Tangy Corn and Black Bean Salad

I hope everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend! The weather here was stellar, and you just can’t beat a sunny 3-day weekend. In our circle of friends, Memorial Day is not only a day to remember and honor our fallen soldiers, but it’s also the beginning of the summer cookout season! Without fail, we… [read more]

Sleep deprived and dreaming of doughnuts…

Oh dear. I’m craving doughnuts.  In most cases, I consider myself an advocate for cravings. If you really want it, eat it (within reason), and enjoy it, right? Not in this case. That’s because I’ve grown to recognize this specific craving as a symptom….of sleep deprivation. Any time I find myself really, really wanting to… [read more]

Happy, happy day, this lovely 5th of May

So many things to celebrate on this fine 5th of May! First and most obviously, it’s Cinco de Mayo! It just so happens that we’ll be enjoying the healthy and most delicioso Quesadilla Casserole tonight! I didn’t even plan it.  It’s a tweaked version of the recipe found in McCormick’s new Recipe Inspirations collection. More on that tomorrow, after the fiesta…… [read more]

Initial Thoughts on Food…

What?!

I am not a health nut. I will admit, I am WAY intrigued by Peeps Italian Ice at Rita’s (though a little sample spoon would surely take care of that), and I just may break down and try the Maple French Toast and Bacon Cupcake recipe I’ve been saving for a rainy day. If it… [read more]