Monday, May 23, 2011

Chicken Tostadas with Fresh Pico de Gallo

What a glorious weekend we had.  Saturday morning, we woke up and headed over to a festival in Gulf Shores, AL.  I've always said that "If I ever see a Foo Fighters Show, I can die a happy woman."  Well, I guess I can cross that wish off my bucket list. Oh....gush....I heart Dave Grohl.  It was amazing.  Hot as hell, but amazing.  The drive home was ridiculous...bumper to bumper traffic for an hour and a half.  Ugh.  Please explain this hold up to my protesting stomach.  By the time we got home, we were way too tired to eat.  I decided that Sunday we deserved a fabulous (yet easy) dinner.  These turned out way better than I expected and the fresh Pico de Gallo was delish!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Cajun Chicken Pasta

I'm sure everyone has noticed that I haven't posted much lately.  I promise, my friends, there is a good reason for this.  I have been having migraines for 3 weeks now and cooking has kind of been one of the last things on my aching mind.  I've made one E.R. visit and have spent many hours in bed or in the shower holding my throbbing head in agony.  Yesterday was the first day in 3 weeks that I've not had a headache.  I am hoping I am  on the other side of this now.  Last night, I was back in the kitchen...with fervor.  I was happy to be there, creating and cooking.  What made me even happier, was sitting down with my love and eating this delicious bowl full of comfort food.  A tummy "bear-hug" if you will.  I felt pain-free, full, and happy.  

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Sweet Southern Cheese Muffins

Like most southerners, we love good barbecue.  Also, like most southerners, we know that good barbecue must be accompanied by a good piece of bread.  It can be garlic bread, texas toast...or, as my dad says, "a piece of light bread."  These mini sweet muffins are perfect for "sopping" up that extra barbecue sauce that's lingering on your plate.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Brownie Trifle

Oh.My.Goodness.  This was absolutely delicious and ridiculously easy to make.  A combination of brownies, chocolate pudding, sweetened condensed milk, whipped cream, with a little toffee bar in the layers....hello?  Can you say yum?  Better yet, don't say anything...just grab a spoon and stuff your face.