Jollof Rice

One of the very first Nigerian foods I tried was Jollof Rice. From the first bite I took I was in love. Jollof rice is sort of like Spanish rice, except it is made with tomato stew (Nigerian stew, of course), and has spices like curry, thyme, ginger and bay leaf. It is rich and … More Jollof Rice

Frank Fry

This is seriously the most important staple meal at our house. It is quick and filling, it is cheap, and Limi absolutely loves it! If I give him a list of dinner options, and this is anywhere on the list, he will without fail choose Frank Fry.    We have quite an adaptation history with … More Frank Fry

Fajita Pasta

Fajitas are great, but I don’t make them very often because I can’t make the meat stretch far enough. You know, college budget. Pasta, on the other hand, is something that we have on almost every grocery list. It is cheap and usually makes 2 or even 3 meals. Sometime while I was thinking about … More Fajita Pasta

Veggie Spaghetti

As promised in my recipe for Banana Swirl, here is the recipe for Veggie Spaghetti! It was inspired by one of my favorite episodes of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood (yes it is a kid show, and I absolutely love to watch it with my son!). The episode is called “Daniel Tries a New Food”, when his mom makes … More Veggie Spaghetti

Pizza Potatoes

Growing up in Idaho we ate a lot of potatoes, and I LOVED it! I chose potatoes over bread any day and it was one of my staples when I first went to college. I have toned down the tater-lovin’ to spare my husband, but I still love to cook with them. Occasionally you will … More Pizza Potatoes

Hungry Hawaiian Pizza

My pizza baking has been a long learning experience, but I am proud to say that I have finally mastered it. No more crusts as thick as bread loaves, or burnt edges with raw middles. No more tearing the dough as it is being transferred to the pizza pan, leaving elephant-sized holes in the dough. … More Hungry Hawaiian Pizza

Cucumber Roll-Ups

I buy a Provident Produce basket every few weeks, and this week I got two long cucumbers. I used part of one for a salad, but I get tired of eating cucumber sticks with dressing. I was trying to think of an alternative way to use my cucumbers when I saw the extra Manicotti Supreme filling I had … More Cucumber Roll-Ups

Lucky Guacamole

I know this one isn’t posted on my normal posting days (Monday and Friday) so I hope it didn’t sneak up on you (like the Leprechauns)! Well here is a super yummy guacamole recipe for you to celebrate St. Patty’s day… or any other day for that matter. Don’t assume that this recipe will only be … More Lucky Guacamole