A while back I was on my way to a hair appointment. I knew I wouldn't be able to eat for several hours and my stomach was growling, so I swung thru a nearby Starbucks and got a breakfast item that they called a tomatillo steak and egg wrap. I was delicious! It was this item that inspired these enchiladas. La Tortilla Factory The base of this recipe are La Tortilla Factory non-GMO Gluten Free tortillas. They are made with cassava flour which makes them not only delicious but a perfect . . .
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 . . .
These thai lettuce wraps are my favorite, ALL TIME FAVORITE. They are inspired from a restaurant called Pei Wei. Every time we go I order these crunchy, sweet and spicy wraps. I crave them, anticipate them, love them. Then the last time I showed up to the restaurant they were gone. discontinued. disgraceful. The only thing left to do is to re-create the recipe for myself. This is the perfect lunch recipe for everyone who is starting their new year's diets and resolutions. Make a big batch . . .
There are a number of holidays were we loooove to eat ham. Ham is delicious, with a salty flavor that pairs perfect with all the hundreds of holiday sides we love to serve. However, ham is also BIG and can take hours to bake...and then it often dries out. What if I told you you could cook a ham in about a half an hour? A nice big ham, not dried out, in a pressure cooker for 7 minutes! You'll never go back. Pressure cooker ham is the way to go! Let me show you how I do it in my instant . . .
During our first "oh so meeting" in the beginning days of the blog - a friend who used to blog with us, Anna, brought over her beef bourguignon to photograph and later share on the blog. I remember loving that recipe when we all took a bite. When Holland House® asked if we wanted to try some of their cooking wines, I knew this recipe would be the perfect fit. I've made a few tweaks to Anna's original recipe, but this hearty beef stew is a classic. Family Tradition She told a story of when . . .
My children love steak. A favorite is to marinate and grill skewers. Its fast, easy and perfect for families (because they're already to serve in bite sized pieces when done!). We are always looking for new and different ways to cook and season our skewers. Marinade are perfect! We especially love this P.F. Chang’s® Home Menu Mongolian Style BBQ Sauce for our BBQ beef skewers and veggies bowls. This post has been sponsored P.F. Chang's® Home Menu. All thoughts and opinions are my . . .
We have entered the fall season... also the season of after school activities, fall festivals, sports.... Football, soccer, softball, baseball. The evenings are busy and the air is cold. For those busy nights this is exactly what you a need, loaded baked potato soup. Often I'm scrambling for dinner. I know I am not the only busy mom with this problem! You get home late from practices, work, errands and need a family friendly meal in 30 minutes. This is just the recipe. A few years . . .
You guys, my family and I just moved back to socal. I am so happy to be back in the golden state amongst some of my favorite restaurants! Islands Restaurant is something I have loved since my college days. I'm a sucker for a good blue cheese burger. But my husband always gets an entree called the yaki tacos - as in teriyaki tacos. They have grilled chicken drizzled with teriyaki sauce, shredded lettuce, cheese, and pineapple salsa. Sounds pretty delicious huh? It's also incredibly easy to . . .
This smoked potato kielbasa has now been on our menu rotation for years. It came to be on our site when a reader sent it in, she raved about it and said it was her favorite! It would be a perfect addition to this blog. I tried it and my family downed the entire platter. She was right- it is the perfect addition. Smoked Kielbasa I had had this smoked sausage several times before I made this recipe, in fact I love to cook it with my pot roasts, but I didn't realize that the sausage was . . .
The first time i had a meal like this lemon herb chicken and rice was after having my 4th child. Kind friends surrounded my not-so-little-family with food, and cleaning, and babysitting. Feeding and helping us is not an easy task! But man, it helped sooo much. For me I needed it so SO much more than when I came home with my second baby. Kids needed to be at school, needed to be entertained, needed to be fed. Overwhelming to an emotional mama who can barely function. One night a meal looking . . .