Main Dish

Comforting Beef Stew

It is FINALLY fall here in California! I am loving the crispness in the air, and being able to have the windows open all day.  It might be a little too cold to have the windows open all the time…but I’m seven months pregnant so it feels wonderful!  My poor husband came into the cold […]

Tilapia with Mango Salsa

  Cooking has been a hobby of mine since I was a little girl.  I’ve always loved the challenge of making something new and impressive.  I love the smell of homemade bread in the oven and being able to tell everyone at the table that it’s made from scratch.  Now that I’m all grown up […]

Perfect Pan Seared Steak

  Steak is one of those dishes that seems so simple, yet so much can go so, so wrong.  I’ve ended up with overcooked steaks, bland steaks, tough steaks, rubbery steaks…I’ve pretty much ruined steak in every possible way, but after LOTS of trial and error, I’ve come up with the perfect, fool-proof method to […]

Super Easy Ribs (Top 5 Advantages to Having a Toddler)

  Looking for super easy, delicious, tender, bbq ribs? Look no further. These are the easiest, delicious ribs you will ever make.  They are amazing! As mama of a very active toddler, I’ve been searching for more “hands off” recipes that allow me to focus my attention on my busy little boy while still feeding […]

The Best Lasagna (The Perfect Dish for Company)

This lasagna is the dish I serve almost every time we have company over.  Not only is it so delicious that my guest beg for seconds, it also can be made ahead of time.  It seems whenever we have company over, disaster inevitably strikes.  My son or dog will “redecorate” our home to look something […]

Almond Chicken Sandwiches (Where to find edible flowers)

I was recently asked to bring a cold, main dish to an event for 40 people.  A cold main dish really limits your options.  I needed to make something that was simple to make for a large group; something that wouldn’t break the bank, yet still be elegant and impressive. I came up with the […]

Delicious Tortilla Soup

  This soup is amazingly delicious! I got this recipe from a friend and anyone who has ever tried it says that it is the best soup they have ever had. The original version is extremely spicy, so I had to tone it down for my Colombian husband.  Growing up in California, eating lots of Mexican […]