Mexican Coleslaw


Some days the side dishes are the star of the show. I am always looking for something new. When I first mentioned this both of my kids groaned when I said coleslaw. They both don’t care for the mayonnaise based sauce. But, I told them this had more sour cream than mayonnaise they were interested….

Kung Pao Chicken


I had a bit of extra time last night so I decided to make Kung Pao Chicken.  I stopped at the store on the way home and picked up green peppers, red peppers, green onions, soy sauce and peanuts.  I also picked up a few extra fresh ingredients for our next couple meals. But, I…

Spicy Thai Noodles


My son loves spicy food. The hotter, the better according to him. I truly believe it is part of his sensory issues with Autism.  Subtlety has never been his strength. When I first thought about making Spicy Thai Noodles the part that appealed to me the most was that I could make it lightly spicy…

Southwest Sauce over Spaghetti


It is tax season in our house. Well, the last of two tax seasons actually. I prepare personal income taxes from February through April and then my partner works in a State Tax Department so her busy season is mid-August through early December. What that basically means is she gets up and arrives at work…

Texas Hash


Our children are at camp right now where they are eating a years worth of hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken patties and sloppy joes. Yes, these are things I serve once in awhile but my children are so excited to eat “kid” food for 12 days.  They both told me they love my cooking but sometimes…

Slow Cooker “Healthier” Butter Chicken


So when I read this recipe for Slow Cooker Butter Chicken from Damn Delicious.net it threw me off a bit.  I couldn’t figure out why people kept referring to Butter Chicken when this recipe has no butter in it.  Then I did some research.  The British used butter and heavy cream to make this Indian…

Courtney Thorne-Smith’s Spicy Beef


The past few days have been crazy.  For the first time in ages I actually had someone stop over unexpectedly and was embarrassed as I was making dinner that just about half of the  pans in my house still needed to be hand washed and the Sunday paper was still strewn across the living room. …

Soba Noodles with Spicy Ground Beef Sauce


Last night’s dinner was another – Oh no!  I need to find something quick meal.  What I thought was Italian sausage was really ground beef.  A quick look through Pinterest, because that is what we all do when we need something quick, and I found Szechuan Noodles with Spicy Beef Sauce from Food.com. I did…

Crock Pot Jambalya


This is not in any way “real” Jambalaya.  This is my creation with what I had on hand to make a Jambalya-esque meal.  I am trying to use as many ingredients in my cooking as I can find in my pantry without having to go by new spices and ingredients. Ingredients: Chicken Andouille Sausage –…