Mango Salsa
appetizers & snacks, vegetarian

Mango Salsa

My boyfriend went on a fishing trip last weekend and caught a ton of Mahi Mahi. I made this mango salsa to go with some of the grilled fish. Later in the week, I used it on tempura Mahi Mahi sushi. It's also a good snack with tortilla chips. You could also put avocado in it,… Continue reading Mango Salsa

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

vegetarian chili
low-cost, lunch box, soups, vegetarian

Vegetarian Chili (with vegan option)

This recipe follows the basic method of what I usually use to make my chicken tortilla soup and meat chilis. For the first time ever, my chili came out perfectly seasoned without any adjusting needed at all. The recipe itself is vegan - only the toppings take away the vegan-ness and make it vegetarian. Vegetarian… Continue reading Vegetarian Chili (with vegan option)

desserts, vegetarian, weeknight cooking

Super Fudgy Brownies

These brownies are one of my favorites, and they're not even super homemade. If you need to throw together a baked something-or-other for a bake sale, birthday, office party, or whatever - these are very easy and fast. And everyone loves them! Ingredients 1 box brownie mix + everything the box says you need 1… Continue reading Super Fudgy Brownies

main courses, pasta, vegetarian

Homemade Pasta (Spaghetti)

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 received the pasta attachments set for my KitchenAid mixer for my birthday earlier this month. I have been wanting these for so long! I've always… Continue reading Homemade Pasta (Spaghetti)

desserts, vegetarian

Nana’s Carrot Cake

I can't take credit for this gorgeous carrot cake that occasionally appears on my header image. My spouse (at the time) made that using a family recipe. This recipe is on the thinnest piece of paper ever. It was clearly typed on a typewriter, but I have no idea how the paper didn't disintegrate when… Continue reading Nana’s Carrot Cake

desserts, vegetarian

Fruitcake Cookies

We used to make fruitcake cookies every Christmas when I was little. My mom has come to visit the last several years for Christmas, and we've made them again every time. They're just so good! If you hate fruitcake, don't assume you'll hate these. They really don't taste like an actual fruitcake. The main similarity with… Continue reading Fruitcake Cookies

soups, vegetarian

Red Wine Onion Soup

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). Whenever I eat a dish I love at a restaurant, I love the challenge of trying to make it home. There's a local restaurant near us that has… Continue reading Red Wine Onion Soup

appetizers & snacks, vegetarian

Fried Pickles

I don't make fried food at home often because my kitchen will smell like fried food for about 24 hours afterward. But I really love fried pickles, so sometimes I just have to make them. These are really good with ranch dressing or chipotle mayo. Be very careful when working with hot oil! Keep an… Continue reading Fried Pickles

sauces & seasonings, vegetarian, weeknight cooking

Easy Pizza Sauce

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 sometimes call this pizza sauce "lazy" because it's super easy, plus it uses canned tomatoes and a couple of already-mixed seasoning blends. This one is… Continue reading Easy Pizza Sauce