This Creamy White Chicken Chili is the perfect alternative to the traditional tomato-based soup. Packed with spicy flavors, this hearty stew is the perfect way to warm up on a crisp fall night!
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Red, White and Blue Salad

Red, White and Blue Salad

What can I say, I looooove salads this time of year.  I don't know about you, though, but I get awfully bored with the same old iceberg lettuce, cucumber, carrots and tomatoes.  Bleck, who wants to eat that?? Coincidentally, in the summer, I always have huge containers of fresh berries in my fridge.  And while I do my best to eat as much fruit as I can during the week, I'm always looking for various ways to use up my berries by the end of the week.  This has become my new, favorite, summer salad.  It's crisp and cool, and not your same old run-of-the-mill mixed salad.  Add some grilled … {click for more...}



Rosemary-Parmesan Steak Fries

Rosemary-Parmesan Steak Fries

While I often hear a small voice in the back of my head calling, "Danger! Danger Will Robinson!" as I consider shoving my son's leftover McDonald's french fries into my mouth (while no one is watching, of course), this recipe really isn't all that unhealthy.  There's still salt, of course, but I tell myself that's offset by using the whole potato (skins and all) and olive oil rather than deep-frying. Rosemary-Parmesan Steak Fries 1 tsp kosher salt 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper 2 1/2 Tbsp chopped fresh rosemary 4 cloves garlic, minced 3 Tbsp parmesan cheese Preheat oven to 400 and … {click for more...}



Greek Pasta Salad

Greek Pasta Salad

Carbs are not my friend.  Well, actually they are; just maybe a little too much.  I could probably live off of bowls of steaming hot pasta, warm bread straight from the oven, and my own personal downfall, tortilla chips and salsa.  In fact, I've found myself begging my husband to remove the chip bowl from the table at Abuelo's, or asking him to throw his used, wadded up napkin into the bowl at the end of the meal so I didn't keep eating them. Embarrassingly enough, sometimes even that doesn't stop me. But not all carbs are bad, and certainly not in moderation.  Especially … {click for more...}



Cake Mix Cookies

Cake Mix Cookies

I am not a baker. Now, that is not to say I don't enjoy eating baked goods--my pants would tell you otherwise. But I don't like the precision required with baking--the lack of forgiveness if you accidentally use baking power instead of baking soda. Not that I've done that before or anything. So when a friend told me about this recipe, I felt like my prayers had been answered: the taste of homemade cookies without actually having to measure. Hallelujah! Interestingly enough, I never wrote down the recipe. And even though you don't need to measure, it is sort of important to know how many … {click for more...}



Mexican Corn on the Cob

Mexican Corn on the Cob

Who am I kidding?  Madness pretty much meets our house every day.  Runs it, actually.  With a full-time job and a 4-year old boy, I usually consider it a success if we manage to eat by 8:00 and don't destroy the kitchen and/or dining room.  But sometimes the thought of tackling the whirlwind messes we create is more than I can bear on a Monday. So, despite the horrendous temperatures here, we try to eat outside as much as we can this time of year.  The Doodlebug can run and play, and I can enjoy a glass of wine without wondering how (why??) spaghetti sauce is smeared on top of … {click for more...}



Casual Father’s Day Dinner

Casual Father's Day Dinner

So, I sort of have this tendency to over-do things on a regular basis every now and then. I'm sort of like the Clark Griswold of the modern day family function. And let's be real here, people. My family doesn't care if we eat off of matching plates or on a properly set table with a festive centerpiece and candlelight. If I plopped a spoon into the vat of mashed potatoes still in my Kitchen Aide mixer and served them that way, my hubby would think he'd gone to heaven. I can make some good mashed potatoes, peeps. But does he care if eat them off of my Grandmother's china or on paper plates? … {click for more...}