Roasted Corn and Black Bean Enchiladas

I have been trying to edge our way towards a bit more plant-based eating a few days a week. (Yes, another new habit.) We do not really desire to be fully vegan or even vegetarian. We are equal opportunity eaters. Lol! We love to eat foods of all types. We especially love when we are…

Hawaiian Pasta Salad

Before I give you the recipe, I must give you a disclaimer. I have never been to Hawaii. Nope. Not even once. But I have eaten at a few Hawaiian BBQ places here in California. Most serve a scoop of steamed white rice and a scoop of macaroni salad. I have made up my own…

Slipping into Summer

Now that summer is upon us, we have the opportunity to enjoy picnics, BBQs, and al fresco dinners.  These days it can be as simple or as fancy as you like, but the real focus of any event are the people we will share with. For that reason, ease is important to me. Less time…

Our Family’s Rice-a-Roni

Does your family have any recipes you are pretty sure never show up in anyone else’s house? Growing up, we had a hamburger rice dish we referred to as Rice-a-Roni, only ours never had the ‘a-Roni’ part. My mom replaced the pasta with red kidney beans, and it was always served with copious amounts of…

 Cheeseburger Bowls with Fry Sauce

  Oh, boy. Last week flew by with all the goodness a week could have. We had a snow day with snow play. We baked bread and other good eats. We visited with friends and family, took a bike ride, went to swimming lessons, and flew through the air on our swing. We planted our…

Cornbread Croutons

I think most everyone has a favorite chili recipe that shows up at the table from time to time. We had chili for dinner tonight. It was great! We like ours with cornbread and I’ll wager you have a favorite recipe for that as well. One thing I did differently when I made the cornbread…

Quinoa Pizza Skillet

I have been incorporating more whole grain goodness into my menu. As a member of WW (formally known as Weight Watchers), one group of my zero points foods includes quinoa. I haven’t used it much but after trying it in this recipe, it will make its way to our plates more often. It lends itself…

White Beans and Sausage Soup

Most weeks, I make a couple of pots of soup to serve at lunch and sometimes, dinner. The ingredients depend on what I have in the pantry and fridge. For this particular soup, I decided to start by cooking a package of dry beans in the Instant Pot. It worked great! I didn’t even have…

Brownie Mug Cake

Do you need a sweet treat? I know there are days when I want something to soothe the sugar cravings at the moment but don’t want a whole tray calling, “Eat me!” the rest of the week. This is the perfect solution. One serving and ninety seconds to bake keep things simple. Easy to make…

Greek Chicken Bowls

It seems you can get almost any dish in bowl form these days. I have a few that keep showing up at my table week after week. I like the all-in-one ease of protein, whole grains, and vegetables. Not only are they pretty and full of texture, they are also delicious and satisfying each bite…