20 No Cook Dinner Ideas – Beat the Heat!

June 7, 2017 Carrie Hill 0

Share List It’s June.  It’s Hot.  Our A/C is not working and the repair guys wont be here for another 3 days.  I am not getting anywhere near the oven, stove, microwave or any other form of heat until it’s fixed. I know I’m not the only one suffering from lack of cool air, albeit temporarily.  This made me think of some ideas for no-cook dinners for days when even >> Get the Recipe!

Ground Chicken & White Bean Green Chile

June 4, 2017 Carrie Hill 0

Share List Hubby requested chili for dinner – but I had 2 lbs of ground chicken that needed to be used up – so I whipped this chilE up, which was a conglomeration of my Pueblo Green Chile and white chicken chili recipes.  It’s pretty dang tasty and ground chicken is fairly economical.  If you don’t have ground, or don’t want to grind your own in your food processor or >> Get the Recipe!

Simple Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

May 30, 2017 Carrie Hill 0

Share List I am generally a “from the jar” spaghetti sauce kind of girl, but my daughter has a cumin allergy – causes severe migraines – and most jarred sauces have cumin in them.  I used to make my own sauce so I thought I’d write out the recipe for her to use in place of “migraine sauce” as she’s called it. This is pretty flexible – just don’t substitute >> Get the Recipe!

Blueberry Streusel Muffins

May 15, 2017 Carrie Hill 0

Share List I have been on a muffin kick lately.  I came up with a technique that produces those tall bakery-style jumbo muffins and I’ve been baking, testing and adapting recipes like mad. This blueberry muffin recipe uses yogurt instead of butter, which my cholesterol appreciates (except in the streusel topping, but that’s minimal.)  The family really likes them – even the boy, who says he doesnt like chunks of >> Get the Recipe!

blackberry muffins recipe

Blackberry Muffins

April 22, 2017 Carrie Hill 0

Share List This is a keeper of a Blackberry Muffins Recipe for sure!  We are at the time of year around here where fruit is stupidly expensive.  $1.99 a lb for apples is higher than I’ve ever seen it.  Hopefully spring brings with it some new crops that bring our prices down.  Berries must be in season because they’ve been fairly reasonably priced, with blackberries at $.99 a 1/2 pt >> Get the Recipe!

Cucumbers with Lemony Dressing

April 12, 2017 Carrie Hill 0

Share List I love salads that don’t actually involve lettuce.  While lettuce is fine, it’s like a talisman to the fact that I’m actually dieting, which irritates me, so I pretend I don’t like it.  I’m always looking for something quick to throw together to make a non-lettuce salad to go with dinner.  I stumbled across this recipe from The Dinner Daily and adjusted it a bit for our tastes. >> Get the Recipe!