Category Archive: Budget Friendly

BBQ Chicken

When Norah was born we made the decision to remove me from the “workforce” (Like a baby isn’t work) While I can’t imagine making any other decision it did mean that we now… Continue reading

Grilled Zucchini Boats And Taters

  We left town for the weekend and returned to “The Attack of the Killer Zucchini” Although it was massive the shape was not bad so I decided to try my hand at… Continue reading

SPICY ZUCCHINI DIP

This week our garden exploded with that wonderful veggie, the zucchini. I thought all was well because the plants large leaves where hiding the explosion of green that was developing. I think I have pulled… Continue reading

Spicy Rice Salad

  Recently I purchased a jicama for the first time. I had tasted it years ago and thought that if I cut it into fry form I could get Norah to eat it.… Continue reading

Super Simple Blackened Fish

At our house we are fans of fish. Salmon, Mahi-mahi, sushi, crab, if it swam in the water at some point there is a good chance we will like it. A have a… Continue reading

Pink Lemonade Mini-Tarts

These where a big hit so I wanted to post the recipe even though it is still a work in progress. My “inspiration” was forgetting some key ingredients for what I was going to make… Continue reading

Ham, Cheddar, and Red Onion Bread Pudding

I saw this recipe on one of my favorite food blogs awhile ago and immediately printed it out to go in “the pile”  With the weather changing from warm and sunshine to cool and rainy… Continue reading

Hawaiian Luau Pizza

When I first looked at the ingredients for this pizza I was very skeptical. Ketchup sauce, isn’t that just a tad getto? I brushed aside my gut feeling of impending culinary doom and decided to give it… Continue reading

Warm Potato Salad with Goat Cheese

As the weather gets warmer I have found myself craving picnic food. In rain-battered Portland we often dream about the days of sitting outside on the grass in one of the many parks,… Continue reading

Spagetti Squash with Garden Vegetables

I was proud of us, we actually planned our menu this week! Sometimes life gets crazy and you forget to plan ahead. When this happens things like take out pizza and ramen noodles… Continue reading