Kid Friendly Menu

I had a birthday party for my one year old a few weeks ago.  I needed a menu that she could partake in but at the same time would be appropriate for the adults in attendance.  I ran across both of these recipes a while back while watching Food Network (my favorite channel!) and kept…

Individual Meat Loaves

You can easily make this into a large loaf but I think it’s a little more special to serve them up individually.  The cooked onions really add moisture to the loaf and I love that you have most of these ingredients in your pantry and freezer at all times.  It makes for an easy weeknight…

Vegetable Soup

I’ve been on a mission to include one vegetarian meal into our weekly menu.  I’ve got black beans in the crock pot simmering away currently as I blog.  If I were a little more punctual, this recipe would have been a great Meatless Monday post but I can’t seem to get it all done in…

Guest Post: Spinach Lasagna

Had I posted this a day earlier, it would have made for a great Meatless Monday post!  Oh well.  So for all you veg heads out there, here you go! I can’t take credit for this recipe.  My sweet friend (and neighbor!) brought this scrumptious lasagna over last week.  I love how light it is;…

Another Roast Chicken Recipe

Whole Foods had a huge sale on organic whole chickens last week and so I gathered the littles and off we went in search of chickens for $1.69/lb.  Unbelievable price, right?  I was hesitant to buy the ten bird limit (who has that kind of space in their freezer?) so I settled for four birds….

Beef Stew

You can make this recipe in either a Dutch oven or the underrated appliance in every kitchen, the slow cooker. I love the addition of the balsamic vinegar since it adds a tangy flavor and helps to tenderize the meat. Recipe Courtesy of Everyday Food Serves 6 3 pounds beef chuck, trimmed of visible fat…

Buffalo Chicken Chili

I ran across this recipe when I was perusing a cookbook that I had borrowed from the library. (Cookbooks are my favorite books to borrow from the library!) The book was by Joy Bauer, a nutritionist frequently featured on my favorite morning program, The TODAY Show. This chili is not for the faint of heart….

Southern Supper

I don’t make fried chicken very often (I think the last time I made it was over two years ago!). Why? Well, it’s messy, not that healthy and did I mention messy? But sometimes you crave it alongside cheesy mashed potatoes, creamed corn, and green beans (yes, I made all those sides with it…I just…

Asbury Cafe

When I was in graduate school, I did a 3 month fieldwork assignment working with clients with mental illness at the Wyandot Center in Kansas City, Kansas. One of my favorite parts of working at Wyandot was Wednesday Nite Asbury Cafe. The Asbury Cafe was a collaborative effort between the Occupational Therapy Education Department at…

A Chili Summer Day

So, it’s not officially summer for another eight days but I’ve been in summer mode ever since Memorial Day. When living in Colorado, you have to be prepared for all sorts of weather, no matter what the season. Last week we had temperatures in the eighties and nineties and this weekend the temperatures dropped to…