Category Archive: Recipes

Jan 13 2015

Money Saving Tip- Buying Meat

I wanted to share a quick tip on cutting down on the cost of groceries with a little smart shopping. Being a carnivore is rough- meat is expensive!! But once in a while I get lucky. And if I would remember to do it more often, it wouldn’t just be once in a while. Safeway …

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Jun 25 2014

Get Creative with Your Leftovers

get creative with your leftovers

Just a quick note today because I wanted to share. I had a conundrum when getting today’s lunch ready last night. I was going to have leftover flank steak on a salad but we are having beef for dinner and I didn’t want to go crazy on the red meat. So I scavenged through the …

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Jun 17 2014

Plum Cobbler Recipe

plum cobbler

If I had a dollar for every plum on my tree out back……well, I could at least buy a few new summer outfits! The tree exploded with ripe fruit and I picked over 150 plums this weekend. Not to mention there is three times that still left on the tree and I sadly threw away …

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Jun 06 2014

Irish Mule Recipe

Irish Mule from Yard House

Last year I discovered a drink at Yard House restaurant called an Irish Mule. It’s a mix of Irish Whiskey and ginger beer. On a hot summer day this drink is a refreshing essential to a patio happy hour. I mean look at it, doesn’t it make you feel ten degrees cooler and thirsty as …

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May 29 2014

Balsamic Pork Loin

Easy Balsamic Pork Loin

This pork loin recipe is simple and will thrill your taste buds. Seriously, it doesn’t get easier, or tastier than this. Make yourself a side of mashed potatoes and you will impress even the pickiest eaters.  Balsamic Pork Loin ~Adapted from allrecipes.com~ Ingredients: 2 lbs. pork loin (my store sells one pound loins, so I …

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May 27 2014

Southwest Salad Dressing

Southwest Salad Dressing- Great on taco salads!

I’m on a kick of making my own salad dressing. It just feels so much better having control of the ingredients (not to mention their quality) that are in my food. It only takes a couple of extra minutes in your dinner prep to mix, so even the busiest of busy people can make this. …

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May 22 2014

Asian Chicken Noodle Salad and Dressing Recipe

Asian Chicken Salad and Dressing Recipe

Never did I think I would see the day that my dad and I would be exchanging recipes. But retirement led him into grocery shopping duties, and low and behold, one day he made me a copy (which was another amazing feat that he could work the scanner) of some new recipes he had been …

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May 13 2014

Recipe: Raspberry Vinaigrette

Homemade Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing

Making your own salad dressing is a great way to ensure that you know what is going into the food you are eating. Other than a dirty blender, this recipe is so easy you have no excuse not to try it! Raspberry Vinaigrette Ingredients: ½ cup raspberries ¼ cup canola oil 2 tbsp lemon juice …

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May 08 2014

Oreo Cookie Ice Cream Cake

Oreo Ice Cream Cake

This Oreo Cookie Ice Cream Cake recipe is simple, but looks like you slaved over your master piece for hours. It tastes amazing too. If Oreo’s aren’t your favorite, get creative and try a different kind of cookie. Oreo Cookie Ice Cream Cake Ingredients 1 package of Oreo cookies (I prefer double stuf, but any …

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May 01 2014

Joe’s Salsa Recipe

When I met my husband, he could make one thing, and that was a spicy, smooth salsa that he had adapted from his grandpa’s recipe. He had me at Mexican food. I love many kinds of salsas, but this one reminds me most of authentic salsa that you get in a Mexican restaurant- only better. …

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