Monday, March 22, 2010


I have been wanting to plant an herb garden for SO long. I always ended up not because of some random excuse, but this summer I was planning on going all out. We stopped at Trader Joes in Vegas on our way out a few weeks ago and I saw this:

There were a few combinations, and I really wanted basil, but I opted for this combo of rosemary, thyme and oregano. I had never used fresh thyme or oregano before so I figured it was about time to try it out.

I have never liked dried thyme and usually leave it out of recipes if they call for it because it's so strong and hay-ish. I had heard Rachael Ray describe fresh thyme as lemony and fresh- and trying it out, she is right! It has a completely different smell and taste than dried thyme. It was a pleasant surprise!

I fully recommend purchasing some herbs- basil is a good starter because it's in so much, and rosemary is great on chicken and in marinades for meat. Let me know how it goes!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Teriyaki Pineapple Chicken Burgers

Something about a big piece of pineapple on top of a hamburger just sounds so refreshing- After a recent trip to the Trolley, one of my favorite little places to eat in Utah, I decided to recreate it on my own.

What you need:

Grill a chicken breast that's been marinated in teriyaki
Pineapple slices (I used canned rings because the fresh ones didn't look good)
some kind of roll or hoagie

I sliced the chicken breast (after letting it rest, of course) and loaded it on a warmed roll with the pineapple slice and lettuce. It was so juicy + refreshing. It's the perfect meal for the warmer weather.

Stuff that looks good

There are so many recipes out there, I figure I can't make them all. Once a week I think I'll post links to what looks good to me. Maybe I'll make some of them, maybe I won't- But for those who are looking for ideas, maybe it will inspire YOU!

Someone showed me these Strawberry Lemonade Bars. A nice twist on the original!

I'm pretty sure I'm going to to have to fit this in one day this week. David LOVES gyros!

Wanna make your own girl scout cookies? I might have to since I haven't seen any little girls at wal-mart...

The Pioneer Woman's recipes always look heavenly. Especially these rosemary dinner rolls.