November 23, 2014

Cuban-Style Mojo Marinade

Since Florida navel oranges are currently in season, I decided I would share a recipe for one of my favorite marinades. This recipe comes from my years spent living in South Florida - the place where my husband grew up, and his family still resides. It's the land of sun, sand, surf and palm trees swaying in the breeze.

November 16, 2014

Fall Salad with Roasted Butternut Squash and Bacon

Fall Salad with Roasted Butternut Squash and Bacon

Since the weather has gotten chilly, we've been eating a lot of hearty meals. Lots of comfort food, like pot pie, oven roasts and beef stew, along with stick-to-your-ribs, high-carb sides like biscuits and egg noodles. Delicious and filling - just the thing to warm our bellies on these cold nights.

November 5, 2014

Slow Cooker Apple Butter

Apple butter is one of the best things that you can make with apples. It's sweet and a little spicy, with an intense apple flavor. I love it on toast, and also in recipes (bbq sauce and apple stack cake recipes coming soon).To me, fall is not complete without making a batch of apple butter - enough for a jar for the fridge, and a few jars for the pantry. 

October 29, 2014

Turkey and Black Bean Taco Bowls

Turkey and Black Bean Taco Bowls

These hearty taco bowls use one of my favorite old-time money-saving tricks: stretching the ground meat. This is something that grandmothers did regularly back in the day, often adding a little bit of bread crumbs, or some oats to make the meat go a little further. Think of all of the meatloaves, casseroles and stews that came out of the necessity to make the meat stretch a little farther.