Fish Eye Sweet and Salty Snack Mix

We’re big fans of snack mixes around here. The boys -when they go to the grocery store with me- will point out various things and proclaim them to be ‘good snack mix material’. We don’t buy them because snack mixes at the store are almost invariably horrendously over priced for wee little bags or jars [Read On]

Homemade Garlicky Refried Beans

Refried beans are a staple food at our house. I can’t imagine trying to feed five boys without refried beans, to be honest. One person or another is always ‘STARVING!’ and ‘ABOUT TO DIE IF I DON’T EAT!’ or ‘HAS A STOMACH THAT IS A GIANT VOID!’.  You thought drama was reserved for daughters? Oh, [Read On]

Pico de Gallo

Thor (our mean old rooster) died of natural causes last weekend. Natural causes is not -shockingly- a euphemism for me removing his head. While he was a royal pain and menaced everyone for much of his life, it was sad to see him displaced and picked on by his sons. Animals are mean. I can’t [Read On]

Neato Frito Over-stuffed Burritos

When my best friend’s mum contacted me on the sly last year to plan her surprise fortieth birthday party and said the plan was to order pizza, I offered to take care of the food. Ali has five brothers who are all well over six feet tall and have appetites to match. Ali and her [Read On]

Flourless M&M Brownie Cookies

Do you read Jew Hungry? Whitney is one of my favourite bloggers. She’s fashionable, hilarious, and has the most adorable baby girl. Not that I stalk her on Instagram or anything… When she posted her Flourless Chunky Monkey Brownie Cookies last month, I knew I had to make them. I also know I was going [Read On]

One Pot Lightened Up Chicken Parmesan Pasta {25 Minute Meal}

I’ve been a big fan of the one pot pasta approach for a while now. My One-Pot Bacon Pizza Pasta and One Pot Tex Mex Pasta Toss are some of the more popular dishes among the ‘busy parent’ and teen cooking classes I teach. The dishes are well loved for their taste, ease, economy, and [Read On]

Slow Cooker Peach Salsa Pork Roast with Sweet Potatoes

I am at a loss of words. See that pork roast up there? It’s just so… So… So… Perfect. And the effort that went into it? It’s embarrassingly simple. It’s the kind of recipe that somehow just doesn’t seem like it should work. When my best friend of almost twenty five years (*GASP* 25 years?) [Read On]

Philly Cheesesteak Stew

Friends are good. Friends that share great recipes with you are especially good. My friend Mary texted me the other day and asked, “Are you a fan of Philly cheesesteak sandwiches?” My response was something dorky like, “I am a fan of all sandwiches.” She told me she had stumbled upon a recipe for Philly [Read On]