Mexican Fiesta Bowls

Mexican Fiesta Bowls / Bev Cooks

It’s not what you think. This isn’t a taco salad bowl. Or a burrito bowl. Not really even a Straw Hats bowl. (even though it has fritos in it so don’t get all loco on me.) It’s a MEXICAN FIESTA BOWL – a) because that’s what my mom calls it, and b) apparently I used […]

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Egg, Potato and Ham Bake for Two

Egg, Ham and Potato Bake for Two / Bev Cooks

Oh, girl. I have an idea for your Mother’s Day breakfast and I want this to be any part, some part and all parts of it. Hashtag goat cheese? But this is the thing. You should know, this entire recipe was built around that small cast iron skillet casserole dish thingy. I’m a bona fide […]

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Friday Flotsam

Tinkerbell Lilacs

FRAPPLES AND FRANANAS. Sorry sorry – Friday. Just finished Season 1 of LOVE. (!) It’s so fun. So cute. So WEIRD and AWKWARD. So you know, nothing like me. I want to say I’m just like hot Mickey, minus all the drugs, booze, cigarettes and that overall deep-sadness-in-her-soul thing. But I truly relate to Gus […]

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Easy Bean and Rice Burritos

Easy Bean and Rice Burritos / Bev Cooks

Y’ALL READY FOR DIS. (du du du du du du du du du du du du du.) (ignore me.) Guess what! I’ve been so excited to tell you about this weird hack I came up with a few weeks ago. It’s a Mexican Rice hack. And it’s wild. And you know what, if you already […]

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Cajun Risotto with Crawfish Tails and Andouille Sausage

Cajun Risotto with Crawfish Tails and Andouille Sausage / Bev Cooks

Still losing my mind over this and it’s been 15 hours. Because listen – CAJUN. RISOTTO. Not etouffee! Not jambalaya! Good old fashioned risotto, but crazy infused with cajun (creole, cajun, creole, cajun – let’s call the whole thing off) flavors. And on top of that, I used crawfish tails. But we need to discuss […]

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Friday Flotsam

our frontyard Dogwood

FRIDay. I mean FriDAY. I mean FRIDAY. I mean Friday. Do you ever think about when you touch produce at the store, how that particular fruit or vegetable becomes yours IMMEDIATELY? And I don’t mean like a pet, you weirdo. I mean like, you touched it. People saw your grimey grubs touch it, and there’s […]

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Mini Kale, Bacon and Pea Pizzas

Mini Kale, Bacon and Pea Pizzas / Bev Cooks

Don’t you just love all those words back to back? And yes I was tempted to type “pea-zas” but I like having human friends. Can I tell you how much my kids like kale? And I’m seriously not trying to be that obnoxious show-off mom who’s like, “Ohhhh your kids don’t like kaaaale because miiiiine […]

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Simple Hawaiian Chicken Sandwiches

Simple Hawaiian Chicken Sandwiches / Bev Cooks

I assume because I added pineapple it makes these Hawaiian. (?) But look at that bacon! and MELTED SWISS. I think technically, if a sandwich has pineapple, cheese, and something teriyaki-y in it, it’s Hawaiian. And your entire upper torso. But don’t try to double check that last part because I heard the Internet is […]

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Friday Flotsam

Flowers

f a r i d a YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAYAY. I STARTED WATCHING BIG LITTLE LIES LAST NIGHT. (terribly sorry to scream sort of.) But whoa! I’m in. In in in. The funny twist on this whole thing (no spoilers, I swear!) is that a while back, HBO wanted me to host a watch party, but it was […]

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Turmeric Chicken Pasta

Turmeric Chicken Pasta / Bev Cooks

Because you need another chicken pasta recipe. NO, YOU DO. I could eat chicken pasta for days. There are kabatrillions of variations out there, all of which are fine and great and whatever. But I’m telling you, this Turmeric Chicken Pasta is going to punch every single one of them in the face. But first, […]

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