Queso Fundido

This is OMG good! If you  do Taco Tuesday like we do (as many times a month as there are Tuesdays) then I suggest that you start with Queso Fundido next time! I love creamy, velvety smooth Queso (the Rotel & Velveeta type) as much as the next guy and my White Green Chiles &…

Chocolate Pot de Creme

When I think of a rich, chocolate, guilty treat —> this is it! and it’s very French… ooh la la ! Make your sweetheart (or friends) “Pot de Creme au Chocolat” for any special occasion & they will think you are magic! I have defaulted to this many times & people always rave. I think…

Juniper BBQ Sauce

We are from Kansas City — arguably the BBQ capital of the world. It is where the American Royal World BBQ Championship is held every year in Kansas City. So, we know ‘Que my friend! My husband is the pit boss of the two of us. He loves to smoke meat on a great weekend…

Chicken Bone Broth

  Bone broth is really all the “craze” these days, isn’t it? So… what is it & what’s all of the hype? Well, I am not a medical professional so I have found some great information to share with you. According to Medical News Today, the following are some (6) of the top benefits of consuming…

Pass the Chimichurri, PLEASE!!

This is one of my top 3 favorite sauces … at least all purpose & most versatile sauces! I can’t stress enough that if you haven’t tried chimichurri, you MUST! And even if you have, make this one because there are as many recipe variations for it as there are people who make it so…

Tuscan Baby Lima Bean Soup

I love beans & I love soup.  One dish that marries the two is rich & creamy ham ‘n beans; it has always been a comfort food for me.  When I make old-fashioned ham ‘n beans I always use the big ham bone usually left after the holiday ham. I often freeze it to use…

My One & Only Banana Bread

Chefs are notoriously known for never making something the same way twice. There’s the  constant search for a new recipe,  or the persistent tweaking to perfect the way to make [________] better, is a “thing” we are very guilty of. I know that I am often thinking of a new way I could make something…

Soy-Lime Grilled Flank Steak

I LOVE grilled steak. Generally speaking we will pick a rib eye (bone-in if they have it) for traditional steak dinner. That said, I choose flank (or skirt)  just as often because it is so diverse & flavorful! This one recipe marinates only about 1-4 hours. You could marinate it over night, but I would…

Classic Wedge Salad

Do you ever stop to think why ‘the classics’ are classic? I did just that while eating a salad the other day. Whether it’s clothing, music or food, the word ‘classic’ can usually be exchanged for timeless. There are some things that just stand the test of time – like the quintessential little black dress…

“Oven Roasted Tiny Bites of Tastiness” Brussels Sprouts for All!

There are so Many Methods for this Veggie Madness For almost as many years as I can remember, I have had an affinity for preparing roasted vegetables as a side dish. (If reading, my kids are probably nodding their heads affirmatively right now.) For some Chefs & their veggies, they might turn to steaming, stewing,…