Bless Your Husband Through Food

One of the things I decided almost 13 years ago when we were first married, was that my husband would eat good food and be provided for.  I remember how it felt to wake up with him very early in the morning, even though I really didn’t need to as my day started a lotContinue reading “Bless Your Husband Through Food”

Holiday Pies – Visually Beautiful, Deliciously Delightful!!!

I’ve never been a baker.  I LOVE to cook though, and reading cookbooks at night is something I’ve done for fun 🙂  Back when our oldest was little, and I had more time to venture out, we would go to a beautiful bookstore, and he’d play while I thumbed through French Cookbooks – even theContinue reading “Holiday Pies – Visually Beautiful, Deliciously Delightful!!!”

Roasted Butternut Squash & Apple Soup

This is the epic soup of Fall.  The combination of all the ingredients with their surprisingly opposite notes of flavor (onions + maple syrup anyone??), all came together to almost taste like a prelude to a Thanksgiving dinner.  It was like eating a Thanksgiving Soup! Anyway, I’ve never successfully made this soup before, I think IContinue reading “Roasted Butternut Squash & Apple Soup”

Creamy Poblano Soup & Taco Soup

Creamy Poblano Soup I love a good, hearty, hot soup in when the weather gets cooler, or for those freezing Winter nights of which we have very few here in Texas.  This soup was just amazing!  I modified a recipe from Epicurious, adding in about a pound of ground beef seasoned with garlic, cumin, andContinue reading “Creamy Poblano Soup & Taco Soup”

Healthy & Loaded Spaghetti Carbonara

Our family loves a good, hearty Italian dish, and this is a modified form of the delicious Spaghetti Carbonara I came up with based on whatever leftovers we had on hand this week.  Because we’re big on eating protein in our foods, I added in some cooked chopped chicken (2 breasts boiled and chopped) IContinue reading “Healthy & Loaded Spaghetti Carbonara”

Pico de Gallo and Low Calorie Taco Salad

We had an exciting and long day trip yesterday… our summers are like that, full of long, hot and humid days, seeing beautiful sights around our area, taking in the sunlight and baking in the heat.  We were out all day, playing in the heat and water, and came back for dinner and watching PiratesContinue reading “Pico de Gallo and Low Calorie Taco Salad”

Summer Foods for Your Health & Body

So I’ve been a health-food nut for awhile now….  I grew up eating pretty healthy, my mother was the one who cooked, and even though she worked a full-time job she still made sure we ate low-fat, non-greasy, mostly homemade foods.  But because she was working so much, about half the food we consumed wasContinue reading “Summer Foods for Your Health & Body”

Israeli Couscous

Even though it’s been rain off and on, flooding in various areas, and muddy shoes galore, we found some time to get to the store to do our weekly shopping this week. I’ve always wanted to try out a recipe with Israeli Couscous… and why not in a celebratory way of kicking off a hopefullyContinue reading “Israeli Couscous”