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Grass-Fed Beef and the Grown-Up Patty Melt

My Meatless Monday posts will be back next week. This week I will share a special post with you that resulted from my recent trip to Valley View Farms and the America’s Test Kitchen “Dish It Your Way” Blog Challenge. As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve been doing some research on grass-fed beef, … Continue reading

Firecracker Coleslaw

It’s been a great 4th of July weekend. We’ve done it all. From the beach to the ice cream shop to the bbq for dinner.  Little Guy’s sleeping after another full day of playing with fire trucks, his kiddie pool and sandbox and in his newly redesigned play room.  The only thing on my 4th … Continue reading

Cheater Cheater Enchilada Eater

Frequently my dinner plans center around something in my fridge or cupboard that needs to be used for one reason or another. Today was a day like that. A few weeks ago I bought a container of green salsa verde with avocado from Trader Joe’s. I was looking for the great green salsas I used … Continue reading

Gnocchi with Truffled Sweet Pea Puree

It’s Monday again, so it’s time for me to send a meatless recipe your way. Today we’re are going upscale, easy upscale that is! Tonight’s dinner is Potato Gnocchi and Truffled Pea Puree. Gnocchi is one of those foods that everyone thinks are super hard to make, but between you and me they are super … Continue reading

Vegeriffic Veggie Sauce

It’s Meatless Monday again and this time there were no mistakes! So far I’ve just made Monday pasta night, and tonight we again stuck to the safe Italian meatless theme and had calzones. I had some pizza dough that I made over the weekend in the freezer so I pulled that out and whipped together … Continue reading

Beautiful Food

I’ve spent a good part of the last week reading some of the most amazing food blogs on the web. Some have pictures that make me want to sign up for photography classes. My favorite for photography is Cannelle et Vanille. Others have writing that reads like poetry – good poetry. If you want to … Continue reading

The Sage in Bloom

This week the barrel planter that held last summer’s herb garden gave a homesick Texan a little treat. My sage bloomed. I wanted to let it completely bloom and go to seed, but the sage looks really nice this year, and I’ll want a little of that for some roast chicken soon. In the fall … Continue reading

Meatless Monday Attempt #1: Dinner only this week

Tonight is Monday, and we are going to have our first intentional Meatless Monday dinner. It’s a gimme dinner – pasta with a braised tomato sauce and salad. Right now leftover tomatoes are braising in the oven with garlic, olive oil, leftover basil from a recipe last week, wild onions from my in-laws’ back yard, … Continue reading