Breakfast Tostada with Guacamole, Black Beans, and Poached Egg

Breakfast Tostada with Guacamole, Black Beans, and Poached Egg

All of my favorite ingredients in one dish!  I had leftover taco fixings in the refrigerator so I decided to use them to make a tostada for breakfast.  I topped a crispy corn tortilla shell with homemade guacamole, black beans, tomatoes, cotija cheese, poached egg,...

Whole Wheat Baguette

Whole Wheat Baguette

If you read my blog then you know I am intimidated by yeast.  There, I’ve said it, baking bread scares me.  It has been awhile since I last made bread and I had a craving for a baguette and...

Chocolate-Cherry Blondies

Chocolate-Cherry Blondies

I found this recipe in a recent Everyday Food that looked perfect for my kids.  I adapted it a bit by halving the recipe, using some whole wheat flour, and mini chocolate chips because that is what I had on hand....

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Tomato and Asparagus “Carbonara”

I found this recipe in the September 2012 issue of Cooking Light and I couldn’t wait to make it.  It took very little prep or time to make and it ended up being creamy, cheesy, and totally delicious.  I...

Mini Baked Frittata with Potatoes, Bacon, Sharp Cheddar, and Green Onions

Mini Baked Frittata with Potatoes, Bacon, Sharp Cheddar, and Green Onions

I made this for breakfast yesterday and I absolutely loved it.  I was craving a Peasant’s Omelet and a frittata so I decided to combine the two.  It took a little more time to make because I had to pre-cook the potatoes but...

Tapenade, Mozzarella, and Tomato Panini

Tapenade, Mozzarella, and Tomato Panini

I had leftover tapenade to use up as well as some French bread so I decided to make a panini. I added a bit of mozzarella and some tomato slices and this sandwich ended up being AMAZING. I loved...

Spaghetti with Tapenade, Tomatoes, Spinach, Arugula, and Feta

Spaghetti with Tapenade, Tomatoes, Spinach, Arugula, and Feta

This is my new favorite pasta and I can’t wait to make it again.  I found this in an old Everyday Food and decided to finally give it a try – I am so glad I did.  I made...

Vegetable Rice Pilaf

Vegetable Rice Pilaf

I wanted to find a rice recipe that was quick and easy.  I adapted this recipe from The Kitchen Witch a little bit because I didn’t have spinach on hand.  It was a nice change from regular rice and...

Dijon and Panko-Crusted Salmon

Dijon and Panko-Crusted Salmon

My husband dropped my son off at a buddies house yesterday for a sleepover and came home with a large fillet of freshly caught king salmon.  Thank you so much for the beautiful fish Gery, Amy, Gavin, and Jason!...

Blendtec Blender Giveaway - My biggest giveaway ever!! ****CONTEST CLOSED-WINNER ANNOUNCED****

Blendtec Blender Giveaway – My biggest giveaway ever!! ****CONTEST CLOSED-WINNER ANNOUNCED****

This blog has brought me so much happiness! I have become a better cook and I have met some of the most amazing people who love food and cooking as much as I do.  I have also been sent...