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How to Roast Frozen Brussel Sprouts

how to roast frozen brussels sprouts - It is easy to bake frozen vegetables with these instructions. Use a little olive oil and throw them in the oven following these directions. Simple and easy.

I love roasted vegetables. I can’t think of a single vegetable that doesn’t taste better when roasted. Even the veggies that normally get a bad rap – asparagus, brussels sprouts, beets, cauliflower – are flavorful and tasty when you roast them. Fresh veggies are always best to roast. They take on a rich, full flavor, and they don’t lose their texture. I have been hungry for roasted brussels sprouts for a couple of weeks, but I couldn’t find any in the produce section of the grocery store. So. I bought a bag of frozen brussel sprouts. I wasn’t sure if … Read more

Quick & Easy Chicken Curry with Cilantro Couscous

How to make the best quick & easy chicken curry with cilantro couscous - This simple Indian recipe is perfect for weeknight dinners.

Joe and I have started a new adventure, inspired by our friend, Joanne. Joanne, who normally cooks very little, has made it her mission to cook a new recipe every week. In order to accomplish her goal, she has borrowed an assortment of cookbooks from friends and family. She marked the recipes she liked, and she’s working through the marked pages one week at a time. We were inspired. We’ve decided to do the same. This was our first experiment. It was delicious.   Adapted from a Pampered Chef recipe A Final Note (or two) I think this would be … Read more

Hoagie Dip

Now that I’m lactating instead of gestating, I can eat all of the foods I avoided during pregnancy – cold cuts, hot dogs, soft cheese, and a little Mountain Dew. I’m livin’ large. And if you believe that… Anyway, I avoided this dip when I was pregnant because it’s served cold and full of deli meat, but Joe and our friends gobbled it down. They raved about it, and it’s become a staple at our monthly get togethers. Print Recipe Hoagie Dip Servings Ingredients 1 medium onion2 pepperoncini1/2 head iceberg lettuce (Oh how I hate iceberg lettuce. But really, it … Read more

Cheesy Baked Chicken Enchiladas

How to Make Easy and Simple Cheesy Baked Chicken Enchiladas - This meal is cooked in the oven which crisps the tortillas and makes them crunchy. Perfect comfort food meal for busy families!

This is crunchy on the ends! It’s like eating chips! Grace announced last night at dinner. Joe had surprised us with a new recipe, something we’d never tried before, cheesy baked chicken enchiladas. I was dubious about eating enchiladas at this point of my pregnancy (because I have a lot of heartburn and indigestion) but the enchiladas were delicious. I was excited to eat them again for lunch the next day; I don’t get excited about much these days. Except ice cream. I still get excited about ice cream. And eggnog. Anyway, these enchiladas were tasty, and Joe said they … Read more

10 Ways to Use a Coffee Grinder

ways to use a coffee grinder

When I married Joe, we registered for 2 coffee grinders. Everyone assumed we’d made a mistake, but we hadn’t. Joe uses one of the coffee grinders to grind coffee beans every night before he goes to bed. We use the other one for all kinds of things, including many from this list: 10 Ways to Use a Coffee Grinder Grind fresh spices. Not all coffee grinders will work for this, but we use ours to grind peppercorns, cinnamon, and other spices into a fine powder. Simple Bites did a nice explanation of this idea a while back. Homemade spice blends. … Read more

Pasta with Tomato Gorgonzola Sauce

Joe and I have been making this recipe for years and years, perhaps since before we were even married. I haven’t got the faintest idea where the original recipe came from; it’s one of those hand-written recipe cards that found its way into our kitchen. We’ve tweaked it many times over the years, making minor improvements here and there. Because it reheats wonderfully, this is one of our favorite make-ahead meals. Especially when we know ahead of time that we will be in a rush after work, we make this the night before we plan to eat it. It’s better … Read more