turkey meatloaf with kickin’ sauce 

My inspiration. Rain again. Wanting to make meatloaf since I realized last time around was two years ago. Sour dough bread around. Kickin’ sauce still available… Why not turkey loaf with kickin’ sauce? Of note, I’m not a fan of ketchup so using my own sauce instead is the plan. And since your own sauce…

not your mamas chili 2

I’ve got chili down and it is good… last time I made it (not your mamas chili) I used Not Your Father’s Rootbeer. So this time I opted to use no alcohol (shocking) and see if I could get good flavor anyway. I used ground turkey AND some of the leftover chicken from my broth…

not your mamas chili

My mom, who lives in Ohio, came to town to visit to spend the holidays with us. For her arrival I wanted to make something special and get the house smelling yummy! Memories of her chili, the cold weather and rain (which is NoCal version of an Ohio snow day), inspired me to make my…

mi amore sauce

He said, “Jenn this is the best sauce I’ve ever had in my life… and I’m Italian” hence we named it so. Sauces are definitely something at this point I don’t really think about… they just happen and evolve.                                

Tabbouleh – chop chop chop

Freshness is key: lemon juice, parsley, mint, tomatoes, onion, pepper (I love pops of color), garlic, olive oil, s/p and of course couscous. I used combo of wheat and regular. Tiny chops are important and parsley tops only for best results (I have a chopper that makes this easier). Play with olive oil garlic and…