Basil Pesto Butter

No I didn’t churn my own butter for todays post but that would be really rad.  This is just an “elevated” version of your typical stick butter with flavor.  Now it’s time to let you know how I came to make basil pesto butter. It was a cold, wintery day here in town.  My...

Mashed potato and green bean casserole

There is something about the holidays that just makes me wish that they happened all year long. I know we just finished up with Thanksgiving and I’m already looking forward to Christmas, especially since I’m already missing my family. We traveled through Texas to visit my side of the family for Thanksgiving. There were...

Miga waffle bites

Where oh where did 2014 go? We are officially in the final stretch and it’s literally zooming by before our very eyes. People are last minute shopping and trying to make travel plans before Christmas approaches. Meal prep is well under way and we are adding last minute decoration touches to our home. It...

Sweet Spice Rub Steaks

I’m sitting here on my parent’s couch with black stretch pants, hot cup of coffee and a comfy oversized t-shirt. That is what a couple days after Thanksgiving entails every year. Comfort over looks any day.. well most days. After I write this post it’s off to do some online Black Friday shopping. I’m...

Edible Christmas gifts

At the age of 5 I remember family and friends dropping off large baskets of goodies at our home.  I would sift through the packages trying to rummage some goodies for myself.  Fast forward 25 years and I am still in LOVE with them.  I no longer mash down the chocolates to see whats...

dothedownton

In just a little over a month Downton Abbey will start back up again. Last year I got addicted to the show after some down time due to flight delays and layovers. You could basically say that I caught up with the past 3 seasons in just two days. I was just a little...

Rice and red quinoa chili casserole

Two chili recipes back to back I must be crazy!  Crazy in love with chili that is.  Yesterday, it was all about a chili mac soup, but today I’m making a chili casserole that is going to rock your world.  In fact I loved this dish so much after the first bite that I...

Two bean chili mac

It’s a blizzard out there. No really, many cities are experiencing frigid temperatures due to the polar vortex. I’ve already experienced the first snow of the season and I’m assuming I will see many more snow days.  Luckily it’s looking like clear roads ahead for this upcoming Thanksgiving. This Wednesday I’m loading up the car...