Pan Fried Polenta

Pan Fried Polenta This is one of my favorite fast meals to make on a busy school night. You can doctor this up with anything you like, but I like to keep it simple. My family really likes this pan fried polenta. Pan Fried Polenta 1 tube ready made polenta Marinara sauce Dairy-free mozzarella cheese…

Fast School Night Tacos

Fast School Night Tacos The first Tuesday night of the month were always crazed at our house. After the kiddo walked home from school, it was straight to homework, grab a quick dinner, then off to 4H. Thankfully this year she has decided to cut back on activities, so no 4H anymore, but instead her…

Quick Pantry Dinner

There are times, as much as I hate to admit it, that I completely fail at planning a menu in advance. I am all about quick meals these days. Between my job, being a mom, and running a household I do not have the time I used to have to spend in the kitchen on…

Easy Miso

My extended family enjoys this and I was very happy to come up with this recipe for easy miso. It works on nights when you do not have a whole lot of time. This is comfort food to me just like chicken soup. I enjoy adding vegetables into mine after it is cooked. Play around…

Salad in a Jar

This past summer we went dry camping with my husband’s family and had to keep all our foods in coolers. I really was not in the mood to do a lot of food prep onsite and was trying to keep our dirty dish needs to a minimum as well. I researched various foods that could…

Gluten Free American Chop Suey

This past fall I decided to try out recipes from homemade cookbooks from various women’s organizations. I discovered this recipe and gave it a gluten free/dairy free makeover in addition to adjusting some of the ingredients to match our Californian healthier eating habits. I hope you enjoy this recipe for gluten free American Chop Suey….

Rainbow Bean Soup Mix

This rainbow bean soup mix was a recipe I came up with last year to use as a table decoration for the local woman’s club I belong to. The rainbow bean soup mix is packaged up in a jar and you can decorate the top with decorative fabric. It makes a pretty gift or holiday…

Oven Roast Tri-Tip

Oven roast tri-tip is great now that you are tired of eating turkey and definitely need something else to cook. I served this four ingredient recipe with chimichurri. This is the first time I’ve even oven roasted a steak. As we live in the heart of the land of Santa Maria Style BBQ, normally tri-tip…

Shepherd’s Pie

The kiddo went to science camp in Yosemite for a week earlier this month. I asked what she wanted for dinner the two nights before she left. Her answer Shepherd’s Pie, and it was okay if she had it both nights! This is a girl after my own heart. I love nothing more than a…