Taco Pizza and Weight-Loss Contest Update. And Yes, Those are Oxymorons.

Hi everyone!  I am in a vicious circle with the blog, I think.  On one hand, I want to have great photos, because I have the knowledge and equipment to make great photos happen.  On  the other hand, I want to post frequently.  Unfortunately both of those things can’t happen right now.  Sigh.  So I have decided it is better to post more often at this point.  Maybe someday I will also have nice photos, but for now, please enjoy the mediocre to terrible iPhone photography.

It’s funny that I had planned on posting this recipe for Taco Pizza when I made it last week, because another blog that I really love recently posted her version of Taco Pizza this week!  (Click here to visit her awesome cooking blog )Divine inspiration?  Perhaps.  ;)  While we are on the subject of the Divine, I’m basically certain that in heaven we will all be eating pizza and tacos.  And taco pizza.

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Yum.  If this picture wasn’t ridiculously blurry, your mouth would be watering.  Anyway, this is a recipe that is really straightforward and of course super simple to change up to suit your tastes.

Here’s how Husband and I made it: Continue reading

Simple Roasted Chicken

Hola, amigos.  I hope life has been treating everyone well.  Things have been nuts at our house the last couple of weeks!  Mostly because husband and I have been really busy with work and we have spent lots of time on the weekends house hunting.  House hunting has been a somewhat emotionally exhausting experience.  I would compare finding a house to the difficulty of finding a date in seventh grade.  However, hopefully I will have better news on that front soon.

This post is really about chicken.

Roasted Chicken

I know the quality of this photo sucks. I was hungry, ok?

I love chicken.  It goes with so many flavors!  You can really dress it with almost any spice you want and get great results.  But to me, the most heavenly chicken combo is when chicken meets garlic.  Mmmm.  So if you love tasting heavenly combinations, make this roasted chicken.  Plus it is ridiculously simple and quite economical. Continue reading

Blueberry Banana Bran Muffins

muffins1I really wish I could call these something other than muffins, because that m is really throwing off the fantastic alliteration I have going on.  I suppose if I had a mini muffin pan they could be Blueberry Banana Bran Bites, but I don’t.  *sigh*  I suppose we could go with Blueberry Banana Bran Bombs, but there is really something terrifying about any food that can be described as a Bran Bomb.  And these are delicious, and I don’t want you to be scared to make them. Continue reading

Perfectly Easy Pizza Crust

Hello lovelies.  I have been slacking on my blogging lately!  This seemed to be a particularly busy week; it certainly went by in a whirlwind at our house.

Friday night is pizza night in the Stein household.  This did not begin with our Stein household; it probably goes way back to the Stein ancestors in Germany and Poland in the fifteenth century.  Herr Gustav Herman Olav Stein probably gathered his brood around the ancient brick oven as his children came in and asked, “Can we have Hawaiian pizza tonight?” “Did anyone remember to record Shark Tank?” “Did you get some Shiner?” “Grimm is new tonight!”.  So who am I to mess with hundreds of years of tradition?

Yeah, I made that up.

Anyway, Friday night pizza is a tradition from Jared’s childhood, and I think you all know how I feel about carbs and cheese, so I was all too happy to continue it at our house. Continue reading