• Fajita Chicken Burritos
  • Mel’s Perfected Yellow Cake (High Altitude Directions)
  • Green Lemonade Perfected
  • Honey Citrus Salad (My Absolute Fave!)

Fresh Peach Tart


I'm back!!  I'm so sorry it took so long.  I updated my blog, changed websites, summer came and went, tons of summer vacationing, school started, and you know the list.  It goes on and on and on.  When really all it is, is a bunch of excuses!  I got lazy!  I got disheartened, and I stopped sharing.  I stopped writing, and my sister finally whipped me into shape last night and I will post my favorite recipes for YOU!  I promise:)  Just so you ... ...continue reading

Spring Green Risotto with Poached Egg


This ended up being a very light, and yummy Sunday dinner a few weeks ago.  With the appearance of lovely asparagus, and the price hitting the floor for the stuff, I knew I wanted to make this recipe.  The asparagus was blanched until just barely cooked, and the peas went in at the last moment.   But with all things lovely and wonderful and delicious, I had to add a runny egg:)  That made the whole dish I thought. There's kind of a textural ... ...continue reading

Quinoa Protein Power Waffle


I think this is probably the most used recipe at my house. It is definitely my favorite breakfast. It's not the waffle that you'd make for Saturday morning breakfast, or a big fancy family brunch. It IS the waffle that you make every other day of the week though:) The recipe is a single serving, but I can pump out a bunch of these if needed. It's usually James and Emma and I that love a good Power Waffle. That's what we call them around here. A ... ...continue reading

Helen’s Brownies


So who's Helen?  I've written about these brownies before, but you know sometimes things need to be brought back to the surface for people to enjoy!  Helen is my cousins OTHER grandma.  She's not my granny, but she was an amazing cook!  Helen gave me a tupperware container of these brownies for my wedding.  Something to take on the honeymoon.  I thought it was so thoughtful of her, and a really nice gesture.  James and I loved them, and to this ... ...continue reading

Fajita Chicken Burritos


This is IT!!  I love this recipe!!  I love it!!  I love the use of leftovers (Baked Chicken Fajitas are the leftover of choice.)  to create this yummy, portable meal.  And let's be completely honest here.  I'm not sure it's a recipe as much as a suggestion of how to make something delicious!  You can add or delete any ingredient and make these Burritos all yours. You're individual little bit of heaven.  My family loves this meal, and when I make ... ...continue reading

Baked Chicken Fajitas


So I have a duel motive for posting this recipe today.  It's dang tasty, and delicious, but when you make a HUGE batch, it's what you make with the leftovers that is my absolute favorite thing!  Killed two birds with one stone, or in other words, 2 meals out of one dish.  That is a huge win win.  You've probably seen these Baked Fajitas around pinterest.  That's where I found it.  I've simplified the recipes I found and totally Lisa-ized it, and ... ...continue reading

Quick Udon Noodle Soup


Again I will confess that soup IS my most favorite food on the planet!  I love it, and I don't care what time of year it is, I will eat soup.  When I'm at a restaurant, and asked if I would like soup or salad probably 7 out of ten times I'll get soup.  Actually I lied there.  If it is a restaurant that serves homemade, different, maybe even exotic soups then it is 10 out of 10 times.  Other places I don't bother since I'm somewhat of a soup ... ...continue reading

Oven Roasted Asparagus


Isn't asparagus wonderful this time of year!  It's cheap and glorious and we've been eating a lot of it lately at my home.  I have one wonderful tip for cooking veggies.  It's just about the only way I cook ANY vegetable.  Roasting them in the oven.  Have you tried it yet?  I promise you will love it! I haven't prepared a vegetable this way and not liked it yet.  So here are some suggestions of vegetables to roast.  Well first off, asparagus! ... ...continue reading

Chocolate Creme Brulee


I have a family FULL of pudding lovers!  They all love the creamy goodness of a homemade pudding, a cream pie, or even a box of Instant Pistachio Jell-o makes them so stinking happy!  I love asking people at Thanksgiving time what kind of a pie family they are?  When I was growing up we NEVER had a cream pie.  EVER!  We loved fruit pies, and pecan pies, pumpkin pie, and lemon meringue, but there was rarely a cream pie at our dessert table.  Maybe ... ...continue reading

My Kids Favorite Morning Juice


My kids drink this juice EVERY. SINGLE. DAY!  It has become a little bit of a ritual at our home in the mornings.  Dad makes the sandwiches for the kids lunches, Emma cooks short order eggs, or Huevos Rancheros, or Cinnamon Toast for the brothers, and I juice the good stuff! Even my picky red headed child loves this juice.  At least I know they've got a good start to their day, and if they don't get smarter at school that day, it is totally not ... ...continue reading