Growing up…

Growing up, my family had a custom of eating together at the table around 4:00 p.m. on weekdays. It was a special time for all of us to catch up before being pulled away again by things outside the home. There was a time my parents had all four girls in band, choir, sports, and church … Continue reading Growing up…

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We L·O·V·E Salsa!

I went on salsa frenzy. All I could think of was salsa! What's not to love about it?!  At my house, you'll find chips and salsa. Salsa can be customized to one's liking so there are many ways to make it. I typically use Serrano peppers or jalapeños. I learned that Serrano peppers are smaller … Continue reading We L·O·V·E Salsa!

Chicken & Spaghetti with Marinara Sauce

This dish reminds me of a Chicken Parmigiana. Its made up of marinara sauce with sauteed vegetables, spaghetti, and lightly breaded chicken cut in strips. I prefer to do it this way when I don't want to use beef in my pasta sauce. The recipe is quick and easy. Since we had been traveling for thirty hours and … Continue reading Chicken & Spaghetti with Marinara Sauce

Spicy Roasted Corn Chowder

I must admit, for the past three weeks I felt I was in a warped zone. Like I had lost my "groove" around here at home. I fell behind on house work, hardly any activities were scheduled for my girls, and my husband had to get take-out more than what we are used to. That isn't like us. I … Continue reading Spicy Roasted Corn Chowder

The Day I Made Pasta!

I had been wanting to make my own pasta for quite some time now. My husband gave me a pasta roller and cutter set for my electric stand mixer for our anniversary. I was elated and couldn't hardly wait to start! I wanted to know what it would be like to make a pasta dish mostly made … Continue reading The Day I Made Pasta!