Santa Fe Salad with Chicken, Corn, & Black Beans

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This Santa Fe Salad is super easy to pull together. Signature corn and black beans get added protein from shredded chicken and other tasty toppings.

Easy Vegetable Soup

Save money and enjoy a hearty meatless meal with this Easy Vegetable Soup. It comes together quickly, tastes amazing, and reheats beautifully. You’ll want to start Meatless Mondays just to make this soup! My friend Kate, who lives in the frozen tundra of Smithers, British Columbia, can’t understand how I can eat soup in San […]

Chicken Burrito Bowls with Chipotle Crema

Forget the fancy taco shop and it’s high priced burrito bowls. You can make your own — better and for less! Pack these Chicken Burrito Bowls with Chipotle Crema for lunch this week. For years a fancy pants taco shop has been my go-to for Sunday lunch. I can order online and pick up a […]

Seasoned Corn Off the Cob

Liven up a simple supper with this easy, Seasoned Corn Off the Cob. It comes together in minutes and makes for an ideal side dish without the fuss. Sweet corn is a summer-fall dish for me but this really can be made all year round. It’s not something I particularly crave in winter or even […]

Quiche Recipe Basics

The basic quiche recipe is not complicated. Eggs and cream form a luscious custard that you pour into a pie crust and customize with your favorite fillings. Learn the basics to your classic quiche recipe. As you may know, I was a fan of France long before I ever set foot in Charles de Gaulle airport. Ever […]

Alphabet Soup with Vegetables

Have a hankering for that Vegetable Alphabet Soup from your childhood? You can make it yourself, without the help of a can. Just good food. I am a child of the 70s which means that carpet was shaggy (as were men’s hairstyles), pants were bell-bottomed, and soup came in a can. I didn’t know any […]

Chicken Fried Rice

Chicken Fried Rice - Got leftover cooked chicken and rice? Then you've got the makings of a great meal.

Got leftover cooked chicken and rice? Then you’ve got the makings of a great meal. Since my youngest daughter was officially diagnosed (through extensive testing) with a peanut and walnut allergy, our Chinese takeout experiences have dwindled. To nothing. It’s probably a good thing. I never read the ingredients list for a Panda Feast, but […]

Cheesy Corn & Chile Tamales

Years ago, probably fifteen, my husband said something like, “We should learn how to make tamales.” I took him at his word and started researching how to make them. That first year, I think I ended up making them myself. I’m a girl who doesn’t let grass grow under her feet. Translation: my agenda doesn’t […]