There’s nothing like a cup of hot chocolate on these chilly nights and during the holidays it’s fun to add a pizzazz to your cocoa.
Monday, December 15, 2014
Thursday, November 6, 2014
I’ve been making Sloppy Joes like this since my son was little. I think it happened by accident when I was going to make Sloppy Joes but didn’t have any rolls or hamburger buns – but I did have some hot dog buns. That’s the night the Sloppy Dog was born in my house.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Monday, October 20, 2014
Monday, October 13, 2014
I was so excited to see these little purple potatoes at my regular market. It’s always fun to try new things. And these little guys exceeded my expectation with their incredible burst of color.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Thursday, October 2, 2014
You know those instant ramen noodles – the ones that come in a compact rectangle with a little powdery season pack? Ya, those. I always keep packages of those in my cupboard. If I do make them with the season pack, I only use about 1/3 of the packet. But I rarely use the seasoning that it comes with. Instead, they’re a great base for leftovers. Beef, pork, chicken, shrimp… just about anything goes with those noodles. Here’s an example of what you can make.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Did I mention we’re having an end-of-summer heat wave here in Southern California? We are. The kind of heat where you just don’t want to do anything. Plus, since we live near the coast, we don’t have air conditioning. We rely on an ocean breeze that has been letting us down lately.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
I’ve been trying to be healthier and snack on things like veggies, fruit and granola. It irks me every time I buy granola at the market because it’s so darn expensive. And I don’t even get the really good stuff – that’s just too pricey. I finally had some time and made up a batch and it is so good.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Monday, August 4, 2014
Crockpot recipes are popular for a good reason. We are all so busy, it’s hard to pull together dinner and eat at a reasonable hour. But with a little planning, you can have a delicious meal when you’re done with work.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Every July 11th or 7/11, the 7-Eleven Convenience Stores give away free Slurpees. Have you ever had a Slurpee? They’re a frozen, icy, sugary beverage that tastes so good on a hot day. I didn’t get my free Slurpee this year which made me sad. So I started thinking about how I could easily make something similar. Have you heard of Granita? It’s a fancy Slurpee! Doesn’t Granita sound better than Slurpee? Actually, a Granita is better than a Slurpee and as I was checking out granita ideas, I realized that you can pretty much make them in a rainbow of colors and flavors.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Hello friends! This is the third in my pomegranate series or pomegranate mania! You can see my Lemonade Pomegranate Ice here and my Pomegranate Mini Ice Cubes here. This one is my favorite and would be perfect for any upcoming patriotic festivities.
Monday, June 2, 2014
Hello friends! Last week I shared some super refreshing pomegranate lemonade ice cubes and today in part 2 of my pomegranate series I’ve made some Pomegranate Mini Ice Cubes.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Monday, May 19, 2014
Monday, April 28, 2014
This is another project that I’ve wanting to make for some time now. I’m trying to give our dog Sammy some healthier treats. She’s getting older and getting less exercise – just like me!
Thursday, April 17, 2014
It’s a messy job but somebody’s got to do it! Some days I’m cleaning up glue and glitter and other days, ice cream scoops. I think sampling and taking pictures of ice cream might be one of my favorite ways to spend the day.