Years ago we went to a friend's house to celebrate his birthday. She made us these navajo tacos and this cucumber limeade. Fresh homemade fry bread, your favorite meat, beans, piled high with lettuce, pico, salsa, and of course guacamole, This meal is always a win in our family. Navajo Fry Bread In the recipe card below is a handed down family recipe for homemade fry bread that will knock your socks off. It is also a little more work and time intensive than I often have time for so I do . . .
If there were any food in the world that would win best supporting role it would definitely be Pico de Gallo salsa. It completes anything. Everything. It can be served as an appetizer, with an entre, a snack, for breakfast, lunch or dinner. On the side, on the top. Pico shines and makes every major role look even better (and taste better too). Pico de Gallo salsa is easy, fresh and can be thrown together in minutes. You can add more or less of your favorite ingredients. You can make it . . .
Years ago my friend brought this sweet salsa recipe over for book club. We loved it so much it became a regular appetizer for book club, parties and even just for snacking. This sweet salsa is light yet filling, savory and sweet healthy and delicious. All the good things. It's quite easy to make. All it takes it a little chopping, stirring and its seriously done. How to make Sweet Salsa Sweet salsa is a blend of fresh fruit, a few herbs and beans. I like to start by draining and rinse my . . .
Are there any "dump-the-jar-of-prego-into-a-saucepan-and-warm-up" peeps out there? Hopefully not for long because this sauce is easy AND delicious! I've never been a fan of jarred sauces. There is just something about the flavor of them that I don't like. My mom never used sauce in a jar and so I never have either. Homemade Spaghetti Seasoning The seasoning in this dish are probably in your pantry already, and you're never going to want to eat the jarred stuff again. Skip the . . .
Growing up red enchiladas were always a favorite...that love has spilled over into my own little family as well. These are always a delicious, easy, comfort food that we enjoy. My mom always relied on the seasoning packet for these babies - 'cause lets face it - canned red sauce is...well...yucky. So I have a red enchilada sauce recipe that will knock your socks off. Items From Your Pantry I actually really like the good ol' seasoning packet as well, but making homemade is nearly as easy . . .
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 of their Penne Rosa ever since we moved away from San Diego and our local Noodles and Company. It has been a lazy Sunday . . .
Last year my mother in law told me about this tasty little appetizer. So when we hosted a Christmas party I whipped up this cream cheese pesto spread and it was completely gone by the end of the night. It was so simple and so tasty, that I had to make it again this year when we attended an ugly sweater party. I got so many compliments and questions on this easy dish that I decided to share it here with you guys. Only 4 Ingredients I really love recipes that are simple, have minimal . . .
Creamy tomato basil soup with a melty grilled cheese sandwich has got to be on pretty much everyone's top 10 favorites list. This creamy tomato soup is full of veggies (which no one will know!) with little cream and a little cheese to smooth it all out and balance out the tomatoes. Most recipes call for canned tomatoes- which is why I LOVE this recipes. It is ALL FRESH! How to make Creamy Tomato Soup Everyone knows what a roux is right? So lets move on to another base basic in . . .
I first had a taste of this zesty meatball pita years ago. I had a little 4 month old baby, I had a friend next door with a 4 month old baby too. We were both trying to finish up our last semesters of college and often we would switch babysitting during each other's classes. Kelly was a creative cook. It was because of Kelly and Ginny (my other neighbor...and wouldn't you know Jenna was also a neighbor who happens to be a fabulous cook!) that I really started branching out on my foods, became . . .
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, . . .
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, . . .
Fall is officially here, so I've been breaking out my soup recipes for some cozy evening suppers. Albondigas Soup has been a favorite of mine for a long time. Whenever I see it on a menu at the Mexican restaurant I'm sure to order a cup. It is so comforting and hearty with a kick of flavor! Albondigas is the spanish word for meatball - so this soup is simply - Mexican Meatball Soup. The meatballs are paired with fresh vegetables in a simple broth. You start by making a flavorful . . .