• Roasted Butternut Squash Salad With Cider Vinaigrette

    January 4, 2012DishinandDishes

    This salad is a cinche to make if you’ve mastered How to Roast Butternut Squash.  I saw Ina Garten make this salad and had to make it myself.  I adore Ina. Once you’ve roasted the squash, remove it from the oven and toss in one cup of dried cranberries.  Put it back in the oven…

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  • Shawnee Mills Products

    January 22, 2010DishinandDishes

    I’m kind of embarrassed to say this.  I live in Oklahoma and always thought that Shawnee Mills was in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Not so.  Actually, the company has 7 facilities located …well…where the wheat grows in Oklahoma, in Arnett, Gage, Minco, Kingfisher, Okarche and Cashion. Created in 1906 by J. Loyd Ford they are still operating…

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  • Kitchen Haulin Again – Gifts from the Mom's

    December 29, 2009DishinandDishes

    My mom had sent me a check for Christmas.  Yesterday, Mr. Wonderful and I hit the mall.  I also had the Williams-Sonoma gift card burning up like fire in my wallet. I browsed through that store and coveted everything in there…until of course, I looked at the prices.  Did you know a large Silpat mat…

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  • The Easiest Brisket Ever

    December 26, 2009DishinandDishes

    I’m almost embarrassed to post this recipe. It’s so easy.  It’s so “don’t even think about it”. But it’s soooooo, so good. Christmas with the kids just begs for something special. Enter the brisket. Fourteen pounds of pure animal red meat. Fourteen pounds of goodness, if cooked properly. Here’s how you do it…so simple, so scrumptious.…

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  • Giving Thanks

    November 26, 2009DishinandDishes

    Today I’m thankful for so much.. Our family and kids. I’m super thankful for Mr. Wonderful,  my husband, the love of my life, and the only man I ever want by my side. I have never felt so loved, and such a perfect fit with anyone, ever in my life.  I love you sweetheart.  I…

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  • New Printable Recipes

    November 20, 2009DishinandDishes

    I am experimenting with finding ways to make my printable recipes more user-friendly.  I would love feedback on how they print for you.  I started a new technique with my Homemade Créme Fraîche.  Please leave me a comment and let me know!

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  • Dogs & Leaves Don't Mix Well

    November 13, 2009DishinandDishes

    We are having the oddest weather around here.  It’s mid-November and my back yard is full of leaves.  But it’s been in the 70’s most every day. And there is green grass. And leaves falling. Look again at that picture from above.  You’ll see that I still have thriving tomatoes popping out. Seriously, I have…

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  • Mexican Coffee

    October 26, 2009DishinandDishes

    Saturday night was Girl’s Night In #2 at my house.  The theme was Fiesta. We fiesta’d and fiesta’d with Mexican food.  we had Guacamole, Texas Caviar, HomeMade Salsa, Southwestern Ranch Dip, Fiesta Grilled Shrimp, and homemade Chimichurri Sauce. We had Enchilada Soup and for our main course, we had Chicken Enchiladas with green chile sour…

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  • Restaurant Review – El Pollo Chulo

    October 23, 2009DishinandDishes

    Dollar Factor $ Yum Factor ** Location:  5805 NW 50th St Oklahoma City, OK 405.792.2300 Today for lunch I headed to El Pollo Chulo, which contrary to popular belief is Spanish style, not Mexican. If you’re looking for a low-cost, healthy place to eat, this is a great place. Fred, the owner, will be all…

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  • The Wedge Pizzeria Restaurant Review

    October 7, 2009DishinandDishes

    Location:  4709 N. Western Phone:  602-3477 website:  www.thewedgeokc.com Dollar Factor $$               Yum Factor  *** Every Tuesday night, Mr. Wonderful and I have a date night. Last night we spent date night at The Wedge. Now let me just say, at the risk of being labeled “un American” that I…

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  • My Favorite Candy and Studying Your Spouse

    September 26, 2009DishinandDishes

    Lindt’s Lindor Truffles.  Dark chocolate with a smooth filling. These are my favorite candies….ever! This is my favorite man. Ever. What do the two have in common? My husband, commonly referred to as Mr. Wonderful, surprised me with these last night. No big deal, Katie, you say.  Men buy candy for women all the time. Ahhhh,…

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  • Honey & Lime Glazed Salmon – Featuring Mr. Wonderful

    September 12, 2009DishinandDishes

    Mr. Wonderful was home one day this week, and called and asked if there was anything that sounded good for lunch. Melisa and I started to try to do healthy-eating this week, and she had told me about a great salmon recipe they’d had from the Body for Life recipe site. It had some of…

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