How to Can Diced Tomatoes (or Crushed Tomatoes)

I don’t know about you, but I have been canning tomatoes like CRAZY this summer! Between spaghetti sauce, salsa, and tomato juice my pantry is overflowing with tomato-y goodness (you can find ALL those recipes HERE). With these last few good tomato pickings I am sticking to diced and crushed tomatoes because they are just … [Read more…]

Easy Stovetop Rice Pilaf with Orzo

This stovetop rice pilaf is the perfect side dish for just about any meal. It complements pretty much everything! Even in restaurants your side-dish choices are usually potato, steamed veggie, or rice pilaf (am I right?). My very favorite to pair it with is fish. On those nights when I just want to keep things … [Read more…]

15 Minute Beefy Noodle Skillet

This 15 minute beefy noodle skillet is perfect for those busy nights when you just need to get dinner on the table fast. It is a quick, delicious meal that the whole family will enjoy! This is actually a recipe that has been in our family for generations. Our family calls is “Congooliami” (kon-goo-lee-ah-mee … … [Read more…]

Our Version of The Bleubird’s Turkey and Brie Sandwich

I was first introduced to the Turkey and Brie sandwich at the beginning of the summer when my husband took me to “The Bleubird”, a chic (and extremely popular) sandwich place here in downtown Boise. It may quite possibly be my favorite sandwich ever, and I don’t say that lightly. The combination of ingredients sound … [Read more…]

Authentic Hawaiian Macaroni Salad

Hawaiian Macaroni Salad is one of my biggest guilty pleasures. I lived in Hawaii a little over 10 years ago and became very familiar with true, authentic Hawaiian “Mac Salad”. I literally lived across the street from an L&L Hawaiian BBQ restaurant and found myself wandering over there way more often than I should have … [Read more…]

Chicken Fried Chicken with Homemade Country Gravy

Oh how I love a good chicken fried chicken. I know someone out there is reading this and thinking, “how is chicken fried chicken different than just fried chicken”? Really, there is not a big difference. Some may argue that they are fried differently but probably the biggest difference is that chicken fried chicken is … [Read more…]

5 Minute Creamy Corn Dip

This is one of my favorite dips ever, mainly because it is SO EASY to throw together. You can literally throw it together and serve in 5 minutes… however, if you want to let the flavors combine (and make it taste even BETTER), cover and refrigerate at least a few hours. My sister-in-law, Linsey, gave … [Read more…]

Caribbean Passion Popsicles

Enjoy your favorite Jamba Juice smoothie in popsicle form (ok maybe it’s not your favorite, but it is mine) with this ridiculously easy recipe! This is the perfect way to cool down on a hot Summer’s day. What I love most about these Caribbean Passion Popsicles is that they aren’t watered down by ice. You … [Read more…]