Herbed White Bean Soup – A Slow Cooker Recipe

Herbed White Bean Soup

Herbed White Bean Soup

Happy New Year, everyone.  Would you believe here in Tucson we welcomed the New Year at midnight with SNOW!  What an exciting way to begin the first day of the year! Continue reading

Pepperoni & Black Olive Marinara

Pepperoni & Black Olive Marinara

Pepperoni & Black Olive Marinara

Pepperoni flavors this marinara for a tangy, rich sauce that will appeal to the taste-buds of all ages.  Pair it with spaghetti or your favorite pasta, or ladle & bake it over chicken…& you’ve got a deliciously flavored dish that’s sure to please. Continue reading

Pork Carnitas

Pork Carnitas

Pork Carnitas

Recipe by:  Designs by Jeanne R

This is a good “go to” recipe when I’m busy with a project around the house, since there’s very little prep work.  It’s great to be about my work, but as I smell this cooking away, I smile, knowing that later in the day we’ll be rewarded with a delicious home cooked meal. Continue reading

Southwestern Quinoa

Southwestern Quinoa

Southwestern Quinoa

Recipe by:  Designs by Jeanne R

Southwestern Quinoa you ask?  Sure, why not?!  Anaheim green chilies are really plentiful in Tucson this time of year, and you can usually purchase them by the box or burlap bag at many of the markets.  If you’re really fortunate, you’ll find a temporary roasting station set up outside, that will do the roasting for you, which will save a lot of time.  Many Tucsonans take advantage of this seasonal market (coming from New Mexico) to package and freeze the chilies for future use. Continue reading

Deep Fried Tacos

Deep Fried Tacos

Deep Fried Tacos

Tacos are just one of those things that has universal appeal.  I’d guess that most of us make them, and pretty much everyone loves them. But have you had deep fried tacos?  I know what you’re thinking…not so healthy, and you’d be absolutely right, of course.  But if you’re looking for that splurge, one satisfying CRUNCH will let you know you’ve tasted one of the best tacos ever! Continue reading