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
Well, here we are again. Another winter day, another winter storm. It seems like this is becoming an all-too-often forecast for Oklahoma. One day it's 70 degrees and sunny, the next day we're facing an onslaught of snow and ice. Luckily, I skidaddled away from work just in the nick of time today. Our snow-and-winter-Armageddon… Continue reading Garlic Parmesan Roasted Green Beans
We're now in the thick of winter. The wind comes whipping down the plains with a nasty chill attached to it. I dream of the days when the cicadas are buzzing and the leaves curl in the hot summer sun. Only a few more months of winter left, but it feels like forever. I'm to… Continue reading Naked Fish Tacos
I've had this unhealthy obsession with mushrooms ever since I was a little kid. Most people, and most kids, flinch at the sight of cooked fungi, but not me. I've always loved its taste, texture, and earthiness. My grandfather was the greatest steak master around. To this day, I've never had a better steak than… Continue reading Brown Butter Garlic Mushrooms
Since we're closing in on the New Year, I've been looking at my stats and analytics that have come through my blog all year. I'm happy to say I DOUBLED visitors and views over last year! I still have a long road to go to get my little niche of the internet where I want… Continue reading Cranberry-Coconut Relish
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.
When I was a kid, my mom would make two types of "fritters" (or as we would call them, "patties"): tuna and squash. I would also be so giddy when she made these special patties. I've shared with you the squash patty recipe before, but I honestly can't remember how my mom made the tuna… Continue reading Bacon & Spaghetti Squash Fritters