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Southwestern Chicken Enchiladas with Homemade Enchilada Sauce

by evh January 10, 2017
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 Southwestern Chicken Enchiladas with Homemade Enchilada Sauce ~ Oh thank goodness school is back in. Don’t get me wrong, the holiday break was good and I do enjoy sleeping in but … it’s good to be back into the swing of things. With the weekly routine, of course, comes a more consistent dinnertime and menu planning […]

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Top 8 Kitchen Tips

by evh February 25, 2015
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Top 8 Kitchen Tips ~ The other day a good friend of mine asked me what my favorite “kitchen tip” would be if I was to share just one. I was kind of taken back by this because it’s not a question that I get often, although tips always seem to creep into my recipes […]

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Creamy Eggplant Soup

by evh November 18, 2014
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Creamy Eggplant Soup ~ We have been huddled in the house for the last couple of weeks with some sort of virus — blah. First it was my youngest, followed by my oldest. These boys are very needed when they are ill too — geesh! Don’t get me wrong, I love them and enjoy all […]

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{Slow Cooker} Honey Apple Challah Stuffing

by evh November 3, 2014
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Slow Cooker Honey Apple Challah Stuffing ~ We moved around a lot when I was a kid and one of my favorite kitchens that we had over the years was equipped with not one but two ovens. Two! I remember thinking how cool this idea was and all of the possibilities that came with it. […]

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Snack Time: Roasted Garlic + Fresh Herb Goat Cheese Spread

by evh April 24, 2014
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Roasted Garlic + Fresh Herb Goat Cheese Spread ~ It’s always snack time in our house. We are a family of perpetual grazers and snackers and there never seems to be enough hours in the day to snack it all. Sure there has been a stint of those unfortunate orange crackers in our home over the years […]

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Go Big: Knife & Fork Meatball Sandwich

by evh March 6, 2014
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You know the saying “Go Big or Go Home” –– well, that is how I feel about this sandwich. It’s the real deal big meal and comes together fairly easily. The Knife & Fork Meatball Sandwich can be served on a French baguette or if you want a slightly softer option try an Italian loaf […]

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5 Fun Facts About Grapefruit Plus Texas Citrus Salsa, Grilled Shrimp, Quinoa Salad & More

by evh February 21, 2014
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Do you remember that so called grapefruit diet back in the day? I think it was then that I decided I didn’t like those pucker-y little things. Not that I participated in the diet but that every grapefruit I tried had to be smothered in sugar just to be eaten. It wasn’t until about 10 […]

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New Episode: Cranberry Gin Fizz Holiday Cocktail

by evh December 19, 2013
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The holiday season calls for many gatherings with friends (both old and new) and family. It’s a joyful time that requires special celebrations to be paired with whimsical treats, family traditions and holiday cheer. One of my favorite drinks to whip-up during these times is a Cranberry Gin Fizz. Slightly sweet with a touch of […]

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Day Twelve: 12 Days of Holiday Cookies ~ Spritz Cookies and Cookie Re-Cap

by evh December 13, 2013
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A cookie of holidays past: The holidays just wouldn’t be the holidays without this classic cookie in my kitchen. Spritzgebäck is a type of German Christmas biscuit made of flour, butter, sugar and eggs. The Spritz Cookie is a childhood throwback for me and a tradition that my mom would make every year for us to […]

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New Episode: Yogurt Cranberry Cake with White Chocolate Icing

by evh November 12, 2013
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Lights, music, signs and decorations … ready or not, it’s all creeping into our everyday life so there’s no denying that the holidays are just around the corner. Holy wow. Countdowns to Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Day have all begun. Ovens and slow cookers are starting to burn around the clock as we head […]

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