Wednesday, June 12, 2013
To be honest, I was a little concerned that I was not going to be able to post this week since we spent all weekend moving into our new home! I am very excited about all the space I now have to spread out in, and that my kitchen is now double the size of my previous one. Let me tell you, having only nine sets of cupboards, two drawers, and no pantry was not a picnic. Now I have so much storage, it's almost overwhelming. But you won't hear me complaining.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Potato salad is a perfect addition to any summer grill out, but having the same thing over and over can get kind of boring; in my opinion at least. To mix things up a bit, I decided to do a twist on one of my favorite sides, a loaded baked potato, but turn it into a chilled salad for the warmer summer months. I have made this twice now for gatherings, and it has been a huge hit each time! It's super easy to put together, and pairs nicely with pretty much any main dish you want.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
This is one of those recipes that came together on a whim and I decided to just roll with it. My sister suggested something with salsa and chicken for dinner, and i wanted rice and to use some cilantro from my mini-garden. After pondering awhile I decided to combine them and see what happened. I'll admit, I was a bit surprised at how well this dish turned out given its extreme simplicity. I was hesitant to even post it since it's so easy. However, I figured you would appreciate how quick and tasty this dish is, so I decided to post it anyway. I'll definitely be making the rice as a side dish more often.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Pizza is one of my all-time favorite foods. If you haven't noticed, I also like to try variations on the classic pizza such as Taco Pizza and Loaded Baked Potato Pizza. Since it's been beautiful out lately, we take every opportunity we can to grill out. So I thought trying to grill some variation of pizza was a good idea.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
I came across this recipe for Buttermilk Blueberry Breakfast Cake on Pinterest and knew just from the picture that I would have to make a gluten-free version of it. Boy am I glad I did. The cake turned out super fluffy and moist, and was aptly described by my husband as "like a blueberry muffin in cake form". I will definitely be making this again, and not just for breakfast.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
I love cheese. And I really love recipes that have a lot of it, like this Cheesy Potato Sausage Bake. There are a few things that I always feel recipes can use a little more of, onions, garlic, and cheese. What can I say, I know what I like.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
My husband loves to grill no matter what the weather is doing outside. Even if it's snowing, sleeting, and windy, at the mere mention of grilling he's got the charcoal priming. Now that we have been blessed with some wonderful warmer weather though, I have actually been excited to have more grilled food, and I know Steven isn't complaining. Having him grill the meat significantly cuts my time in the kitchen down so I can make more elaborate side dishes, such as this risotto.