First meal from the new kitchen – breakfast!

Cute little breakfast cups

We had the first “official” meal from the new kitchen this weekend.  (I did use the crockpot for a few meals last week as the remodel finished up, but I’m not counting those since we were transitioning and didn’t use any of the new appliances.) The first meal was . . . drumroll, please . … Continue reading

Cheese and Crab Brunch Bake

Cheesy (in a good way)

While it seems many of the breakfast casserole recipes I sample are variations of the egg and sausage strata, I recently tried a tasty twist highlighting crabmeat, fresh lemon and cheese. Built on English muffins, it emerged soufflé-like from the oven, settling back into manageable proportions as it cooled. With its base of half-and-half, eggs … Continue reading

Pinner Dinner: Using Pinterest to Plan Meals

I have been on fire with Pinterest . . . in terms of finding recipes, that is. As alluded to previously, I’m obsessed with searching for recipe ideas via the online bulletin board. Instead of scanning a printed recipe to determine a meal’s appeal, I can make an almost instantaneous decision by looking at an … Continue reading

Frito Pie

Article first published as Frito Pie on Blogcritics. Where I found the recipe(s): I rely on my slow cooker A LOT. The Fix-It and Forget-It Cookbook has become a kitchen standard as I search for ways to to get hot meals to the table at a reasonable hour, especially on busy weeknights What I thought: Frito Pie, a tasty … Continue reading

Best-Ever Chicken Fajita Chowder

This recipe is featured in the February & March 2011 issue of Taste of Home magazine. I was attracted by the photo and the relative simplicity of the recipe. It did, indeed, come together easily and the combination of green enchilada sauce, sour cream, cheese and rice gave the soup what I can only describe as a … Continue reading

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