This is a fantastic recipe that we have had on our site for a while. I polished up the images and brought it to the front to give it some love! Because deserves it! My husband made this recipe for our family years ago and every one loved it. I love it when my husband cooks. Obviously it gives me the night off, but he fixes things that I wouldn't. I probably would have cooked up some big salad and he makes spicy chicken strips! Total guy food. (and I loved it) Noting that my husband made this, . . .
Trader Joe's has some of my favorite Christmas treats. Among them are their Jo Joe's. They are similar to Oreos with chocolate wafers but have a peppermint cream in the middle. After buying a package and eating them within 24 hours, I realized that I could bake something like it at home. With a homemade Oreo wafer recipe and some candy canes, I thought this Christmas season I could make my own Joe Joe's. I present to you the result of my experiment: Ho Ho's (I'll keep it clean without the . . .
My mom buys a chicken salad from a store called Great Harvest up in Utah. I always look forward to eating that stuff. It is simple and delicious. If you're like me, you don't like crunchy celery or onions in your chicken salad - and the Great Harvest chicken salad is free from any unwanted crunch. Well... we don't have a Great Harvest where I live and occasionally I get a craving for that yummy salad. So - I decided to take a stab at re-creating it, and I think it's pretty darn . . .
There is a restaurant in San Diego called Sammy's Wood-fired Pizza. While their pizza is good, the thing that I always look forward to eating there is their pepperoni salad. It is one of those things that you think about after you've left the restaurant and crave for the next few days. Now that I no longer live in the San Diego area I had to re-create this salad to satisfy my craving. Take my word for it - this is such a fun, fresh tasting, and yummy salad! It pairs perfectly with a . . .
This is one of my favorite soups of all time. The thing is, is that is come from a restaurant in another state far away from me, and it has become so popular in that state, in that restaurant, that it's way over priced! I can't bring myself to even go there and buy it in its tiny bowl any more. So despite all the copy-cat recipes for Zupas Wisconsin Cauliflower Soup, I haven't made one and thought- YES! that is it, until I made my own adjustments. In all honestly maybe I have just forgotten . . .
Have you ever eaten at Noodles and Company? We had one nearby when we lived in San Diego and loved eating there!! We dined there numerous times while we were dating. Our dish of choice was the penne rosa! It had the spicy tomato cream sauce, fresh tomatoes and spinach, mushrooms, and parmesan crusted chicken. To die for. We have been making our at home version ever since we moved away from San Diego and our local Noodles and Company. It has been a lazy Sunday afternoon staple for . . .
I am currently at home, my childhood home, in Idaho, with no kids (or makeup and in my stretchy pant) basking on the couch. Isn’t vacation the BEST!?!?! I mean seriously. This never happens in real life, in my other home.So I’m soaking it in while I can. I mean, I’m not a total slacker…common, I still clean and cook. I LOVE cooking for family. My brothers are the best complimenters you ever did meet. I get really excited every time I come home to make my latest favorite meal for . . .
I quite often hear women tell my mom that she makes the most beautiful salads. I think that is just a lovely complement . Of course, making good-tasting food is 1st on the list of being a good cook, and I think that making beautiful food comes in 2nd. After making a big dinner, I love to look at my plate and see that everything looks good together with lots of different colors! To make a beautiful salad, you need to make sure your ingredients are fresh. It makes the food pop when everything is . . .
Tacos are amazing right? You really can't get sick of tacos. They are so versitle. Besides from the party in your mouth -they are low fat, low carb, and easily gluten-free... easily vegetarian too for that matter. I LOVE tacos. I love corn tortillas with just carne asada, onions and cilantro or piled high with meat, cheese and veggies. I have a problem with Rubio's grilled chicken tacos. Seriously crave them every time I go out. It's soo worth getting a fresh taco than a greasy hamburger. ok. . . .
I have a belief that every pregnant woman should get to eat what she wants. I mean, food is a crazy thing when your pregnant, right?? First, I have these maddening cravings. Then I can't eat or smell ANY food for weeks without wanting to barf (in other words, we eat out where I want). THEN when I can eat, my stomach is being squished to the size of a pea, so I hardly get to eat at all. Which is so unsatisfying. Pregnancy is the only time I can eat, guilt free, but my body only allows me to down . . .