Sweet and Tangy Brussels Coleslaw with Fennel, Chopped Apples and Golden Raisins #SundaySupper

April is all about celebrating the great outdoors in all of Mother Nature's glory.  The sun is finally able to break through the clouds and warm your cheeks, much in need of a rosy glow. The breeze is still cool and playful and glorious flowers are popping up everywhere, even here in the middle of the desert. You just can't help yourself but to soak in as much of it as you possibly can, chores and 'To Do Lists' be damned.


April 22nd is Earth Day and April 23rd is National Picnic Day so the creative folks at Sunday Supper are sharing their favorite spring recipes to enjoy while picnicking in the great outdoors.

Ricotta, Garlic and Mushroom Thin Crust Pizza with Watercress #NationalGarlicDay

Calling all garlic lovers! Welcome to National Garlic Day 2015, hosted by Heather from girlichef. April 19th is a day for garlic lovers far and wide to come together and celebrate the wonder of "the stinking rose". Whether it's the ability to ward off vampires (and bugs), its numerous health benefits, or the way it lends flavor to a dish, there are so many reasons for singing the praises of garlic.


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Authentic Spanish Rice Recipe

I'm sort of kicking myself right now for not posting this recipe sooner. I've lived in the Southwest for most of my life (I'm not going to disclose exactly how long that is at this time thank you very much) and have never shared my recipe for Spanish rice or quite simply, Arroz. After all, the Spanish don't call it Spanish rice. Nor are Mexicans from Spain for that matter...... 


Poached Alaskan Salmon over Spring Arborio Pilaf {How to make Risotto as a table rice}

Spending time in the kitchen when it is so gorgeous outside is practically the last thing I want to do.  We eat salmon at least once or twice a month along with other healthy fish since it is so simple to prepare. Poaching the salmon is one of my favorite ways to prepare it because it is pretty much fool proof and turns out perfect every time. A dash of salt and pepper and your favorite herbs sprinkled on top is all you need for a quick and light supper. 



Grilled Steak and Deviled Egg Pita Sandwiches #SundaySupper

There is no need to cringe at the thought of dozens of leftover boiled, tie died eggs from Easter morning. In fact, you may rejoice in them once you realize that they can be made into more than just deviled eggs and egg salad sandwiches (not that there's anything wrong with those!) 

Peanut Butter and Jelly. Macaroni and Cheese. Spaghetti and Meatballs. Steak and eggs. 

Some things are just meant to be paired together. Forever.

and ever.

The End.


Fried Green Olives Stuffed with Blue Cheese for a #MadMenBlogParty ModCloth #giveaway

Here I am, once again, quite in the dark when it comes to things such as Hollywood, fashion and Season Premiers. Turning off the cable over 10 years ago has had it's advantages when it comes to our family spending less time in front of the t.v. watching overly erogenous, violent or just plain stupid television shows and movies. However, there are a few that my husband and I enjoy watching by ourselves once the kids go to bed..... which unfortunately is more often than not when we fall into bed from sheer exhaustion. 


Delicious Ways to Use Those Left Over Hard Boiled Eggs from Easter #eggs

Here are some  fast and frugal recipes to use up your over abundance of Easter eggs. 

Egg salad sandwiches, deviled eggs and potato salads are some of my favorite things but when you have a surplus of hard boiled Easter eggs on your hands an intervention may be the best thing. Here are some surprisingly palatable and healthy eats starring eggs. 

The great part about eggs is that they are practically perfect little orbs of vitamin-packed protein. Not only do they have vitamins B6 and B12, which are great for energy and moods, but they have vitamin D (the sunshine vitamin), and vitamin A, which is excellent for skin and nails. They are an affordable source of protein that can be added to almost any meal.

I love the versatility of eggs and love to add them to any last minute dish that will fill me up in a hurry. Like this tangy tomato, cucumber and chickpea salad with soft boiled eggs.



Carrot Cake Scones with Lemon Sugar Glaze #glutenfree

All of the cute sweet Easter treats I've been seeing on Pinterest and beyond lately have really gotten me thinking maybe I should be on board with the sweet tooth thing. I don't think I can quite stomach Carmel Cadbury Egg Stuffed Brownies Balls Dipped in Marshmallows and Deep Fried but a little bit of sweetness once and a while is a very good thing in my humble opinion. 


Simple and Healthy Chicken Marsala

Great food has never been so simple. There is no need to spend the money at a restaurant for great Italian food when it is so easy to make at home..... in your pajamas. 

healthy chicken marsala recipe

I am literally (yes, I just said literally) kicking myself right now. How have I never had Chicken Marsala before? My friends rave about it and I've come across it many times featured in my favorite magazines but no, I've never actually had Chicken Marsala before tonight. My world just changed forever in a very, very good way. Literally.

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