Quick Dinners

Jambalaya Fried Rice

This is a weeknight staple in my house. It has plenty of bold flavor and some heat which you can adjust for your taste. Prep everything for this recipe first because once you start cooking, it comes together very quickly! A few recipe notes: For the smoked sausage, use your […]

Smoked Salmon Pitas with Hummus and Tzatziki

It has been HOT and muggy here in Orange County. It’s always right about now that I really start to crave fall weather. I love cooking (and eating)¬† soups, stews, and chiles all throughout fall and winter. One pot meals are my favorite! But alas…the forecast tells me that it […]

Heirloom Tomato Pizza

Funny thing about growing tomatoes…you get a lot of them. Then…you gotta use them up! Even when I don’t feel like cooking dinner and I am thinking about picking up take-out from somewhere, I look at the pile of tomatoes in the kitchen and think…I gotta make something with those […]

Garden Tomatoes & My Heirloom Tomato Pasta

Serious Tomato Heaven!! After many trials and tribulations, my husband has successfully grown some heirloom tomatoes. It was way more work (blood, sweat, tears and a few choice words), than he thought it would be…but WELL worth it! If you haven’t had a home-grown tomato, whether it be from your […]

Easy Jambalaya

This dinner came out of my quest to find something to make with this yummy chicken andouille sausage that I had sampled at a local store (Hanson’s Market for my SC peeps). I was “hungry” shopping so of course it tasted like the best sausage I had ever eaten. I […]

Super Quick Fish Tacos

This is one of those dinners that you can throw together in just a few minutes. A life saver when you can’t start dinner until everyone in the house is already starving. I was in my local Trader Joe’s today and sampled their fish taco demo. I was starving, so […]