Crazy Busy: The Theme of My Life

The last few days have been hot and hectic! This weather is crazy, here in Eugene, Oregon. This Oregon native does not fair well! It just means that I have to pace myself and realize that my giant to do list may not get finished. Sometimes, one of the first things to go is cooking….

You’re beautiful in every single way.

I am in love with tomatillos. Specifically salsa verde. Even more specifically, enchiladas Suizas. Like seriously. I could eat salsa verde and Suizas every day of my life. Originally, Suizas were made with Swiss cheese. But, not anymore. Now, they’re basically rolled enchiladas, topped, not baked. It’s seasoned chicken breasts, shredded, with cheese, rolled in…

Leftovers, Schmestovers

One of of my favorite tricks is being able to transform just about any leftover dish or ingredients into something wonderful. Our family loathes leftovers, so I almost need to put them into the witness protection program just to avoid the trash can or compost bin. Last night, I had made cumin-tomato rice to go…

Dilemmas

Tonight, I had a dilemma. I really wanted broccoli beef, but I also wanted chicken taquitos. I had the ingredients for both. I threw a coin in the air and taquitos won. ¬†Actually, I had leftover chicken, tomatoes, and diced onions from last night’s meal. We try really hard to not waste food in our…

Who Needs To Go Out?

Sundays often lend themselves to more elaborate or heavy prepping of meals. It’s the one day of the week that I’ve got no commitments. I generally use Sundays to prepare for the week ahead, go grocery shopping and plan meals. I really like have elements prepped that can be used in a variety of dishes….

Wedgie

I have pretty aggressive Celiac Disease, which means that I rarely get to dine out anymore. It ain’t all bad. I get to take classic American dishes, like a Wedge Salad, and make it my own. Plus, I get to satisfy a craving, as well. This Wedge Salad is a quarter of a head of…

Cheffess: The Blog

I can’t get enough of FOOD! I am involved with food every day of my life. Whether it’s cooking for our local youth shelter, running my nonprofit, Food Love, catering, or cooking for my family, food has a HUGE role in my life. I decided that is was about time I share some of my…