El Diablo Avocado Toast

Avocado toast… when did this fruit on bread, that tastes amazing become so controversial? At its humble beginnings, it is only crushed avocado on bread which has been toasted. When or why did restaurants start charging so much for a crushed piece of fruit…

LIFE44 AT THE CITY OF CALDWELL WINTER WONDERLAND FESTIVAL

Every year, the City of Caldwell Street Department decorates Indian Creek in downtown Caldwell with nearly a million lights! Come watch as Mayor Garret Nancolas ‘flips the switch’ to turn on the beautiful lights at the family-friendly, fun-filled, FREE Winter Wonderland Festival, Friday, November…

Chipotle Cocoa Steak Tacos

About a year ago I came up with an amazing cocoa rub for beef. It was flipping great and like Life will have it I lost the dang recipe. So a few months ago, I went back to the drawing board. I sat down…

Notus Harvest Festival

Notus Harvest Festival, including a Car Show, live music, The Great Notus Baked Potato Feed, hayrides, a classic Pin-up Girl competition, a Scarecrow Expo and more. Fun for the whole community!

Indian Creek Farm to Fork Farmers’ Market

We will be selling our spices and rubs at the Indian Creek Farm to Fork farmers market.

Indian Creek Farm to Fork Farmers Market

We will be selling our spices and rubs at the Indian Creek Farm to Fork farmers market.

Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

In Idaho right now the temperature is close to reaching 100 degrees. I know when it starts getting that hot I want something cool, tasty, quick to make and has bacon. This bacon ranch pasta salad is so good that you will absolutely come…

Balsamic Mushroom Risotto

The Nampa Framers’ Market opened up last week and I just knew we had to go and see what delights these incredible Idaho farmers had for us. I just love going to the local farmers’ market and becoming inspired and this week was no…

Frank-n-Slides Jalapeño Margarita

I recently had the opportunity to compete on a food truck competition show. No, I cannot say what show but if you put two and two together and come up with five you will know what show I am referring to. The biggest point…

Shepherd’s Pie

Today I stopped by my local grocery store to pick up dishwasher soap. As I was walking by the meat area I noticed some ground lamb which was on sale and then my bald head got to thinking. After 30 seconds in a dull…

Baked Ziti

This baked ziti recipe is a family favorite. It’s quick to make, budget friendly and gets on the dinner table in no time at all. This recipe has been around since I was knee high to a grasshopper and my mother passed it down…

Spam Pineapple Sandwich

Recently I have been introducing the teenagers to the wonders of Spam. All the amazing dishes you can make with just a can of Spam. There’s spam and eggs, spam fried rice, spam hash… ok I need to stop because I’m sounding a little…

Habanero Mango Shrimp Bowl

Sometimes you want to make a healthy meal with as little mess as possible and this habanero mango rubbed shrimp bowl hits on both requirements. You can use white rice, brown rice, black beans or quinoa as the base of this bowl. Heck I…

Hamburger Vegetable Soup

It’s starting to feel a little more like spring and boy I am so excited. Warm weather will soon be upon us but until spring finally arrives there are still some cold days and nights left to get through. Just no snow… please no…

Skillet Jalapeno Corn

This summer I have the greatest honor of catering for two good friends’ wedding. I have known them both for a few years or so and they are so perfect together. Like all couples they will have ups and downs but if they love…

Instant Pot Corned Beef

Corned beef and cabbage isn’t just for Saint Patrick’s Day. Using an Instant Pot makes it so easy to have corned beef weekly or even daily. Hey, I won’t judge, I know it’s good. Using an instant pot to pressure cook your corned beef…

Zesty Pot Roast

I learned about Mississippi pot roast a few years ago and that is the only way I cook my roast. What is a Mississippi pot roast? Mississippi pot roast is a roast that is slow cooked in a crock pot along with a stick…

Homemade Vegetable Broth

It’s always a good idea to have some type of broth in your pantry. Chicken, beef, vegetable or seafood broth can be the base of so many amazing dishes but have you ever went into your pantry and realized there was no broth to…

Medicine Ball Tea

I have been stuck with a wonderful cold for the past two weeks (thanks better half). You know what I mean… coughing, sneezing, runny nose, sore throat etc. I am finally beginning to feel better but my throat is still a little sore and…

Za’atar Pork Loin

Lately I have been spending a lot of time working with spices and spice mixes. I really love trying new spices, spice combinations and seeing what works with what. Thats where Za’atar came along. Za’atar is used throughout the Middle East and Mediterranean on…

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