Chicken Tortilla Soup

  I love soup.  I love the warmth on cold days, its simplicity as a meal, how easy it is to customize.  It is no wonder that it was the staple, everyday meal for generations past—economical, nutritious, filling—you can find soup recipes for any region of the country or the world.  Chicken Tortilla Soup is […]

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Post 100: Gotta say, I’m loving every minute of it!

I started blogging last year to practice writing.  When endeavoring to write a book, or multiple books, the primary advice is to simply, write.  Savoring Today, Overcoming Trauma, and The Stuff of Life have all been the collection point for what is inside to come out (it didn’t take long for me to realize I […]

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Scampi-Style Tenderloin Steak: Casual Friday or Valentine Feast

When Colorado weather hits the 60′s in January, it is time to take a break from the comfort foods of winter and grill a steak.  Inspired to take it up a notch, I decided to accent the steaks with Shrimp Scampi—AMAZING!  Grilled first then finished in the pan of scampi, the butter, wine, and garlic […]

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Shrimp Scampi: Easy & Elegant

Shrimp Scampi is a real treat served as a main course, appetizer, or as an accent on grilled meats.  This simple yet elegant dish makes any occasion special.  Serve with crusty bread to capture every garlic-lemon-butter bite. Print Shrimp Scampi: Easy & Elegant Serves: Serves 4 Ingredients1 pound large shrimp — peeled and deveined 1/4 […]

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Feature Friday: Chocolate Cupcakes with Flaming Strawberries [via Sprinkle Bakes]

I love Fridays even more now that I’ve given myself permission to take a break from writing and sip my coffee in search of notable blog posts about food, of course, and featuring those blogs/posts/pictures/stories/recipes here on Savoring Today. I like Chocolate Cupcakes with Flaming Strawberries from Sprinkle Bakes because of the sheer creativity and […]

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Skillet Beef Fajitas

Part of Tex-Mex cuisine, fajitas is grilled skirt steak served with onions and peppers to fill warmed tortillas.  This recipe, though less traditional, incorporates the flavors of lime, cumin, and smoke flavoring in the Fajita Seasoning Mix for a non-grilled version ideal for a one-skillet supper. Increase the mushrooms and feed a crowd or play-up […]

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Fajita Seasoning Mix for Non-Grillers, Bad Weather

According to The Biography Channel, more than 100 million George Foreman grills have been sold worldwide.  Add that to the number of patio grilling devotees out there and you might question the need for any fajita mix (authentic fajitas are grilled).  This fajita seasoning is ideal for non-grilling fajita fans or those seeking more control […]

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Guacamole a.k.a. Squawk-a-mole

It doesn’t take long for the squawking to start once the avocados are on the counter … “when are you gonna make the guacamole?!”  Rather than consider guacamole a condiment, we try to come up with entrées to go with our guac—though, the children see nothing wrong with just having guacamole as the main course. […]

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Valentine’s Dinner: “Did the fish head just move?”

I still smile when I think about Valentine’s Day last year.  Can’t wait to put the menu together for this year! Valentine’s Day 2010 Matt and I began celebrating Valentine’s Day in advance by selecting a few recipes for the sweetheart dinner we planned together (including youngest daughter, Kristen). Various options were considered—Spanish Tapas, Scallops […]

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Crispy Almonds: A “Health Nut” Just Gets Healthier

Almonds are literally a “health nut”, helping to lower LDL and raise HDL cholesterol, ground into flour for baked goods for those with celiac disease, and provide a host of vitamins and minerals for those seeking to develop healthier snacking habits.  As nutritionally power packed as they are, nuts can also leave folks with a […]

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