• Appetizers,  Breakfast,  Dessert,  Dinner,  Salads,  Sides,  Soups & Bisques,  Vegan

    10 Fall Recipes You Should Be Eating

    Fall is here!  Daylight hours are getting shorter and the evening air is crisper.  The sunsets, the incredible sunsets this time of year!  Get those chunky cable knit sweaters out of hiding because Fall is upon us!  Brittle brown leaves falling from the trees that crunch when stepped on.  These are just of few of my favorite things. I find myself grabbing a hot cup of coffee and sitting by the fire reading my cookbooks like they are novels.  Do you ever do that? I get my brightly colored post it’s out and mark all the fall recipes that I intend to make for my family.  I probably actually make…

  • Dinner,  Home

    Apple Cheese & Bacon Stuffed Pork Chops

    Pork Chops and Apple Sauce, not quite, but I do love saying that alla “Peter Brady” There is something to be said about the delicious combination of pork and apples.  Especially when using thick cut boneless pork chops, apples, Gouda cheese, and bacon.  Yes, I said bacon! I like this meal because it’s fancy enough to serve to guests, yet easy enough for a week night meal.   4.0 from 1 reviews Print Apple Cheese & Bacon Stuffed Pork Chops Author: Its All About The Yummy   Ingredients 4 pork boneless chops (thick enough to cut a pocket through the side of each chop) 1 small onion, chopped finely 2 cloves…

  • Appetizers,  Dinner,  Home,  Snacks

    Skillet Steak Nachos

    I love nachos! Do you like nachos?   Have you ever made skillet steak nachos? These nachos are a party in a skillet! There is nothing like nachos, they are the perfect food for watching the big game, or tailgating, or just because.  Whether your team made the play-offs or not, you can still enjoy the day once you sit down with your favorite beverage and these delicious skillet steak nachos! These skillet steak nachos are perfect to feed a crowd or just 1 because you can tailor them to your own size and taste.  Each person can add exactly what they like in them! These nachos would taste delicious…

  • Appetizers,  Dessert,  Dinner,  Home,  Sides,  Snacks,  Winery Wednesday

    My Favorite Staycation Meal

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ArtofEntertaining #CollectiveBias The following content is intended for readers who are 21 or older. This year instead of traveling to a far off land Handsome and I have decided to do a staycation and prepare meals around our favorite vacation eats. One of our favorite recent vacations was to Napa Valley, California.  Most Napa Valley restaurants serve delicious farm to table meals that are paired with delightful wines. To make us feel like we are back in the California wine country again, we will be visiting different Farmers Markets every weekend, seeing what…

  • Dinner,  Gluten Free,  Home

    Refried Beans?!?!?

    I’m a bit confused.  Can you tell by the title? I’m making pinto beans from scratch and blending them, but I’m not refrying them.  Yet they are still called refried beans.  See why I’m confused? I think, (I could be wrong) Mexican restaurants would cook pinto beans like I’m doing here.  After the beans were mashed they cook or “fry” them in a pan of lard.  Just to let you know, that is NOT happening in this recipe. Why are we so conditioned to buy cans of refried beans, when they are so darn easy to make? And, in my opinion so much more delicious, and by far more economical when…

  • Dinner,  Home,  Salads

    [ad] Easy Southwest Quinoa Bowl

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SimpleSatisfyingSalads #EverydayEffortless #CollectiveBias It seems lately, I’ve been so busy I can hardly get dinner on the table before 7:00 pm.  Do you ever have nights like that?  Even though I’m busy, I still have a family that needs a great tasting healthy meal.  I’ve decided to scour the grocery store for easy to prepare ingredients that are also great tasting and healthy!

  • Dinner,  Home

    The Year Of The Monkey!

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ChineseNYeats #CollectiveBias Did you know in the Chinese Culture, 2016 is the year of the Monkey? When the kids were younger Handsome and I would use different culture’s holidays to teach our children a little about that culture.  I would always make my version of their traditional meal (ok, sometimes my version of Chinese food would be take-out).

  • Dinner,  Soups & Bisques

    Creamy Potato Soup

    There is nothing better on a chilly winter’s day than eating a big bowl of creamy potato soup in front of a roaring fire! Living in sunny Southern California, I’m not use to so many over cast colder than average winter days.  Maybe we have these days every year and I just block them out.  Either way, I am taking advantage of these gloomy days to enjoy the stick to your ribs kind of comfort food I love so very much. This creamy potato soup is my favorite this winter so far for so many reasons, first, it’s delicious and second, it’s so darn easy to make.

  • Appetizers,  Dessert,  Dinner,  Sandwiches

    Football and Wine

      This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FlavorsOfTheGame #CollectiveBias The following content is intended for readers who are 21 or older. We love football season (and wine)! The excitement of the games, the cheering, the smack talking, and most of all we love football food!