Southwestern Pasta Salad
make ahead / reheat, 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

low-cost, lunch box, make ahead / reheat, soups, vegetarian

Vegetarian Chili (vegan option, too)

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. Ingredients… Continue reading Vegetarian Chili (vegan option, too)

main courses, pasta, vegetarian

Three Cheese Rustic Herb Ravioli with Cream Sauce and Tomatoes

I tweeted earlier "Food blogger problem - realizing halfway through making something that you haven't written any of it down." That may have related to part of this recipe. The parts I'm unsure of are marked accordingly. Oh, and remember how I said before not to ask me about my pasta recipe because I have… Continue reading Three Cheese Rustic Herb Ravioli with Cream Sauce and Tomatoes

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)

I received the pasta roller and cutter attachments for my KitchenAid mixer for my birthday earlier this month. I have been begging for these for so long! I've always liked fresh pasta better than boxed (who doesn't?!), and this gives me an easy way to make it at home. The KitchenAid attachments are really handy because you… 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

appetizers & snacks, sides, vegetarian, weeknight cooking

Cucumber Salad

This is a super simple cucumber salad. It's quick to make, and a good opportunity to practice knife skills. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links (marked with *). I receive compensation from purchases made using affiliate links. Ingredients 6 cucumbers 2 pints grape tomatoes Half of a medium red onion 2 packets Good Seasons Italian salad… Continue reading Cucumber Salad

soups, vegetarian

Red Wine Onion Soup

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 this amazing red wine onion soup. This soup is so good that someone I know who used to be a french onion soup hater, orders it every time… 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