Looking Back on Thanksgiving Traditions, Blunders, and a Healthy 2 in 1 Recipe to Add Your Thanksgiving Feast (Butternut Squash Soup with Garlic and Herb Roasted Potatoes)

My sister and I grew up as carnivores for 2 days out of the year. It was the only time that our mom, who is an avid vegetarian, would give us permission to eat meat.  If we had leftovers we would finish them the next day for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.  We would wait 363…

A Quick, Healthy, and Delicious Dish for When You’re Not in the Mood to Cook (Butter Salmon with Seasoned Snow Peas and Cherry Tomatoes)

About 5-6 days out of the week I cook breakfast, lunch, and dinner for my family.  We eat out and do delivery about once or twice a week.  Although I do love to cook there are days when I am not in the mood to cook for more than 10 minutes.  However, just because I…

Making New Friends (2 in 1 Recipe for Roasted Chicken Based Fried Rice and Kimchi Fried Rice)

Over the past couple of years after moving to Clovis, New Mexico due to my husband’s military career I have been very fortunate to meet new friends here who also have kids, have similar life experiences, and others not so much (haha!).  I started a play date group on Facebook so that our son, Rayden,…

Southwest Inspired Bread

It’s easy to develop different types of breads starting with my Simple Bread recipe as the basis. Just add different flavors, spices, and herbs before the kneading process.  The Southwest Inspired Bread is not only delicious, but appealing to look at. Southwest Inspired Bread Ingredient List Simple Bread Recipe:                 4 cups of All Purpose…