Jac o' lyn Murphy

Friday, June 9, 2017

A Duck, Buffalo & Lumberjack's Graduation Pizza Party

Three best friends, three great colleges...
one fun Graduation Pizza Party!

To honor the girls we decided to not only celebrate them,
but the schools and college towns on their horizons...
Northland College in Wisconsin, University of Oregon in Eugene
and University of Colorado in Boulder.

The University of Oregon Veggie Tray
featured Toby's Family Foods dips straight from Eugene, Oregon
and a variety of farmers' market vegetables in school colors only...

A simple, crowd pleasing Onion Dip
with onion soup mix and Nancy's Plain Greek Yogurt...

and of course the chips had to be from...

Boulder, Colorado!

Next up an epic cheese selection...

Classic ice cold beers representing 
Oregon, Wisconsin and Colorado...

Then on to the main event...
Signature Pizzas

Three Cheers for dessert with school logo pennant cupcakes...

Gift time included
for their college town...

Such an exciting, yet bitter sweet time for all...

especially for the moms, 
hopefully this will help us survive.

Thank you to Toby's Family Foods and Nancy's Yogurt for supplying their amazing products for this post.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Summer Cherry Salsa

Is there anything cheerier than a cherry?
Perfect for pies, simple snacks, gorgeous garnish for drinks
and sensational in salsa...

We are so lucky to have friends with property chock full of cherry orchards.
We definitely know Summer is here when we get a package from Sunset Ranch...

Cherries are such a fun, flavorful alternative to tomatoes, 
the tart yet sweet taste is totally addictive...

Quick, easy and pretty, 
I think it's the best way to get the Summer Fiesta Season started...

Summer Cherry Salsa
Mix together:
2 cups fresh pitted cherries chopped
1/4 cup finely chopped shallot
1-2 fresh jalepeƱos finely chopped with seeds removed
juice of one lime
1/4 cup roughly chopped cilantro 
1 tsp kosher salt

Serve with chips and enjoy

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Taco Tuesday's BFF - Arugula Salad with Cumin Lime Dressing

If you follow me on Instagram
you know how we look forward to Taco Tuesday every week.
I thought it was high time I introduced you to the newest companion to our weekly fiesta...
Arugula Salad with Cumin Lime Dressing

Light, bright and when topped with crispy tortilla strips and crumbled Cotija cheese
it's the perfect taco-night sidekick.

Viva Taco Tuesday!

Arugula Salad with Cumin Lime Dressing
5 oz. arugula
1/4 cup crumbled Cotija cheese
crispy fried tortilla strips for topping - I usually use 5 small corn tortillas
(cut tortillas into thin strips and fry in hot vegetable oil until lightly browned)

For dressing:
whisk together 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice, 6 tablespoons olive oil and 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

Toss arugula with dressing then top with cheese and tortilla strips

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