Articles Tagged beets

roasted beets with mustard vinaigrette

Last week, I came across a bumper crop of beets at the farmer’s market and they were so gorgeous, I couldn’t pass them up. Sweet and earthy, nothing comes close to a roasted beet, except maybe a pickled one. Way back in the day (the glorious 80’s) when steakhouses ruled Dallas, I remember going out for dinner with my parents and bypassing  steak for the briny pickled beets on the salad bar. These days, pickled beets don’t last a second in this house — we all adore them. So, when I crave those zesty purple beauties and there are none in


I’m currently over looking a gorgeous site. Pristine cool waters, lush green mountains, and all sorts of wildlife surrounds me. Alaska is an amazing and breathtaking land that whispers mystery and captures my heart. Although I’ll be sad to leave tomorrow, I can’t wait to get back home and share all of my experiences and the sites from Cordova with you. For now, it’s raining and I’m forced to take some time for myself… and whats the first thing I do? Write a recipe. I should be sleeping as I’m not getting near enough with all of the excitement around

beet ravioli with Meyer lemon goat cheese

Pasta is our family’s absolute favorite thing to make together. We get in the kitchen and make fools of ourselves listening to Louis Prima and throwing flour around. It’s beyond ridiculous and if it wasn’t for wine and the occasional cuss word when my fingers get too close to the rollers, we’d be the flipping Brady Brunch. Recently, we made a Beet Ravioli with Meyer Lemon Goat Cheese for KitchenAid’s KITCHENTHUSIAST to ease us into the spring season. It’s a fairly involved recipe so it’s perfect to bring in some helping hands on a weekend. Fresh roasted beets create a


It’s the middle of the week and it’s crazy busy around here. Piles of laundry are blocking the bedroom door, there’s a new shade of pink crayon on the couch, deadlines are piled up on my desk higher than the husband’s mountain of stinky running shoes (that’s bad) , and the dog’s obsessive licking habit has officially caused yet another grey hair on my head. When days are like this, dinner has to be simple. I don’t know about you, but pasta tends to be my go-to meal when I need a no-fuss meal on the table. Unfortunately, pasta isn’t

beet orannge cupcakes with cream cheese frosting

My daughter is obsessed with pink. pink. pink. pink. … and more pink. There are days that this neutral and earthy color loving mom can barely stand it. I mean really, there’s only so much pink that I can take.  I clinched my teeth when she said she wanted to paint her room pink, cringed when she asked Santa for a pink bicycle, and shook my head when she said I should wear a pink dress to a James McMurtry show but there is one think I will never say no to and that’s pink cupcakes. Made with all natural


Recently, we packed our bags and flew to San Francisco for my best friend’s wedding. Of course, I made sure to add a few days onto the trip not for sight seeing (although the galleries and the MOMA were a must), or tourists traps, or relaxing…no I added a few days merely to taste everything San Francisco had to offer. Unfortunately, traveling with a two year old did prohibit a lot of what I wanted to explore but when I came home I was satisfied with what I accomplished. Now, living in the middle of the great state of Texas


With today being another snow day, I wanted to be able to make a recipe that Mia could help out with and enjoy. I searched and searched and all I could come up with were cookies that I had no interest in making. But as I was scrolling through the blogs I frequent most for ideas or recipes, I found the perfect savory snack for a snowy day. On one of my favorite blogs, Smitten Kitchen, I stumbled upon and old recipe, Cheese Straws, and was immediately inspired to create these…Beet Heart Shaped Cheddar Crackers with flax seed. I choose

beet humus

Hello Mr. Beet meet ChickPea. If you have a little one that loves hummus this is a great way to sneak a little veggie in! Beets are a wonderful source for calcium, potassium, and vitamin A. All essential for brain and growth development. Chickpeas are also full of protein and fiber. Try this great as a dip for veggies, crackers, fingers or alone with a spoon. And if you have a liking towards the awesomeness of hummus, then make sure to make extra because I guarantee it will go fast! By the way this is an ideal way to reduce