{From Garden to Table} Pico de Gallo

Pico de Gallo

I was never a “tomato person” growing up.  We had a garden and I would watch my parents savor the bright red cherry tomatoes or Beefsteak tomatoes sliced and sprinkled with a bit of pepper and salt.  They tried their best to entice me but I just wouldn’t budge.  I am a rather stubborn person […]

Foodbuzz 24×24: {From Garden to Table} A Cooking Class

Caramelized Onion and Zucchini Pizza

I grew up around food and cooking so I have always felt pretty comfortable in the kitchen.  I know not everyone does so when I started blogging it was to share tips and recipes that I had learned over the years with the hopes of inspiring others.  I really do believe, just as Gusteau did in […]

Cinnamon and Sugar Sopes

cinnamon sugar sopes

These sopes are blissful little fried puffs of dough rolled in cinnamon and sugar.  They are soft, sweet, and amazingly easy to make! Sopes are traditionally a savory dish but rules are meant to be broken and I love being the one to do it!  It wasn’t hard for me to dream up this little […]

Sour Cream Chocolate Cake

Sour Cream Chocolate Cake

Birthdays in my family are kinda a big deal.  I grew up close to a large extended family so I was a bit, shall we say, spoiled growing up! We celebrated monthly birthdays surrounded by family, good food, and best of all, dessert!  I have fond memories of those celebrations and as a mother I […]

Chicken and Fettuccine with Spicy Peanut Butter Sauce

Chicken Fettuccine with Spicy Peanut Sauce

My family loves spaghetti and I am really happy with that for two reasons, actually three.  One, it’s cheap.  Two, it’s easy.  Three, I get to play sneaky vegetable elf by adding additional veggies to my sauce, shhh, don’t tell!  With pasta on sale often it is an obvious choice for budget meals and as […]

Asian Inspired Turkey Burgers

turkey burger

With the weather warming up my thoughts are turned to eating lighter fare.  Grilling up some turkey burgers is the perfect alternative to the traditional ground beef.  Turkey meat is a great palette to work with when adding different flavors.  It is lean and has a very subtle flavor.  When I saw my local grocery […]

Banana-Nut Nutella Pancakes

bite ready

If you could have seen me 7 years ago around this time you would have seen an enormously pregnant woman.  I was just days away (or so I thought) of giving birth to my first son.  As with pregnancy and birth my son had other plans and he decided to grace us with his presence […]

Chicken and Black Bean Tostada with Avocado-Cilantro Pesto

Chicken and Black Bean Tostada with Cilantro-Avocado Pesto

As a mother of four I feel as though I am constantly running around.  There are errands to run, food to cook, dishes to clean, and oh, the laundry.  Why did no one warn me about the amount of laundry 4 boys create in one week!?  On days when I may have over-scheduled a bit a […]