I’ve had this recipe marked in a cookbook for years. Last week I finally got around to trying it. Oh my. I love chocolate cake with vanilla frosting. This is the same idea, subbing a brownie for cake, add vanilla buttercream and then a takeitoverthetop thin chocolate glaze. You have to try these. Now. Black… Read More
Archives for September 2011
Final installment of our “Cafe Rio Style“recipes. Why is this called Pico de Gallo? In Spanish, Pico means spicy or beak. And gallo means rooster. So Pico de Gallo literally translated, is a spicy rooster, or beak rooster? Or maybe it’s spicy beak of a rooster? Grant (who speaks fluent Spanish) and I had a… Read More
Cafe Rio Style Creamy Tomatillo Salad Dressing is an essential component to any Cafe Rio style meal! What’s a Cafe Rio salad without the dressing? While other copycat recipes use dried or bottled Ranch dressing, this recipe is all home made. Cafe Rio Style Creamy Tomatillo Salad Dressing is creamy, tangy and a little bit… Read More
Cafe Rio Style Black Beans are simple to make at home and taste just like the black beans at our favorite fast-casual restaurant Cafe Rio! A few weeks ago, my friend Mel, aka the Dancin’ Queen, had to make Cafe Rio beans for 250 guests. Yes, two hundred and fifty. We talked about how this… Read More
Cafe Rio-Style Sweet Pork Salad is one of the most popular items on Cafe Rio’s menu! Now you can make Cafe Rio-Style Sweet Pork Salad at home for a crowd at a fraction of the price of eating out. If you live in the great state of Utah, or have visited here in the past… Read More
Zucchini. Have you had any show up on your front porch lately? A couple of weeks ago, I walked into my kitchen and found three zucchini on my counter. No idea how they got there. Pretty sure I didn’t grow them in my batting cage… When my kids came home, I asked them about the… Read More
Sunday night I threw together a little salad to go with dinner. Spinach, lettuce, grated mozzarella, fresh peaches, pine nuts. I had an extra peach on the counter and decided the peaches in the salad would be delicious topped with a fresh peach dressing. Never made your own dressing? It’s really simple. I like tart… Read More
Every Friday night for years, my parents played cards with the next door neighbors, the Snow’s. During those years(late 1960’s), we established a ritual where the parents played cards at one house, and the kids would hang out at the other house, eat treats and watch “Nightmare Theater”- a local Seattle weekend show hosted… Read More
My mom in law introduced me to tomato toast years ago. Her favorite breakfasts are: a Diet Coke and a brownie, or a Diet Coke an a piece of tomato toast. So I guess you can say this is an old family recipe 🙂 Whenever I can get my hands on tomatoes out of the… Read More
Find this fun turquoise kitchen at Colorado Homes & Lifestyles Magazine
A few weeks ago, I received an email asking if I wanted to join a group of bloggers (about 50) to post mac and cheese recipes they find on the Internet. Same day, same time, random recipes. The only rule: the recipe had to be found on a blog. Remember when I told you there… Read More
Southern Living remodeled cottage kitchen found here.
Find this kitchen here.
Nuts. Why do kids always say they don’t like them?? I was in the mood for a good oatmeal-raisin-nut cookie a few days ago. When I pulled up this recipe, Jake looked at it and said, “I won’t like those, because of the nuts.” Oh, really, sorry, guess I’ll have to eat them all by… Read More