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Avocado Veggie Wraps

Avocado Veggie Wraps

  When I was a kid, I really hated avocados. Not as much as I hated Salmon, but pretty close. They were just, weird. And green. And mushy. But then one day I grew up and moved away from home. I started trying things like […]

Cilantro Lime Rice

Cilantro Lime Rice

I hope you’re not bored of Mexican food yet. Ha! I’m slowly making my way toward the Grand Finale: Cafe Rio Copycat Smothered Burritos. But to get there, I have to post all the other elements first. And there are quite a few. So, bear […]

Pico de Gallo

Pico de Gallo

Pico de Gallo, or Salsa Fresca is pretty much amazing. There are lots of ways to make Pico and many variations depending on what flavors you prefer. For me, I like to keep it simple. Tomatoes, onion, garlic, fresh cilantro, and fresh lime plus a generous sprinkle of course sea salt.   This salsa stinks up my kitchen table and fridge in a very, very, delicious way.The combination of fresh ingredients and aromas is incredible. I like to make it a couple hours in advance of serving it because Read more [...]
Mexi Quinoa Salad

Mexi Quinoa Salad

I don’t really know why I decided to start calling this “Mexi Quinoa.” I think I just got really lazy and didn’t want to say Mexican Style Quinoa Salad. So Mexi Quinoa it is. This salad is packed full of protein, vitamins, nutrients, fresh vegetables, […]

Black Beans

Black Beans

My husband spent two years serving a mission for our Church in Porto Alegre Brazil. He had the time of his life sharing the Gospel and teaching the Brazillian people. One of the things he always talks about is the Black Beans and Rice they […]

Gooey S’mores Bars

Gooey S’mores Bars

Recipe lightly adapted from here   When I first saw this recipe on Pinterest, I got excited. I know recipes can be hit or miss, so I started with very low expectations. I modified things a little to suit my liking, and the result was out of this world! It literally was a party in my mouth. I sent the leftovers with my husband to school and everyone raved about these bars. Several people told him they were the best dessert they'd ever tried and a couple people bugged him for the next few Read more [...]
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins

  I know it’s off season for Pumpkin, but I decided I needed to re-photograph these muffins. My first attempt was just that, an attempt. I have learned quite alot since then and decided to share a comparison picture from when I first started out […]

Apple Crisp

Apple Crisp

  I love apples and I love a good apple crisp. By good apple crisp I mean more crisp than apples. In fact, really just a couple apples with a whole lot of topping. That defines good apple crisp for me. This apple crisp meets […]

Hamburger Stew

Hamburger Stew

When I was a kid, I always knew that cold weather was around the corner when my mom made this soup. It wasn't an immediate favorite as a kid, weird, I know, but then we started dipping in tortilla chips instead of saltine crackers and it quickly became one of my favorite's. I'm pretty sure my palate has matured as I have grown older. Perhaps by the time I'm 72 I might actually appreciate caviar.   ....Never mind. I've never tasted caviar.   The flavors in this soup epitomize the essence Read more [...]
Brown Sugar Whole Wheat Muffins

Brown Sugar Whole Wheat Muffins

These Brown Sugar Whole Wheat Muffins are one of my most favorite recipes. They are so easy and so fast to whip up as breakfast, a snack, or a complement to soup or salad. They are soft, moist, and fluffy, and they don’t dry out […]