Frittata

This was another weight watchers snag with just a little improvisation on my part.  Until I made this recipe I’m not sure I had ever had a frittata or knew what it was, but I am glad I do now.  I love to make this for dinner, but I think technically it’s a breakfast.  I’m…

Nicoise Salad

I was introduced to the Nicoise Salad by my friend Lily.  Lily invites us over for dinner so much more frequently than we invite her.  I loved everything Lily cooks.  It’s always delicious and very vegetable heavy.  On summer day she invited us over for Nicoise Salad and Derek (who generally turns his nose up…

Grilled Pork Chops

I’m genuinely not overly impressed with pork chops.  They are often dry and bland and just not my favorite.  I want to like them and have tried cooking them over the years, but an usually disappointed.  But, Cooks Illustrated published the most wonderful BBQ pork chop recipe a while back that is just delicious and…

Israeli Couscous Salad

There was a Relief Society backyard dinner tonight and the menu was salads pot luck style.  I signed up to bring something, but wanted to make sure that it wasn’t going to be replicated by everyone else.  I had seen this salad with pearl couscous in one of my Cooks Illustrated Magazines and tucked it…

Peanut Butter Brittle Drops

This is a recipe I found in a cook book strictly devoted to nothing but cookies.  It grabbed my attention because it calls for crunchy peanut butter and toffee bits.  It’s a variation on the normal peanut butter cookie with a little crunch and then the toffee bits add a chewy component.  I haven’t made…

J. Dawgs Sauce

When Derek and I are were at BYU there was a  student (Jayson Edwards) who decided to open up a hot dog stand on campus.  He had this cute little stand/shack on the south edge of campus and it was pretty popular around the lunch hour at BYU.  He called his dogs J. Dawgs and…

Naan

Something I could gorge myself on is definitely Indian Naan bread.  I love Indian food in general but that fantastic light and slightly crispy Naan bread they serve in the side to soak up all the spicy Indian sauces is definitely on my list of favorites.  I found this recipe on allrecipes.com and while I…

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

Derek has on multiple occasions attempted to lose weight via weight watchers online.  It always works while he follows it which tends to be a few weeks at a time at the most.  My favorite thing about Derek on weight watchers is my access to their online recipe base.  This is one recipe I found…

Braised Halibut with Carrots and Coriander

Some of our favorite people in the ward are sadly moving in a couple weeks.  Kylee and Cole Matson are the sweetest most genuine people.  They are also so fun.  They have a huge great dane dog that looks just like Scooby Doo and you can generally catch them almost everyday walking their dog and…