Chipotle Black Bean Dip


Bean dips come in all shapes and forms- but this one has something a little extra special added to it. Avocado.  Yep- I did that.  I changed up the spicy twang of this bean dip recipe and added a … [Read more...]

Butternut Squash & Black Bean Enchilada Skillet


Now that it’s January, I am bombarded with a plethora of fitness and/or health missions around every corner.  Whether it be in my job, or with friends or family and their NY resolutions, or the news … [Read more...]

Shrimp & Black Eyed Pea Salad


Happy New Year, everyone! Being from the South, I've learned that it is a tradition to eat some variation of  a cut of pork, greens, and, of course, black eyed peas on January One. Each element of … [Read more...]

BBQ Pot Roast with Cheesy Cheddar Grits


We have had a spell of cooler weather here in North Texas.  I say spell, because it will be short lived.  I am confident in my statement due to the fact that this is Texas after all.. and tomorrow it … [Read more...]

Roasted Veggie Tacos with Avocado Cream


The bulk of summer produce is coming to an end- and although I am stoked at the thought of  cooler weather, comfort casseroles, and soups to warm my soul- there is something about these roasted … [Read more...]

Lemon, Basil & Artichoke Twice Baked Potatoes


My life has been a complete shambles the past two weeks- hence my solitary blogging hiatus.  Let's see.. Packing: check.  Moving: check. Unpacking: check. New 45 minute commute to work: check. … [Read more...]

Cilantro Pesto Shrimp & Cheesy Pesto Orzo


Shrimpie Kabobs- this is summer lovin at it's very best.  I totally took advantage of my allotted 12 ounces of seafood this week- pinterest does the most damage when it comes to feeding into my … [Read more...]

Hummus Mashed Potatoes


This is a rather interesting recipe to share.  The CB house loves a delicious hummus- I mean LOVES the stuff.  My Fireman would chose that over some crazy, cheesy dip. any day. Good example..  This … [Read more...]

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs with Blue Cheese Polenta


This is my healthy play on the taste of buffalo wings, and oh how good they are ... I recollect on the last time I ate buffalo wings- the boneless kind, because even if it is delictable for my … [Read more...]

{Recipe Redux} Caesar Panzanella with Basil


  This month's Recipe Redux challenged the use of 'little fishes'. What does this mean, you ask?  Well little fishies of the sea include smelts, sardines, and the most familiar- and my … [Read more...]