My favorite part of Halloween is probably the annual “make-the-face-of-your-pumpkin” photo. That never gets old. What does get old? The heat. I know, we choose to live here, but can’t I just wear a scarf once in the month of October? No? Ok fine. I’ll just take my whiny self into the air-conditioned house and curl […]
On March 6, 2010 my friend Mary emailed me a recipe for Mexican Chicken Soup. She sent it to a bunch of our friends from college who had been asking her for recipe ideas because we were, well, awful in the kitchen. While most of us were still learning how to make boxed mac and […]
What a week! My beloved Sooners won the Sugar Bowl, my sorry KC Chiefs choked in the playoffs (again), and Jeff and I celebrated our 12th wedding anniversary. Oh, and I made my first batch of coconut chicken chili. Friends, this is good. So good. Serve over rice or quinoa with a sprinkle of cilantro […]
*UPDATE* Now available as an ebook! My friend Lexi and I have been working hard on putting together a cookbook, and we are excited to announce that it is finished and available for purchase! As you might remember, Lexi is my food stylist friend who has been improving the look of my food photography. What […]
My kids are in Pre-K and 1st Grade, and already we are feeling the tug of a go-go-go lifestyle. Between soccer, baseball, school functions, and church, sometimes it feels like we never stop moving. What will it be like when they’re a little older and want to add music, dance, and other sports into the […]
I’m pretty sure everyone in Phoenix made chili for dinner last night. We had a refreshing cold front blow through and my Instagram feed filled up with friends sporting scarves and proclaiming anything under 70 degrees to be chili weather. I’ve been using my crockpot almost every day lately because it makes my life a […]
It’s pouring rain right now. POURING. We keep looking out the window, mouths wide open, “It’s still raining. Can you believe it? It’s still raining!” Rain means a break from the heat. Rain means a preview of fall temperatures. Rain means chili. This is an older recipe, which means I haven’t updated it for our […]
Last weekend, we headed to the garden to grab the rest of the rainbow carrots. The kids and I had so much fun pulling them up, “oohing” and “ahhing” over the colors and shapes. Each pull was like a new surprise. Would it be yellow? Purple? Pink? Orange? We ended up with so many carrots […]
When I found out this month’s theme for Recipe ReDux centered around vintage dishes, I immediately turned to my favorite vintage item in my kitchen, the 1985 family cookbook. Lovingly typed and bound by my aunt 27 years ago, this cookbook is one of my most cherished possessions. I can barely remember the family reunion, […]
It might not feel like fall around here, but my kitchen is starting to smell like it. Fall is my favorite time of year for vegetables. I love cutting into a big fat squash and smelling the sweet orange flesh as I scoop out the seeds. Packed with antioxidants, orange vegetables help reduce your risk […]
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