Saying Good-Bye To Summer…sort of

I can't believe that it's September - where did the summer go? We had a great summer. We traveled a little, started some house projects, my parents came to visit, and I launched this blog. However, in Dallas it still feels like summer. Our summer temps usually stick around through September so it's hard to … Continue reading Saying Good-Bye To Summer…sort of

Kale is the Super Hero of Foods

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's....kale? What??? That's right, kale is the super hero of foods. It's got so many nutritional benefits, we should be eating kale on a regular basis. I try and make it about once a week. Just like the versatile Brussels sprouts, kale can be prepared a variety of ways. … Continue reading Kale is the Super Hero of Foods

The Versatile Brussels Sprout

When I was younger, I did not like Brussels sprouts. But, I don't really know too many kids that like Brussels sprouts. They smell funky when cooking and can have a bitter taste if not cooked properly. As a result, my mom rarely made them. Our vegetable of choice was steamed broccoli with a little … Continue reading The Versatile Brussels Sprout

Oven Baked Beans

Backyard barbecues are a fun way to bring together friends and family during the summer. Last weekend, while my parents were in town visiting, we had my future father-in-law over for a barbecue. There are several side dishes that just go with barbecuing - like potato salad and baked beans. We smoked pork and beef … Continue reading Oven Baked Beans