I love when I can make one recipe that can be used in a variety of ways. I typically make this sausage cheese sauce to slather all over a baked potato, however the versatility of this sauce is endless. You can pour over tortilla chips or use it as a dip with chips, you can add pasta shells for an uh-maz-ing mac n cheese, you can add vegetable broth ...read more
Every so often the world is absolutely perfect. This is the moment you retrieve your lightly golden brown, homemade, steaming hot, fresh focaccia bread from the oven and hack off a small slice. My small piece could easily be compared to the size of a small chihuahua, but who's watching, right? Trust me, I will not judge which small scale you use ...read more
There are neighborhood book clubs and neighborhood play groups, but in my neighborhood we have a fun food group which we call Iron Chef Bountiful. Carli described our iron chef adventures in her Iron Chef the home game post! When the ingredient for July was announced it got my head spinning with what I could do with "blueberries". Being summertime ...read more
Did you know July 10th is National Piña Colada day in Puerto Rico? If I had my vote I would have a Piña Colada day every week in my household! Piña colada literally means "strained pineapple". There are several recipes for this famous cocktail and I happen to think this one tops all the rest.
You will need: a blender, ice, rum, pineapple ...read more
Have you ever heard of a vegetable spiralizer? Me either, until today when Mom introduced us. I'm normally not a huge fan of kitchen gadgets. They pile up so easily, falling into disuse and crowding my cabinets. But the Spirooli, (the brand I got to play with today), has now made my list of must have's. This tool slices effortlessly ...read more
There are just 3 things you need to know about Earl.
1- He is my best friend's Dad
2- He makes hands down the best brisket
3- He shared his recipe with me and now I'm going to share it with you.
Why be selfish with a recipe which can only be described as love on a plate?
Brisket is a cut of meat from the breast or lower chest of a cow. ...read more
Summer is quickly approaching which means the farmer's markets are opening and delicious fruit is hitting the local markets for a much more reasonable price. This fruit salad is to die for!!! It is simple to put together and is sure to please EVERYONE, even the pickiest toddlers.
You will need: fruit, limes or lemons, honey (agave or sugar ...read more
Do you like shrimp? According to my small survey among friends and family, only 1/3 of people like shrimp. I simply couldn't wrap my head around it, so I concluded that they just have not had it cooked for them properly. I made this appetizer and was pleasantly surprised how even non-shrimp eaters thought it was delicious. Victory is mine! ...read more
Okay, busy Mom's - I'm going to let you in on a very clever, amazingly easy, last minute rescue treat recipe that has saved my bacon more than once! You know those times when your darling little one remembers to tell you at bedtime that you've been assigned to provide treats for 30 kids the following day? Well, here's your salvation. Keep ...read more
Are you following a resolution for the new year for better health? Weight loss? Cleaner eating? Me too! If you're focusing on better body practices, you just can't go wrong with increasing your water intake. Especially if that means decreasing or cutting out sugary beverages!
My husband and I visited St. Lucia last year for our anniversary. ...read more