Barbecue Pork Tenderloin with Skillet Summer Hash

This recipe started with me trying to use up fresh veggies from my parents' garden....more

Southwest Chicken Chopped Salad

Miss F spent five blissful days at "Camp Grammy and Grandad", which meant that we could have salad as an entrée without any whining. Or so I thought....more

Vegetable Calzones

Vegetable Calzones2 ¼ teaspoons active dry yeast1 ½ cups warm water (105 to 115 degrees )1 tablespoon honey2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus additional for brushing the pizza crusts3 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon salt1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese1 head broccoli, cut into bite sized pieces1 can quartered artichoke hearts1 cup spinach leaves1 bell pepper, seeded and chopped4 mushrooms, quartered1 tomato, seeded and chopped1 cup crushed tomatoes1 teaspoon Italian seasoningIn the bowl of the stand mixer, sprinkle the yeast over the water. Add the honey and stir together, let sit for 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the olive oil, then the flour and salt ....more

Skillet Salsa Chicken

I knew as soon as I saw this recipe on Taste of Home Cooking, it would be a huge hit with Miss F. And I wasn't wrong. She inhaled it, comparing it to one of her favorites, crockpot chicken enchilada soup....more

Cajun Crispy Shrimp Pasta

When C has a last minute dinner out with friends or co-workers, I usually try to convert our meal plan for the evening to have seafood in it somehow. C doesn't eat anything from the sea and the rest of us are obsessed with anything that comes from the sea. Miss F's most favorite at the moment is shrimp ....more

Ginger Soy Chicken Kebabs

I love kebabs. I do wish we had a grill for cooking them, but the broiler works just fine and they cook up just as quickly. I invested in a broiler pan and that makes everything so easy....more

One Pot Chicken Pot Pie

I was quite wary of a chicken pot pie that could be made with only one pot. My usual recipe dirties at least three pans, four if you include the baking sheet to catch the drips from the pot pie....more

Shredded Beef Torta

One of the first things I ever ordered at my favorite late night college hangout (aka La Tapatia) was a torta. Pechuga de Pollo torta with NO beans. Emphasis on the "NO." I am no fan of beans and even after 20 years of living in Texas, I still cannot stomach them....more

Peanut Butter Cookies

Miss F had two weeks of theater camp and they didn't have any nut restrictions. She rejected a PB&J, but loved being able to take peanut butter granola bars and these cookies. All the fork flattening was done by Miss F and she did a great job, she loves to bake, especially cookies....more

Homemade Tortillas

WHY HAVEN'T I MADE TORTILLAS SOONER?!?! I feel like I have wasted years of tortilla enjoyment by never attempting them at home before. After a weekend in San Antonio, I wanted to try and replicate the soft and fluffy tortillas that we enjoy so much at Mi Tierra....more