Zippy Baked Ziti

Zippy Baked Ziti

Zippy!  That’s what my kids have dubbed this baked ziti.  I wholeheartedly agree.  Zippy for the kids when they taste the kick from the Rotel.  Zippy for Momma when it takes only 20 minutes to throw together.  Bake for another 20 and you’ve got a one-pot-meal to rival any $12 dish from your favorite Italian … Continue reading

Tomato Feta Salad

Tomato Feta Salad

Tis the season for salads!  This one packs a punch of flavor with only four to five ingredients.  Sweet grape tomatoes balanced with mild feta and fresh parsley, tossed in lemon juice.  Throw in an avocado or cucumber, and you’ve got yourself a beautiful bowl of sunshine! Last night we served this tomato salad with … Continue reading

Another Yummy Wrap!

Another Yummy Wrap!

We are addicted to wraps!  Start the week off right with this one, stuffed with hummus, yellow peppers, baby carrots, and turkey.  Such a great blend of flavors and so good for you! In case you missed it, my post a few days back gave the 411 on my favorite new mini tortilla from La … Continue reading

Campfire Sweeties

Campfire Sweeties

I have a confession.  I really do love camping.  Sure, it’s got its drawbacks.  Like, for instance, there is no kitchen.  And you have to bathe like you’re in the dorms again.  And you’ve got to be able to appreciate nature in all its glorious forms, including fire ants and hail storms.  And did I mention there is … Continue reading

Our Favorite Campfire Supper

Our Favorite Campfire Supper

Spring break with my kids and husband at the beach.  Doesn’t get much better than that.  Or does it?  Oh yes, CAMPING at the beach.  It’s adventure time, boys and girls. As my five-year-old Jane would say, “This is what I’m talkin’ about.”  Watching the kids jump the waves for hours on end while laughing themselves … Continue reading

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