Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe

I’ve been making my own taco seasoning for quite a while now. When I started really getting into food and watching Food Network a few years ago, I watched a lot of Rachael Ray 30 Minute Meals, because that was relatable to me. Even when making a meal in 30 minutes or less, she always […]

Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe

Happy 2015, Erik Estrada!

[social_share style=”square” align=”horizontal” heading_align=”inline” facebook=”1″ twitter=”1″ google_plus=”1″ linkedin=”1″ pinterest=”1″ link=”http://www.thecocinamonologues.com” /] It’s been quite a while since I have posted on here. I’m not one to make excuses, but if I was, I’d mention that I’m pregnant with baby number two, have a one and a half year old, and work a full time job. […]

Happy 2015, Erik Estrada!

Roasted Veggie Pasta Sauce

Wow, it’s been a while since I have posted a recpie! I’ve been cooking, I have just been using my free time to play with Wes instead of blogging. The good news is that I have several great recipes to share with you, so I’m going to do my best to get them out there. […]

Roasted Veggie Pasta Sauce

Mexican Veggie Impasta Bake

If there’s one food I could eat pretty much every day, it’s Mexican. I just love it! Tim didn’t much care for it when we first started dating, but he’s seen the light since he’s been with me. ūüėČ I first got the idea for this casserole from a Hungry Girl recipe. It seemed pretty […]

Mexican Veggie Impasta Bake

Superfood Casserole

Superfood casserole might seem like an oxymoron to you. When you think of¬†casseroles, you probably don’t think of superfoods, and vice versa. Well, let me just tell you how this recipe came about and then maybe it’ll make more sense.¬†As you may know, we have a one-year old son, Wes¬†(14 months, to be exact). He […]

Superfood Casserole

Italian Sausage and Roasted Red Pepper Risotto

Risotto is one of those things that I love but I don’t make very often.¬† It’s not difficult at all, but it is time consuming.¬† When you make risotto, it’s like a dependent child.¬† You have to constantly be there to give it love and attention, because if you look away for too long it […]

Italian Sausage and Roasted Red Pepper Risotto

Turkey Bacon Chili

This winter I have been obsessed with chili. ¬†So much so, in fact, that I requested it as my birthday meal from Tim. ¬†There are about as many ways to make chili as there are people out there who eat chili. I don’t think I’ve ever made it the same way twice. ¬†This year, I’ve […]

Turkey Bacon Chili

Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

I know it’s almost spring, so our time for soup is really winding down, but I think this soup recipe is perfect for this time of year. ¬†It’s light, brothy, full of flavor, and very refreshing with the hint of lemon and fresh grassy parsley, yet definitely filling enough to be a meal. ¬† I […]

Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

Italian Wedding Soup

As spring approaches, we are nearing the end of soup season. ¬†I think I still have a little time to squeeze in a couple more recipes though, because it’s not too warm yet. ¬†Pretty soon it will be grilling time! This is a pretty light and healthful soup with tons of flavor. ¬†It has tiny […]

Italian Wedding Soup

Crock Pot Loaded Potato Soup

Who doesn’t love a nice big bowl of homemade potato soup? ¬†I personally love it, but I don’t usually make it very often because the recipe I’ve been using for years, while extremely delicious, is kind of tedious and not exactly figure friendly. ¬†It involves baking potatoes, letting them cool, peeling them, cutting them, and […]

Crock Pot Loaded Potato Soup