Back to School Lunch Fun

Back to School Lunch Fun

My youngest has moved to 3 different schools since we moved back to Montana. I love Montana. It holds my heart. I know moving from home to home hasn’t been easy on they boys, but luckily they are strong, kind gentlemen who are willing to meet and welcome new friends. Anyways…Jeffy loves his newest school
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Pasta Salad with an International Flare…it’s dreamy

Pasta Salad with an International Flare…it’s dreamy

Our household happens to be filled with food snobs. I am not afraid to admit, over the years we have fine tuned our taste buds to the point of turning us into massive foodies. So much so, that my family can tell INSTANTLY if I try to sneak in something that they are normally opposed
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What Sort of Sweetness Do We Have Here?

What Sort of Sweetness Do We Have Here?

Ohhhh yeah. You know you want it. I know I wanted to make about 3 dozen extra just for me to eat…alone, in a closet so no one else would want to “share”.  These Caramel Apple Egg Rolls with Apple Caramel only have 5….yes that’s right FIVE ingredients!! Skinny French Onion Dip is a breeze
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Another Favorite Taste of Crete, Tapenade

Another Favorite Taste of Crete, Tapenade

When the boys and I went to visit Dan while he was deployed overseas, we went to a great little pizza place just down the road from his apartment. The first night we went there,Jeffy was so tired, he tried to call onto the dining table and sleep there. He was not happy I wouldn’t
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Balsamic Roasted Summer Bliss, I Mean, Tomatoes

Balsamic Roasted Summer Bliss, I Mean, Tomatoes

I love Summer. I also love Autumn, Winter and Spring. However, Summer has the distinction on outdoors farmer’s markets and gardens (for those lucky enough to have acquired a green thumb…not me). The farmer’s market in Missoula is the best I have seen. It is teeming with fresh, local, organic fruits and veggies. My favorite
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Heart of My Heart Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

The holiday season is hard. Yes, the twinkling lights, sparkling laughter and beautifully wrapped gifts are all wonderful. But with all those wonderful things there is preparation, perspiration, and more than likely…stress. When it all winds down and you are sitting on your couch, wrapping paper, ornaments and cookie crumbs surrounding you BAM! That’s when
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Warm Herbed Olive Oil Dip and a Giveaway

Warm Herbed Olive Oil Dip and a Giveaway

***Update-Giveaway is Done. Come back soon! There’s another in the making!!*** Our family has a bit of an obsession. There are few foods more satisfying than a crusty loaf of bread to dip in warm, peppery olive oil. If left to our own devices, we would tear through a whole chewy loaf and cups upon
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Learning the Art of Homemade Filo in Crete Part 1

Learning the Art of Homemade Filo in Crete Part 1

When Dan and I finally decided the boys and I would be visiting him while he is deployed  to Greece, one of the first things I set about doing was finding a foodie friend that lived on the island. I LOVE our food blogging network. I asked Paula of Bella alimento if she might know
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Another Craving…a Sweet Potato Roundup

Well, I satiated that brownie craving.  It was so worth all those calories, and NOW I have a great dip for my crisp green apples sitting in my kitchen. Yay me! Naturally I now really, really want my famous sweet potato hash now…and I can’t find sweet potatoes.  Oh but I will.  And when I
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Summer Heirloom Tomato Tart Recipe…Archive

Summer Heirloom Tomato Tart Recipe AH MAY ZING One of the things I have always loved about summer; and I am SURE I am not alone, is fresh, delicious, straight from the garden (or farm) vegetables and fruits.  I am NOT a skilled gardener so I have to rely on the gifts of others.  This
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Guinness Grilled Steak with Chimichurri and Grilled Asparagus Recipes…Archive

Guinness Grilled Steak with ChimicHurri and grilled Asparagus a Family Favorite I need to just say this upfront.  My husband Dan, doesn’t like asparagus.  So we RARELY have it when he is home.  He is a broccoli man..and brussels sprouts.  So one of the few treats that I have while he is away for so
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A Delectable Dinner Recipe…archive

A delectable dinner recipe…say that 5 times fast :) I am sorry the picture isn’t better, but it was dark outside and our lighting in the house isn’t magnificent. Anyways…This was our Sunday night dinner and it was way, way, way, better than I thought it would be. Generally speaking, Hubby would prefer not to
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Cold Cure Chicken Noodle Soup…Archive

My Cold Cure, Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup My poor husband…well really the whole family has the dreaded winter cold. The weather we have been having here certainly doesn’t help. I knew it was time to break out the big guns. I swear my chicken noodle soup will cure a cold faster than any med on
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