Got Tomatoes? Fresh tomato salsa recipe

It’s that time of year – tomato season.  I’ve mentioned before that I love tomatoes, but inevitably every year I find myself with an abundance, wondering how I can use them up lest they go to waste.  If you find yourself with a similar conundrum, then you’ve come to the right place. Not only is […]

Got Tomatoes? Fresh tomato salsa recipe

Glorious Guacamole – homemade guacamole recipe

I would like to take this opportunity to formally and publicly declare my love for guacamole.  When I go to a Mexican restaurant, what I order has to meet certain requirements, and containing guacamole is one of them.  It’s so creamy and delicious and really easy to make, too, so if you’ve never done it, […]

Glorious Guacamole – homemade guacamole recipe

Three Ingredient Crock Pot Taco Chicken

A few girls from work and I started a book club, and I volunteered to host the first meeting.  Since I love Mexican food, I decided to have a nacho bar.  In the interest of keeping things easy, I decided to cook the meat for the nacho bar in the crock pot. Incidentally, remember my […]

Easy Weeknight Dinner: Pesto Pasta with Spinach, Asparagus, and Cherry Tomatoes

I saw a recipe on Rachael Ray not that long ago that immediately made me think, “I should make that. It sounds really delicious and would be very easy.” Actually, Dr. Travis Stork from the TV show The Doctors was Rachael’s guest and it was his recipe, which they were touting as very healthy. It’s […]

Crock Pot Pulled Pork

Of all things barbecue, I’d have to say pulled pork is my absolute favorite.  I especially love it on nachos at Busch stadium during a Cardinals game.  Pulled pork is actually really, really easy to make and the crock pot is the perfect method of cooking.  Since it cooks low and slow all day, it […]

How to Cook a Perfectly Juicy Pork Loin (Oh And a Recipe Too)

I don’t frequently cook pork at our house.  We have a pretty steady rotation of chicken and fish.  I do occasionally buy those premarinaded pork loins and throw them in the freezer when I need a no brainer dinner.  But I feel like I’m always seeing delicious pork loin recipes, so the other day I […]

Guest Blog: Wife Soup

Hold on to your socks, ladies… They’re about to be blown off! That’s right, you have a guest chef in your presence. I am, humbly and proudly, the husband of Cara, and she has humored me by letting me share with you one of my chefly secrets (to be honest, this recipe, as with most […]

Clean, Green, and Herbacious

During the summer time, I grow a small herb garden that usually includes a combination of the following: parsley, cilantro, chives, thyme, rosemary, sage, oregano, and basil.  As my basil starts to really grow and go crazy, I think, “What am I going to do with all of this basil?” And then I remember – […]

Whole Grain Cous Cous with Spring Vegetables

I love cous cous as a side dish.  It’s something different from rice or potatoes, and it’s super easy to make.  It’s also very versatile.  You can flavor it many different ways by adding in different herbs, spices, and veggies.  I like to buy plain cous cous, whole grain or wheat if available, cook it in […]

Roasted Spaghetti Squash

The other day, I came up with the (brilliant) idea to make mozzarella stuffed turkey meatballs. To go along with them, I decided to make spaghetti squash, because, you know, I try to be healthy and squash is healthier than pasta, even whole wheat pasta. I had never had spaghetti squash before, and I had […]