Television for Foodies

Television for Foodies

There is so much television for foodies on these days that can be so inspiring. It doesn’t matter if you like to cook or just eat, the shows are still fun to watch and can be quite informative as well. I take tons of inspiration from the shows for my own cooking at home as well as learning about new foods to try when I go out to eat. Not only do we have the Food Network, but also the Cooking Channel, and then there are tons of food shows on YouTube and other social networks even. Plus I’m finding … Continue Reading →
Grilling Gift Ideas

Grilling Gift Ideas

We grill a lot in our family so grilling gifts are always a good choice for many of the dads and guys in our family. Not that the guys are the only ones that grill, but they do a lot of it. I tried to find some more unique ideas that you may not have seen before that would be perfect for Father’s Day as well. Disclosure that these are affiliate links for me meaning I get a small commission if you purchase any of the items.  Growing up my dad grilled all the time and in every season. I … Continue Reading →
Grilled Beef Rack of Ribs and Country Barbecue Potatoes

Grilled Beef Rack of Ribs and Country Barbecue Potatoes

(Family Features) Firing up the grill is an American tradition. The farm families who produce the food so many people enjoy at backyard cookouts want to share some of their favorite grilling recipes, as well as an appreciation for how food gets from the farm to the table. Farmers like Amanda Folkens, from Iowa, Danell Kalcevic, from Colorado, and Nicole Small, from Kansas, have joined with more than 70 other farmer volunteers across the country in the CommonGround program as a way to talk with home cooks about how food is grown and raised. “On our farm, animal care is … Continue Reading →
Whole Grain Bulgur and Red Quinoa Salad Recipe

Whole Grain Bulgur and Red Quinoa Salad Recipe

Today’s recipe is for whole grain bulgur and red quinoa salad which is perfect to make in a big batch for lunch during the week. I had been buying this pre-made from the deli at my grocery store but decided to try making some myself to keep the price down. It is actually a really easy salad to make, I just had to figure out ratios when I tried to duplicate it. This salad is both delicious and pretty darn healthy all at the same time. Whole grains are important for our bodies and I love many of them served … Continue Reading →
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Sweet Peppers

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Sweet Peppers

This is another great side dish recipe for roasted Brussels sprouts with sweet peppers! If you think you don’t like Brussels sprouts because you grew up with them being boiled, please do give roasted Brussels sprouts a chance! (Family Features) It may sound contrary to your healthy eating plan, but the human body actually needs some types of fat for heart and brain health. One common source is cooking oil, such as olive oil. Of the cooking oils most commonly used in North America, such as olive oil, canola oil, peanut oil and various vegetable oils, olive oil contains the … Continue Reading →
Vegetable Frittata with Roasted Asparagus and Tomatoes

Vegetable Frittata with Roasted Asparagus and Tomatoes

Today I’ve got a great and hear healthy recipe to share for a vegetable frittata with roasted asparagus and tomatoes. This is actually a vegetarian dish but I promise if you serve this to meat eaters they will not complain. A frittata is an egg dish, kind of like a crustless quiche. You can really put anything you like into them, but I adore this recipe with all of the veggies inside the actual frittata and the asparagus and tomatoes served on the side along with it. This would be great for a brunch, lunch, or dinner for just your … Continue Reading →
National Tortilla Chip Day February 24

National Tortilla Chip Day February 24

National Tortilla Chip day is February 24th and what a fun holiday to celebrate! I love tortilla chips myself and know most of you do as well. Did you know you can make your own tortilla chips in the oven at home also? It is super simple! Homemade Baked Tortilla Chips You will need corn tortillas, you can make those or buy them pre-made. The great thing is that you can flavor these chips however you would like! Preheat the oven and then get the tortillas ready. You will need to add a bit of oil to them. You can … Continue Reading →
10 Superbowl Snack Ideas and Recipes: Perfect for Cheering On Your Favorite Football Team

10 Superbowl Snack Ideas and Recipes: Perfect for Cheering On Your Favorite Football Team

It is just about time for the Superbowl  (yes, I know it is actually Super Bowl, but most of us forget that)! That means we are all looking for some Superbowl snack ideas to serve at our own game day parties or to take with us to another location. So I have gathered some of my favorite recipes from blogging friends of mine, plus a few of my own recipes, for you to browse through. There are some healthier options, including gluten free, and some not so healthy, but still delicious, appetizer ideas. Honestly, if I go to a Super … Continue Reading →
National Soup Month and National Slow Cooker Month [Infographic]

National Soup Month and National Slow Cooker Month [Infographic]

January is both National Soup Month and National Slow Cooker Month! I love soup always and I love the ease of using my slow cooker (I actually call it a Crock Pot still). For this week’s infographic I found this fun one that is all about making your own homemade soup in your slow cooker. Yes! One note about adding pasta though to the slow cooker is that it can get mushy after cooking a long time. I would wait until the last hour or two of cooking to add that in. Think about having some fresh toppings to add … Continue Reading →
Sweet Potato and Chorizo Hash with Poached Eggs Recipe

Sweet Potato and Chorizo Hash with Poached Eggs Recipe

I seem to be a bit infatuated with different types of hash these days. Not the canned corned beef hash, that Hubby loves, but real homemade hash of different types. Tonight I tried to make something new, a sweet potato and chorizo hash, served with poached eggs. Before today I had never used chorizo in a recipe, but I see it all the time on cooking shows and I thought I would give it a try. Chorizo actually comes in two forms. The Mexican chorizo, what I used tonight, is uncooked. There is also a Spanish chorizo that is cured … Continue Reading →