Archive for July, 2011

Chocolate Chip Pancakes

I started dinner while I was STARVING.  Can you tell?  Chocolate chip pancakes, bacon, and fried eggs.  Cooking dinner while really hungry is never a good idea, just like grocery shopping when hungry.  Like how… Read more »

July 31, 2011 | Breakfast

Farfalle with Arugula Pesto

Remember the Arugula Pesto from Monday’s sandwich?  I made a quick pasta for dinner tonight using farfalle (bowtie pasta), leftover Arugula Pesto, and freshly grated parm cheese.  The kids gobbled it up!  I like to… Read more »

July 28, 2011 | Main Dishes

10 Minute Creme Brulee

Ten minute creme brulee, you say? How is that possible, you wonder?  Creme brulee is hard to make! Well, you gotta have an awesome friend who lives all the way in SPRINGDALE (ok, only 15… Read more »

July 27, 2011 | Desserts

Hawaiian Chicken with Coconut Rice

“Hawaiian Chicken” reminds of something one might have with a big pineapple ring on top at Luby’s Cafeteria (I loved cafeterias when I was a kid because everything came on it’s own plate), but this… Read more »

July 26, 2011 | Main Dishes
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Pear, Caramelized Walnuts, and Arugula Pesto Panini

Are you on Pinterest yet?  I just love it for inspiration.  I saw a picture of this sandwich last week, pinned it, and then was able to find the recipe again when I was making… Read more »

July 25, 2011 | Sandwiches

Crock Pot Pinto Beans

John wasn’t home for dinner, so I made the kids their favorite meal: beans.  I know, my children are weird; they could eat these pinto beans for every meal.  1 pound of dried pinto beans1… Read more »

July 21, 2011 | Main Dishes

Grilled Skirt Steak Salad

As you may have noticed by now, we don’t eat a lot of red meat in our house.  But once in a while, it’s just the perfect dinner.  And Beta (she’s almost 6) always wants… Read more »

July 20, 2011 | Soup and Salad
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Blackened Grilled Tilapia

John grilled his famous Blackened Tilapia for dinner tonight, and I wanted to share the recipe with you, but he’s a little like the Colonel.  Colonel Sanders, that is.  He doesn’t like to reveal his… Read more »

July 19, 2011 | Main Dishes

Summer Strawberry Tart

It may seem weird for somebody who has a food blog, but I don’t really enjoy hosting fancy dinner parties at my house.  It’s so stressful to me!  My bathrooms have to be clean (with… Read more »

July 18, 2011 | Desserts

Watermelon Pineapple Salsa

What’s the deal with watermelons these days?  Have you noticed how they are all perfectly round and seedless now?  My state is famous for it’s watermelons, and in Arkansas it’s just not right, and it… Read more »

July 17, 2011 | Snacks & Drinks