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Taco Shop Style Salsa – Be the Hit of the Fiesta

Save money and enjoy a delicious Taco Shop Style Salsa with this easy recipe. You’ll be the hit of the fiesta this summer. I grew up thinking it was better to buy commercially made sauces than to make them yourself. I have no idea where I got that notion other than the hours and hours […]

Grilled Vegetable Kabobs – Easy on the Summer Cook

Cook even your side dishes out of doors this summer with these tasty, quick-and-easy Grilled Vegetable Kabobs. Summer hasn’t quite arrived in San Diego. But, I know it will. And when it does. Well, I won’t be able to stand the heat in the kitchen. I well remember one summer night when I stirred a pot […]

Nutty Berry Parfait with Dark Chocolate

I am an official ambassador for Dole Fresh Fruit and Fresh Vegetables. Dole provided me with compensation for my time. As always, all opinions are mine. Eating more fresh fruit and vegetables is an ideal way to improve your diet. This Nutty Berry Parfait is a great way to get on the bandwagon. Once upon […]

Carrot Muffins with Honey Cream Cheese

Bake someone happy this week with these luscious Carrot Muffins with Honey Cream Cheese. They are filling, freezer-friendly, and absolutely delicious! I’ve been making muffins for as long as I can remember. Muffins were “a thing” back in 1994 when we got married. In fact, I worked in a bakery that sold predominantly… muffins. And […]

Loaded Potato Salad with Greek Yogurt, Bacon & Cheddar

Summertime and its regular picnics and cookouts are just around the corner. Be sure to include a batch of this Loaded Potato Salad! One of my summertime resolutions is to include one picnic meal in our weekly meal plan. I know, big dreams. But, we have so many beautiful parks and beaches nearby, it’s a shame not […]

Quickest Chili in the West – Slow Cooker or Stovetop

Looking for a quick, hot meal? How about a quick supper to give as a gift? I gotcha covered on both counts with the Quickest Chili in the West. Quick meals, especially those that can be made ahead, are the name of the game in these here parts. Whether it’s a crazy work schedule for […]

Creamy Noodles with Ham and Tomatoes

Dinner will come together in a jiffy with just a handful of ingredients. This recipe for Creamy Noodles with Ham and Tomatoes is amazingly easy and delicious! About twice a year, I do what’s called a Pantry Challenge. What that means is that I try to make good use of the things that we already have in the […]

Stovetop Mac and Cheese – No Need for a Box!

Ditch the boxed mac and cheese, you can make your own tastier and better version at home. Use this Stovetop Mac and Cheese and free yourself from mixes! Stovetop Mac and Cheese with Mini Meatloaves I grew up on mac and cheese from a box. And quite frankly, I still love it. About once a […]