Summery Southwest Couscous Salad

Couscous Salad Recipe, Southwest flavors, garden fresh vegetables, herbs

Summery Southwest Couscous Salad

This recipe for Summery Southwest Couscous Salad is loaded with garden-fresh vegetables and herbs, as well as black beans and pepitas (toasted pumpkin seeds). It’s an incredibly easy salad that works beautifully as a meatless meal, or as a side dish.   Continue reading

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Beer and Sriracha Candied Cocktail Nuts

Beer Nuts recipe, candied nuts, nut candied with beer, sriracha, brown sugar, butter

Beer and Sriracha Candied Cocktail Nuts

For Fun-Food-Friday I’m bringing you this irresistible recipe for Beer and Sriracha Candied Cocktail Nuts. As Oscar Wilde said, “The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it.” So make them! Warning: They are highly addictive!  Continue reading

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Refried Bean Tostada with Roasted Garden Vegetables (Meatless Monday)

Refried Bean Tostada recipe, Meatless, Roasted Vegetables, simple

Refried Bean Tostada with Roasted Garden Vegetables

Today’s Meatless Monday is a recipe for Refried Bean Tostadas with Roasted Garden Vegetables. It’s a healthy, simple-yet-hearty version of the Southwest favorite, and it’s ready for the table in minutes.  Continue reading

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Lemon Buttermilk Pound Cake

Lemon Buttermilk Pound Cake recipe

Lemon Buttermilk Pound Cake

This Lemon Buttermilk Pound Cake recipe is so simple and so summery! You need to make it! It’s been just crazy around here lately with exterior renovations on our house in full swing: New deck and porch railings, chimney repair, new back stairs, new roof starting, carports and a boatport coming and soon…my new kitchen. I’ve been feeding the crew; this cake was a favorite of theirs. Continue reading

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Chipotle Masa Cakes with Pico de Gallo and Goat Cheese (Meatless Monday)

Masa Cakes recipe, chipotle with adobo masa cake recipe, pico de gallo, goat cheese

Chipotle Masa Cakes with Pico de Gallo and Goat Cheese

This Chipotle Masa Cake recipe has the flavor of tamale with a cool, refreshing topping of pico de gallo made from both red and green tomatoes and sprinkled with crumbled goat cheese. You will love this great Meatless Monday combination that is ready in under 30 minutes.  Continue reading

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Clafoutis

Clafoutis recipe, cherry, French dish, Julia Child recipe

Clafoutis

It’s cherry season! Cherry season doesn’t last long! Be sure to pick up some of these delightful fruits and impress with this super-simple recipe for Clafoutis: a “fancy” French dessert – cherries baked in a creamy,  flan-like batter. You will wish cherry season lasted longer.  Continue reading

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Mushy Joes (Sloppy Joes Meatless Cousin) (Meatless Monday)

Mushroom Sloppy Joes recipe, meatless, no ketchup,

Mushy Joes – Sloppy Joes Meatless Cousin

Today’s Meatless Monday is a recipe for Mushy Joes. Mushy Joes are Sloppy Joes Meatless cousin; the same flavor, the same texture, the same sloppy deliciousness, without the meat.  Continue reading

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Smoked Salmon Spread

Smoked Salmon Spread recipe, creamy, dill, chives, lemon, capers

Smoked Salmon Spread

Smoked Salmon Spread is a soft and creamy topping for crackers, toast points, bagels, crusty bread, or if you’re like me…a spoon. Simple to prepare, this recipe is a great party food.  Continue reading

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Black and White Bean Salad

Black and white bean salad recipe, tomatoes, green chilies, bell peppers, green onions, cilantro, tangy bean salad

Black and White Bean Salad

This Black and White Bean Salad recipe is super-easy, tart and tangy, and perfect as a salad or as a dip and is a great Meatless Monday meal. I’ve had a lot going on around the house lately; there’s a sneak peek in this post.  Continue reading

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English Muffin Bread – Faux Sourdough-Style

English Muffin Bread recipe, tastes like sourdough, buttermilk recipe

English Muffin Bread – Faux Sourdough

This English Muffin Bread recipe is a “faux sourdough” and it is easy, delicious, and quite possibly the best toasting bread ever. Loaded with nooks and crannies, and with a dusting of cornmeal on the outside, this bread has that characteristic English Muffin crunch when toasted, as well as the tangy flavor of sourdough. If you’re a fan of English Muffins toasted to a golden brown and topped with your favorite butter, jelly or jam, I guarantee you will love this bread.   Continue reading

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