Balsamic Dressing & a Salad

It’s been a while! After all the indulging of recent months, sometimes you need vegetables, right?  Never a huge fan of salads, this is one of the exceptions. Anything with avocado pretty much calls my name.  Don’t skip the avocado friends! Hass is life. Balsamic Dressing & a Salad Ingredients Serves 2 2 cups spinach…

Potato, Egg & Caramelized Onion Tart

You’ll want to take the time to caramelize those onions. Trust me. They are such a wonderful flavor in this tart. The key to the potatoes, is, to slices them super super thin (mandolin anyone?) and if you choose, microwave them for a few to soften them. On to the recipe! I made the crust…

Quinoa, Tabbouleh Style

Quinoa is just plain fun to eat. You either like the nutty texture or you don’t. I happen to be a big fan of it. Cold or hot, quinoa makes a great addition to any meal or as a main stay.

Seasoned Fries

The trick to great fries are to fry them twice. Don’t worry. It’s not as complicated as it seems, especially when you’re working in batches because you don’t own a giant fryer.

Liquid Smoke Black Beans

Black Beans can be so hit or miss if you don’t know how to season them properly. After my recent trip back to the US, I picked up some liquid smoke and it made such a difference, I’ve been making them like this ever since. I don’t know what I’ll do when I run out! I…

Not so average Tuna Sandwich

I had some basil in the fridge that was about to go, a French baguette I didn’t want to get hard and a hungry belly. When lunch needs to be quick, this is a great fix with plenty to fill you up. Now I was either so hungry I ravaged it or it was that good….

Broiled Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts get a bad rap. Yes they can taste awful, but it’s all in the execution. Salt, pepper, olive oil and cayenne pepper can go a long way with this dish. Season liberally! These baby cabbages are crispy, crunchy, smelly and delicious. They start on bake and end on broil. Each time I find…

Potato hash & more.

Remember that chimichurri recipe? If you need more things to pair it with- I’ve got you covered! This time we have a potato hash with various other goodies mixed in! Sometimes I’m too lazy to add anything to the hash and other times I’m feeling like Cookie Monster and add all the left overs in…

Pork chops w/ Mashed Potatoes & Mushroom Gravy

What could be better than mashed potatoes and gravy? It’s the perfect side to a pan fried pork chop. Add a few carrots and you’re in business! This meal is as good as it looks. The gravy can be made right from the pan drippings. Keep reading to make this meal come to life! Pork…

Pico de Gallo

Why buy jarred salsa when it’s so easy to make! I served this Pico de Gallo recipe at a party and before the night was over it was all gone! Make sure you have tortilla chips or your favorite taco recipe to serve it with. A spoon works, too! 🙂 Pico de Gallo Ingredients 2 large…

Sausage & Kale Quiche

Quiche is one of those things that can be thrown together with whatever you have in your fridge or pantry. I’ve made so many variations of this and each one gets better. With this recipe below you can’t go wrong with sausage and kale. I used a spicy Italian sausage that gave it such a…

Cole Slaw

My mom made this when I was a kid and my sister and I loved it so much we would eat it with yellow corn tortilla chips as a snack. Everyone thinks they have the best recipe of potato salad and cole slaw right? Well this one is the best. I promise you! Thankfully my mom…