Breakfast feast? Let’s Have Quiche!

At the Hungry Household, breakfast is our favorite meal. We love it so much that we often have breakfast foods for dinner and we call it “brinner.” Savory meats, tender scrambled eggs or ooey gooey sunny side up eggs, soft fluffy biscuits with fresh honey or apple butter, served up with fresh squeezed orange juice, oh my goodness, that is just one example of breakfast heaven! Over the years we have had fun exploring a variety of ways to make pancakes and waffles and will top them with any number of fruits.  Or how about omelets brimming with vegetables and cheese? Mmm, mmm. MMM!!!!  No doubt about it, breakfast is where it’s at! Continue Reading

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It is so easy to “Fall” for Southwest Virginia

Just over five years ago we relocated from our home state of Louisiana to a beautiful mountain county tucked away in the far southwest corner of the state of Virginia. There are so many reasons to love this small rural area; stunning scenery, friendly people, lots of outdoor activity such as hiking, biking, and kayaking, moderate temperatures, my list goes on and on. One of our favorite things about where we live is that we experience all four seasons. We have snow in the winter, but not too much. Spring is delightful and then summer rolls in and it does get hot but not for too long. And before you know it, Autumn arrives in all her magnificent and vibrant glory. Continue Reading

Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

When I was little my mom would sometimes warm and enjoy a bowl of Campbell’s Tomato Soup. I hated the stuff and would not have anything to do with it. For this reason I spent years  thinking that I did not like tomato soup. Eventually I decided this did not make sense because I do like tomatoes. How did I rectify this conundrum? I started making my own tomato soup and I’ve loved it ever since. It is my favorite food on a chilly day. Continue Reading

Southwestern Stuffed Peppers

Put the words “southwestern” and “peppers” together and my senses instantly perk up. Of course, the word “southwestern” alone brings to mind delicious savory dishes rich in flavor and spices. It may also illicit visions of cowboy boots, long hot days in the sunshine, wide open spaces, and sunsets spilling over with warm colors of gold, burnt orange, purple, and pink. So one would expect the southwestern dinner table to be saturated with color and bold flavors. I’ve got just the thing! But you expected no less from me, correct? Continue Reading

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Apples and Spice and Everything Nice

Apples have a pretty stellar reputation for being nutritionally sound. We all know the age old cliché, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” This prestige for the hearty fruit is due to the many health benefits associated with it. Just how nutritious are they? They offer a hearty supply of phyto-nutrients and antioxidants which boost the immune system and support overall wellness. Let’s review in a little more detail. Continue Reading

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Cooking Up a Fun Time!

If you are looking for something fun to do outside of work hours, cooking classes are growing in popularity. Many professional chefs across the country are lending their skills to us lowly culinary wannabes by offering these incredibly cool classes. You may find a chef doing this in your area by simply running a search on your computer. Talk about a great date night! Continue Reading

Lunch: New Ideas Always Welcome

Raise your hand if you often get stuck trying to come up with new ideas for lunch? I typically eat the same thing for lunch each day: salad. While I may try different ingredients on my salad, it is definitely my favorite thing to eat for lunch. I can get in most of my day’s fruits and vegetables in one fell swoop at lunch although at my home, vegetables are a staple with dinner as well and fruits are always available at all hours of the day. Continue Reading

Vegetarian Butternut Squash Chili

Ahhhhh, the temperature has dropped outside and the leaves have begun to glow with toasty warm autumn hues. It is almost time to tuck away summer clothes and pull all of those warm fuzzy sweaters and boots out of the back of the closet. This is my favorite time of year for camping and gathering with family and friends around a campfire that crackles and coaxes fun stories out of everyone. Do you know what else is perfect this time of year? A robust and spicy bowl of chili! Continue Reading

By special request, Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes

Fall is here and it is time to fill the house with fragrant pumpkin pie spices. The kids are back in school so that also means parents are busy with fundraisers and school events. Last fall my Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes were a huge hit at bake sales, school events, and get-togethers. Recently a loyal follower of mine asked if I would please blog about these delicious cupcakes and share the recipe. So this blog post comes to you by special request!

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Superhero Muffins, cape not included

I’m always on the watch for recipes that are both nutritious and make a great snack for my kids. Bonus points if I can double the batch and freeze for snacks later. Folks, when considering foods for your family look to feed them ingredients that will offer nutrients that will fight for them and do the body good rather than the empty calories found in chips and processed cookies and cakes which provide little more than calories, fat, and carbs. Continue Reading