Mushroom Fried Quinoa #whatscooking

I have a new favorite food....Quinoa  I know it's all the rage right now, with its complete protein it has become a popular choice for healthy eating!  And as we all know, healthy can be delicious!  Quinoa is so versatile that it can be mixed in to just about anything...I once made a gluten-free chocolate cake with ground quinoa! Lately I have been looking for ways to replace some of the starches in our meals.  Now, as a meat and potatoes … [Read more...]

The Perfect Ham & Pasta Salad {Recipe}

There isn't a meal out there they my boys enjoy more than a ham dinner.  Delicious slices of ham fried up, mashed potatoes and lots of in season veggies on the side.  A hearty meal for any time of the year.  ( And super simple to make!)  But every once in a while I cook too much food, and am left with a few leftovers...(ok, I cook too much food everytime!) So sometimes a little creativity is needed to use up those left over foods. And now … [Read more...]

The Perfect Pasta Salad #WhatsCooking

There is nothing I like better than a summertime BBQ.  Friends coming over to enjoy the nice weather, and fabulous food.  On the BBQ, Burgers and hotdogs, chicken breast.  Even some grilled onions and mushrooms.  If we're feeling adventerous, we may even pop a few stuffed peppers on the grill.  The food at these get togethers is amazing.  Everyone brings a little something.  Potato salad, garden salad, and pasta salads.  More toppings for burgers … [Read more...]

Kid Friendly Foods Really Do Exist

I have picky eaters.  All three of the male gender who live with me are very specific about what they will eat...and even more specific about what they will not eat.  Ages 4, 8 and mid 30's.  Picky eaters are hardly bound by age.  But, it is a reality in my house, and for years it has been a stumbling block in my meal planning. I always felt like I was struggling to find something everyone could enjoy my stress level towards meal time was … [Read more...]

Delicious Mexican Rice #YouMexiCAN

By Diane Edwards As the third installment of the Old El Paso Challenge, we were asked if we ever mix up cuisines in one meal.  Though I cannot say I do this all the time...on occasion it does happen. For the first time in my adult life I am not working outside of the home.  This has allowed me much more time to spend in the kitchen.  It's a real luxury for me to have the time to experiment with different products and recipies.  So for this … [Read more...]

Butterball Turkey, Not Just for the Holidays

There is nothing I like more than a traditional Turkey dinner.  A perfectly golden Turkey over-stuffed full of my Mother's delicious stuffing, surrounded by rich, whipped potatoes, glazed carrots, a dry buttercup squash, turnip drowning in salt, pepper and butter, and of course cranberries to top it all off. Usually a meal of this magnitude is saved for holidays.  Our family traditionally has a huge meal like this for Easter, Thanksgiving and … [Read more...]

Fresh & Cool Produce – Fantastic Summer Recipes

It seems like only yesterday I was complaining that winter just wouldn't go away, then all of sudden summer has sprung.  Usually I would say that spring has sprung but somehow, this year, spring was forgotten.  We went from frost ans flurries to 30+ degrees in a matter of days!  All of a sudden it's too hot to cook!  Too hot to bake, and I didn't have fridge stocked with all I need for summer recipes! I will do just about anything to avoid … [Read more...]

Twice Baked Potatoes with Bacon

My son Ben is a big Baked Potato eater. He loves them. A basic baked potatoes smothered in butter and grated cheese will make is day. Last week I made these twice baked potatoes and he couldn't stop eating them! I love it when I find food my boys will eat.   … [Read more...]

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