Recipe Tuesday

Summer is the time for salads. Why? Because it is hot and I don't know about you, but when I'm hot I don't want to eat a heavy meal. Not that a salad can't be loaded down with ingredients to make it heavy in calories, it can, but mostly a salad will leave you feeling… Continue reading Recipe Tuesday

Recipe Tuesday

Flatbread Pizza! A new favorite of mine. My mom and I ate at Chili's last week and they have a new flatbread appetizer. We did the 2 for $20 deal so we got an appetizer with our meal. We ordered the Chicken Chipolte flatbread, but our waiter accidentally hit the Margherita flatbread instead. OMG was… Continue reading Recipe Tuesday

Random Thoughts Friday

Happy Good Friday!! Driving long distance while listening to audio books is awesome. It makes the miles fly by. We did Smokin' Seventeen on the way to DC last Saturday and Explosive Eighteen on the way home today. Can't wait to read Notorious Nineteen. Apparently I'm making a cheesecake for Easter tomorrow. My mom requested… Continue reading Random Thoughts Friday

Recipe Tuesday

Garlic and Herb Potato Wedges Ingredients: 4 medium russet potatoes, scrubbed and rinsed 3 tablespoons olive oil 4 cloves garlic, minced and mashed against the cutting board with the flat of a knife 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed fine 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black… Continue reading Recipe Tuesday

Play Date Saturday

Snowy Saturday. Though no accumulation. I woke early and the ground looked like we'd had a heavy frost. Light snow was falling, but then the sun came out and the white blanket melted. Soon it began to snow again and what lay on the ground eventually melted. The pattern repeated several times. It didn't seem… Continue reading Play Date Saturday

Play Date Saturday

Today wasn't a play day. My monthly SMRW meeting was cancelled due to no meeting space. We were bumped from our spot for a grant program. Which is okay. We can meet next month. I was glad for the time home. I needed to rest from a long week at work. Watched Hope Springs with… Continue reading Play Date Saturday

Recipe Tuesday

Now that the weather is getting cooler it is soup weather. Nothing can warm you up faster and make you feel good than a nice warm bowl of soup. Here is a favorite of mine. Broccoli Cheese Soup Ingredients 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons flour 1/2 cup chopped yellow or white onion 1 cup of… Continue reading Recipe Tuesday

Recipe Tuesday

Brown Sugar Smokies This is an easy crowd pleaser for parties or anytime. Ingredients: 1 pkg. Lil smokie sausages 4-5 slices of bacon (cut each strip in thirds) 1/4-1/2 cup of brown sugar In a greased casserole dish (spray with cooking spray) put the lil sausages, wrapping a few with pieces of bacon. Sprinkle all… Continue reading Recipe Tuesday

Recipe Tuesday

Microwave Mashed Potatoes The old fashioned way of making mashed potatoes is to peel them and cook them on the stove. However, here's a new twist. Wash, pat dry, but do not peel them. Put the potatoes in the microwave in a bowl covered with plastic wrap and cook for 8 minutes. Ingredients: 4 or… Continue reading Recipe Tuesday

Recipe Tuesday

Easy 30 minute Beef Fajitas Ingredients: 1 lb. flank steak 3 tsp. southwest fajita seasoning 1 tbsp. canola oil 1 medium size sweet red pepper, seeded and thinly sliced 1 medium size yellow pepper, seeded and thinly sliced 1 large onion, thinly sliced 1 tbsp. lime juice 8 fajita-size flour tortillas, warmed Cut steak across… Continue reading Recipe Tuesday