Archive for October, 2011

Roasted Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

We went trick or treating in the hood last night, but it’s still Halloween tonight, so the kids had Mummy Dogs for dinner.  They are just hot dogs cut in half and wrapped in crescent… Read more »

October 31, 2011 | Soup and Salad

Caramel Apples

This is a beginner from-scratch caramel apple recipe.  It’s only slightly more difficult than melting store bought caramels.  But then again, given how much I hate going to Walmart, I’d say this recipe brought me… Read more »

October 30, 2011 | Desserts, Snacks & Drinks

Pumpkin Spice Yogurt with Maple Granola

These days everybody’s all runnin’ around gettin’ their PSLs from Starbucks.  So I had this idea to make PSY (Pumpkin Spice Yogurt).  Healthy and yum. I made a lot because I took it to the… Read more »

October 29, 2011 | Breakfast, Snacks & Drinks

Monster Munch

I made Monster Munch for the teachers at our elementary school to snack on during parent/teacher conferences this week.  I was extremely glad to get it out of the house; it’s so good I couldn’t… Read more »

October 28, 2011 | Desserts, Snacks & Drinks

Quinoa with Roasted Fall Vegetables and Pistachios

Quinoa. Pronounced KEEN-wah.  If you’re not eating it yet, now is the time.  It’s super healthy and finally readily available in regular grocery stores.  I like this recipe a lot.  And I’ll bet the leftovers… Read more »

October 26, 2011 | Main Dishes

Buffalo Chicken Tacos

Who doesn’t like buffalo wings?  Well, besides me?  I don’t like chicken wings at all, buffalo or any other style. But I do like boneless wings, aka cut up chicken breasts tossed in buffalo sauce. … Read more »

October 25, 2011 | Main Dishes

Ginger and Cilantro Baked Tilapia

Between 4 year old birthday parties (can’t believe my baby is 4!), volunteering for elementary school fall festivals, going to said festivals, and stomach flus, not much cookin’ happened around here last week.  But we… Read more »

October 24, 2011 | Main Dishes

Ham and Cheese Frittata

This post should be subtitled: I was too exhausted to cook dinner because I spent the day at the pumpkin patch with 100 kindergarteners.  Wow, I don’t know how teachers do it every day.  They… Read more »

October 13, 2011 | Breakfast

Salad with Honeycrisp Apple Vinaigrette

Sandwiches made with leftover ham from last night and a big salad. That was dinner for us tonight.  By the way, mesclun is just a fancy word for the baby lettuce mix that is in… Read more »

October 12, 2011 | Soup and Salad

Old Fashioned Fried Potatoes

Tonight’s dinner was Baked Ham and Old Fashioned Fried Potatoes.  I had never cooked fried potatoes before tonight, but growing up in Arkansas, I’ve of course eaten them many times.  Mine did not come out… Read more »

October 11, 2011 | Sides