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Posted by on Jul 21, 2017 in Cooking recipe, Peppers, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Homemade Salsa Recipe

Homemade Salsa Recipe

A good Homemade Salsa Recipe…it is easily my FAVORITE way to eat hot peppers from the garden. I warn you now: this is a homemade salsa recipe that focuses on hot peppers over tomatoes! If you’re not into spicy salsas, try making my tasty Mango Salsa Recipe. Or try one of these awesome salsa recipes instead (from a fellow blogger). Now that the warning is done, let’s get on to my salsa story… Once upon a time… As in, 11 years ago, my husband and I were adorable newlyweds, and we were also new at the whole adulting thing. We were still full-time undergrads and living our first year of marriage on campus in the married’s apartments. It was our first summer as a married couple. And we decided to be super cool and adult-like and go to the college’s farmer’s market. It was our first farmer’s market ever. I was not impressed. In my head, a farmer’s market is like you see on tv about Europe, with homemade...

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Posted by on Sep 4, 2016 in Cooking recipe, Uncategorized |

10 Amazing Dutch Baby Recipes

10 Amazing Dutch Baby Recipes

Dutch Babies. Puff Pancakes. German Pancakes. Whatever you call them, they are amazing.  I am known in my family as the World’s Fussiest Breakfast Eater. Even as a child, I’ve always hated: cereal, oatmeal, eggs, sausage, french toast, pancakes, waffles, yogurt, bacon…yep, pretty much any breakfast foods. Sorry, readers, please don’t hate me. People usually have a love-affair with breakfast foods and immediately feel disconnected with me when I mention my hatred for breakfast foods.  I’ve also been told: ‘then eat normal food at breakfast time!’ and that doesn’t seem to work, either. I just cannot fathom the idea of having a tuna sandwich in the morning. Thanks a lot, brain. So far, my breakfast strategy is to eat something different every few days. This is annoying on our fridge space, since a week’s worth of breakfast for me often takes up an entire shelf. It’s also annoying at grocery-list time, because I spend HOURS desperately coming up with new things to try to eat for breakfast. I can force myself...

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Posted by on Apr 7, 2014 in Cooking recipe, Peas, Uncategorized, Vegetables | 6 comments

17 Perfect Pea Recipes

17 Perfect Pea Recipes

Spring time is here! I don’t know about you, but spring time for me always means that most of my meals focus on two different vegetables: Asparagus and Peas. However, I always struggle coming up with fun meals that use these two veggies. I go crazy if I eat the same foods in the same way.   This year is different. I am determined to eat Asparagus and Peas in a variety of fun, healthy recipes. I already wrote a post with 17 healthy Asparagus recipes. Now it’s time for Peas! These are all meals that use Sugar Snap Peas, Snow Peas, or some kind of variety of Pea pods. This does NOT include Chickpeas, Black-eyed Peas, etc. Those will be in a future post, I promise.  One of the best ways to get fresh peas, of course, is to grow your own. Click here to see my post on How to Grow Peas. Peas are a delight in the garden; they are one of the first vegetables you can start...

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Posted by on Mar 19, 2014 in Asparagus, Cooking recipe, Uncategorized | 2 comments

Asparagus Recipes

Asparagus Recipes

Asparagus: The Food of Spring Depending on where you live, local asparagus is ready to buy and eat as early as February in the South and all the way until May in the North. If you’d like to grow your own asparagus in your garden you can learn all about that here, or buy seeds to get started here. Every time I go to the store and see fresh Asparagus, I get super excited, but then I struggle with find recipes that use it. I never like eating the same recipes over and over. I haven’t ever met a person who doesn’t love Asparagus, but in case you were on the fence, Asparagus is super healthy for you. It is very high in vitamins A and K and also contains vitamin C, E, fiber, protein, and thiamin. Asparagus is also low in calories and carbohydrates. Score! Just make sure you do not make your Asparagus soggy or overcooked because that saps the beneficial nutrients. Want to learn more about...

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Posted by on Feb 26, 2014 in Arugula, Cooking recipe, Tomato |

Goat Cheese Arugula Pizza

Goat Cheese Arugula Pizza

Goat Cheese Arugula Pizza It’s always nice to have a quick and easy meal for those busy and/or lazy days. Once Upon A Time, I would just pop a frozen pizza from the grocery store into the oven and that was that. However, a combination of absurdly-expensive frozen pizzas (that are also way small for the price) and my desire to eat more Real Food has led me to start making my own pizza.  Making my own pizza has ended up being not only a perfect meal for busy/lazy days, but also a great way to connect with my husband over food. We have started a lovely tradition where we both choose toppings for our homemade pizza and we also make it together. Let’s face it: everyone likes different toppings on their pizza. My husband and I have found that making pizza together helps us chat about our days while compromising on toppings. The results are that we not only have lots of fun making our dinner together, but...

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