Leftovers week is still going strong. I love Thanksgiving leftovers for like a day. Then I'm over it. I also need a change of cuisine, I can only take so much Americana.... So I wanted Mexican! I was thinking enchiladas but then I wanted some heat and peppers. Instead of battering and frying after the pig-out turkey fest, I opted for quick and easy and BAKED them. Bake until bubbly, broil until crispy and the peppers are nice and charred. I love asadero cheese for queso, so it does . . .
See, I had just had a baby. my third child. I was sore, tired, and an emotional postpartum wreck to say the least. Then my buddy shows up with dinner, and I probably cried. It was the best thing in the world. So really when I think of this recipe I am really full of overexagerated feelings of warm comfort food love for my dear Steph. I'll admit when she said she was bringing sheperds pie, this was not at all what I was thinking! When I think of Shepherd's Pie...I think leftover meat. Or . . .
I don't know about you - but I do so much better at lunch time if I have something prepped and ready to go. Even if I'm out and about, if I know I have a yummy lunch waiting for me at home, I can resist the urge to get fast food. This year I have really tried to focus on feeding myself well at lunch time. If I treat myself to a healthy and delicious lunch I feel much more satisfied and I never feel guilty for eating something junky. Fast food = feeling sluggish + feeling guilty. The . . .
I had a really lovely Thanksgiving this year. We're watching our niece all week while my sister and brother-in-law carelessly fleeted off to the Caribbean to prance around blissfully child-free. Bless them. And us. So despite the crazy factor, we fried our own turkey (two, actually) which was one of the best decisions I believe I've ever made. Ranks right up there next to deciding to accept the rock my now-husband gave me when he proposed, but that is neither here nor there. He's too dreamy, I . . .
Summer is kicking off all over the country, air conditioners are cranking, the sun is going to bed later (and subsequently so are my kids) and summer foods are everywhere. I LOVE this season. I love so much about it- swimming, picnics, fresh farmers markets. Days at the lakes, nights under the stars. Summer is awesome. I love grilling. and while summer is paired with grilling I love grilling all year long. I love the taste of the food but more over I love that grilling produces a meal with very . . .
My husband and I are 'Good Eats' Fans. Many years ago we watched the episode where Alton fried a turkey. He claimed was the best and o only way to eat a turkey. After testing a trying many different types of cooked turkeys....we have to agree. It's incredible! This post will l show you how to make the very best fried turkey. Frying turkey does come with a few cautions, but if you follow directions you will have no problems! We have fried turkey for a few years in a row now, and have a few . . .
These are a favorite, and super easy. You might as well buy a few of the ingredients- cause once you make it, you won't be able to stop!! It really is so easy and yummy I made it for my lunch one day. And of course very healthy. Hoisin Sauce can be found in the Asian isle!! I got it at most stores- Albertsons, Fred Meyer, Winco, BUT ironically I didn't find it at our local Walmart. They had the most lame Asian section though. The nice thing about hoisin sauce is it is so flavorful that any . . .