my july/august menu

daisi - December 28, 2013
july august menu

Summertime cooking is hit or miss for me. It’s so hot, so it’s hard to really want to cook. But this year we got a grill, so that changed things a lot! pepperoni burgers | I really made these in June, but wanted to recap here since I forgot to include it in the June recap. It’s a unique take on burgers, that will be sure …

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Gwyneth’s Slow Roasted Tomatoes

daisi - October 25, 2013

These tomatoes are a must. Must make. Must try. They are so easy and they can be used for SO many things. Add them to a pizza, pasta or salad. Eat them with cheese and crackers. Eat them by themselves. Something about slow roasting transforms these tomatoes into a delicate addition to your meal. It’s vegan and vegetarian and paleo and all of those things. …

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my april menu

daisi - May 9, 2013

April was a crazy busy month. We had a wedding in Marfa (a friend recaps it here), a surprise 40th birthday and we spent A LOT of time unpacking in the new house (still a lot more to do).  Not a lot of cooking happened in the beginning since my kitchen was all in boxes, but it was the first room completely ready and I couldn’t wait to …

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tabasco shrimp & sausage jambalaya

daisi - February 12, 2013

Last year we celebrated Fat Tuesday with our friends CJ & Chauntay. They made this fantastic jambalaya that I had to attempt myself this year. I actually made it last night, so I could share with you today. It is very easy and the flavors are incredible. I made it a little healthier by using brown rice and quinoa rather than white rice. {also check out this …

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Ina’s Mustard Chicken Salad

daisi - January 1, 2013

My love for the Food Network is getting out of hand. It seems as if every time I watch a show, I am compelled to make whatever it is. And it’s on my mind until I actually make the meal/dessert/side item. And this is 100% true when the show is the Barefoot Contessa. Her recipes are always thoughtful, yet simple. And her laid back charm …

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the best of 2012

daisi - December 30, 2012
best of 2012 - resized

I’ve taken a look back to see what the most popular recipe posts of 2012 were… some are a bit surprising. I had forgotten about some, yeah, my memory is great. Were these some of your favorites as well? {january 2012} Of course January resulted in a healthy breakfast smoothie as everyone was making their resolutions and such. The smoothie is easy and healthy and a …

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Corn Chip-Crusted Halibut

daisi - August 20, 2012

Continuing my cooking from cookbooks trend, I made recipes from this fantastic cookbook last week. Another perfect wedding gift we received and I highly recommend it for future brides (and/or grooms). Every recipe that my friends and I have tried have been a huge success. Buy it here whether for yourself or your next wedding shower, birthday, or even anniversary. For my first recipe out of …

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menu recap [week 26]

daisi - July 7, 2012
Cucumber & Green Chili Topping

Monday: Fish Fillets with Tomatoes,  Squash, and Basil Again, I used the pre-made parchment paper packets, so much easier. We really liked this recipe and I used halibut instead of our usual tilapia so it was much heartier than our usual fish portion. Tuesday: Pasta with roasted tomatoes and Italian chicken In an on-going effort to clean out our freezer (story of my life), I …

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not your potluck’s pasta salad

daisi - July 2, 2012

I love pasta salad. It’s basically a hodge-podge of anything you have in your fridge or pantry. That’s what I love about this recipe from My Recipes, it’s a unique combination that I would never put together in a “regular” pasta salad. Plus, it doesn’t have any mayo – which I know will make some of you happy! Here’s what you’ll need: 6 ounces uncooked acini …

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menu recap [weeks 15 -18]

daisi - May 10, 2012
menu recap pink

Sorry guys – I promise I have some great recipes coming up. But for now, here is what I cooked the past 4 weeks. Not a lot, but some good things I’d like to share. In no particular order at all, mainly because I can’t remember back that far… Zesty Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken from I made this for a friend who just had a …

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