It’s National Chili Month, and October and chili most definitely go hand in hand…spoon in bowl. In fact, I’ve never even considered taking chili out of the bowl until this year. So I decided to do something with chili that I have never done before: make pizza. I went into it with zero expectations and […]
Sausage and Pepper Pasta Fra Diavolo (inspired by a Sausage and Pepper Pasta recipe from Hormel Kitchens) Since I love my marinara sauce kicked up with heat, I decided to change up the Hormel recipe and raise the temperature by making a Fra Diavolo sauce. If you prefer a milder sauce, use the Hormel recipe […]
You know how Monopoly is replacing a token, right? Hormel is hilarious, and started a write-in campaign for a pan of bacon as a playing piece. Monopoly even posted it on their Facebook page! (You can vote daily to save your favorite token until the new one is announced February 6th.) It’s both a ridiculous […]
October is National Pizza Month, but come on now… as if people aren’t eating it every chance they can get already. Let’s start with the foundation, shall we? A crust topped with da sauce and da cheese. And scene. Cuz that’s where this girl stops. (Thanks for the picky pizza palate, Mom. Love ya.) But […]
Is it bad that I’m not decorating for Halloween this year? I feel an odd sense of guilt about it, but having to drive to my storage unit to get my Halloween decorations kinda puts a hitch in my giddy-up. Or it would if I rode a horse. Or lived on a farm. Or […]
Oh Christopher Columbus, this is your special day! In honor of your “discovery” of America (wink wink), we shall celebrate with a national holiday forevermore.
I’ve really been in the mood for some Autumn vegetables lately, so I decided to roast some butternut squash and rather than serve it as a side dish like I usually do, I decided to pair it with pasta, something I had never done before.
September 27th is National Corned Beef Hash Day, a day celebrating a food I’ve never tasted or even seen up close. Sheltered, I tell ya. So, I read that it’s a smooshed up mixture of finely chopped or diced beef (usually corned beef or roast beef), onions, potatoes, and spices. And if that doesn’t sound […]
I’m really not a breakfast for breakfast girl. I know it’s the most important meal of the day, and since I’m currently in weight loss mode, I need to keep those pistons popping! So I try to eat it… especially since I know this month is Better Breakfast Month. This Ham Scramble is my favorite breakfast right […]
My kids wanted to take their lunch to school, but sandwiches gave them frownies. How’s a mom supposed to come up with a sandwich-free lunch five days a week? Believe me, it wasn’t easy, and the truth is that sometimes I just needed to throw “something, anything, or whatever” in there so they’d survive the […]