Lola Cooks: Orange and Olive Salad

orange and olive salad recipe

As promised, we have more healthy food coming your way this month. Personally, I hope you LOVE this one as much as I do. It is one of my absolute favorite things to eat. This is certainly not an American flavor combination and may make you cringe a bit, but I urge you to try […]

Healthier Snacking: Roasted Chickpeas

roasted chickpea recipe

I am a die-hard popcorn fan. It is my go-to snack. I eat it routinely, although I am always on the lookout for a snack alternative. My criteria is usually salty and crunchy. I also would like it to have at least an element of healthiness, even if only to support my case of rationalization. […]

Lola Cooks: Slow Roast Brisket Tacos

slow roasted brisket tacos recipe

This week is that glorious time between Christmas and New Year’s. Everyone is still basking in the newness of their gifts, excited about bargains at the mall, and generally joyous. Winter chill drives us inside and we huddle around the fire to keep warm as a family (it helps that the new video gaming system […]

Cookie Week Begins: 7 Spice Cornmeal Cookies

Welcome to Cookie Week. This is our second year of what we expect to be an ongoing tradition around here. This is the week that many will begin planning (if not baking) for the treat boxes they will be shipping for the holidays. Last year we brought you 5 of our favorite cookies to ship […]

Lola Cooks: Perfect Hummus

best hummus hummous recipe

I must apologize. It has been a very hectic week. We are deep in the throes of putting together a new home for Lola and all of the Today’s Nest goodness. Additionally, I have taken on some new projects that are taking up a great deal of time… as the initial stages often do. I […]

Lola Cooks: Stuffed Chili Peppers

stuffed chili peppers recipe

Spring has arrived and with it an urge to be outdoors. This past weekend we cleaned up the grill and got it ready for a long outdoor season. There is nothing quite like the smell of grilling. One of the things I love to do while I already have the grill fired up is grill up a […]

Lola Cooks: Creamy Jalapeño Soup

best creamy jalapeño soup recipe

We continue our tribute to Soup Month with this yummy recipe. No Soup Month would be complete without at least one cream soup. This one is my favorite as it is mostly about the other flavors and less about the cream. Much of the creaminess actually comes from the avocados.  They also contribute to the […]

Lola Cooks: Roasted Chicken Tortilla Soup

best chicken tortilla soup recipe

January is National Soup Month and there couldn’t be a better time for it. I enjoy soup year round, but there is nothing like a warm bowl of soup to start your winter meal. Not only does it allow you to round out your meal, but many broth-based soups are lower in calories and filled with good […]