Meatless Monday: Huevos Rancheros with Homemade Refried Beans

Classic Huevos Rancheros with lightened-up refried black beans, zesty tomato salsa, and sunny side up eggs — the breakfast of champions! Hey there, long time no chat.  I got my first cold of the season last week and so I’ve been a little disconnected with the online world.  But you haven’t missed anything exciting over […]

Smoky Chipotle Deviled Eggs

The filling for these deviled eggs is lightened up with Greek Yogurt and kicked up a notch with smoky, spicy chipotle chiles. One of my favorite barbecue joints, Hill Country BBQ, serves up an amazing selection of side dishes. I have tried recreating their popular cowboy beans, which turned out to be a success. The next […]

Slow Cooker Beer-Braised Beef Tacos (Hamilton Beach Slow Cooker giveaway!)

Beef braised with beer in a slow cooker makes for an easy weeknight dinner.  Set it, forget it, and dinner will be ready whenever you are! There are few kitchen appliances I can never do without, and ever since I’ve discovered the lifesaver that is the slow cooker, it ranks high up on the list. […]

Stir-fry Beef Udon Noodles (Yakiudon)

Try making this popular Japanese restaurant classic at home, and I guarantee you’ll want to add it to your regular rotation of nightly dinners!­ Have you ever had yakiudon at Japanese restaurants before?  Similar to yakisoba, it’s another type of stir-fry noodle dish made with thick, chewy wheat noodles.  Japanese stir-fry noodles which can be […]

5-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies (Gluten-Free)

These peanut butter cookies are a gluten-free version of the classic treat: chewy, dense, melt-in-you-mouth good! It’s hard to say no to peanut butter — are you with me on this one?  Eating spoonfuls of peanut butter from the jar is one of my guilty pleasures, and recently, I’ve rediscovered a childhood favorite breakfast: peanut […]