Happy Monday! How was your weekend? We had a quiet weekend at home and Scott made an amazing Prime Rib dinner. We've been eating an insane amount of Red Pepper Hummus. For my perfect recipe, check out the bottom of this post.
I’ve been thinking of something clever to say to accompany this post. I mean, look at that salad! It is gorgeous, jewel-toned, and slightly exotic, like what you would be served in Ancient Persia. But, I guess the best thing to do for such an elegant salad with mass appeal is just to stop already with the chit-chat and give you the recipe.
I actually meant to post this cocktail last month, when February weather was in typical dreary form, but the business of reviving our long-neglected blog took a bit longer than I imaged. Blame our perfectionistic streaks, or the sleepy slowness of late-winter. Whatever. Don’t fret, it is here now.
Every year since we left Ireland after our two months along the coast in West Cork a couple of years ago, we seem to get nostalgic for Ireland. I honestly never expected to be so impressed. My travel bug was started in continental Europe, and I assumed a place where I spoke the language would hold less charm, somehow.
It can be tricky hitting that sweet spot between fun & healthy when it comes to kid party food, especially when it's going to be shared in a classroom. Check out how I whipped up a super quick and satisfying birthday treat.
Options were more limited at the small town grocery stores in Kanab, Utah than we were used to in Ireland or France. But nevertheless we managed to find some foods to love here in the Southwest. Here are a few of our guilty pleasures...
Once in a while, when work pressures ease up, Scott cooks. When he does it is special. This dish is one of the first things he cooked for me and it made an impression. Rich in flavor and surprisingly filling, this is a satisfying meal impressive enough for guests, but quick enough for a weeknight dinner.
One of the best things about coming back to the States before we head off to Scotland is getting plenty of Mexican food. Growing up in the Southwestern US made it easy to take Mexican food for granted. I grew up eating some form several times a week. No joke. So when we ended up in Europe last Fall, I missed it. Especially my Dad's secret recipe enchiladas.
An American travel wish in a glass. Inspired by those places Stateside I’d like to visit, but perfect for the quickly rising temps here in the desert of the Southwest. This drink will cool you all the way through this year's summer campouts and barbecues.
My husband fills my head with all sorts of grand ideas. He tells me that I make the best dressings, for one. He says I should bottle the stuff, referring to my vinaigrettes. While I’m doing my best to stay humble in the face of such lavish praise, I must admit, I do take dressing very seriously.
During the couple of months we spent in Ireland, we certainly did not want for delicious things to eat. It really helped ease the pain of letting go of our beloved French delicacies. Here are our favorites...
So many people asked me about how I made this savory sweet little morsels, that I decided to share my secrets. Don't worry, this is simple. The hardest thing about this recipe is waiting for these babies to cool before scarfing them down.