Category Archives: lunch

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Memorial Day is an important holiday to me. It’s about more than just a day off and great food. My Grandfather’s funeral was on Memorial Day. My Grandfather was very important to me. He and my Grandmother lived within walking distance of my teenage home. I spent many hours with my Grandparents. My Grandfather took …

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Chicken Taco Salad

Taco Salad, remade.   When I was young,  my mother made taco salad all the time.    Ground beef, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, pinto beans, Catalina dressing and Doritos.   We had this version of taco salad almost weekly. When I married and became the “cook” I began making the salad too. It’s very kid friendly, it’s …

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The Tale of Two Salads, this week in FAIL

I am working on adding more greens and whole grains to my families diet.   Not that we don’t love nachos, chicken fried steak and creamy, dreamy gravy….because we do. It’s more about making wise choices about the food I feed my family. I made two salads recently with two very different results. The first salad …

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Baking, outside of my comfort zone

This morning we’re off to A Tuba Christmas in downtown Dallas. Our son is participating this year. Anyhoo, back to my baking issue. I’ve got family members with food allergies. I’m sure I am not alone. On Christmas Eve, we will be having brunch with my Sister-in-Love and her family. Michelle and her family have …

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How to make a Wow! worthy nacho.

I might be alone in my attempts to make an awesome nacho at home. Am I? Yes, you all have this nacho thing down already. *sigh* I knew it. Since I’m clearly a nacho making newb and I watch Good Day on Fox 4 in the mornings, I was glued to the T.V. set when …

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Red Tortilla Soup with Chicken

I love soups…love them…gobble them up. Soups freeze well, they taste better on day two or day three, I love soup. If it’s a Tex-Mex soup….even better. Tex-Mex is one of my true food loves. Maybe it’s because I’m from Texas, maybe it’s just because Tex-Mex is Awesomesauce. If you’re in the northern part of …

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Egg Wars…may the best dish win

Do you like baked egg-ey dishes?  I sure do!   I’m on a self-directed mission to discover the best baked egg-ey dish.   When I think of egg-ey dishes, I usually think of  frittata, quiche, spinach and baked eggs.  What do you think of? Frittata ~VS~ Quiche…. It’s the great egg war! Think of it as egg-ey …

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Freezer cooking on a small scale…

When I say freezer cooking…you say? Eek! No way! You’re a crazy lady! Okay, maybe not, but I’m sure you’re not giddy. Freezer cooking to some sounds like a whole day, 30 meal affair. It does not have to be….. Don’t be scared, it’s not so bad. Freezer cooking does not have to take up …

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Roasted Carrots

Oven Roasting Carrots, the easy way. My daughter and I went to our local Farmer’s Market on Monday. Although I have a garden, I am not able to fulfill all my families fruit and veggie needs. When I am able to, I prefer to shop for my fruit and veggies at my local Farmer’s Market. …

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Beefy Orzo

What the heck is an orzo?  It looks like rice, but it’s a pasta. It can be confusing. Here is what Wikipedia has to say about Orzo. “Orzo (Italian for “barley”, from Latin hordeum),[1] also known as risoni (It.: “big rice”) outside the Western Hemisphere, is a form of pasta, in the shape of a …

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