Archive for January, 2012
quinoa

Quinoa with Kale Pesto

I found a big bag of cut up, triple washed kale at my Walmart this week! This makes me excited because kale is sort of a pain to wash, you know? I couldn’t wait to… Read more »

January 31, 2012 | Main Dishes
valentines-cookies

Valentine’s Day Brownies

Here’s an easy way to turn something ordinary into something special for your kids: cut brownies into heart shapes! You could use a brownie mix if you are so inclined, but I made homemade ones… Read more »

January 31, 2012 | Desserts
ginger-salmon

Soy Ginger Salmon

To quote my husband, “this is the best salmon I’ve ever had.” Maybe he was just throwing out compliments, but think I kind of agree.  The ginger gives it a crunchy and spicy (not hot)… Read more »

January 30, 2012 | Main Dishes
truffled-baked-eggs

Truffled Baked Eggs in Tomato Sauce

It’s Sunday night. I’m feeling under the weather.  I’ve got no milk, bread, cheese, meat, fruit, lettuce, vegetables, pasta, or even crackers. EMPTY refrigerator and almost empty pantry. But I’ve got eggs! And I’ve got… Read more »

January 29, 2012 | Breakfast
onion-soup

French Onion Soup Redux

I love having dinners in the freezer ready to go for an easy dinner.  I don’t really make huge portions for the purpose of freezing, but when I make a soup or something that has… Read more »

January 26, 2012 | Soup and Salad
banana pudding

Old Fashioned Banana Pudding

I made these adorable banana puddings when we had friends over for dinner last night. Making individual portions is such a good way to serve banana pudding! I haven’t had banana pudding in YEARS, which… Read more »

January 26, 2012 | Desserts
tilapia

Honey Ginger Tilapia

Fish is so great for a busy weeknight because it takes no time to cook, it’s healthy and full of protein, and you won’t be hungry for dessert (yeah, right!).  The downside in my family… Read more »

January 24, 2012 | Main Dishes
enchiladas

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Enchiladas

I made these enchiladas a while back, and froze the leftover filling since it made way more enchiladas than I needed.  It was a cinch to thaw it out and bake with fresh tortillas and… Read more »

January 23, 2012 | Main Dishes
kale-chips

Baked Kale Chips with Sea Salt

Kale chips? “No thanks”, I was thinking.  But then I tried them….pretty darn good.  Just like the Crispy Cajun Roasted Chickpeas, they are NOT better than potato chips.  But as a healthy, crispy, salty, snack,… Read more »

January 22, 2012 | Main Dishes
chickpeas

Crispy Cajun Roasted Chickpeas

I finally got around to trying this little snack that is rumored to be better than potato chips.  Well, I’m here to tell you that there is no snack better than chips, duh. But if… Read more »

January 21, 2012 | Snacks & Drinks