Category archives: food

Black Bean and Mango Salsa

Several years ago, a friend sent me a fabulous recipe for black bean and mango salsa. I was living in Arizona at the time while attending graduate school. That was about 10 years ago, and since then I have lost the actual recipe. However, I remembered most of the ingredients and have continued to prepare the salsa with my own modifications over the years. It remains m[...]

Easy Creme Brulee

I mentioned on my About Me page that my husband is an amazing chef. He cooks most of my family's meals and desserts are his specialty! This past weekend, I suggested his yummy creme brulee would make the perfect blog post. Not only is it delicious, it's surprisingly easy to prepare. First, get your ingredients together - eggs, heavy whipping cream, sugar and vanilla. [...]

Salad in a jar

My brother-in-law just introduced me to this new fad - "salad in a jar". It's quickly becoming a favorite healthy meal option and it is so easy and convenient! The first step is to select your favorite veggies. I chose an orange pepper, radishes, grape tomatoes and carrots. Next, chop them up... Choose your salad dressing or make something homemade. I chose to p[...]