sides

Coleslaw with Greek Yogurt

My boyfriend and I got together with some friends last weekend. We went out for a few drinks on the water, and came back to have pulled pork that he'd had in the slow cooker all day. I offered to bring slaw to go with the pulled pork, and I also brought the cheese spaetzle… Continue reading Coleslaw with Greek Yogurt

Southwestern Pasta Salad
sides, vegetarian

Southwestern Pasta Salad

My horseback riding club has a monthly meeting and themed potluck. This month's potluck theme was salad. The meetings are on Friday evenings, so anything I bring to the potluck needs to be something that I can either make the night before or is quick and easy to make after work. Also, because it's Lent,… Continue reading Southwestern Pasta Salad

appetizers & snacks, vegetarian

No-Name Southwestern/Tex-Mex Dip That Does Not Photograph Well

One of the struggles of being a food blogger is having to get good photos of the things I make. Nobody is going to want to try a recipe if the dish looks gross in the photos! Sometimes, though, I either forget to take a picture, or even worse, something is horribly un-photogenic. I had… Continue reading No-Name Southwestern/Tex-Mex Dip That Does Not Photograph Well

main courses, sauces & seasonings

Skirt Steak Tacos with Guacamole and Chipotle Sour Cream

Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, which means I earn a commission if you make a purchase using the link (click here for more information). I wanted steak yesterday, but I also had guacamole from earlier in the week that needed to be eaten and a tomato that needed to be… Continue reading Skirt Steak Tacos with Guacamole and Chipotle Sour Cream

appetizers & snacks, sauces & seasonings

20 Uses for Tastefully Simple Bacon Pepper Jam

I don't remember when I first tried the bacon pepper jam, but I was hooked and decided I needed to have this on hand at all times. It's only available seasonally, so I stocked up on several jars before the end of last year's fall/winter season. There are so many things you can make with… Continue reading 20 Uses for Tastefully Simple Bacon Pepper Jam

sides, vegetarian, weeknight cooking

Sauteed Rustic Herb Green Beans

This is one of the sides I made the other night to go with the steak. This uses one of the seasoning blends from Tastefully Simple*. Sometimes people ask why I buy seasoning blends like that when I like cooking from scratch so much. Well, there are times when I just don't want to have… Continue reading Sauteed Rustic Herb Green Beans

appetizers & snacks

Crostini with Boursin, quince paste, & bacon pepper jam

This was one of those appetizers I kind of threw together because I had some bread to use, and I needed something fast and easy. Ingredients French bread, sliced into thin pieces Boursin cheese Quince paste Tastefully Simple* bacon pepper jam Instructions Preheat oven to 350. Meanwhile, spread one leg of Boursin and quince paste… Continue reading Crostini with Boursin, quince paste, & bacon pepper jam

beef, main courses, weeknight cooking

Perfect Steak

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links (marked wth *), which means I receive compensation for purchases made using the links. We had someone over for dinner last night, and steak is usually the go-to when we have meat eating friends over for dinner. Steak is a good weeknight dinner, too, because it's easy and fast.… Continue reading Perfect Steak

appetizers & snacks, vegetarian

Jalapeno Popper Corn Dip

I haven't posted in a while! Right after I made the mint chocolate chip ice cream in the previous post, our fridge died. We were without a fridge for almost 3 weeks (long story), which resulted in eating out a lot. Then we went on vacation. So now I'm back and ready for more cooking… Continue reading Jalapeno Popper Corn Dip

main courses, pasta

Lasagna

Ingredients (Sauce) 2 x 28oz cans crushed tomatoes 2 tbsp Tastefully Simple Onion Onion seasoning 2 tsp Tastefully Simple Garlic Garlic seasoning 2 tsp oregano 1 tsp parsley 1 tsp basil ½ tsp sage ½ tsp salt Spice measurements are for dried spices. Ingredients (Pasta) 3 cups flour 3 eggs Pinch salt Cold water (if… Continue reading Lasagna