Lettuce wraps are a favorite appetizer of many at restaurants. They are a light and refreshing way to enjoy a variety of fillings. I just can’t help but wrap my fingers around them! I wanted to do something with ground turkey because of the lighter fat content, but I didn’t want to sacrifice any flavor. [...]
As I began to write this blog, I left the room to grab a glass of water. Upon my return, I found this typed on my computer: I maDE THIS AND ATE IT, YUM. It was pretty easy cause I got these crazy cooking skills. put some cocoa on them chicken parts put em in [...]
Being unemployed has left me with a lot of free time. At first it was great – like a stay at home vacation. I got to sleep in, chill out, do whatever I wanted to do. But that got old really fast, once I realized that the things I wanted to do with my free [...]
If you’re looking for an alternative to Corned Beef and Cabbage this St. Patrick’s Day, give this recipe a try. This Shepherd’s Pie is lighter in fat than your average pie and jam packed with tender vegetables. The heaviest (and most unhealthy) part of this meal is the potato topping. You can lighten the fat [...]
It’s been snowing outside for the last couple of days – big, fluffy, Hollywood-perfect snowflakes. It snowed eight inches here overnight. This is the most snowfall we’ve gotten at one time this winter and let me just say, it’s about time! I love winter. Not necessarily the parts where it’s too cold to snow and [...]
This soup is great to make if you have scraps of leftovers from Mexican night. It’s even better on extra cold nights (especially if you make it a little spicier too). And it’s absolutely the best when it is shared with loved ones. I used our Cantina Bowl leftovers to create this divine soup goodness. [...]
¡Hola amigos! You guessed it, I took Spanish in high school and that’s about the extent of what I can remember too. Have you seen those commercials for Taco Bell’s new Cantina Bowl? “Experience our new citrus-herb marinated chicken, flavorful black beans, guacamole made from real Hass avocados, pico de gallo prepared fresh daily, roasted [...]
Why do eggplants look so funny? There are short ones, fat ones, long ones and even really dirty looking ones… *raises eyebrow* However they look, they sure are tasty when you add some breadcrumbs and marinara sauce to the equation. Plus things really get going when you gave your typical eggplant parmesan a new twist [...]
In November, the company I worked for was purchased by a competitor. The employees weren’t given any information on whether or not the changes would be positive or negative for us. The rumors flew but without any solid information, all we could do was prepare for the worst and hope for the best. Yesterday [...]
No matter how much I stuff my face with turkey and stuffing and mashed potatoes and gravy (and the pounds), there is only so much of a Thanksgiving meal one girl can handle. Now I can only speak for myself but I suspect that majority of the foodies and cooks out there really enjoy getting [...]
There are a few signature aromas that say autumn to me – cinnamon apples, sage and squash and roasting chicken top my list. This chicken in particular doesn’t take a lot of work but it tastes like you spent all day roasting it. The juicy chicken cooks in its own juices and you can use [...]
For my birthday (which was many moons ago now) my Mister bought me a gift card to this amazing European market in Boulder. I finally went shopping and purchased some orecchiette imported from Italy. Now if you’ve never had orecchiette, think of them as tiny pasta bowls. In Italian ‘orecchio‘ means ‘ear,’ and the suffix [...]
Hello! My name is Nicole. I'm a blogger, a sports fan and a bacon activist. When I'm not making a huge mess in the kitchen, I am leaving my mark outside or gaming with my Mister. Read more...
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