Mexican Rice Casserole

Mexican Rice Casserole

An old friend used to make this Mexican rice casserole for me all the time. I started craving it the other day and decided to try and recreate it myself. We had friends coming for dinner and I figured...

Southwestern Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

Southwestern Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

If you visit my blog you know I love Mexican food. I needed to create a delicious salad to go with the different Mexican entrees that I make. This salad is a great combination of textures and flavors and...

Breakfast Skillet

Breakfast Skillet

I have been fighting a terrible cold for over a week and I’ve had no desire to cook big meals. I was craving a skillet breakfast so I decided to make it for dinner. My kids don’t like eggs...

Kung Pao Chicken

Kung Pao Chicken

I have always been intimidated by cooking Asian cuisine. I think it’s hard for me because I like to cook my food low and slow while most Asian cooking is hot and fast. My friend Kyle recently had us...

Lemon Blueberry Muffins

Lemon Blueberry Muffins

It was a very cold and rainy day today and the kids and I were bored. Since I can only handle so much Zingo and Candyland, I suggested we make muffins. Both kids wanted blueberry muffins and I thought...

Baked Shredded Beef Taquitos

Baked Shredded Beef Taquitos

We had friends coming for dinner and I wanted to make something tasty and casual. I loved the Shredded Pork Taquitos so much that I thought I would try them with shredded beef. I rolled them a bit smaller...

Pizza Bread

Pizza Bread

We have been so busy lately with school, swimming lessons for both kids, and my daughter’s micro soccer league two nights a week. I have been looking for quick and easy recipes for lunches and dinners. I found a...

Roasted Baby Dutch Yellow Potatoes

Roasted Baby Dutch Yellow Potatoes

My very favorite food would have to be potatoes – can you tell I am originally from Idaho (the potato state)? I found these baby Dutch yellow potatoes in the store and it was love at first sight. They...

Mexican Lasagna

Mexican Lasagna

I was inspired by Katherine at Smoky Mountain Café to make a Mexican lasagna and also by my six year old daughter who made her Uncle Brooks a fantastic burrito while we were on vacation. My daughter has been...

Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips and Toasted Walnuts

Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips and Toasted Walnuts

We had yet another rainy spring day here in Oregon so my kids and I decided to bake a loaf of banana bread with chocolate chips and toasted walnuts. The kids and I had a fun time baking together...