Recipes, Side Dishes, Vegetarian Dishes / 30.06.2017

Quick to assemble and easy to enjoy, this Greek pasta salad is the perfect dish to pass at all your summer BBQs.Have you seen Moana yet? It's a favorite in our house right now. And if I'm being honest, it's just as much for Robert and me as it is for Ellie. (I'm even rocking the soundtrack in my car on a daily basis!) Robert has taken to calling basically every meal we eat a "boat snack," while I love the themes of female empowerment. And I cry pretty much every time Moana restores Te Fiti's heart... That slow motion/wind/lava ash combo is just too much for me! 
Appetizers, Recipes, Sauces, Vegetarian Dishes / 18.08.2016

Flavorful, bright, and easy to throw together; this sauce can kick up your meals from boring to BOLD. Add some spice to your life! Use this as a dip for tortilla chips, as a sauce for a turkey wrap, a dressing for a salad, or on fish tacos. If you know me in real life, you know that my family LOVES green chile peppers. For the past 30+ years, we've ordered chiles from New Mexico by the bushel, shipped them to Tennessee (or Michigan, back in the day) and roasted them ourselves. Our freezers are always fully stocked with fresh green chiles to last the entire year. It's obviously a strange tradition... but I love that it's one we get to share with others. Over the years we've introduced MANY family and friends to the glory of the Big-Jim.
Appetizers, Recipes, Vegetarian Dishes / 28.07.2016

Creamy, flavorful guacamole that just might show up your main course. Guacamole is a staple around our house, but not just any guacamole. It can't be too avocado-y, or too limey, or too salty, or too bland. It can't be too chunky, the avocados have to be perfectly ripe, and the cilantro can't be too overpowering. (We're borderline psychotic.) But you guys... this guacamole is perfect. Trust me on this.