November 2008

Simple Salsa…. Anytime!

by zesty on November 28, 2008 · 21 comments

Ever have a craving for Nachos but you are tired of the store bought salsa?  Not anymore!  Try this super simple salsa recipe and you will be eating more nacho chips than you know what to do with.  I love salsa in many different forms and on a variety of foods. In the past I [...]


Chicken and Spinach Stuffed Cannelloni

by zesty on November 27, 2008 · 16 comments

Happy Thanksgiving! Today is another day of simplicity.  This recipe oozes flavor and texture.  Talk about easy to make.  This dish can be ready to go and on the table in less than 30 minutes.  I am dead serious.  When you hear it – it sounds complicated.  However, when you read the instructions below, it [...]


Top Ten Tips For Cooking Pasta

by zesty on November 26, 2008 · 18 comments

I thought I would take some time and share with you some tips that I have learned in the past about cooking one of my favorite foods – pasta. I hear time and time again from people that have problems cooking pasta.  Whether it be over-cooked, under-cooked, tasteless or all stuck together, a lot of [...]


Seven Minute Pork Sandwich

by zesty on November 25, 2008 · 13 comments

Happy Tuesday!  I know this post is just a sandwich but it’s an interesting and tasty sandwich that I threw together over the weekend.  Pork chops were on sale at the super market so I decided to pick them up.  I was craving avocado and hummus as well.  That is when I clued in – [...]


Zesty Sunshine Carrots with Basil

by zesty on November 24, 2008 · 18 comments

Happy Monday everybody!  I hope everyone had a great weekend.  Today I thought I would share with you a great fall classic.  With thanksgiving just around the corner, serve this as a side dish that will warm you up and tantalize your taste buds. I never tried basil before with this recipe. I really enjoy [...]


Simple Salad with Maple Vinaigrette

by zesty on November 20, 2008 · 19 comments

Can you believe it is Thursday already?  It’s the time of year where the weather is cooling off and winter is drawing near.  I thought I would make one more crack at the outdoor grill and whip up a simple salad packed with flavor. Recently, I have been on a maple kick so I thought [...]


Bacon Topped Macaroni and Cheese

by zesty on November 18, 2008 · 27 comments

It’s Tuesday everybody!  I sure hope everyone is having a great day.  Yesterday, I had a craving for homemade macaroni and cheese and I thought I would go all out and create a bechamel sauce as the base for the cheese sauce. It is a little time consuming but oh so worth the effort. So [...]


Trail Mix Rice Krispie Squares

by zesty on November 17, 2008 · 27 comments

Happy Monday everybody!  I hope everyone had a great weekend.  I thought I would share an old classic with a very interesting twist.  We were at a garage sale about 4 months ago at my aunt’s place getting rid of what I call ”JUNK” and my aunt’s neighbor brought over a little treat.  Large homemade rice [...]


Japanese Prawn Noodle Salad

by zesty on November 12, 2008 · 11 comments

Hello all, happy Wednesday.  So it seems that it’s turning out to be yet another crazy week.  There is a lot going on and not enough time in the day to get everything done.   However, Cooking is surviving and back with another super simple dish that can be ready in no time flat and [...]


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