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Utilizing Leftovers the best we can! Last night I made shredded beef for our arepas and had a bunch leftover (on purpose, of course!). After my 6 mile run, I needed more fuel to keep going and needed something quick and easy. Thus, the 5 minute quesadilla! I ate half just after my run and the other an hour or ...

Quick and Tasty Soup for a Light Lunch! On Thursday, I left work just before lunch in order to get a lot of housework done and get a nap (i.e. attempt to catch up on sleep) after my week on the rig. I had already eaten a piece of the decadent Vegan Mocha Cake I made the evening before, plus ...

My First Attempt at Chicken Tortilla Soup: A Rousing Success A few weeks ago (probably about 3 or so by now), I noticed I had a lot of semi-related things in the fridge to make for my “Batch Cooking Sunday”. Not quite sure what to do, I decided that I was going to at least boil some fresh chicken breasts ...

Chicken Taco Salad with Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing: Yum! ’s hard to develop a salad that is satisfying as a stand-alone dinner. However, it’s not impossible and I think I succeeded with this taco salad I made a few weeks ago. It was delicious that night and provided plenty of leftovers for lunches to come! Plus, the light, spicy and ...

Trying to Answer the Age Old Question…Does Strawberry Milk Come From Strawberry Cows??? Okay, so maybe that question will never be answered…but I did get a kick out of that cow! But…last Saturday the hubby and I had the pleasure of hopping down to Poteet, TX from San Antonio to check out the “world famous” Poteet Strawberry Festival. I’m not ...

My Results from Many Years of Trial and Error… I love guacamole and let’s face it, avocados are nature’s (healthy) butter! It’s always better homemade and it’s taken years for me to perfect my guacamole recipe and technique. I think I’ve finally found a blend the works best for my tastes and want to share it’s goodness with the (internet) ...

You won’t find Tex-Mex here…You go for Mexican…Pure Mexican! Ever since living in North Carolina for two years (go Heels!), I’ve been way into Mexican food. I always liked Tex-Mex when I was a kid, but I had never been exposed to real, good, Mexican food until my pass through North Carolina. When I moved to Wisconsin, I craved true ...

Brought to you by El Bolillo Bakery; Houston, TX I’ve recently started following Punchbowl on twitter (my handle is activelifecook fwiw) which tells me all of the odd days that are out there. Well, today was a reason to celebrate…it’s National Sticky Bun Day (2/20/10)! I woke up early this morning, 6:30am to be exact, to surprise my husband with ...