Archive for August, 2011

Poached Eggs in Spicy Tomato Sauce

This is one of my go-to meals when I have zero time for dinner, like tonight.  It’s super quick, healthy, and only requires one pan (easy cleanup).  The kids got Egg Toast (that’s what we… Read more »

August 31, 2011 | Breakfast, Main Dishes

Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix

Make this up to keep in the pantry and never buy those yellow packets again.   We had tacos for dinner tonight, and this is the way I like to serve them. Make your own. … Read more »

August 30, 2011 | Main Dishes, Miscellaneous

Parmesan Roasted Broccoli

Did you know that my kids love broccoli?  They are weird, I know.  I cannot stand it, myself, but they eat just regular frozen broccoli, steamed in the microwave, with a little salt.  Yuck.  But… Read more »

August 25, 2011 | Sides

Tenderloin Steaks with Rosemary Butter

Tenderloin Steaks with Rosemary Butter tenderloin steaks (actually, any steak would work, but Sams has great tenderloin steaks) salt and pepper 1/2 stick softened salted butter 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary Heat oven to 450. … Read more »

August 24, 2011 | Main Dishes

Monkey Bread Muffins

The easy to delicious ratio for these Monkey Bread Muffins is really high.  I made these as a thank you gift for a neighbor, and I had to stop myself from eating them straight out… Read more »

August 23, 2011 | Breakfast, Desserts

Parmesan Basil Orzo with Oven Roasted Shrimp

Parmesan Basil Orzo 1 tablespoon butter 1 cup orzo (rice shaped pasta) 1 14 oz can chicken broth 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese (I used leftover freshly grated cheese from Thursday) 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped… Read more »

August 22, 2011 | Main Dishes

Quick Artichoke Pasta

This was a quick one.  And good thing, too, because the school year is underway and we’ve got after school activities, homework, and playing to be done in the afternoon! Quick Artichoke Pasta  1 can… Read more »

August 18, 2011 | Main Dishes

Truffle Oil Roasted Potatoes

Our family of 5 just got back from a wonderful extra long weekend trip to Chicago.  In taking the kids, we got to have a whole new experience in one of our favorite cities. We… Read more »

August 16, 2011 | Sides

Autumn Chopped Salad

I feel like a broken record saying this, but are you using Pinterest yet?  It’s such a great place to get ideas.  Anyway, I found this recipe for Autumn Chopped Salad there, but I changed… Read more »

August 15, 2011 | Soup and Salad

Quick Bread Recipe

I made purple hull peas for dinner again tonight, since I surprisingly found some fresh ones at my Walmart Market today.  I realized I was out of cornmeal at the last minute, so I couldn’t… Read more »

August 14, 2011 | Sides