Monthly Archives: August 2011

Aug 2011
Canning 101: The Basics

If you’re like us, you’ve spent hours each week watering and tending to your garden. Now all of a sudden, you’ve got cucumbers coming out of your ears, and enough strawberries to make strawberry shortcake for an entire army. Despite eating … Continue reading

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Aug 2011
Buttermilk Cornbread

I love love love cornbread. Nothing goes better with barbecue than a sweet, tender piece of cornbread. In fact, whenever we go out for barbecue, I always order an extra side of cornbread. I’ve been looking for a great cornbread recipe for … Continue reading

Posted in Biscuts and Rolls | 2 Comments

Aug 2011
Raspberry Frozen Greek Yogurt

Greek yogurt is one my favorite things to eat. With its thick, creamy consistency and double the amount of protein as regular yogurt, it is one of the healthiest types of yogurt you can eat. I eat is almost every … Continue reading

Posted in Ice Cream & Frozen Treats | 1 Comment

Aug 2011
Sweet and Zesty BBQ sauce

Do you know someone who seems to eat ketchup with everything? That would be my husband – except his condiment of choice is barbecue sauce. The man uses barbecue sauce on anything and everything, from burgers to mashed potatoes to … Continue reading

Posted in Dressings and Condiments, Pantry Staples | 1 Comment

Aug 2011
Beef & Veggie Stir Fry

I love to make stir fry’s. With some minimal prep work, they can be quick and easy to make and provide you with a healthy, low carb meal. I love all the beautiful colors of the stir fry, and its a great … Continue reading

Posted in Beef, Healthy, Main Dish, Veggies | 3 Comments

Aug 2011
Wonton Chicken Tacos

Recently my husband asked me to make wonton tacos, similar to those he had at a restaurant. I’ve never worked with wonton wrappers before, but they are very easy and fun to work with. I have a TON of wrappers leftover, … Continue reading

Posted in Appetizer, Chicken, Main Dish, Mexican | 11 Comments

Aug 2011
Chocolate Chip Cookie Delight

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ve noticed that I almost always cook from scratch.  As I’ve advanced in my cooking, I’ve really gotten away from boxed mixes and instant meals and desserts – for both health … Continue reading

Posted in Chocolate, Dessert | 1 Comment

Aug 2011
Sausage and Cheese Calzone

I consider a ball of pizza dough to be one of my favorite blank canvases. The possibilities are literally endless when you have pizza dough – you can make anything from breadsticks to stromboli to countless different kinds of pizzas. We typically eat … Continue reading

Posted in Italian, Main Dish, Pizza | 3 Comments

Aug 2011
Parmesan Orzo

I have a confession to tell all of you. In my 24 years of life, I have never tried orzo until now. I’m not exactly sure why, but it seemed like my Italian family mostly stuck to ziti or spaghetti … Continue reading

Posted in Pasta, Side Dishes | 2 Comments

Aug 2011
Chocolate Chip Muffins

If I had to pick three things to eat for the rest of my life, they would be pizza, buffalo chicken dip, and chocolate chip muffins. I could literally eat these things every day and not get sick of them. Muffins … Continue reading

Posted in Breakfast, Chocolate, Freezer Friendly, Muffins | 7 Comments