Cauliflower Rice

My husband has been doing well on the keto diet for a few months now. I can’t say my culinary spirited self is in love with the restrictions this seems to place on my dinner creations, but I am trying. I had my first go at cauliflower rice from an actual cauliflower head. It actually…

April’s Apple Dip

April Eddy was one of my best Young Women’s leaders growing up. We thought she was so cool. So cool that often on a Friday night instead of doing any of the typical high school teenage cool things, we would head over to April’s house and sit on her couch and talk with her. Her…

Asian Sauteed String Beans

The other day Derek let me know just a couple hours before dinner that the missionaries, whom he is in charge of arranging dinners for, would be joining us for dinner because their previous dinner plans had fallen through.  Then, he also informed me that one of them could eat neither dairy or gluten.  That…

Microwave Hollandaise Sauce

I had left over salmon the other day and really wanted to find a good way to repurpose it. Derek suggested I make salmon benedict in the morning remembering this also brunch we had in on one of our trips to New York City. Challenge accepted. I have tried to make Hollandaise Sauce before and…

Jerk Chicken

Attention to all my trager friends. I swear this is a recipe for you. This is another great Cook’s Illustrated favorite of mine and has instructions for how to smoke the chicken on the BBQ grill which is what I do because I don’t have a trager. So I guess this is really a recipe…

Crock Pot Lasagna

My friend Kassie Voigt tipped me onto this recipe that she loves for lasagna that you make in your crock pot. I have been dying to try it ever since she told me about it, and I am so sad that I waited this long to do it. It was good! And it worked out…

Fluffy Omlet

My Mom always made omelets by separating the egg yolks and whites then beating the eggs whites until peaked and stirring the egg yolks back in. Cooking it that way it makes this sort of fluffy omelet. Then she always served it with cream of mushroom soup kind of thick like a gravy on top….

Italian Chicken and Parmesan Dumpling Soup

This soup is sort of fun to make, and I haven’t made it in a while. It’s sort of a cross between Italian Wedding Soup and Matzo ball soup with it’s own parmesan dumplings that are not akin to anything else I’ve had. This soup is the soup that taught me how to make my…

Ropa Vieja

This is a Cuban dish. I found the recipe in one of my Cook Illustrated Magazines and have had it hanging around and been wanting to try it forever. Ropa Vieja literally means “old clothes.” The story behind it is that there was a peasant who couldn’t afford meat to feed his family so he…

Split Pea and Ham Soup

One of my kids, Camden, fancies himself a vegetarian mostly.  However, he actually loves spiraled ham.  We were at Costco near Easter time and they had ham on sale and he begged me to buy one.  Since he rarely gets excited about any form of meat, I obliged.   However, after our little family had eaten…

Chicken and Lime Soup

Yesterday, we went to Costco and I decided the easiest thing to do for dinner was to pick up one of their Rotisserie chickens. After everyone had eaten their fill, I still had half a chicken left, so I pulled all the left over meat off the bone and vowed to use it in a…

Carne Asada

My husband announced yesterday that he is trying a low carb diet. And right after that, I announced that I don’t cook low carb. Enchiladas were on the menu for dinner tonight mostly because I made some really good Spanish rice the other day that I wanted to reuse as a side. However, all day…