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Oven Baked Tacos

Oven Baked Tacos

Share List I am a fan of the crispy taco.  The soft taco is good, too – but sometimes the crunch is just what you need.  But I needed a taco recipe that solved the dreaded crunchy taco disintegration issue – this Oven Baked Tacos […]

Instant Pot Pinto Beans Recipe (Charro Style)

Instant Pot Pinto Beans Recipe (Charro Style)

Share List I am a big fan of the whole pinto beans you get in a good Mexican Restaurant.  I like them more than the refried beans and they’re actually healthier, because refried beans are fried with FAT – which makes them tasty – but […]

Planning our Summer Wanderings

Planning our Summer Wanderings

It’s a gorgeous spring day here in Colorado, even though it’s the first week in February. This winter has been almost disturbingly mild, not much snow at all here, while the mountains and other areas are seeing record amounts of snow.

Because the weather is pleasant, I’m dreaming of summer getaways, camping trips, etc to get out and see some more of this beautiful country.  We’re talking about taking a driving trip up through Yellowstone, to Kalispel/Glacier, over to Sandpoint/Coeur d’Alene and down through Boise and Pocatello then back home.

I used a handy site called Roadtripper to plan out a possible route.  It not only lets you place the towns you’ll stop on the map, it shows points of interest, camping, lodging, food, etc along the way.

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What’s For Dinner, Week of February 5, 2017

What’s For Dinner, Week of February 5, 2017

Share List Still trying to be productive and get my weekly menus out on time.  This week I have a ton to do, but I also want to put something healthful on the table because I’m trying to cut my portions and snacking…..I’m a terrible […]

Using Facebook’s “Save” Function – A Recipe Seeker’s “Must Have”

Using Facebook’s “Save” Function – A Recipe Seeker’s “Must Have”

Share List  I’ve been using the “Save” function on Facebook a lot – its easy to do and then you have a list of things that looked interesting but maybe you weren’t at home (ie – on a mobile in the bathroom) or didn’t have […]

What’s For Dinner – Week of Jan 31, 2017

What’s For Dinner – Week of Jan 31, 2017

I have been terrible about posting my meal plans – but they’re so handy to look back on and if I inspire one person to start meal planning and budgeting then it’s totally worth the effort.  It also helps me remember what we had from week to week, and I can absolutely go back and mark out new things we tried that we either liked, felt “meh” about, or hated.  It’s good to have a reference point.

So this week is pretty standard – nothing too crazy – trying 2 new recipes – a Oricchette Pasta with Sausage, Kale & White Beans dish from my Cook’s Country (America’s Test Kitchen) One Pan Wonders Cookbook and a Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry recipe from Dinner At The Zoo.  Since we’re almost to the end of the week, and I’ve been horrid about getting this posted, I can report that both recipes were REALLY good, but I’d recommend low-sodium soy sauce AND chicken broth for the stir fry – mine ended up a tad salty.  Not inedible, and it was fine for my, but hubby said “Salty” and cleaned his plate….. so take that as you will.

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