I LOVE Mexican food. Fortunately, for me, I live in Arizona! I have access to some of the best Mexican food around. Guacamole, red chili, green chili, refried beans, you name it – I like it. Unless it is SUPER spicy, I will eat it and love it.
Classic Meatloaf Recipe
Meat, goodies, spices, and something to bind it all together are all you need to make a good meatloaf. The simplicity of the recipe and the ease with which it can be whipped up make dinner preparation in my home a breeze! Join us over at Gutsy today to check out my recipe for a Classic Meatloaf that is … Read More
This past weekend I brought home a bag of apples from the Farmer’s Market only to discover I had a bag of apples sitting on the counter. Homemade applesauce it is! I don’t really know how to make applesauce, but figured that it couldn’t be too hard. I knew that I wanted to use my crockpot and minimal ingredients, so … Read More
Green Beans with Bacon and Shallots
When I think of green beans during the Holiday season, I always think of that green bean casserole with the cream-of-whatever soup with the crispy french fried onions on top. Besides green beans and onions, you also get a good dose of GMOs and MSG. Yum. This year, why don’t you make over your green bean casserole with a dish … Read More
Homemade Vanilla Extract
Every year, my husband and I give a Holiday goodie bag to our friends and family. The bag always includes homemade salsa, but each year I like to add something different. Last year I decided to prepare a Homemade Vanilla Extract. Locating a homemade vanilla recipe online was simple. There are many tutorials to choose from. All it took was … Read More
Friday Happy Hour #11
Welcome to Friday Happy Hour! Check out all of the interesting things Kelly and Tamara found this week. Grab a glass of your favorite beverage, enjoy and cheers!
5 Reasons to Ditch the Sports Drink plus a Healthy Alternative!
Ask any athlete what their go-to product for electrolyte replacement is and I guarantee that almost everyone will say Gatorade. Or Powerade. Or any other -ade product. The marketing campaigns of these products has been quite successful. While most people think that sports drinks are doing their body a favor, in reality these “aids” are doing more harm than good. … Read More
Healthy Granola Bar
I love the convenience of a homemade granola bar. It can be wrapped up and thrown in a bag, it is is fully customizable, and they can be made for pennies. I can get 16 to 20 granola bars per batch (depending on how thick I cut them), so they cost a fraction of store-bought versions. Even more appealing is … Read More
Ditch the store bought Mayo!
If you happen to be a newbie in the Real Foods arena, one of the simplest things you can do is to make your own condiments. Personally, I started with Mayonnaise. By mastering the basics (homemade broth, dressings, sauces, marinades, condiments, etc) you set a great foundation from which to build your healthy kitchen. When I cleaned out our kitchen … Read More
Who Likes Chocolate Chip Cookies?
Better yet – who likes soft, gooey, melt-in-your-mouth chocolate chip cookies? I do!! I really, really do. Ever since I ditched the Tollhouse recipe, I have been searching for a version that tasted like Tollhouse, but had better ingredients. Above all, it had to be soft. I didn’t want a cardboard cookie that tasted like wheat. Here is my answer, … Read More
Tomato-palooza: Preserving 45 pounds of summer tomatoes
This summer has been a wonderful one for tomatoes, at least in Chicago. With the very hot and dry weather, the tomatoes seem to be growing like crazy! I have been eating tomatoes for almost every meal! Don’t you just love garden fresh summer tomatoes? Hopefully these recipes will give you some ideas on how to preserve your summer crop! … Read More
Friday Happy Hour #1
Welcome to Friday Happy Hour! Check out all of the interesting things Kelly and Tamara found this week. Grab a glass of your favorite beverage, enjoy and cheers! This study came out recently and got a lot of attention. It seemed like every news group carried this, in print, on tv and on the internet. Really, egg yolks are as bad … Read More