Kiki’s Salsa-Loaded Meatloaf

What do you fix for dinner when you have ground beef but can't decide if you want tacos or meatloaf? Mija recently solved that dilemma at our house by making a wonderful Salsa-Loaded Meat Loaf. Ingredients Meatloaf 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion chopped 1 garlic clove, minced 1 pound ground beef ½ cup salsa … Continue reading Kiki’s Salsa-Loaded Meatloaf

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Since I had spent the past year kicking cancer's butt, I didn't grow as much fresh produce or herbs as I once did last summer. However, I did grow a few of my beloved San Marzano tomatoes (plants from the Carbondale Farmer's Market,) basil, a bit of oregano and rosemary-- and a lot of mint. … Continue reading How Does Your Garden Grow?

Farmer’s Market Salsa Fresca with Homemade Baked Tortilla Chips

As we are heading full swing into the summer farmer's market season here in Southern Illinois, I am sharing a staple of sorts from my house: salsa fresca. I prefer somewhat of a kicked up pico de gallo. When time allows, I prefer to bake my own tortilla chips. Salsa Ingredients: 2 to 3 large … Continue reading Farmer’s Market Salsa Fresca with Homemade Baked Tortilla Chips