Happy May

by kara on May 3, 2012

  Happy Cinco De Mayo weekend! Can you believe it’s May already?  Wow.  We’re heading out with friends on Friday night to check out the new restaurant, Butcher and the Boar.  I’m stoked.  Not quite sure what we have planned for Saturday yet, but it will likely involve a Mexican feast. If you’re searching for […]


Cheese and Chicken Chimichangas

by kara on July 27, 2011

When I married Courtland, his mom gave me a recipe collection of his favorite childhood meals.   Cheese and Chicken Chimichangas is the recipe he requests most often from the collection.  Since they’re baked and not fried, I’m more than happy to make them.  I boil, cool, and then shred the chicken ahead of time.  When it is time to assemble the chimichangas, it doesn’t […]

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Spinach Salad with Bacon and Eggs

by kara on May 23, 2011

My very close girlfriend, Mia, is getting married in September. She and 2 other girlfriends visited over the weekend for a co-ed bachelorette celebration.  We had a fabulous time.  Very little sleep combined with lots of giggling, eating, drinking, and dancing.  We had a big BBQ bash at our house following an afternoon of Pedal Pubbing.   We made […]

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We had a wine party last night.  There was a blizzard outside.  A big one.  We were amazed that our friends made the trek to celebrate with us.  For those that braved the elements and came over, we had a fantastic time.   Everyone brought an appetizer or small dish to share.  I made Chorizo-Filled Dates Wrapped with Bacon […]


Tex-Mex Chili

by kara on November 28, 2010

I’m pretty sure this is my favorite chili.  After Thanksgiving dinner and eating leftovers, this meal was a pleasant alternative.   I’ve made it several times, and always get rave reviews.  I have mixed feelings about Rachel Ray, but I have to give her credit for coming up with a few staple recipes.  This recipe calls for ground beef, but ground turkey could […]


Easy Weeknight Meals

by kara on August 26, 2010

I’ve gotten a few requests to post meals that are easy to make during the week.  Black bean tacos and BLTAs (Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato and Avocado) Sandwiches are frequently on our weekly menu at home.  I came up with the bean taco recipe back when I was living by myself and living on a tight budget.  I’ve […]