I don't watch a whole lot of TV, but "Chopped" on the Food Network has always been a favorite of mine. I've never had any real desire to actually be on the show, because I like to cook at a much more leisurely pace than would be needed to actually finish in the time allotted. But when Sargento® asked me if I would like to do a recipe for their Chopped at Home promotion, I thought it sounded like a lot of fun, so I happily said yes. After all, no one would be holding a timer over my head, and I ... Read More about Chicken Fajita Couscous Dinner Bowls
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Avocados from Mexico for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Today, I have partnered with Avocados from Mexico as they showcase a couple of our favorite avocado recipes. These are recipes that I have made over and over, to share with friends and family, and they are frequently requested when I offer to bring something to share at a party or get-together. In addition, these recipes have been huge favorites with readers here on The Creekside ... Read More about My recipes on Avocados from Mexico!
Plus Growing Herbs with Miracle-Gro AeroGarden This is a sponsored post from Kitchen PLAY and Miracle-Gro AeroGarden,but all opinions are my own. You might remember that last month, I wrote a post, Gardening all Year with AeroGarden. I'll just say again that I was just thrilled to get the chance to try out a Miracle-Gro AeroGarden, because we had thought about getting one for the last couple years. The actual owning of one has been pure pleasure and just makes me sorry that we hadn't bought one ... Read More about Vermicelli with Shrimp and Fresh Herbs
This is a sponsored post from Kitchen PLAY and Miracle-Gro AeroGarden, but all opinions are my own. In an ordinary year, I would be feeling kind of bummed out about growing anything this time of year. A couple of killing frosts have just about taken out the garden, with the exception of a few cold weather hardy souls like kale and Brussels sprouts. I have a big prostrate rosemary plant that I keep in the kitchen window, and I do sprouts on and off all winter, but for the most part, growing ... Read More about Gardening all Year with AeroGarden
This post brought to you by Tasty Bite. All opinions are 100% mine. Now, you know me, right? Fresh, local, from scratch? Check, check and check! So recently, when Tasty Bite asked me to try some of their products and write a post about them, I admit that I hesitated at first. But, then, I went and checked them out, and what I found out persuaded me that I might be missing out on something, so I agreed to see what they had to offer. I am really glad that I did! First though ... Read More about Tasty Bite makes a tasty meal!
Family meals have always been important to us. When the girls were younger, it was a satisfying feeling to all gather at the table to share some great food and lay the rest of the world aside for a bit. Even when they got a little older, and might have been inclined to be off doing their own thing, attendance at the dinner table was a must. I'm happy to say that they learned to cook at home as well - mostly from scratch, using great ingredients and recipes that have stood the test of time in our ... Read More about Chipotle Chicken, Black Beans and Rice