My mother-in-law is Colombian and makes the best arepas. She's even been over to teach us how to make them. However, after the lesson I realized I didn't really want to make them. It's quite a process - a super long and drawn out one. The worse part being, cooking the arepas over an open flame with this contraption - one arepa … Continue reading Fried Colombian Arepitas
You could probably have this dish completed in the time it would take for your food to be delivered from your favorite local Chinese take-out. It doesn't get any easier than this. Another plus? This is probably a gajillion times healthier, too. I've been meaning to try different stir fry recipes, but 99.999% of the … Continue reading Shrimp Stir Fry with Black Bean Sauce
In anticipation of the 4th of July Weekend, L and I attempted the fireworks toilet paper project - for the second time. I'm not exactly sure what we did wrong, but similar to our first attempt, the end result was not what you would call impressive. 😦 Prep was easy enough: three toilet paper rolls … Continue reading Toddler Crafts: Fireworks
Perhaps you've been to or heard of a restaurant called, Chopt. It's a chain and apparently there's even a location in a neighboring town. Sadly, I have yet to visit. 😦 When I was still working in the city, Chopt was one of my go-to's for lunch. The line was wrapped around the block, but I didn't … Continue reading Asian Chopped Salad with Roast Chicken & Sesame Soy Vinaigrette
I love, love, looooove a good blueberry or blackberry crisp. Chuck however, prefers strawberries and cherries. So this past Friday, I decided to try something different and ended up making a cherry crisp for him. I like cherries, they're great, but in a crisp? So good. I couldn't find the blueberry crisp recipe I used in the past, so this was a mix … Continue reading Cherry Vanilla Crisp
I have been completely avoiding making chili for about a year, possibly longer. Chuck brings it up every once in a while as a possible meal idea and I always seem to nix it. A couple months back, we even bought a couple cans of red kidney beans for the chili, but the thought of making … Continue reading Super Easy Chili
Elevate the classic bundt cake with vanilla and hints of citrus...
I've mentioned on previous posts (roast chicken, roasted root vegetables, and roasted zucchini and yellow squash) that my daughter's all-time favorite dish is roasted chicken. So I make it a lot - about 1-2 times per week. Now that it's summer, I've been looking into making the chicken in our dutch oven or slow cooker, but haven't actually tried … Continue reading Simple Roast Chicken with Lemons
Toddler fun with tissue paper and glue...
Try this s'mores + rice krispie treat mash up for your next summer get together...