Slow Cooker Ham & White Bean Soup Recipe

Slow Cooker Ham & White Bean Soup Recipe

  • November 9, 2016

This warm, hearty crockpot soup is the perfect way to use that leftover ham bone for a bowl of comfort food on chilly evenings! Do you remember that old infomercial for some rotisserie where the guy emphatically exclaimed, "Set it…

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Harvest Quinoa Salad Recipe

Harvest Quinoa Salad Recipe

  • October 24, 2016

Some friends of mine from church just threw their annual harvest party. Their story behind the party is actually pretty awesome! They just are really grateful for everything God has blessed them with, so they want to bring the people…

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Lighter Macaroni Salad Recipe

Lighter Macaroni Salad Recipe

  • September 1, 2016

"Pasta" is pretty much a magic word around my niece and nephew (6 and 4) these days. They are still in the stage where they are fairly picky eaters, despite my sister always providing them healthy and balanced meals. My…

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Cheesy Zucchini Quinoa Bites Recipe

Cheesy Zucchini Quinoa Bites Recipe

  • August 25, 2016

This is the recipe that won over my quinoa-hating sister. That in itself is a pretty big deal! She has been wary of my quinoa bites since the beginning since she just doesn't love the texture of quinoa. I don't…

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Baked Chicken Nuggets Recipe

Baked Chicken Nuggets Recipe

  • March 22, 2016

In less than 30 days, I am moving out of my house and my stuff is moving to Colorado (thanks to my amazing dad who is flying out here and driving a moving truck back) and Boots and I will…

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Turkey Quinoa Bites Recipe

Turkey Quinoa Bites Recipe

  • November 30, 2015

Controversial topic of the day - leftovers. Do you love 'em? Hate 'em? Eat 'em? Toss 'em? Re-purpose 'em? Growing up, we always had some kind of leftover in the fridge at all times and my mother was the master…

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Cranberry Kale Salad Recipe

Cranberry Kale Salad Recipe

  • September 24, 2015

A friend and I were talking recently about kale (because who doesn't talk about kale regularly with their friends?) and she was telling me that she just isn't a fan. I get it. I didn't used to like the stuff…

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Southwestern Barley Salad Recipe

Southwestern Barley Salad Recipe

  • August 9, 2015

Barley is a newer food to me. I think the only meal I had ever heard barley used in consistently was beef and barley stew (which I want to make once it cools down!). A few months ago, a pesto…

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Mango Jicama Quinoa Salad Recipe

Mango Jicama Quinoa Salad Recipe

  • July 24, 2015

One of the most common questions I get when I tell people I live in Tucson is, "How on earth do you deal with the summer heat?!" I'm not going to lie - it's hot here. When I first moved…

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Sweet Potato Nachos Recipe

Sweet Potato Nachos Recipe

  • March 9, 2015

I grew up in a household where my mother limited "treat" foods to one serving. As in, she would actually read the label and count out "about 15 chips" to put on my plate. I always loved when she made…

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Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe

Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe

  • February 28, 2015

This Broccoli Cheese Soup is packed with veggies & uses Greek yogurt instead of heavy cream for a healthier and protein-packed comfort food on chilly nights I read an article a few years ago that was discussing the things our…

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Barbecue Chicken Quinoa Bites Recipe

Barbecue Chicken Quinoa Bites Recipe

  • February 2, 2015

While most people were watching the Superbowl yesterday, I was watching the movie, "Chef." I'm not much of a sports fan, though I do love the foods that tend to accompany sporting events. A friend had just told me that…

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Roasted Cauliflower Soup Recipe

Roasted Cauliflower Soup Recipe

  • January 15, 2015

This delicious soup is packed full of roasted vegetables and it’s creamy but healthy, made without any cream! It’s the perfect comfort food to warm you up on a cold winter evening. I am not a huge fan of the…

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Indio Salad Recipe

Indio Salad Recipe

  • January 7, 2015

On my recent visit to Colorado, I met up with one of my college roommates for lunch. First of all, when the heck did 10 years pass by since college?! Second of all, I'm pretty sure that time gap creates…

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Tomato Basil Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe

Tomato Basil Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe

  • September 16, 2014

I have this fascination with food trucks. There's a food truck rally in Tucson that is basically just a gathering of a bunch of food trucks at a particular time that moves around to different locations around town on different…

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Bacon And Egg Cheeseburger Recipe

Bacon and Egg Cheeseburger Recipe

  • June 14, 2014

After many (many) hours of driving, Boots and I have arrived in Colorado to spend some much needed time with my family. We're headed up to our family cabin for the weekend, but seeing as it's Father's Day weekend, it…

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Sonoran Hamburgers

Sonoran Hamburgers

  • May 31, 2013

It's the last day of Meat Week! *sniff* I miss the burgers already. Today's recipe is inspired by the local cuisine here.  Sonoran hotdogs are kind of a big thing here, and pretty much only here. They even featured them…

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French Onion Cheeseburger

French Onion Cheeseburger

  • May 30, 2013

My current favorite restaurant is Applebee's. We usually try to find small, quirky, mom and pop places to eat when we're not grabbing fast food, but Applebee's has a few things that I just love. #1 - Red Apple Sangria.…

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Teriyaki Turkey Burgers

Teriyaki Turkey Burgers

  • May 29, 2013

It's day 3 of Meat Week! Today, I'm mixing it up a bit and using ground turkey instead of ground beef, making these burgers lighter and healthier than the rest of the week. This burger is also lacking cheese, because…

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Rodeo Cheeseburgers

Rodeo Cheeseburgers

  • May 28, 2013

It's day 2 of Meat Week! Day 1 - Jalapeno Popper Burgers Day 2 - Rodeo Cheeseburgers Have you ever had Burger King's Rodeo Cheeseburgers?  I was introduced to them years ago by an old boyfriend. He was all kinds…

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Jalapeno Popper Burger

Jalapeno Popper Burger

  • May 27, 2013

Welcome to Meat Week! Like I said yesterday, the inspiration for this week came from a Destination America rep asking me to participate in their Meat Week, but I loved the idea so much that I decided to make it…

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Cheddar Herb Bread Recipe

Cheddar Herb Bread Recipe

  • April 1, 2013

Most of the time, I really like store bought bread. There are so many different varieties out there that I never get bored. But sometimes, homemade bread just ups the ante from a normal meal to a special one. It…

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Creamy Egg Salad Recipe

Creamy Egg Salad Recipe

  • March 25, 2013

Easter is coming up this weekend, which means eggs, eggs, and more eggs! Cadbury Eggs, Twix Eggs (can't wait to try these!), Reese's Eggs...did you know they made Reese's Eggs into ice cream bars?  Holy moly, they're fantastic! Oh yeah. …

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