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
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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

Homemade Caesar Salad

When I go to restaurants, I like to order things I cannot make at home.  Either dishes with ingredients unavailable to me, things I’ve never heard of, or dishes I don’t know how to or… Read more »

August 29, 2011 | Soup and Salad
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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
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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
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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 butter1 cup orzo (rice shaped pasta)1 14 oz can chicken broth1/4 cup Parmesan cheese (I used leftover freshly grated cheese from Thursday)2 tablespoons fresh basil, choppedsalt and pepper to taste… 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
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Creamy Crock Pot Chicken Tacos

I get asked all the time if I ever make anything that isn’t any good.  Well, I typically just don’t blog about that stuff (clever, right?). Really, I usually know what I like and I… Read more »

August 17, 2011 | Main Dishes

Truffle Oil Roasted Potatoes with Fleur de Sel

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