Taking Thyme

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Rainbow Kale Slaw with Smoked Ribs

My goal to make two posts a week did not happen. Obviously. But let’s give it another whirl! I wish that I could blame it on something grand happening and that is why I didn’t get anything posted. You know, if hypothetically we had discovered a frozen pipe outback and had to spend the day in single-digit weather trying to thaw the pipe. Then, if somehow, our efforts to thaw.. Read More






Everything But The… Nachos

Football season is fast approaching and is there anything better to watch the game with than a hot plate of nachos straight from the oven? It just might be one of the best things there is. And these Everything But The…Nachos are just that! They have a little bit of everything combined to make a whole lot of melted awesome! I wasn’t originally planning on posting my Everything But The…Nachos,.. Read More






Pesto Rolled Chicken

Today I sat down with the intent of telling all of you about making pesto rolled chicken like I promised in my last post (Fig and Kale Salad With a Balsamic Reduction). But somehow, three hours later, I still had not typed a single word! I did do research on how to adopt a cow! Yes, you read that right. I want to adopt a cow. I love cows! They.. Read More






Southwest Chorizo Rojo and Veggie Bowl

The Overland Park Farmer’s Market is the best in the area! And each Saturday it’s home to The Wiener Wagon – “Kansas City’s finest sausage on wheels”. You can do your shopping as tantalizing scents of freshly grilled meat float above the crowd. The Wiener Wagon specializes in sausages. But not just any sausage. Oh no my friend, Derr’s Artisan Sausages are a step above the rest. They are the.. Read More






Wannabe Big City Potato Burrito

If you have ever been to Fort Collins, CO then you will know what I’m talking about. Even if you have ever read an article about the city, you will know what I am talking about. And you will know how easy it is to fall in love with the city. The welcoming campus of Colorado State University (I said I’m proud – to be – a – CSU –.. Read More






Spring Rolls with Sesame Ginger Chicken

Before you get to the main post, a little disclaimer: This post was originally written in mid-May before the mayhem of moving began. Once elbow deep in the throes of packing, my blog took a brief hit of inactivity. Followed by a few weeks of no internet. We are starting to settle into the new house and it is time to get back on the blogging train! The events in.. Read More






Butternut Squash Noodles with Shrimp

It has happened. It’s official and it’s real and it’s here. I like shrimp. I have spent the better part of my life denying this fact. I would eat it in a pinch to be polite, but otherwise no-way, no-how. But something about moving to Kansas City made me start to play with this little crustacean in the kitchen. (I know, I decide to start eating shrimp when I live.. Read More