Posted in March 2012

My New Favorite Wrap

My New Favorite Wrap

I’ve come to a decision.  Finding a great new food product is even better than finding a great new pair of shoes.  Yes, I said it.  And it’s true.  It’s the gift that keeps on giving, and it will never, ever give you blisters. I just found a new one this week.  La Tortilla Factory … Continue reading

Middle East Melange

Middle East Melange

Last night was a perfect spring package if I ever did smell it.  Paducah’s streets are lit up with all the finery of the Dogwood Trail, and the air is heavy with blossoms.  Oh, if only I could bottle it. In fact, I lingered outside for so long yesterday afternoon that I didn’t get to … Continue reading

Quick King Ranch Casserole

Quick King Ranch Casserole

King Ranch is, hands down, the best casserole ever.  Cheesy, creamy, and Rotelly.  Doesn’t get better than that.  Too bad it takes an hour to prepare, not to mention the bake time! Well, my family loves it so much that I had to find some shortcuts and health-cuts.  This version takes about 10 minutes to … Continue reading

Parmesan Shrimp n’ Grits

Parmesan Shrimp n’ Grits

Lowcountry classic meets the bayou.  Paula dancing with Emeril.  Y’all, this is shrimp n’ grits, Cajun style.  And it’s melt in your mouth good. Not the traditional way, mind you, because we don’t make the cream sauce with the tasso and all that jazz.  This healthy version is done up with Old Bay Seasoning and … Continue reading

Pepperoni Spaghetti in 15 Minutes!

Pepperoni Spaghetti in 15 Minutes!

Yes indeed, pepperoni spaghetti.  And you will fall in love with it. Now this is not just any pepperoni.  This is turkey pepperoni, which means it’s low in fat, and seriously high in flavor.  Healthy pepperoni…that’s an oxymoron if I ever heard one. You can buy it in cute little packs near the deli meat … Continue reading

Season That Cast Iron!

Season That Cast Iron!

In my dreams, I still smell the heavenly fragrance of bacon sizzling in Grandma’s cast iron skillet.  Today I have Grandma’s skillet, and boy, do we fry up some killer bacon…made from a turkey.  Grandma would roll over. Cast iron is not only vintage enough these days to be ultra cool, but it’s also now … Continue reading

Cashew Chicken Lo Mein

Cashew Chicken Lo Mein

What is the deal with Asian food?  It’s so incredibly addictive, and I just don’t get it.  Maybe it’s because the flavors are so stinkin’ yummy.  But I can run down a laundry list of all sorts of seriously delicious foods that don’t make me crave them like it’s 11pm in my ninth month with my first … Continue reading

Game Day Cheese Steaks

Game Day Cheese Steaks

I wonder if there is any girl in the world who gets as excited about March Madness as I do?  I’m sure she’s out there somewhere, wondering the same thing.  But honestly, I have met very few dorks like me who stay glued to every single shot and exalt in utter glory when they whip their … Continue reading

Grilled Basil Chicken with Pepper Jelly

Grilled Basil Chicken with Pepper Jelly

The weather is glorious!  All week long, our lonesome, leaf-dusted grill has whispered my name.  So we finally answered the grill call with one of the best chicken dishes on the planet. Both savory and sweet, this grilled basil chicken with pepper jelly is exactly what warm spring days and cool nights are all about. … Continue reading