Chipotle Grilled Chicken

This is my new go-to recipe for chicken; because what can’t be improved with chipotle? This started out as a basic marinade for summer grilling, but one thing led to another and I just couldn’t keep the chipotle out of there. So here we are with this Mexican inspired marinade, and you know what? Chipotle Grilled Chicken has just become …

Portland

Portland, Oregon is a great city for all things recreational and food, so we definitely enjoyed our time there. There’s an unending amount of great restaurants, things to see, and things to do. The Mountain Hardware flagship store is in Portland. I have such a weakness for outdoor stores, so of course we went; hours passed, clothes were bought, and …

The Best Guacamole

For the perfect guacamole, less is more. Simple ingredients combined for phenomenal flavor. There are countless uses for guacamole; from fajitas, tacos, and burritos, to afternoon snacking, and even as a salad dressing. This is my basic blueprint for guacamole, and it’s the recipe that I always come back to because it’s my favorite.

Easy Butter Chicken

Here is my updated version of Butter Chicken. Last week I posted an authentic recipe, and this week I have my interpretation for you. This recipe is lighter and faster. I simplified the spice list and made this recipe dairy free. Just to be clear, this is ‘Butter’ Chicken in preparation only, there isn’t any butter or cream in this …

Painted Hills and the Clarno Unit

It all began with a coffee-table book. We were shopping in Calgary (I’m guessing it was for kitchen stuff), and at some point I noticed Tyler had drifted into the book section. I found him sitting on the floor paging through a book with the natural wonders of the world in it. Pretty soon I was sitting on the floor too, captivated by all the neat places to go and see. The John Day Fossil Beds were listed in the book, and that got the ball rolling for the whole Oregon trip.

Brownies

When I want a brownie, what I’m craving is a dense, fudgy, ultra chocolatey experience. A little bit of chewiness and a crackling top are all a necessary part of the package. No fluffy or cakey brownies to be found here. I found the perfect ‘better than the box’ recipe a few years ago and would make it from time …

DIY Glitter Shoes

I first saw this idea on the blog Once Over Lightly, and I pinned a photo for later, (Pinterest is so handy for that). I can’t help it, I’m a sucker for anything that glitters. I don’t know if this ever happens to you, but whenever I do something as fluffy as spending a couple of hours glittering my shoes, I feel …

Butter Chicken

So…, here’s the thing, I promised to make Butter Chicken for Tyler’s birthday and somehow it’s taken me over three months to get around to it. If I waited too much longer, I’d have to make it for the next birthday. It’s embarrassing how long it takes me to get the simplest of things done. I would say though, this Butter Chicken is definitely worth waiting for.

April Showers

April showers indeed, April snow showers! This is the beautiful scenery that I woke up to this weekend. All the bright green grass was turned to white. The sun was peeking out again but it was sure cold. It’s a good thing that I’m making Butter Chicken, our favorite Indian dish. I think we’ll stay inside and eat our warm, …