Culinary Rock Bottom

Since we’ve closed our business and are no longer catering crazy summer wedding seasons I thought I’d share with you a post I pulled off the old site of the day I officially hit culinary rock bottom and the kid had “crunchy banana” for dinner. I wrote this down about six years ago when we…

Individual Hawaiian Calzones

Anyone that has been following me since the beginning knows that there is a particular female host on the FoodTV that drives me bonkers. Not only is she loud and crass, but her recipes just don’t work. Many years ago my husband got me one of her cookbooks for Valentine’s Day, and I honestly doubt…

Lawn Mower Cupcakes

I thought these adorable lawn mower cupcakes are a cute idea to wish your favorite dad a happy father’s day. The kiddo and I made these a few years ago, sorry I don’t remember what magazine I found the idea. These are so sweet I just had to pull them from the archives. See for…

Chicken Soft Tacos

So I made chicken soft tacos. This is super fast & easy – perfect for those week night dinners when you’re half in the chair and half out the door heading to some kid activity. If you’re in a pinch feel free to use rotisserie chicken. If I had enough counter space I’d totally live…

Slow Cooked BBQ Pulled Chicken

Ok, I’m straying from Mexico for today, but I couldn’t help it. I had a hankering for a pulled pork sandwich. So what do I make? Slow cooked BBQ pulled chicken! Yes – I did this with chicken and it was crazy good. Crowd pleaser for sure and totally kid approved. Best part? Put it…

Simple Trick for a Fast Homemade Breakfast

Cooking tips with sloCooking. Simple Trick for a Fast Homemade Breakfast If making pancakes or waffles – make a double batch. Freeze left overs for fast homemade “toaster” breakfasts. Bonus – this is kid approved. If you’d like to see past information, please visit the sloCooking archive site. Please follow and like us:

Three Easy Ways to Get Your Family to Eat More Fruits & Veggies

What? You need three easy ways to eat more fruits & veggies? Then I’ve got you covered. The other night there was a post on a FB food groups I follow where a participant was wondering how to get her family to eat more fruits & veggies. As in successfully add more fruits/vegetables into the…

Strawberry Mango Salsa

So this isn’t the most seasonal of dishes. However, strawberry season just about HERE on the Central Coast! With that I’m sharing this recipe. Strawberry-mango salsa travels well too. Think about all the holidays & family gatherings this will be good for. I really like serving this with Terra chips. STRAWBERRY-MANGO SALSA 2 tbsp diced…

Happy National Sloppy Joes Day

It’s Saturday – you’ve survived the week.  I know you’re probably thinking you want to BBQ, because it’s CA and that’s what we do. But no – today is National Sloppy Joe’s Day.  But remember – Sloppy Joes are a fast dinner. What modern mom doesn’t love that idea? And you know me, my all…

National Chili Day with Two Cooks

Who likes chili – you do right? Well I totally do. I’ve told you how much I like making frito boats, or “walking tacos” as they’re called in other parts of the country. I have many memories of my mom heating up a can of Nalley’s chili as a quick post swim meet dinner for…

Breakfast for Dinner Solution

Do you crave to eat certain foods at a non-typical time of day? I do – and normally it’s breakfast foods at dinner time. I’ve learned to embrace that desire and happily my family likes it too. My favorite solution is to make a batch of pancakes with original Bisquick (for me it’s allergy safe…

I Love Sloppy Joes

One of my favorite meals when I was a kid was sloppy joes. After having a kid I decided in my free time to learn to make my own from scratch. Click HERE for my recipe. It’s in regular rotation at our house and 100% kid approved. And while I’m at it I want to…

Homemade Falafel Bites

Have you, after many years of doing something, ever had to change the way you do it because of something out of your control? That’s me with cooking and adult onset food allergies. There are so many degrees of food allergies, and I consider myself blessed that as obnoxious as mine are, at this stage…

Easy Mexican Chicken

Ever faced with that moment where you know you have to cook dinner, but just can’t seem to put it together fast enough? Me too – despite my best efforts and desires to plan ahead, sometimes I just don’t feel pulled together enough to get dinner on the table for my family. That’s why I…

Rosemary-Lemon Popcorn

Since my family is completely popcorn obsessed I’m always curious about recipes for savory flavored popcorn. I was raised in a house that used butter & salt only, nothing else. So as I’m getting older I’m going bold with my popcorn flavors. I found this recipe a while back and finally tried it. To be…