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Butternut Squash + Black Bean Quesadilla

November 14, 2015

There used to be a time in Allison’s life where quesadillas basically equaled life.

We grew up on our momma making us cheese crisps quite regularly, maybe daily. And for those that don’t know, a cheese crisp has many different household nicknames, but it’s basically a big tortilla topped with shredded cheese, popped in the microwave for just one minute and BAM! The best snack/meal for the little Abbey’s. Al would have hers cut with the pizza cutter and would eat ’em plain, slice by slice. I’d have mine uncut with a spoonful of Pace chunky salsa plopped in the middle, tearing off piece after piece for dipping.

And I believe that this easily-crafted, sentimental meal stuck with Allison real strong. I have countless memories of us snug inside a booth in a colorful Mexican restaurant, me dying to eat up a bean burrito that was bigger than both my hands and Allison quickly and confidently announcing she’s getting the cheese crisp — oh, and can we get more of those free chips? Sweet, thanks. Continue Reading


3 Healthy Thanksgiving Dishes

November 7, 2015

It was an early morning today as we loaded up our kitchen tote bags (that one we snagged from a food festival covered in orange and luminous carrots is just about ready to rip apart, so thank goodness it held together today) with all the cooking gadgets, ingredients, and final recipe products needed for our second news segment on Fox 10 Phoenix News. We were invited to share some healthy Thanksgiving dishes that could serve as alternatives to some of the usual decadent, buttery, and sugary holiday recipes. Thus, we created a three recipes that are packed with color which will just pop on your holiday table spread: honey roasted vegetables, stuffed spaghetti squash, and a healthy pumpkin pie recipe. We were thrilled to showcase these three recipes, and we honestly cannot wait to make these for our family this Thanksgiving (the pumpkin pie! Oh man. We cannot wait to have our momma try this, we think she’s gonna love it!). Continue Reading