I first ate these soft, fluffy, garlic bread sticks with a steaming hot bowl of beef stew. Just thinking of the dinner at Ashlees house warms my heart. Why does comfort food do that to you? The smell of homemade bread, chicken noodle soup, mac n cheese....you can help but become nostalgic. A testament to how powerful food can be in our lives right? SO, while my bread sticks are rising right now, I am going to share this recipe with you. These bread sticks are simple and fast. I love to . . .
These creamy baked chicken taquitos are a staple in our house. We LOVE them. I love how easy it is, how fresh it is, how I always seem to have the ingredients around so when I'm in a pinch or dumbfounded as to what to make for dinner I have this as a backup. The kids not only help eat it but love to help make them. It's full of tender chicken, a little bit of cream cheese, spices and a little more cheese. With a crunchy, crispy, salty crust. Creamy Chicken Taquito Filling There are several . . .
Who like's hummus? For those of you who said no, I'm willing to bet you haven't tried it, ha ha! I was scared to try it at first, swore I didn't like it, but it turns out I do! I like it a lot! I've been wanting to combine a few of my fav salad ingredients into a new hummus lately - beets and goat cheese. They have been my salad jam lately and I thought they would be wonderful together on a cracker as well. Crunchmaster As Your Dippers On the topic of crackers - I am still really enjoying . . .
Have I ever told you that I hate tomatoes and onions? I'm sure I have. Because of this aversion I have always steered clear of the classic seven layer dip, but as I've gotten older I've become a little braver and now eat some dishes with tomato and onion. When I tasted seven layer dip I was floored and I loved it! How could I love tomatoes? I don't know, but I know that seven layer dip is about as delicious as it comes. Crunchmaster This past March, Des and I were able to attend Expo . . .
Hi there! Today we have an oldie but a goodie made new! For sheet pan week, we wanted to share a few fast and easy ideas to pull dinner off on busy nights. One of our favorites is open-faced sandwiches like this Grilled Chicken Pesto Sandwich. These come together with minimal prep and has the potential to make a lot for large families or groups. In fact, this recipe originally was inspired by my Aunt Cammy. A few years ago, Des and I were in charge of hosting a baby shower for our sister-in-law, . . .
You know what Asian restaurants are really good at making? Two things--Asian food and doughnuts. Here in Texas (and back in California) we have real doughnut shops on every corner. So I've grown to be picky, and these absolutely do not compare to grocery store doughnuts! And the Asian food...MAN do they make some good fried rice, egg drop soup, crab rangoons, and pork spring rolls! There's a lot of food that I love to fry, and I feel like I fry more food than most. People complain of it . . .
Some days calories don't matter. Birthday. Christmas. Thanksgiving AND Super Bowl Sunday. This post is set aside for all many different super bowl foods on our site. I'm sure there are plenty more we have missed so feel free to browse around to find the perfect recipe for your party. They are special days we set aside to hang out with friends and families. We catch up on our lives, laugh about old times and also, maybe, some cheering yelling and chest bumping. Of course, we cannot do all . . .
My husband, Jim, grew up in a town in northern San Diego called Fallbrook. The town is known for its amazing avocado groves. They claim the title of "The Avocado Capitol of the Country." They even have an avocado festival there each year. So -people that grew up there probably know a thing or two about guacamole. :) Jim's brother, Bob, makes this guacamole and it's awesome! My kids call him "Uncle Bob" and are completely smitten with him. After all - he plays trains and cars with . . .
Alright friends, I've got a tasty one for you today and a secret tip on how to many some bomb meatballs. Swedish meatballs are one of my favorite comfort foods. I've been known to eat my share of Ikea's iconic Swedish meatballs. They are good, but my first real experience with an amazing meatball smothered in rich gravy wasn't Swedish, but Danish. I'm no expert but the two aren't far apart- geographically or culinarily. I married into a Danish name, "Nielsen" and when we hear about the little . . .
I've had this idea running thru my head for a while now - the idea of featuring all of our recipes that can be made in a 9x13 baking dish. Everyone has one, and the recipes you can whip up in this common pan are numerous. So this week we'll be featuring some new 9x13 recipes as well as reminding you of all of our previous 9x13 recipes. This post wouldn't be complete without mentioning our favorite 9x13 pan. The Fiesta rectangle baker. I truly truly love this pan. It always washes up nice . . .