A vegan lunch for old college housemates

I really lucked out when I shared a house with two girls while going to college at the University of Arizona. I found the house on the dreaded Craigslist, met the owner of the house, but did not meet the girl who would be living across the hall and sharing a bathroom with me until…

Chocolate chips cookies and a tip if you don’t have eggs

“Good food makes everything better” A quote from my brilliant son. It is so true! Tonight the bf is sick so I made a delicious dinner and finished it up with these bad boys here shown in the picture. Chocolate makes everything better in my world plus it’s national chocolate day so I figured, sure…

My Experience Going Vegetarian, Then Vegan

My Experience Going Vegetarian, Then Vegan. This blog post was inspiring to me because I have been flirting with the idea of going Vegetarian and Vegan for a long time. Especially now, after bowl after bowl of posole, ham and more ham, tamale after more tamales, I am feeling the side effects of extreme overindulgence….

Manny’s hash browns

Like mother like son. My son, Manny, loves to cook. Today he made his famous hash browns for an afternoon snack. He used three large russet potatoes, bell peppers, hatch chile, garlic, green onions,white onions and cilantro. We cooked them first with the top on the skillet and then the last few minutes with the…

Mom’s cinnamon roll French toast

This morning, the day after Christmas, my mom made this delicious creation. It’s already made cinnamon rolls- you know the ones in the can that pops open- cut in quarters, milk, sugar, cinnamon, and egg. She topped them with sliced almonds and baked them at 400 degrees for about twenty minutes. When they were done,…

Scalloped Potatoes Au Gratin on the Food Network

Scalloped Potatoes Au Gratin on the Food Network. Making these tonight! I always like how Ellie Kreiger makes lower calorie recipes but still uses some really good ingredients – like Gruyere cheese! I’ve never made Potatoes Au Gratin so I hope they turn out delish. Does Giada di Laurentiis have a scalloped potato recipe? If…

Vegan Holiday Kitchen

Vegan Holiday Kitchen. This is a must have for your cookbook collection – vegan or non-vegan. The Shepherds Pie is sooooo good! I make it all year and it freezes really well if you wanted to put it in individual ramekins (?sp).

Post-run snack

After a late run last night, I was craving something a little salty but light. I made a quick miso soup with mushrooms and green onions and it was perfect!

Sticky buns!

Mom making sticky buns for me on Thanksgiving morning. She said she used a recipe from Ina Garten. I saw her use pre-made pastry dough, brown sugar, butter, pecans, walnuts, and cranberries.