Category: Recipes

Salmon Cakes

I first read about these salmon cakes over at Musings of a Housewife last month and finally gave them a try last week a (and again last night). Matt and I love them! Noah and Ezra are the true test of any recipe though. Their opinions? On their plates absolutely would not try, but off…



Ethiopian Food and Cooking

I love cooking, I love it more now than I ever thought I would. Yes there are nights I don’t want to cook dinner, but once I start the process my mood usually improves. I had never had Ethiopian food before we decided to adopt from Ethiopia. I quickly found out I love it. It…



Yet’ef Injera

Utensils: large pancake pan or large frying pan large pot deep mixing bowl Ingredients: 1.5 pounds teff flour 6 cups of water 2 pkt. yeast Preparation: Clean teff thoroughly by removing all foreign materials , grind to a fine powder (mine was flour already, so I skipped.)  Sift into a deep mixing bowl.  Adding water…



Zucchini, Zucchini, Zucchini

Summer gardening season is upon us and if you planted zucchini you will more than likely have more than you know what to do with. Recently another gardener gave me about six pounds of zucchini and I’ve been working my way through it. I thought I would share a couple of recipes we really liked….



Portobello Mushroom and Bell Pepper Sloppy Joes

I made this recipe tonight and Matt and I loved it, the boys didn’t care, but lately they haven’t liked dinner at all, not even old favorites. Portobello Mushroom and Bell Pepper Sloppy Joes 3 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil 2 cloves of garlic, chopped 1 each small green and red bell pepper, cored, seeded, and…



Rotini with Marinara & veggies

I made this recipe the other night and Ezra devoured it and Noah ate it.  The best part about it, lots of veggies!  They ate the veggies with no issues, possibly because they didn’t realize they were there. Rotini with Marinara, Broccoli, Carrots, and Peppers Good Housekeeping October 2008 12 oz. rotini or penne pasta…



Butternut Squash Casserole

I made this recipe the other night and it is yummy. Ezra ate just the squash, and Noah ate mostly squash with a few noodles. Butternut Squash Casserole Parents Magazine 1/2 butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1/2″ cubes (2 cups) Okay I don’t know about you, but what the heck would I do with…



Hummus!

I have been on a huge hummus kick for the last several months. Serious addiction is more like it. Needless to say I was thrilled the other day when Erica posted this recipe. (I know totally lame to just link for a NaBloPoMo, but it has been a long and tiring day)



Pesto Chicken and Sweet Potatoes

I recently discovered this blog and was thrilled. I am learning to love my slow cooker more and more every week. It allows me to put meals together during nap-time and it doesn’t heat up the kitchen. When I saw this recipe I had to try it. I love sweet potatoes and pesto! I had…



Crock-Pot Enchiladas

This is loosely adapted from a chicken enchilada recipe that I had.  I left out several ingredients, including the chicken, a jalapeno, and olives, so if you want to add those in feel free, but Matt and I like it just the way I made it, easy and simple. 4-6 – 10″ tortillas, depending on…



Farmers' Market Lasagna

I realize it has been forever since I posted a recipe on my blog.  I can’t even blame it on the boys, it has been since last November since I posted a dinner recipe.  The one hobby I love, and can somewhat still find time for, is cook.  I have not baked since bringing the…



Making Laundry Soap

Recently I ventured into laundry soap making.  Stacie posted this recipe on a yahoo board a while back and I finally gave it a try.  The cost is significantly less than what I was using before and it was super easy to make.  Matt helped me and I think it took the two of us…



Green Chile Stew

Another half time, another recipe. (Cardinals are not doing so well at this point 🙁 ) Looking for a great way to use up that leftover turkey? Make a stew. Here is a green chile stew recipe that you can help you use up some turkey. Instead of using stew meat, I just threw in…



Cranberry Sauce

Okay it’s half-time (Cowboys are winning!) so I thought I would share the cranberry sauce I made. It is yummy! I know some people prefer the canned version but I never could get myself to eat it straight out of the can, just not appetizing to me. Ginger & Pear Cranberry Sauce Good Housekeeping November…