Lucky New Year Hoppin’ John (Black-Eyed Peas)

Yes. I’m superstitious! Mostly, I make up my own superstitions, but once in a while, I buy into the traditional stuff. On New Year’s Day, devotedly eat my black-eyed peas to ensure a very good and lucky year ahead. The practice of eating black-eyed peas for good luck on New Year’s Day dates back to […]

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Spicy Carrot Pickles

I love carrot relish, but I usually pick out all the pickled carrots and eat them like I’m suffering from a serious vitamin A deficiency before anyone at the table can put the relish on their tortillas. Clearly, something had to be done. These spicy carrot pickles will hopefully satisfy my craving enough to keep […]

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Cyber Monday Tea

On Cyber Monday, all deals seem to be immediate, urgent, and going fast. They urge us to rush through and buy without thinking because someone else might get it, and time is running out. It’s stressful and mind-boggling. The best Cyber Monday deals are the ones we choose when we slow down, de-stress, and think […]

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A Reason

One of the greatest things about being a mom is getting to cook for my daughter. She’s the reason I get up in the morning, the reason I eat right, and the reason I push on to be a better me. I want the food she eats to be good for her and satisfying and […]

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Hot and Spicy Oven Roasted Salsa

I normally tell you to leave out the peppers if you don’t like spicy food. This time is an exception. Put the peppers in, and take a chance on a little pain! It’s so worth it! This oven roasted salsa is great on meats, veggies, corn, even for dipping bread or chips. It has a […]

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How to Make the Perfect Fried Egg

If you’re like me, you settle for the best you can manage when it comes to cooking eggs. They’re tricky, and it’s much easier to order them than to make them the way you like. My second most difficult egg struggle has been with fried eggs. I like a perfectly cooked but not burnt egg […]

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Grilled Veggie Fajitas

Let me start with a disclaimer:  I do not have a position on the corn vs. flour tortilla debate (corn). Both are delicious (corn), and both work well as fajita wrap. Whether you’re a meat eater or a non-meat eater, you’ll love these. If you’re dairy-free, you’ll want to use vegan sour cream, but the […]

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