Freezer Friendly Taco Meat


  For those coming over from the Costco Meal Plan #2 post, welcome! To make this recipe for 2 meals, use 2 lbs of the ground beef and 1 can 15 oz can of diced tomatoes. Adjust onion and spices according to taste! There's a reason I don't blog recipes on the weekend. It's my "time off" from blogging. BUT, I don't take time off from cooking! Well, I do. Sorta. We … [Read more...]

How to Roast Whole Garlic

How to Roast Garlic

How to Roast Whole Garlic 1. Cut the tops off of the head of garlic. 2. Place in a small oven safe baking dish. (I used a bread loaf pan.) Cover loosely with foil. 3. Roast at 400 for 20-25 minutes. 4. Remove from oven and pan and let cool until you can touch them. 5. Squeeze the roasted cloves out into a bowl or dish, so you can mash them up. … [Read more...]

Curried Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash

Rinse Quinoa

This recipe right here is why I'm not to be trusted in a grocery store without a list, or with a partial list. What you should see pictured above mixed in with the quinoa are some green peas. But they never made it on my grocery list and my short term memory in a grocery store seems to malfunction. I was thinking that this curried quiona would be delicious inside some acorn … [Read more...]

How to Season Hamburger Patties

How to Season Hamburgers

So I might be the last one on the planet to do it this way... In the past, I've seasoned hamburger patties on the grill...while they were grilling. And while it works, it wasn't going to work for me last weekend when we were having a bunch of family over for dinner. I wanted to prep as much as I could ahead of time so that I could enjoy them while they were at our house, … [Read more...]

How to Bake Brown Rice in the Oven

how to bake brown rice

Friends...I'm baking brown rice these days. For years, I'd made it on the stovetop, as that's how I learned how to cook rice when I lived in the Dominican Republic years ago. Then I discovered the rice cooker. I've only been using my rice cooker for a few months, but I love it. It cooks the rice so beautifully, and the clean up is way simpler than cleaning (and sometimes … [Read more...]