Ever feel like eating something sweet and decadent but wanting to keep the dessert clean?
Homemade sourdough sandwich bread with cinnamon, sugar, raisins and butter rolled on the inside....
There are few things better than that!
Look at that glorious color! What a vibrant spread to serve family and guests alike.
And it's nutrient dense, but light and tasty!!!
Did I mention it's easy as well?
Detailed recipe below!
Now that my littlest has a good set of chompers, she is devouring solid food (mostly animal proteins) in vast quantities. I am not a huge meat lover, but there is a place for it. In an effort to stay within our budget, seasoning a whole chicken and roasting it, is simple, filling and delicious!
I have been making this recipe for years. It's a staple in my kitchen.
As a kid I always loved BLTs. I think it may have to do with the fact that we rarely ate bacon, so I always looked forward to the crispy strip of bacon.
I don't like mayonnaise or cool whip or whatever that fake stuff is. Yeck! You will not find mayo in our house unless we have guests that REALLY like it. And if that's the case, chances are I'll make some homemade.
Instead of mayo, this sandwich uses pesto to add moisture and flavor to the sandwich.
This sandwich lived up to my hopes and desires! (that sounds a little too intense for food, doesn't it?)
Do you remember the converse shoe High-Tops? Maybe they are in style again. I'm not really sure because I am not really fashion-forward. While I was thinking of this blog post title, high tops came into mind.
This carrot soup uses the leafy greens of the carrot tops. High tops, carrot tops...Are you following me?
I picked up these delightful, colorful carrots and their counterpart green tops (high tops) at the farmers' market. Aren't they gorgeous?! I mean how can you pass up on good looking vegetables like that! I had to peruse the world wide web for a good recipe that incorporates the leafy greens. And I found one that we all enjoyed! And can I just say, sometimes it's hard to find a classic, easy, simple dish that tastes good and has good ingredients. But here you go, there is one!
Since Jodye and I have been wee little ones, our family has always served popcorn, fruit salad and sometimes cheese and nuts for Sunday night dinner. I can't remember a Sunday without it growing up! I even tried to implement it during my short college years (I married my sophmore year).
Thankfully hubby enjoys fruit (and use to concoct some awesome fruit smoothies with his best friend) so I didn't have to fuss about keeping this light fare tradition alive.
Do you make your own pizza? Our family began making it all from scratch at least 3 years ago when we were stationed in the Midwest. At the time, my husband had a bigger, gas grill and we were reaping the rewards of our backyard garden and had to put the fresh produce to good use!
Now that's it's summer here, we try to cook on the grill at least once a week.
The first week my family moved out to California we went to the local farmers' market. It is awesome! What's even more awesome is there are several fresh markets during the week in the outlying towns nearby. So in the event, I can't make it to my favorite one on Tuesdays, I can hit up the Friday one, or the Monday one, or even if necessary the Sunday market.
Every week holds new produce possibilities, some great deals (especially for California!) and lots of taste-testing for the kids. They look forward to our weekly visit. I try to plan out my meals loosely and then shop at the farmers' market for all our fresh produce needs (minus bananas).
Whatever is in season, economical and looks good is what ends up on our plates for the week!