Steak Fajita Chili

Steak Fajita Chili

My dad, who watches carbs, loves fajitas, but doesn’t eat them often because of the carbs from the tortillas. He was telling me recently that he had tried different variations to reduce carbs, like salads, or lettuce wraps, but nothing is quite as good, and can I make...
AJK Taco Seasoning Blend

AJK Taco Seasoning Blend

I love to experiment with different things in the kitchen. One of those is making seasoning blends of my own, since I have a pretty well stocked spice cabinet. In addition to plain old spices, I also have a bunch of spice blends from Ava Jane’s Kitchen, so when...
Easiest Chicken Fajitas

Easiest Chicken Fajitas

I remember when I was younger, Mexican restaurants were always a favorite of mine. I would always get the same thing — chicken fajitas — and loved the way they would bring the scalding hot cast iron skillet that had smoking chicken and veggies. It was always a treat,...
Barbeque Pumpkin Chili

Barbeque Pumpkin Chili

  There’s nothing that encompasses the richness of Fall like a hearty bowl of warm chili. This one, like the colors of the season, contains many layers of flavors ranging from a hint of sweet cinnamon and pumpkin, to spicy chili powder and smokey barbeque. We...
BBQ Polenta with Thyme Roasted Mushrooms

BBQ Polenta with Thyme Roasted Mushrooms

  If you haven’t tried polenta, it’s safe to say you may be missing out on a savory version of oatmeal (and we all know how cozy and delicious a hot bowl of oatmeal can be!). Here polenta, or corn grits as it’s sometimes referred to, is jazzed up with wild...