I know it's Fall, not Spring but it's so nice to have a staple few items that can create tasty and creative dishes! Spring rolls certainly can look fancy (especially if you can roll them up better than I can!) and the filling options are endless!
This quick recipe is tasty, open to creativity and a hit in most crowds!
Meat sauce with vegetables, hidden and revealed, on top of whole wheat pasta.
There are days when pasta is calling your name.
And this day was it!
Do you ever put ingredients together and just know it's going to taste good?
When I read this blog post, I wanted to try it!
And being the impatient person that I am,
The next day!
Without looking into the ingredients and my inventory...
Warm, buttery, biscuits fresh from the oven.
This southern girl transplanted to California still loves her from scratch biscuits!
Jodye and I have an aunt who was lovingly called "Aunt Boo" growing up. I think it the nickname got started when Jodye (the oldest grandchild on that side) couldn't pronounce her true name so "Boo" was born. She sounds like an Aunt who loves Halloween, huh?
(And if you think that's a unique name, we've got a couple other non-traditional names, like GG, which is a story for another time.)
This is her classic celebratory dessert and I looked forward to it every birthday that was thrown at her house!
It's easy (kid-friendly!) and delicious, the only catch is that you need the have time to let it freeze.
My current youngest's 1st birthday was a few weeks back. She loves to make a mess in real dirt and seems to find it tasty as well. So playing off that important activity of hers, I opted to make muddy dirt pudding. Popping a silk flower into $1 tin pots from Target, we prettified it.
Ever come across great strawberries and want to preserve them?
We freeze some for smoothies and I also have made strawberry jam.
And who wants to put the fuss into a water bath when you know you've got room in your freezer?
Imagine slowly cooked decadent broth, colorful vegetables, meat that falls apart in your mouth
and a simple recipe.
Introducing the Real Beef Stew!
Fresh okra, garlic, onions, celery, corn, chicken, pork, sausage, tomatoes....
And use up random little bits of vegetables from your fridge!
I love a filling, tasty, clean-out-kitchen meal!
Bring on the Jambalaya!
(And let me just tell you, I didn't realize I was spelling Jambalaya wrong...I thought it was jumbalaya.
I actually pronounce it that way....)