Zoodles have been popping up all over the internet and food blogs for a little while now, and I was dying to get something that would turn my zucchini into dang noodles! All the recipes look amazing! (Remember Kadee's Pad Thai Zoodles?) Once my dear friend heard I was dying to try zoodles she invited me over for lunch and made pesto zoodles. They were so good. I left dreaming of making my own pesto zoodles, with maybe some tomatoes,fresh mozzarella and fresh basil. I decided it was worth . . .
Our last book club we met at a popular restaurant here in southern California called WoodRanch Grill. I've been a handful of times and have loved everything I've ordered from the menu. One of my friends suggested I get the peanut slaw that night. Peanut slaw? It sounded just like what I was craving...even though it was a late evening and usually a time when one would order dessert, I wanted something savory. This Peanut Slaw was IT. It really hit the spot. I loved that it wasn't heavy and . . .
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 . . .
I am not a pasta/bread person. Since I was a child I have never been one to beg for a deep bowl of pasta, or homemade bread. I know, I know....I get that reaction from a lot of people. Surprise, astonishment, you're nuts! The Fettuccine Alfredo how ever I LOVE, and so does my whole family. This recipe is uncomplicated with simple smooth creamy buttery sauce. You can add all sorts of herbs to your desire, dress it up with some grilled chicken. A few years ago I went to an dinner . . .
I've been looking forward to this post for a while now! We were invited to share in the excitement of Martha Stewart's 7th season of Martha Bakes on PBS and give you a peek at one of her recipes - this Cranberry Tart. I don't know about you but aside from my mother's kitchen, I learned to cook from TV! I've spent many days watching various food celebrities whip up desserts and dinners. Watching the process and learning techniques has transformed my own culinary skills. I'm so looking forward . . .
Intro: Geri is posting today! We LOVE Geri-- we all lived near each other in SoCal and became fast friends. She is an amazing photographer & has an amazing Minestrone soup recipe we have been dying to get our hands on. Well folks. Today is your lucky day- her soup recipe is now open to the PUBLIC. Its THAT good it definitely needs its on PSA. Geri's Instagram HERE ALSO: This New Staub Cast Iron 7 qt Round Cocotte is my new very favorite item in the kitchen. It's gorgeous, its . . .
This is the corn bread recipe that I grew up on. We all LOVED this recipe, my siblings and I would down the whole pan whenever my mom made it. This is really a perfect family recipe, not just because it makes a ton, but because of its taste and texture. Cornbread tends to be a little dry and have rough grainy texture. My kids will take a bite out of a traditional cornbread and be done with it. Kids are so sensitive with textures! so much more than taste. This cornbread is light, moist, sweet and . . .
I just love a good creamy risotto. 'Risotto' is style of cooking rice so that it is more creamy. The creamy happens because the rice is cooked in some type of broth and it releases starches making the entire dish thicken and become creamy. Long grain rice doesn't work so well for this. Short grained rice, particularly Arborio rice is the best. The shorter the grain the more starch. If you wanted to make a simple pot of arborio rice, you simmer some rice in veggie or meat broth and stir and stir, . . .
I needed a side dish for some coconut chicken I was making and was totally stumped. I had some mango salsa sitting in the fridge from some fish tacos I'd made and BAM. It hit me. Don't you love it when the food gods smile down on you? Oh, I do. This is suuuuuuuch an easy meal to prep beforehand. Make your salsa and thai peanut dipping sauce and slice the veggies at some point in the week, or in the morning, whatevs, so all you have to do is roll the rolls and you're ready for . . .
Pressure cookers are really fabulous for cooking meats super fast and making them really moist. But. Veggies need some love too! This is the perfect chop and dump meal. Prep everything, open some cans, and throw it all in there. Done in 10 minutes. This vegetarian chili is totally customizable, forgiving, and if you really want some meat, you can totally add chicken, turkey, whatever you want. Super healthy, and you can add all the kid-friendly toppings. TEN MINUTES, . . .