Cheesy Black Bean Chipotle Quinoa Fritters

Today in the second installment of Dude Food Week in the lead up to the”Big Game”, I am going to please both the vegetarians and the non-vegetarians with a recipe that is SERIOUSLY indulgent and utterly meat-free. Don’t even balk, meat eaters. My house full of carnivores inhaled these things. I promise you that if [Read On]

Monte Cristo Empanadas with Creamy Dijon Dipping Sauce {Ham, Turkey, and Swiss Empanadas}

Welcome to the week leading up to the Super Bowl. I’m not going to say that I couldn’t possibly care less about football because it is possible for me to care less. How? If the food angle of the Super Bowl disappeared into the ether one day, it is likely that I’d rather have a [Read On]

Buffalo Chicken Baked Potatoes and a Giveaway!

Disclosure: I was not compensated to write this post. Black Gold Farms sent potatoes so that I could create this recipe. They are also providing the giveaway package in conjunction with Body Media. Have you ever quizzed yourself over what you’d like for dinner and gotten a certain food wedged in your psyche as the [Read On]

Pulled Pork Habanero Cornbread Stacks

Because we have a schedule that requires spreadsheets to manage, having dinner items ready to go in the freezer is not just a luxury; it’s a must. I know I’ve mentioned my fickle feelings for freezer cooking, before, so this won’t come as a surprise, but I must revisit the subject just briefly. I’m not [Read On]

Totchos Supreme {Tater Tot Nachos Supreme}

In a house with this many guys, surely I can be forgiven for thinking of dishes that are received with much acclaim as “Dude Food”. Over my seventeen years as a wife and sixteen years as a mom of boys, I’ve noticed a few commonalities in my dudes’ Dude Food. There’s going to be something [Read On]

Roasted Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers with Smoked Paprika Chipotle Sauce

I know I’ve mentioned before that some of my kids are a touch on the picker side. I’ve also pointed out that black bean burgers seem to be a safe vehicle for shoveling more vegetables into their mouths by virtue of the inexplicable fact that they like bean burgers. I have no idea WHY bean [Read On]

Ham and Swiss Fried Sandwich Pockets | Make Ahead Mondays

My second born son requested my husband’s specialty -fried chicken- for his birthday meal earlier this month. Of course, we obliged, and then found ourselves with a pot full of oil that still had a little life in it. I didn’t feel much like filtering it, so dug around in the refrigerator for something else [Read On]

Mediterranean Tuna and White Bean Salad

January is a weird month for me. I start it strong carried on a wave of warm fuzzies from Christmas and New Years, and all of my boys’ birthdays, then exit the month sleepy and befuddled by the constant palette of whites and greys outside the window with the occasional glimpse of brown. My grandma [Read On]