“My friends and family refer to me as ‘Tara the magical food magician!'”
Brunch style savory bread pudding big enough to feed a crowd of friends. The ingredients are simple including Swiss Chard, a loaf of bread, green onions/shallots, bacon, eggs, cheese, heavy cream, and seasonings.
“Take people’s opinions with a grain of salt, add pepper, noodles, some cheese, because mac and cheese matters more than what anyone thinks about you. The end.”
“I’m probably something like 95% chicken nugget.”
“It is always wise to make too much potato salad. Even if you are cooking for two, make enough for five. Potato salad improves with age – that is, if you are lucky enough to have any left over.”
With the addition of sun dried tomatoes and a blend of Italian seasonings, this creamy pasta packs a punch and comes together really fast! It’s great with chicken, and fresh basil as garnish is a must.
“In my food world, there is no fear or guilt, only joy and balance.”
“I had a nickname in junior high, and I’m loathe to say this: ‘potato lady.’
– Rashida Jones
Sliced lengthwise for a sleek look, fork tender with a hint of rosemary, and finished off with a buttery honey-garlic glaze and a sprinkling of sea salt. Savory-sweet and delicious! This is the perfect side dish for Sunday dinner.
A quick weeknight dinner featuring savory Italian sausage and sweet peppers simmered in a ‘semi-homemade’ sauce that’s then tossed with Rigatoni noodles cooked to al dente perfection.
“All things in moderation, including moderation.”
“You’re my whole Enchilada!!” ❤
“If you’ve lost your appetite today, I think I have it.”
“Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.”
– Doug Larson
“Winter blues are cured every time with a potato gratin paired with a roast chicken.”
– Alex Guarnaschelli
An excellent companion to savory chicken, pork or red meat. The flavor is subtly sweet with a hint of tang from the sour cream and dill.
Oven roasted red potatoes seasoned with shallots, herbs, salt, and olive oil have a crispy crust on the outside with a sweet and creamy filling on the inside. They’re a perfect pairing with grilled chicken or steak.
“To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.”
― Thomas A. Edison
“As long as there’s pasta and Chinese food in the world, I’m okay.”
– Michael Chang
“Your body keeps an accurate journal regardless of what you write down.”
– Non-food for thought?
“Bon Appetit | (baw-na-pa-tee) | French saying; Wishes for a hearty appetit and a glorious meal.”
“In a world filled with aspirational recipes and preciously staged photos, one cook finds that true comfort comes from replaying the same simple dinner…over and over and over again.”
– Tamar Adler
“Your life is YOUR art. What are YOU creating today?”
– The Universe
Tuna Salad: I substitute the mayo with 2% Greek Yogurt. I also make sure to buy tuna in “water”.. not tuna in “oil.” I use dill relish which has zero calories, and to add sweetness I use a dollop of honey.
“No matter what happens, pizza will always be there for you, thick and thin, in the crust we trust.”
“Rice is great if you’re really hungry and want to eat two thousand of something.” – Mitch Hedberg
This one’s my favorite so far because of how exciting it is!
Bon Appetit magazine said 2019 is the year lentils will finally get the respect they deserve…. 🙂
“PIZZA: The perfect meal. An open-faced pie using tomato sauce, cheese, and any manner of toppings. Tastes like heaven and is sometimes stated to be better than a relationship.”
…That’s why Cobb is my favorite type of salad, and will remain the champion. It’s a great excuse to have ham or chicken, hard-boiled eggs, avocado.. BACON…
This breakfast has 286 calories, is very satisfying, and takes about 10 minutes from start to finish!
To lighten things up I present a low-cal sheet pan meal that tastes great, is easy to cleanup, and very cheap to make!!
A super easy, super fast, and super filling weeknight dinner – not for the faint of heart! 😀
Note: This makes roughly 4 servings. If you’re planning to please a small crowd, DEFINITELY double the recipe. You won’t regret it!
I recently made these meatballs as a party appetizer and they went SO FAST! …
It’s a two-pot dish that comes together in 25 minutes or less. The preparations are minimized by using frozen ravioli, pre-packaged Italian seasoning, and you steam the asparagus in the microwave. Win win!
And to all you people pleasers… JUST REMEMBER!:
“You cannot make everybody happy, you are not a taco.”
Definitely a quick and tasty weeknight meal sure to please them all!
“My Disney Princess name is Taco Belle…” What a cheesy internet quote! But it’s…
This would make a tasty, hearty meal for a small crowd during a cold football Sunday.
Juicy tender baked chicken breast!
“I am the MacGyver of cooking. If you bring me a piece of bread, cabbage, coconut, mustard greens, pigs feet, pine cones…and a woodpecker, I’ll make you a good chicken pot pie.”
– Si Robertson
“Barbecue may not be the road to world peace, but it’s a start.”
– Anthony Bourdain
Once again my Crock Pot saves the day! This is one of the easiest…
I’m sure many of you can relate to this scenario. All day long you’ve been…
“The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for 30 years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found.”
“Fitness is great but have you tried Garlic Bread?”
There you have it, “the whole enchilada.” I keep a few variations of enchiladas in my rotation because they’re so simple to make.
Only three ingredients to make and so cheesy delicious!
The other day I asked my husband if he wanted anything special or different for dinner. His text response: A link to Shrimp Po’ Boys.