everyday spectechols

gardening. cooking. everyday echols family spectacles.

veggie fajitas with quinoa and black beans

Summer’s just around the corner and that means gearing up for easy, fresh, warm-weather fare.  We had a peek in to what summer has in store the other day (woo … Continue reading

April 13, 2012 · 2 Comments

penne with roasted red peppers, tomatoes, garlic, and almonds

Last week I experienced a rare lapse in my desire to cook anything at all… seriously, I had spent all day digging and redigging my garden beds and as far … Continue reading

March 31, 2012 · 2 Comments

whole wheat french bread

I am always on the look-out for good bread recipes.  Not because it’s necessarily cheaper to make your own bread these days (honestly it’s hard to beat the $.99 “basic” … Continue reading

March 22, 2012 · 6 Comments

oven cornbread pot pie

This is comfort food central!  Not only did our house smell awesome while this was in the oven, but my soul was so soothed while I was eating it – … Continue reading

March 12, 2012 · 10 Comments

in honor of the weekend – spinach pesto pizza!

There are a few foods that our family really likes to eat when we go out.  Usually they are things we don’t like to make at home – sushi, gyros, … Continue reading

March 9, 2012 · 2 Comments

fettuccine with veggies in a bechamel sauce

I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with white sauces.  They sound so good in theory, but more often than not, they’re bland, heavy, and could potentially give your heart palpitations… and … Continue reading

March 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

breakfast sandwich with spinach, egg, and ham

I started loving breakfast sandwiches in college.  Before that, I thought the only breakfast sandwiches out there were “Egg McKillingyouslowlys” which, for some odd reason, I wasn’t crazy about :P … Continue reading

February 28, 2012 · 3 Comments

whole wheat flax seed waffles

Breakfast is big in the Echols’ house.  Missing it, or our morning cup of coffee, just isn’t an option.  Unfortunately, making sure that what we eat for breakfast maintains some … Continue reading

February 24, 2012 · 2 Comments




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