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…

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…

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…

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…

Everyday Pasta Sauce

Everyone probably has their go-to pasta sauce. Truth be known, I tend to have an idea of what I would like and check the pantry for ingredients. No recipe is the same as the last. This week, it happened again, but I wanted to write down the combinations to have it again because it was…

Best Ribs EVER!

I am not typically much of a rib eater. I think it is mostly because they are kind of messy to eat, and I have had too many that were just not cooked right. But I am sold on this easy, easy, easy oven-baked rib recipe. Did I say easy enough? These ribs turn out…

Pasta Carbonara

My Instant Pot has been getting a lot of use lately. I have found that if I use it to prepare food, it keeps my kitchen much cooler, which I truly appreciate. The house seems to be at its warmest when I have to start dinner and it’s very tempting to just get on the…

Arroz con Pollo

When my online grocery order arrived home last night, I had some curious substitutions. I do not blame anyone. The personal shoppers are doing the best they can these days with the supply they have to work with. They quite often give us something unexpected yet, in the end, it turns out to be very…