Posted in October 2011

Butternut Squash, Apples and Bacon!!

Butternut Squash, Apples and Bacon!!

In between carving a pumpkin and answering the door, giving handfuls of candy to adorably costumed kiddo’s, I decided to make a hearty fall themed dinner – Pureed Butternut Squash Soup and Baked Apples.  The thought alone filled me with warm fuzzies! I’ve not had much experience with Butternut Squash.  As with anything new, I learned a few things, … Continue reading

Simmer Me Timbers!

Simmer Me Timbers!

Recently while perusing the aisles of Costco one evening after work, before dinner (something I don’t recommend doing), I ran across an Indian Simmer Sauce, “Maya Kaimal Madras Curry Indian Simmer Sauce, Black Pepper & Coconut”. An all natural, medium heat simmer sauce. My eyes and the 30 oz container met, and it was on!! This was … Continue reading

Chili. Part II

Chili. Part II

Just a little over a month ago, I submitted my first blog post.  At that time, I was in the chili-taste-test stages preparing for my big night.. Bunco! I’m happy to say that game night has come and gone, along with my horrid hang-over and the Chili was a success!! I even managed to find … Continue reading

Chocolate Covered Mint Memories :)

Chocolate Covered Mint Memories :)

When I was a little girl, the first thing I’d do when walking into my maternal grandfather’s house, was run over to the dining room and open up the cupboard door of his hutch to breathe in the sweet aroma of York Peppermint Patties. My grandfather’s candy dish was always stocked! Of course, I’d usually have to wait … Continue reading

I’ve gone nutty!

I’ve gone nutty!

I’ve been on a “nut kick” as of late.  Last week it was Almond-Crusted Mahi Mahi. This evening it was Almond-Crusted Pork Tenderloin with Dried Cranberry-Apple Conserve.  O.M.G… can I say, delicious!?!  And yes, for those wondering, It was salted perfectly. 😉 I was asked if I had “a lot of almonds” since two of my … Continue reading

The Great Pumpkin

The Great Pumpkin

What a gorgeous Autumn day! Sure, it was overcast most the day. But when you’re searching for “The Great Pumpkin” with precious pum’kins, while sippin’ on a Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte… who cares if the sun is out or not!? 🙂 Pumpkins grow in all shapes and sizes, textures and colors.  When it comes to … Continue reading

Fish Taco’s. Crispy or Grilled?

Fish Taco’s. Crispy or Grilled?

As if I didn’t consume enough salt last night, I dove back in wide-eyed and bushy-tailed this afternoon. Still feeling a tad dehydrated, what appealed the most was an ice-cold slushy Jamba Juice. However, knowing that at some point I’d be hungry, I knew JJ wasn’t going to cut it. I found myself at Baja Fresh contemplating their “Fresh … Continue reading

Frickin’ Chicken’

Frickin’ Chicken’

I eat a lot of chicken. A LOT.  I eat so much in fact that I’m surprised I haven’t started growing feathers. And started to cluck! No matter the million plus ways chicken can be prepared, I find that I tend to fall back on the same trusty dishes – roasted/baked chicken, my personalized version of chicken … Continue reading

Not Your Ordinary Cheater Meal!

Not Your Ordinary Cheater Meal!

When I think, “cheater meals”,  Hamburger Helper, Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, P.F. Chang’s frozen skillet meals, canned or prepared soups, plus many others, come to mind. Growing up, my mom made most everything from scratch. We NEVER (yes, I said NEVER) had Hamburger Helper. Although I do believe I’d seen an occasional box of Kraft Mac & … Continue reading