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Hummus… A very versatile snack!

20130902-120842.jpgHummus is truly a family favorite! With seemingly limitless favor combinations, hummus is perfect for a packed lunch with carrots and celery or as a fun addition to a cheese board at a swanky dinner party. Possibilities galore! Continue reading “Hummus… A very versatile snack!”

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Quick and Easy Tomatillo Salsa

Rick Bayless will make anyone wanna roast up a batch of tomatillos! Even someone like me that had never bought a single tomatillo.  Continue reading “Quick and Easy Tomatillo Salsa”

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Better than Store-Bought Chili Seasoning…

Since discovering the ease of making my own seasonings and rubs, I have rarely purchased a store-bought packet. Continue reading “Better than Store-Bought Chili Seasoning…”

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5 ingredient Pico de Gallo

My go to for any given night is “Tex-Mex”

I say “Tex-Mex” because I am under no illusions that my version of anything “Mexican” is heavily influenced by my southern American heritage and in no way truly authentic.  That being said, I have perfected my Pico de Gallo recipe and it has become quite the staple at our home and a party/cookout favorite. Continue reading “5 ingredient Pico de Gallo”

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Kitchen Herbs to have handy…

I have potted my summer kitchen herbs!!!  There is nothing like snipping a handful of fresh herbs for dinner or any meal for that matter.  The kitchen window, if it gets some good light, is a perfect place to start a small herb garden.

I have found that I am not the best at starting from seed so I tend to purchase seedling from the local farmer’s market or even Lowe’s for that matter.  A little tending, some good organic potting soil, a little water and you have got yourselve an herb garden.

Sweet Basil, German Thyme, Cilantro and Rosemary are my favs and really do quite well in full to moderate sun and in containers.    So aromatic and each taste so good when added fresh to a meal.

Below is a list of some of the most commonly used “cooking” herbs:

  • Basil
  • Chives
  • Cilantro
  • Dill
  • Parsley
  • Oregano
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme

I also enjoy having some mint on hand for iced tea.