Quick Dinners

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 […]

Monday Night’s Dinner

Turkey and White Bean Chili with Cilantro Quinoa Let me start by saying that I’m starting to feel a tiny bit of pressure with this blog! I feel like I have to keep up some level of creativity in the kitchen so that I have something to post. This is […]