Texas Style Cilantro Jalapeño Hummus

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Earlier in 2013, I participated in Carbonell Olive Oil’s #DareToCarbonell campaign with a full meal worth of Spanish recipes using all three of their three distinctive flavors of Spanish olive oil – number one in Spain since 1866, and sold in more than 50 countries. They loved my little video and photos and asked me […]

Thanksgiving Meal Menu with Recipes

Usually Turkey Day meals require only one dish of us – since we have a large family and everyone pitches in, pot-luck-style. The year we did Thanksgiving Menu on our own – when we lived in Arkansas for a brief while – it took me two days to get everything done. I called my mom […]

Chicken Tacos, Refried Blackbeans, and Cilantro-Lime Rice (with Guac & Chips)

This is a great Southwest flavored meal that is healthier than beef tacos and lighter as well. It makes a super dinner for guests, also (they will think you went to a LOT of trouble and it really isn’t that hard to make). My husband loves taco night, and this was an interesting twist on […]

Green Bean Casserole Anyone?

I’ve shared my green bean recipe before (well, actually it is Richard’s recipe to begin with). My husband hates the traditional GBC (Green Bean Casserole), but my mother LOVES it. We make the old fashioned kind AND a few varieties around here. I enjoyed this post during the holidays at Blog Her. I know it […]

Too Easy Black Beans

Yes, I know that using canned beans isn’t exactly gourmet… but when you are in a hurry to get dinner on the table and are making a few other things that require your full attention, canned beans sometimes happen. Here’s a way to slip a can of beans into your meal without having to feel […]

Greek Lentil and Orzo Salad with Pita Crisps

I just made this because I didn’t want a meaty meal and I was in a hurry (not to mention that lentils and orzo make a very affordable meal per portion). We’re packing for our holiday vacation today and the house is a wreck. This hit the spot and the kids actually loved it – […]