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Southwest Turkey Sloppy Joes with Avocado

Southwest Turkey Sloppy Joes with Avocado

How long has it been since you thought about the words “sloppy” and “joe” in the same sentence?  Let me guess…sitting in your school cafeteria, singing Adam Sandler’s ballad about the lunch lady. Our own dear lunch lady at St. Mary High, Mrs. Brenda Hayden, would serve up the best homemade rolls in the world. … Continue reading

Brit’s Mango Salsa

Brit’s Mango Salsa

Almost nine years ago, when my son Jake was born into the sticky heat of a Kentucky July, my life-long friend Brittany came to visit.  She brought a stack of the cutest baby rompers you could ever imagine, along with about 30 pounds of salsa fixins.  We drank margaritas and ate her mango salsa all … 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

Chili Lemon Tilapia with Guacamole

Chili Lemon Tilapia with Guacamole

Whoopee!  It’s Fish Friday! Because the cost of avocados seems to be dropping, I bought a whole bag.  (You may have noticed my Southwest theme this week.)  And who doesn’t love the thought of the sun-soaked Southwest?  So in keeping with our theme, here’s a quick and healthy fish dish with a kick.  Not spicy, … Continue reading

Family, Friends, and Stuffed Poblanos

Family, Friends, and Stuffed Poblanos

My Great Uncle Mickey made the best stuffed peppers when I was a little girl.  He used fresh bell peppers from his garden, and he stuffed them with all kinds of ooey-gooey yumminess.  And so stuffed peppers will always remind me of Mickey Moriarty.  (Have you noticed yet that we are extremely Irish?) The great thing about stuffed peppers is that they are so cross-seasonal.  Of … Continue reading