Food · Sides and Veggies

Clam Stuffed Portobello Mushroom Caps

Here is another recipe born from me trying to use up what I had on hand in the kitchen. Canned clams aren’t a staple in our house, but I had some leftover from making a pot of clam chowder over the holidays. I was satisfied when the result turned out to be these beautiful mushroom… Continue reading Clam Stuffed Portobello Mushroom Caps

Food · Meaty Main Dishes · Sides and Veggies

5 Ways to Use Pesto This Summer

You know this blog is supposed to be about “family, food, and other good stuff.”  I haven’t written a food post in about 5 months though. Curiously that coincides with being pregnant. Yeah, so I’ve had a weird relationship with food lately. This one was written before I got all crazy and started hating things… Continue reading 5 Ways to Use Pesto This Summer

Food

Summer Side Dishes

Just in time in case you need to bring something to a cookout, here are a few quick, easy, and yummy sides that are perfect for hot summer days. Happy eating!   Vegetable Fritters These are the perfect way to use up the surplus of squash or zucchini from your garden or just any vegetables… Continue reading Summer Side Dishes

Food · Salads · Sides and Veggies

Sweet Potato Salad

I brought this colorful dish to Easter dinner. I think I enjoyed this more than anyone else there because I brought most of it home. I really did like it though, and I’m going to make it again. It worked well for a potluck since it didn’t require any reheating. I also liked that it changed… Continue reading Sweet Potato Salad

Food · Sandwiches

Celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day with Grownup Twists

Did you know that April 12th is National Grilled Cheese Day?! Celebrate by trying one of these grown up grilled cheese tips or one of the recipes listed below.  (Even though these tips and recipes will elevate your grilled cheese game, your kiddos will still probably like it too.)   Tips for turning a grilled cheese… Continue reading Celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day with Grownup Twists

Food · Meaty Main Dishes

Asian Pork Tacos

In the recent past I’ve started to look for ways to get us out of our at home food rut. So I’ve been brainstorming how to keep recipes simple but add a twist. This recipe is a product of that. These tacos turned out better than I was expecting and will probably making their way… Continue reading Asian Pork Tacos

Food · Meaty Main Dishes

Honey Cheddar Polenta with Bacon Wrapped Shrimp

You know how most of my recipes are thrown together by kind of looking around and seeing what we have in the kitchen to work with and hope it turns out okay? Well this was not like that. Shocking. I know. I have had this idea rolling around in my head for awhile now. So when… Continue reading Honey Cheddar Polenta with Bacon Wrapped Shrimp

Breakfast · Food · Sandwiches

Chorizo Biscuit Breakfast Sandwich

So there is a lot happening here, but somehow it works. I realize when I blog about food, a lot of what I post are accidents. Like me having to work with what we have when we need to go to the store, (this morning) forcing  me to be creative. Sometimes it works out. Sometimes… Continue reading Chorizo Biscuit Breakfast Sandwich

Breakfast · Food · Sides and Veggies

The Most Perfect Herb Roasted Potatoes

I love roasted veggies. Not only is it easy, but it’s a tasty and low maintenance way to use up produce. Now, I am not a huge potato eater. It’s not that I don’t like them, but I can for sure go without and not miss them very much. Recently though there was a weekend… Continue reading The Most Perfect Herb Roasted Potatoes