Shortcut Biscuits and Gravy

Shortcut Biscuits and Gravy

Love biscuits and gravy but hate the time commitment? This “shortcut” recipe prepares the gravy in advance and uses two-ingredients to make delicious biscuits while reheating the gravy the next morning! Dig In!

Leftover Pork Pozole Rice Bowl

Leftover Pork Pozole Rice Bowl

Give leftover pork roast a complete makeover with this pozole-style rice bowl recipe. Salsa verde and hominy convert the pork’s flavor and texture into a quick and satisfying Mexican meal!

Cajun Chicken & Andouille Sausage Pasta

Cajun Chicken & Andouille Sausage Pasta

Dice up the Cajun Trinity (onion, celery and peppers), simmer a spicy tomato-based sauce, add chicken and andouille sausage and toss in pasta … ready, set, GEAUX!

Comfort Food: Au Gratin Potatoes & Ham

Comfort Food: Au Gratin Potatoes & Ham

Comfort food casseroles warm the body and the spirit. This recipe combines potatoes, ham and cheese for a warm and hearty meal.

Iowa Summer on a Pizza

Iowa Summer on a Pizza

Fire up the grill and put summer on a pizza! Sweet corn, bacon, tomato and basil are the perfect combination for a fun and easy summer dinner.

Maria’s Tostadas

Maria’s Tostadas

It is fair to say I do 98% of the cooking in our home. I am not complaining. After all, it is something I love to do. It wasn’t, however, always that way. When my husband and I were first married, we were both in 

Pigskin Soup

Pigskin Soup

Yes it is a strange name for soup, but I think you will like the reason. I was recently asked to write some articles for the Iowa Food and Family Project‘s monthly newsletter. Beyond excited to have the opportunity to write for this organization that 

Stuffed Peppers Mexican Style

Stuffed Peppers Mexican Style

Last year, I introduced you to the giant poblano pepper plants that thrive in my garden. With a Scoville Scale rating that falls between a bell pepper and a mild jalapeno, poblanos provide the perfect “warmth” to Mexican dishes without threatening your taste buds. Well 

Kicking Up Pulled Pork

Kicking Up Pulled Pork

I love pulled pork as much as anyone. I don’t care if we’re talking Kansas City, Texas, Carolina … I love ’em all. But then I stumbled upon a Louisiana version and I found a whole new happy place! Okay, so technically, I don’t know 

A Bite of the Mediterranean

A Bite of the Mediterranean

I think my understanding of the Greek culture was developed through the following things in order: one of the early language translations of the Bible the Olympics, the Olympic torch, and laurel leaf crowns college toga parties inspired by the movie Animal House statistics and