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Thin Crust Pizza

You want to know one of the MANY reason I know there is a God? Because pizza exists. If I didn’t want to be a better example to my children, I would sustain my life solely on pizza. I’ll guzzle down the occasional salad in front of people, too. You know. For morale. But you better believe pizza is my one true love. For this reason, there will probably be an entire section of this blog dedicated to the glorious pie someday. And you KNOW I’m always game to try a new variety. Ri

Inside Out Ravioli

Are we all recovering nicely from our sugar hangovers? I kind of wish sugar hangovers were a thing because then maybe it would slow Baby Girl down for an hour or two. She is like a freaking cyclone. And remember how I complained about the stupid Easter grass we are all forced to put in our baskets if we want to be accomplished parents? IT. IS. EVERYWHERE. ALREADY! How does that even happen? I spent yesterday moping because we spent the weekend in bright and shiny Mesquite wit

Broccoli Alfredo Tortellini with Bacon

There’s tortellini, and then there’s alfredo tortellini and then there’s alfredo tortellini with broccoli in it… and THEN there is Broccoli Alfredo Tortellini with BACON. BACON! This stuff is already filthy rich and then I added bacon and I basically went into a delicious cheese covered bacon coma. I think if I was to become a vegetarian, (don’t worry, Dad. I won’t) I would probably miss bacon the most. If I was a pig, I’d probably be a cannibal. Weird thought. One of the thi

Broccoli Salad

Yay, broccoli! At least that’s what your family will be saying after trying this salad. I actually don’t know that anyone has ever really used that sentence in a real life situation but I thought I’d see how it sounded. And it sounds a little ridiculous. Broccoli is really good, don’t get me wrong… But it’s definitely not cake. So that’s why in this recipe we trash it up with some other really good stuff and call it a salad… Because it does have broccoli in it after all. I lo

Spicy Fish Tacos with a Mango Cabbage Slaw and Lime Crema

These fish tacos are insanely awesome. But I am officially super confused. So, almost one year ago, Mr. T finally went to the allergist to figure out the real culprits behind his food allergies. You know, before I accidentally tried to kill him again. Anyway, we found out that he was insanely allergic to shell-fish but not allergic AT ALL to regular fish. Hooray! To celebrate, he went to California on a business trip and ate some salmon sashimi like it was going out of style.

Loaded Ranch Potato Soup

I love potato soup, but this is not your average potato soup. It has something extra, so now we can extra love it. It reminds me of something my grandpa used to make that we called “Sticky Potatoes.” Sticky Potatoes were SO good and SO unhealthy. There was almost more cream cheese, sour cream and heavy whipping cream than actual potato. They. Were. Amazing. I seriously need to go to the gym after just reading that paragraph, though. Seriously. This totally reminds me of that,

Vampire Tacos

Every time Mr. T goes to California, he comes home begging me to recreate “vampire tacos”. Apparently he thinks I’m some culinary genius or something. You know who are culinary geniuses? Those dang kids on Masterchef Jr. I’ve been binge watching the latest season and my jaw drops at least 10 times an episode. These kids are seriously only eight years old, and they could kick my trash up and down the kitchen. They are so cool under pressure, too. I would just be a giant puddle

Steak Nachos

YOU GUYS!!! Check out the new digs! Nice, right? I’m still trying to get used to it, myself. And I’m sure there will be a few wrinkles to iron out here and there but I am SO happy with how it’s turned out. I’d love to know what you guys think, as well! Feel free to email, facebook, instagram or whatever else me and let me know how you like it! So far, so good! On to the good part: the food. For my first recipe post of the big blog revamp I decided to go with these awesome Ste

Baked Goat Cheese with Honey

I didn’t even know I liked goat cheese until I had the Filet Bryan at Carrabba’s Italian Grill, which I have totally made at home and can be found on the blog here. IT’S AMAZING. As far as today’s recipes goes, with just a few ingredients you can have a beautiful and flavorful dip. This dip has honey drizzled on top of the hot goat cheese which turns out to be the perfect sweet compliment to cut the saltiness of the cheese. Then you sprinkle a few fresh herbs and spices on to

Creamed Eggs

Famous Julie and Papa Steed are smart people. They decided when all of us kids were really young that neither of them would ever tell or hint at the fact that they didn’t like a certain food. I actually didn’t find out that Papa Steed doesn’t like eggs until I was probably 23 years old. The funny part is that I don’t like eggs either. Like father, like daughter I suppose. The crazy thing? I LOVE THESE EGGS. I love them. I can’t get enough of them. They have an awesome mix of

Grilled Mexican Street Corn

Unfortunately I never saw this deliciousness last time I was wandering the streets of Mexico. We did however run into a gentleman who was walking around with a device that appeared to be two metal bars connected to a car battery. As we strolled past him, he shoved the bars into my older brother’s hands, turned on the battery and continued to electrocute him so vigorously that all the muscles in his hands contracted and he couldn’t let go. THEN he proceeded to turn the electri

Campfire Burger

This burger is so good it’ll make you want to slap yo mama. I’ve never really understood that phrase. Are we slapping our momma’s because we can’t handle the exquisite tastes in our mouths? Or… are we slapping our momma’s because they never made this burger for us and we had to live without it for so long? Well, I am putting an end to the madness. Not just because I’m a mom now… and I don’t want to get slapped. But also because that is anarchy. If everybody slapped their moms

Shrimp Enchiladas

Oh, shell fish how I love you. These enchiladas are amazing. They are packed with veggie goodness and exploding with cheese. What else can you possibly ask for in life? Oh. Cilantro. You can ask for cilantro. Well guess what, buddy. It has that, too. A whole handful up there, see it? There’s only a little bit actually inside of it, but you know. Whatever. Throw it on top like I did and go to town. To continue my story from last week… I believe I left it around the point where

Cheesy Dutch Oven Vegetables

I love dutch oven cooking. I think the process of cooking with charcoal and stuff is fascinating. Not to mention, the flavor is seriously out of control. Something about using cast iron and cooking outside seems to instill such deep, overpowering flavor. Oh my GOSH. I sound SOOO old. Oh well. I don’t even care. Being old is cool. I can eat ice cream for breakfast. Of course, you can’t underestimate the magic of childhood. The natural bewilderment inherently instilled in the s

Twice Baked Potato Casserole

Have you ever had twice baked potatoes before? This is like the same thing, just like, one thousand times easier. You don’t have to dig out all the potatoes once they’ve been baked and refill those tiny fragile little potato skin boats with filling. You boil the potatoes until they are soft and then mix it with a ton of delicious ingredients. Like sour cream and cream cheese. You know, healthy stuff. Let’s be real, it’s the cheese and bacon that packs the real punch. … On yo

Garlic Cheddar Biscuits

I’ve only been to Red Lobster one time, but the only thing that really made any sort of impression on me were the biscuits. Ohhhh… the biscuits. I couldn’t get this garlicky, cheesy, buttery goodness out of my head. Luckily there are one and a half million recipes on the internet for these awesome cheese bombs, and I am about to bring you yet another one! You are welcome. Even though this recipe seems to be a dime a dozen, you still want it. Trust me. They only take like 15 m

Cheese Sticks

These are the perfect accompaniment to your homemade pizza. Because ya know… the best thing to eat with bread and cheese is more bread and cheese. Hope you got all your beach pictures in, because these are definitely not going to help out with that. But I mean, c’mon. You gotta live a little. These suckers are dang good dipped in some marinara sauce, or even better …. ranch. Weird? Maybe. Delicious? Definitely. Just try it. Of course, homemade ranch is ALWAYS better than the

A.1. Burger with Mushrooms and Onions

Vegetarians, shield your eyes. Things are about to get delicious around here. When I was young, I thought that A.1. was actually called “AL”, and to this day my family calls steak sauce “AL”. By young I mean I was like 14 years old and totally should have known better. Whoops. AL isn’t just for steak anymore, friends. It’s now for burgers, and vegetables and bathing in and drinking with a straw… Mr. T is under the impression that you ruin a good steak by dumping AL all over

Basic Breakfast Sandwich

We’re starting with the basics because: A. you can never go wrong with a classic, and B. we can (and will) build off of this sandwich. But to be able to do that, we need to start with this. Yes. Just… yes. I have heard that making your own english muffins is not only mind blowing but also fairly easy. I’m going to need to try it someday soon, but for now, these ones are from the store. Sometimes, you’re just lucky to get a meal on the table ya know? Like, yesterday morning

Baked Mushroom Chicken

If you only take one recipe from this blog, I highly suggest this one. It’s insanely delicious, insanely cheesy, and I just want it in my tummy right now. This entire pan came from only THREE chicken breasts! I always overestimate the amount of chicken breasts I need for this recipe because a single breast stretches so far! Mr. T LLLLLOOOOOVVVVEEEESSSS this chicken. It’s easily in his top three favorite things that I make. For those who personally know Mr. T, you know he is a

 

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