Slow-Cooker Chicken and Black Bean Enchiladas

  I think it’s been so long since I’ve been sick that my body forgot how to go about being sick. It’s not a complaint mind you, just an observation. I spent a day with a weird headache and sore throat of the move-slowly-through-the-day variety, went to bed with an ibuprofen cocktail and woke up [Read On]

Corn Stock plus Roasted Corn and Potato Chowder | Make Ahead Mondays

Soup and sweater weather… There simply isn’t any weather I like better than those first days of fall -REAL FALL- where the skies are gunmetal grey and leaves are just starting to turn. It’s a mighty wind, and it’s brisk, and it wants to blow right through you. It makes you understand why those leaves [Read On]

Pork and Fig Molletes | Mexican Open-Faced Toasted Sandwich

In one of those funny bits of irony that comes your way in life, my husband -who dislikes travel- has had to fling himself thither and yon regularly for his job. And I -the former exchange student gal who loved to go anywhere for any reason- found myself, for all intents and purposes, firmly rooted [Read On]

Fresh Tomato Salad with Smoked Blue Cheese | Five Minute Recipe

  This weekend, my mom embarked on an adventure. She decided to live a little more simply. Okay. A lot more simply. She decided to try giving up running water and most electricity a couple months ago and move into a building on our property where she could do that without committing to a piece [Read On]

Fire Roasted Red Peppers Preserved in Olive Oil | Make Ahead Mondays

I hope you’re having a relaxed and happy Labor Day. I’m almost giddy with excitement. I took… Wait for it… I took a nap. I’m serious. Maybe that doesn’t sound like a big deal to you, but I have to tell you that between one thing and another, I didn’t nap (excluding illnesses) for almost [Read On]

Grilled Summer Salad

  There are few things I like better on a hot day than a cold salad. If it happens to be one that I was able to whip up when the day was still cool or -better yet- the day before, I’m even happier. When that salad takes advantage of the best parts of summer [Read On]

Very Berry Hibiscus Refresher Clone (Starbucks Knockoff) and a Giveaway! | Make Ahead Mondays

  Giveaway details below the recipe! I got my dog fixed on my birthday. It’s a glamorous life. Try not to be too jealous. Because Frijole is a rescue dog (although some folks would argue that his inclusion in the dog category is in doubt considering he’s half daschund half chihuahua), we were invited to [Read On]

Chipotle Cilantro Lime Butter and Mexican Grilled Corn | Make Ahead Mondays

Last week, I had the opportunity to travel to Oregon to join a fabulous group of fellow bloggers in a tour of the Medford, Oregon area sponsored by Harry and David. It was an incredible trip filled with great food and great wine, respect and wonder for what Harry and David does as a company [Read On]