Mexican “Chopped” Chili

Mexican Chopped Chili

Mexican Chopped Chili

I hadn’t planned a meal, and I didn’t want to go out to dinner.  I had just enough energy and interest to throw some contents of the fridge and a few from the cupboard into a skillet and call it a meal.  I’d use the small container of beef stewing meat I’d thawed several days earlier for another dish. Since that dish didn’t happen, it was going to be repurposed into a Mexican  dish ala one of our favorite shows, “Chopped”. Continue reading

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Roasted Sweet Red Pepper Soup {Happy Anniversary to Us!}

Roasted Red Pepper Soup

Roasted Red Pepper Soup

I posted this sweet red pepper soup back in the first weeks of my blog.  I repost this today on our 5th anniversary! I’m absolutely amazed at being 5 years old with almost 800 recipes posted and over 800 followers!  That’s a lot of cooking and babbling!  I’ve enjoyed every minute and can’t imagine NOT blogging now.  You’ve all been a part of the blog and I thank you for giving me your time and attention! Continue reading

Oven Sausage Kabobs

Oven Sausage Kabobs

Oven Sausage Kabobs

My theme this week should have been “what do we do when it’s too windy to grill”.  I’ve had quite a few posts on my backup plans for dinner when the grill won’t stay lit in the gales of wind we often have here up North.  We should probably look into putting up a wall to block some of the winds so that we could grill more often.  Our summers are very short here and we’d like to enjoy them as much as possible! Continue reading