Layered Taco Salad

layered taco salad

This layered taco salad came out of my endless enthusiasm for making pretty much anything for dinner that has the word "taco" in it.  Good old regular tacos are one of the best things ever invented, so it stands to reason that anything that riffs off of tacos has a good chance of being a hit at the supper table.  Tacos, you never let me down.  And so now that it is getting to be the time of year when salads are the order of the day, I wanted to add yet another taco salad to my repertoire of taco deliciousness.  This time in a layered version, full of spicy meat, sweet cornbread, shredded cheese and lots of cool and crunchy veggies.  Here goes! Read More & Get the Recipe

Hot Mexican Cheese Dip

Mexican cheese dip

Hot Mexican Cheese dip is delectable any time of year, but since today is Cinco de Mayo, it is practically a requirement that you make and eat this today.  It takes all of 20 minutes, and that includes the amount of time it is going to take you to tear open a bag of your favorite tortilla chips. So grab the sangria, head into the kitchen and let's prepare ourselves properly for a spicy and delicious Cinco de Mayo! Read More & Get the Recipe

Guacamole Pasta

guacamole pasta

Does anyone else out there have a mad crush on avocados?  I love them passionately, and am always looking for an excuse to work them into the menu.  To the extent that the Southern husband will now and again buy me a bag of them at Costco - and you know what that means.  Many Avocados.  And somehow, somehow, I manage to use them all up without any issues.  I think they are a power food (and if they aren't, please don't tell me).  So welcome to my latest adventure with avocados, otherwise known as creamy, dreamy guacamole pasta! Read More & Get the Recipe

Slow Cooker Tomato Ravioli Soup

slow cooker tomato ravioli soup

Well, we made it to the other side of almost all the holidays (I know, I know, New Year's Eve)...are we tired yet?  Happily, merrily, deliciously tired?  Are we wishing that somehow dinner would magically cook itself, and that it would be full of warm, tomatoey, cheesy goodness?  Well, you DO have to get out the slow cooker and you DO have to put a few things in it, but aside from that, this slow cooker tomato ravioli soup is your post-holiday wish come true! Read More & Get the Recipe

Meatballs Over Polenta

meatballs over polenta

What is it about meatballs that makes us love them so much?  I mean really, they are just another form of hamburger/meatloaf/etc...but we all fall hard for meatballs.  It's got to be their adorable little bite-sized-ness, I'm guessing.  But whatever it is, my radar is perennially up for the next great way to make meatballs yet again for supper.  And while I will always be devoted to the classic spaghetti-and-meatballs, I think this polenta version just might be my new favorite. Read More & Get the Recipe

Toasty Cheddar and Vegetable Oven Frittata

Cheese and veggie oven frittata

  Oh, this frittata!  It is your eggs and your toast mixed up with some fresh veggies and just the right amount of cheese, all in one glorious conglomeration right on your plate.  It's perfect for Sunday brunch, perfect for a weekday supper, and perfect for using up the bits and pieces of veggies and cheese and whatever else you have in your fridge, because it can be varied to your heart's content.  My heart was very happy with these toasted chunks of ciabatta breed, sweet cherry tomatoes, chopped asparagus and Vermont cheddar all nestled in tender egg. Read More & Get the Recipe