Category Archives: $3 – 5 per serving

Recipe: Spicy Vegan Sloppy Joes

Super sloppy, but super good! Sloppy joes is one of our many meat-related weaknesses (can I get a bacon slice in here?! ) But these proved to be very tasty and savory. The only problem – no matter how much … Continue reading

Recipe: Sesame Chicken with Steamed Broccoli

A take away from our take out friends! I found this recipe during one of my journeys on the interwebs, looking for dinner time inspiration! http://www.marthastewart.com/313256/lighter-sesame-chicken I modified it a bit – substituted white rice for brown and was without … Continue reading

Recipe: Pork and Poblano Stew

Great stew for an Oregon-like day We are actually in the middle of a cold spell here in Austin. Today was very gray and the autumn chill was in the air! It was the perfect time to try out a … Continue reading

Recipe: Honey Mustard Chicken

Fresh herbs are the best! I love how simple this recipe is! Just a four ingredient marinade, some chicken, topped off with some fresh rosemary – and tah dah! A perfect dinner is borne. There’s just something about the aroma … Continue reading

Recipe: Sweet and Sour Glazed Pork Chops & Classic Glazed Carrots

The perfect combo – pork & carrots Sweet and savory – such an awesome combination (and the reason why I love kettle corn soo much more than that darn butter lovers popcorn!) The glazed carrots are something I’ve made before … Continue reading

Recipe: Grilled Chicken and Peaches with Green Beans and Orzo

So much goodness… So I think I’ve gotten the goodie of my August 2012 Better Homes and Garden magazine! This recipe was under the title “breakout roles” and it definitely is a breakout star. I didn’t grill the chicken or … Continue reading

Recipe: French Tenderloin Tips with Sauteed Vegetable Tuscan Orzo

New Recipes + Exhaustion = Uh oh! So this week has been nuts! My sister in law’s wedding is this weekend, yet I still wanted to try new recipes from my latest Penzey’s catalog. Well, apparently my exhaustion impaired my … Continue reading

Recipe: Shrimp with White Sauce

Shooting from the hip with a smile and some hope! Sometimes you gotta go for it and really try out your cooking skills! I still feel like a newbie in the kitchen, but I decided to go out on a … Continue reading

Recipe: Mexican-Style Chicken

When you need to clear your sinus! We live in a house divided – both Ryan and his dad Keith enjoy the spicy foods, while Julie and I are a bit more tame when it comes to spice. The first … Continue reading

Recipe: Yummy Roasted Potatoes and Taste of Summer Cod

It’s a recipe remix…. oh yeah! The other night Julie and I went through the freezer from top to bottom and took stock of the chilly bounty. Yep… we now have an inventory list to ensure that we don’t waste … Continue reading