up the mess for you. Promise. . . .
Have your meal plans this month consisted of tons of healthy chicken and vegetable dishes? Well I have another one for you!!! I promise you, it will not be your everyday healthy meal. And I promise you, you'll want to make it again. We're going Asian with a ginger garlic chicken made sticky and crisp with honey. Cast Iron Cooking--Sticky, Ginger Chicken Staub recently sent each of us a cast iron piece to try out. I already have a large dutch oven, so I really wanted a short, wide, . . .
Friends, do you remember when quinoa got, like, HUGE? I do. My super-healthy friend was all about putting quinoa in her chili and I thought that was the most disgusting thing ever and NO WAY would I ever eat this weird, hippy seed. Well guess what. I eat it now. And I love it. And it's the perfect carb and you should be eating it too!! Yeah, I get it, it's been presented as a fad (unfortunately, right there with kale), but quinoa has some serous perks, those fluffy, little nuggets! All About . . .
Someone very wise once said that a party without cake is just a meeting. Well, Julia Childs, I couldn't agree more! And chocolate cake is never a bad thing, especially when it's pretty and festive and makes you ohso happy it's the holidays so you can top your cake with things like peppermint sticks and rosemary wreaths. I can't have a party and not have a cake. My go-to the past several parties I've had has been this Salted Caramel Chocolate Cinnamon Cake because it's absolutely . . .
If it's one thing I do, it's bring people meals. I'm one of the first to offer to bring friends a meal after a baby, or surgery, or after a social media post that they're sick or had a miscarriage or husband lost a job or whatever it is, because food is my love language! It's one of the easiest ways I know and love to serve because it comes so naturally to me! One thing that is really so easy to bring to others is smokey spiced pulled pork tacos. I do the pork in my Power Pressure Cooker . . .
I've been dying to go to this restaurant in Utah that makes their pasta carbonara table side. They flambé the inside of a giant almost-hollowed-out parmesan cheese wheel (like bigger than you and your date's heads combined), pour in the hot pasta along with the raw eggs and everything else, and stir stir stir until it's all cooked and creamy and cheesy. UGH. I die. I really wish I had a giant parmesan cheese wheel. But since I don't have a giant parmesan cheese wheel, I opted to make my . . .
I recently ordered this salad at Goodfella's during a busy day at work. Spinach, bruschetta, grilled zucchini and chicken, capers, parm, and, wait for it......pasta! My co-worker and I shared it and after we both commented on how much we loved the penne in the salad! Salad? Good. Carbs? Even better. I went to Walmart and picked up a box of La Moderna penne. This stuff is golden, find it here!. It's a high-protein pasta, held together nicely after the perfect al-dente cook, has a . . .
Leftovers week is still going strong. I love Thanksgiving leftovers for like a day. Then I'm over it. I also need a change of cuisine, I can only take so much Americana.... So I wanted Mexican! I was thinking enchiladas but then I wanted some heat and peppers. Instead of battering and frying after the pig-out turkey fest, I opted for quick and easy and BAKED them. Bake until bubbly, broil until crispy and the peppers are nice and charred. I love asadero cheese for queso, so it does . . .
I grew up living next to my Grandma Moon, and she was an amazing cook. De.Lish. One of the recipes I was SURE to copy was her oatmeal raisin cookies. Just look at the ingredients and you'll notice these cookies have more than just cinnamon in them. Genius. Soft, cinamonny, spicy sweet goodness with the nutritional awesomeness of oats and raisins. The Husband is a chocolate-hater, so these cookies actually get made quite often. Extra bonus: your house smells like an oatmeal raisin candle . . .