Cocoa Nut Almond Butter

I got a new Twister Jar for my Blendtec blender.  The twister jar is designed to blend thicker recipes, such as this nut butter.  This recipe comes from the cookbook that came with the twister jar.  I’m thinking if you have a heavy duty blender or food processor then you could make some nut butter … Continue reading

Corn Salsa

This was so good!  We had friends over for dinner last night and this was a new recipe that I decided to try.  It’s a Food Network recipe, courtesy of Trisha Yearwood, it was so easy and quick to put together, it would be great for a summer barbeque. 1 (15 oz) can yellow corn, … Continue reading

Taco Joe Dip/Soup

Another dip for the party, another easy one too as this one is made in a crock pot.  It was really easy and also really yummy, another one that would be great for a Super Bowl party.  It’s a “Taste of Home” recipe. 1 (16 oz) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained 1 (15 1/4 … Continue reading

Chunky Tomato Soup

It is so cold here!  Yesterday it was like 16 degrees and I am not happy about it so dinner yesterday was this yummy soup and grilled cheese sandwiches, nothing like a little comfort food to pick you up.  The recipe comes from a great little cookbook I have called “Betty Crocker Soups and Stews”.  … Continue reading

Tomato Sauce

Still working on that last big bowl of garden tomatoes and this was a winner!  So flavorful!  Even Zach came up after getting home from work and eating dinner to tell me how much he liked this sauce and it’s easy too, you just need to get going a little earlier in the day if … Continue reading

Summer Vegetable Tian

Oh, Summer!  The fruits, the veggies, the gardens!  YUM!  We don’t have a huge garden but we are growing zucchini and about 4 different kinds of tomatoes and basil and I think jalapenos.  I found this recipe on a blog called “Budget Bytes” and it was extremely good.  It was gone pretty quickly, that’s usually … Continue reading

Spanish Minute Rice

I spent the last week up at Girls Camp in the mountains with a bunch of awesome and amazing teenage girls!  I got to cook for them and they were so appreciative of the food.  Most of the things that I made for them are already on the blog but I did try this new … Continue reading

Texas Caviar Bean Dip

Here is dip #2 that I made for the party.  It is similar to the “Southern Style Salsa” that I make which Courtney loves so I thought I’d try this one and she said it was great too.  It comes from a blog called the “Reluctant Entertainer”.  This makes a huge batch of dip so … Continue reading

Italian Tomato Soup

This was last night’s dinner – tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches on sourdough, yum!  This soup couldn’t be any easier and it tastes so much better than any tomato soup from a can.  The recipe is from the cookbook, “Betty Crocker Soups and Stews”. 1 cup water 2 (14.5 oz each) cans diced tomatoes … Continue reading