Looks Aren’t Everything

Looks Aren’t Everything

See that beautiful strawberry rhubarb pie picture at the top of this post? I got that from the internet. Mine does not look like that. In fact, it looks more like I threw it on the ground and then put it back in the pan. Don’t believe me? A picture is worth a thousand words and there is a very sad one below. In my defense, it does still taste amazing. It’s a good thing looks aren’t everything.
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Thai Noodle Soup

Thai Noodle Soup

Did you know the average family eats the same 7 to 10 meals for dinner? Think about it. You can probably list off the key dishes you ate for dinner as a child. Of course there were always the special meals that appeared on the table here and there, but in general you probably have around 7 to 10 on your list. And who can blame our parents? It’s not as if they had Pinterest, AllRecipes.com, or my all-time-favorite, Plan To Eat, as resources. Continue reading “Thai Noodle Soup”

Sweet Potato Breakfast Casserole

I wish I could take credit for coming up with recipes on my own but most of what I cook I get from friends or online and then tweak it to meet our dietary restrictions and preferences. I kidnapped this delicious breakfast casserole recipe from my friend Rachel and I really didn’t change much other than adding Manchego cheese and using Jimmy Dean breakfast sausage versus chorizo. And I also added crushed red peppers because I pretty much add that to everything. Some like it hot! Continue reading “Sweet Potato Breakfast Casserole”

Cabbage Soup

One of the benefits of living on the mainland, and it being winter, is it makes soup that much more enjoyable. There’s nothing quite like a warm bowl of soup on a chilly day. Yesterday was particularly gray outside with gusts of wind and light dusting of snow. In other words, it was the perfect day to try this new cabbage soup. It was delicious! The original recipe can be found at CookingClassy.com, but below is a tweaked version using ground turkey and chicken broth. I also added crushed red peppers to give it a little bit of a kick. I also recommend eating it with sourdough bread. Yum! Continue reading “Cabbage Soup”

Strawberry Pistachio Dip (with a Dairy-Free Alternative)

If you are looking for the world’s easiest appetizer for a potluck, this is it. All you need in a tub of Cool Whip, one package of Jello Pistachio Pudding and a container or two of strawberries. My friend Tiffany introduced me to this amazing and incredibly easy appetizer and I cannot count the number of times I’ve made it. Not only does it take all of five minutes to whip together (pun intended) but it’s also a crowd-pleaser every time. The only problem is my  poor dairy-allergic husband can’t enjoy it.  Continue reading “Strawberry Pistachio Dip (with a Dairy-Free Alternative)”