Tomato Soup Love

A long, long time ago, I lived in Texas.  One of the many benefits of living in Texas is that you have easy access to the La Madeleine restaurant chain.  A chain of restaurants might seem like a lame thing to miss, but it is much less lame if you’ve actually eaten at a La…

Chicken Puttanesca

I feel like a treasure hunter when I look through my cookbooks each week.  Well, I’ll be honest.  I don’t feel like a treasure hunter at the time.  But after I finish making a new recipe for the first time, I most definitely feel like a treasure hunter.  There’s gold in them there pages!  Last…

Grilled Salmon with Pineapple and Avocado Dressing

I picked out a few too many recipes last week, which is just fine by me.  It means I don’t have to go grocery shopping until Tuesday instead of Monday this week.  I love procrastinating!  It also means that we had Giada’s Grilled Salmon with Pineapple and Avocado Dressing last night.  Mmm.  And for lunch…

Hummus Wraps and Golf Caddies

First things first, we made The Pioneer Woman’s Heavenly Hummus Wraps last night for dinner, and they lived up to their name.  Mmm. Just so that you can immediately understand the deliciousness, here’s what you’re looking at on top of the wrap: caramelized red onion slices, hummus, roasted red peppers, artichoke hearts, mixed greens (with…

Recycling (Recipes)

I’m all about finding new recipes and having minor culinary adventures.  But.  Sometimes you need to just go with something you trust.  This is one of those weeks, and these are my trusty culinary weapons: 1.  Salmon with Brown Butter and Almonds (done in 20 minutes!) 2.  Sausage, Kale, and White Bean Stew (also done…

Weeknight Black Bean Soup with Cumin Lime Yogurt

I’m always looking for quick recipes for my post-work, post-grocery store nights.  Who feels like making a gourmet meal after running around at work for 8-ish hours, then hunting for the best prices on cereal for another hour?  Not this girl. I was pretty pleased with Tuesday’s recipe–black bean soup.  Nothing fancy, just simple soup. …

Late Night Asian Turkey Cabbage Cups

Yesterday was a long day.  It wasn’t necessarily bad, but it started with me forgetting to drink coffee.  The day continued along relatively bump-free for a while.  Then came the headache.  It was a big honkin’ headache. When work finally came to a close, I found my way home for a quick yoga session and…