Steak-n-Beans-n-Rice-n-Tomatillo Salsa

Oh, you say it’s been a while since I’ve written?  Well, work has been busy.  Really busy.  And life has been relatively full, too. And we’re going to have a baby in November.  Yay!  Now I’m thinking about food for two, or something like that.  I probably already liked food enough for two people, so…

Ode to the Can Opener

Oh, OXO.  You make such a lovely can opener.  ‘Tis a thing of beauty.  Because, as advertised, it opens a can.  No muss, no fuss, just food and fingers intact. Why the big deal about the can opener?  Well, we had a lousy can opener for the last few years.  It was the 99-cent special…

Asian Beef with Cabbage Slaw and Pretty Pretty Snow

Sometimes we take loads and loads of time to make our meals.  It’s nice to make the process part of the evening activities sometimes. Other times, I just want to eat something tasty in as little time as possible.  With the 2-minute Huevos Rancheros recently and the 2-minute pumpkin chocolate chip goodies (okay, so they…

Eating Out, But In

Some things are just better at a restaurant.  Salads are usually my favorite example of that phenomenon, since you can find things in restaurant salads that rarely make it into our house.  Like three kinds of meat and two kinds of cheese in one place at one time.  We often have one kind of meat…

Welcome Home Food: Artichokes, Steak, and a Winter Salad

Scott is home.  Yay!!! To celebrate, I thought it was time we thawed out some steak and made a tasty salad.  Not a steak salad, because we found ourselves in possession of some steak that was too good for salad usage.  Oooh, aaah. A rare and welcomed occasion in our household. So if I’m welcoming…

Roasted Salmon with Lentils

I picked this recipe for roasted salmon with lentils because it looked healthy, and we had a giant family pack of salmon fillets in the freezer.  Both excellent reasons to pick a recipe, in my opinion. But why will I make this recipe again?  Because it tastes delicious.  Yum!  Oh, and it’s healthy.  That’s the…

Honey-Mustard Ribs ‘n Things

There are many many foods that Scott and I both love.  But there are also foods that one of us loves and the other could totally do without.  It happens.  Everybody has favorites, right? My favorites tend to be carb- and cheese-centric.  Scott’s tend to be large slabs of grilled or smoked meat.  We recently…