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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 […]

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, and flavor. It can be served hot or cold, over lettuce or chips, as a side dish or entree. Clearly, this is a very versatile dish and it can be customized to your liking!   I prefer to serve the quinoa mixture over a bed of chopped romaine Read more [...]
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 […]

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 at Eat It & Say Yum. The muffins look pretty yummy in the first picture on the left, but clearly my photography skills are lacking. The photo on the right is the one I did recently. I like to think I've learned and grown. Every photo shoot I learn Read more [...]
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 […]

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 by the second day! In fact, they actually stay nice and moist for several days when stored in an airtight container. These muffins are also the base I used for my Apple Cider Muffins. If you want something unique that speaks "October" loud and clear, try them out. Read more [...]
Meaty Queso Party Dip

Meaty Queso Party Dip

For those of you who keep up with my blog regularly, if there are any of you out there, you may have noticed me posting recipes quite frequently that you have already seen on Eat It & Say Yum. I’ve been working to get all […]