I've been experimenting with making my own seasonings from scratch. So far, I've made taco seasoning, chili-lime seasoning, and some other more simple blends. I know it's cheap and convenient to just by those little one ounce bags of the pre-made seasonings, but you never know what comes along with it---hidden sugars? MSG? 900 milligrams… Continue reading Skillet Ranch Veggies
We're in for the home stretch for the holiday week. Thanksgiving is in t-minus three days, and most people are planning on heading home to spend the holiday with their loved ones. Not me, though. I really wanted to get Christmas off this year and that meant foregoing Thanksgiving. I'm okay with that. I've worked… Continue reading 30 Minute Sheet Pan Sausage Dinner
A side dish that is green, delicious, and good for you. Roast broccoli until slightly charred, then toss with this unique cilantro, cotija and pepita pesto.
The times are changing. Although it's still 90 degrees here in Oklahoma, fall is right behind that warm southernly breeze. My fall decor has already made its appearance. The pumpkin spice candles are burning. I'm digging jackets out of my closet. I'm eating hotter foods and thinking about soups, y'all. Soups. Summer will be out… Continue reading Roasted Broccoli Salad
I love that my local grocery store has a little fresh olive bar in the produce section. I bought a handful of super green olives yesterday, and they may be the best I've ever had. They've also got roasted garlic cloves, marinated mushrooms (personal fave), and sometimes dolmas. I'm now slightly obsessed with that olive… Continue reading Green Bean Salad with Hearts of Palm
I took a risk over the weekend in the kitchen, and almost took the loss. It's not everyday I try something completely out of my comfort zone. I won't try to make my own pasta. I don't want to grind and stuff homemade sausage. Don't ask me to make a souffle, clafoutis, or creme brulee.… Continue reading Roasted Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad
I've been digging on cauliflower since it became cool to eat it. I'm talking 20+ years ago, y'all. When I was a kid, my favorite veggie in a vegetable tray was the raw cauliflower (dunked in oodles of ranch, of course). My family has been using it as a side dish for years. One of… Continue reading Leen’s Favorite Roasted Cauliflower