Sometimes, I get so in the mood when I'm cooking, I forget to put ingredients into a dish. Thankfully it's never happened with something essential to a recipe, like baking soda in a cake or eggs in a meatloaf...but I do have this tendency to leave out benign ingredients like garnishes or herbs. I left… Continue reading Chicken & Greens Stir Fry
There are very few meals that I make more than once. It's not that I don't like what I'm making, it's just that I'm constantly having to make new things so I can blog about it. Most normal people have a handful of recipes they keep in their dinner rotation. That's things like meatloaf, roast… Continue reading Turkey & Green Bean Stir-Fry
It's been a long week of goodbyes around here. Several of my closest friends & colleagues got new jobs and moved off to advance their careers. Also, on Friday, it was my last day with our morning show. Starting Monday, I'll be working a more normal shift---well, as normal as TV news life goes, anyway---and… Continue reading 20-Minute Chicken & Snap Pea Stir-Fry
I'm a Trader Joe's fanatic. Oklahoma City got its first TJ's a few years ago and I've been making a weekly or bi-weekly trip ever since. Now, Trader Joe's is not my normal grocery store of choice. I usually go there to try out new things, peruse, or buy olive oil. Trust me when I… Continue reading Pork Belly Stir Fry
A true clean-out-your-kitchen type meal. Use leftover chicken or turkey if you wish for this stir-fry that also includes roasted green beans, cabbage, carrots, and everyone's favorite: BACON.
Strange comfort foods have always plagued me. No matter how hard I try to eat healthy and try new things in the kitchen, I'll always come back to those pre-packaged, not-so-good for you comfort foods. I'm talking toaster streudels, Eggo waffles, Fritos with bean dip...and ramen. Ah, ramen. The little 10 cent packages that contain… Continue reading Beef and Broccoli Ramen
We don't eat a lot of fast food anymore. The older your get, the less appealing drive-through fast food is. I remember being in college and devouring a plate of nachos bell grande at 2 in the morning. If I did that now, it would not end well. The only "fast food" I partake in---albeit in a… Continue reading Copycat Panda Express Mushroom Chicken