Well, this worked out nicely. I received my latest issue of Food Network Magazine
in the mail last week, and I opened it right up to this recipe. I made it, loved it, and now you get to have it. Let’s hear it for efficiency!
My family loved this simple take on traditional Chicken Parmesan. This is a one skillet dish, and with the added artichokes and chunky breadcrumbs, there’s really no need for pasta. It’s filling and hearty enough to go on its own. I paired it with a simple salad, and we were ready to go. Read more...(840 words, 14 images, estimated 3:22 mins reading time)
That’s exactly what this meal is, and I love that something so colorful and fresh can come together this quickly and taste so darn good.
I’d made this meal before, and we’d really enjoyed it, so I decided to make it again and actually remember to take pictures (#foodbloggerproblems) so that I could share it with you. As I was getting my ingredients together, I quickly realised that I was in a bit of a pickle. Read more...(759 words, 11 images, estimated 3:02 mins reading time)
Zucchini noodles seem to be all the rage right now and spiralizers are moving from a fancy garnish tool to an everyday kitchen gadget. My friends at OXO asked me to try out their new Hand Held Spiralizer, and of course, I told them I’d love to give it a try!
What to make, though? As I was trying to figure out what to tackle first with my new gadget, I ran across an old recipe, written on a postcard, from my mother. I have no idea where this recipe came from. Probably from the pages of an old, yellowed cooking magazine or from one of her gazillion cookbooks (I come by my book hoarding tendencies honestly). It’s simply written on a notecard, and this delicious, blast-from-the-past spaghetti salad struck me as the perfect thing to modernize with a little spiralize. Read more...(824 words, 11 images, estimated 3:18 mins reading time)
It seemed to take a while, but spring has officially sprung here in Indianapolis. We returned home from our Spring Break vacation to find that the grass was a whole lot greener, the birds were a whole lot chirpier, and the trees were starting to bud. Aaaaahhhhh…it feels good!
This delicious spring dish may rank as the tastiest pork roast I’ve ever made, and with all of the vegetables and potatoes roasted in the same pan, it also ranks as super simple and a new go-to meal for our busy family. Plus, it’s Weight Watchers-friendly! Bonus! Read more...(658 words, 9 images, estimated 2:38 mins reading time)
In our house, special holidays deserve a special breakfast, and Easter is one of those days. I don’t like to spend my Easter morning running around the kitchen, though. I’d rather spend that special time soaking in the memories with my family (and quite possibly, swiping chocolate eggs out of my daughters’ Easter baskets…but you didn’t hear that from me.)
Make ahead breakfasts make my holidays a lot less stressful, and this latest one I’ve concocted is perfect for springtime. Speckled with spring colors, and light, fresh flavors, this breakfast turned out to be just what the Easter Bunny ordered. Read more...(655 words, 9 images, estimated 2:37 mins reading time)
I put this together for dinner last night fully expecting Avery to throw a fit over it. Avery, as you know if you’re a regular reader of this blog, is a bit of a picky eater. She’ll try everything, but many times we don’t get past the try. If she had her druthers, she’d consume nothing but kid food, and ketchup would be the only sauce ever mentioned in this house.
I knew that Emily would love this, though, because she loves anything with artichokes, and I figured Aaron would like it because…well, Aaron will eat anything. Avery was my sticking point, once again. Read more...(845 words, 9 images, estimated 3:23 mins reading time)
I love it when I run across an old friend, recipe wise. I have had this recipe for years, after I first ran across it in an old issue of Cooking Light. I used to make these little melts all the time for Aaron and I when we were newlyweds. They are quick, and easy, tasty, and light. Chock full of albacore tuna, artichokes, lemon and spices, they aren’t your average tuna melt. Somehow, once our kids arrived, the recipe fell out of our dinner rotation. (I’m guessing it’s because neither of my girls like tuna, and I just didn’t want to deal with the whining.) Read more...(666 words, 8 images, estimated 2:40 mins reading time)
We’ve gotten to the point in our pre-move period where I’m trying, desperately, to limit what I’m buying at the grocery store. I’m attempting to go through what I have in my cupboards and freezer and buy as little “new” as possible. One of the items I need to move through is a gigantic bag of frozen chicken breasts from Costco. You know the bag I’m talking about, right?
That’s a lot of chicken.
I try to change up what I put on this blog, so that you’re not seeing chicken dish after chicken dish week after week. If you start seeing chicken dish after chicken dish in the coming weeks, now you know why! (Sorry about that!) Read more...(765 words, 8 images, estimated 3:04 mins reading time)
It’s always nice to have a few recipes in your back pocket when you’re asked to bring a dish to share. It’s even better when the dish is something a little out of the norm, so there won’t be twenty of them on the pot luck table.
This is one of those recipes. These little savory artichoke bites are really easy to put together and they bake up beautifully. I would compare them to a really hearty little crustless Quiche. They are really tasty, and even better, super simple to whip up for a crowd. Read more...(539 words, 9 images, estimated 2:09 mins reading time)
It’s another crazy Tuesday night! Crazy nights call for quick meals, but that doesn’t mean that you have to resort to Hamburger Helper or a drive-thru. Even on our craziest days, I like to try to have a home cooked meal on the table. Does it always happen? No way. But, it’s nice when it can. Plus, after running around like a crazed soccer-Mom (minus the children actually involved in soccer), cooking dinner tends to calm me down. I know. I’m weird like that. Read more...(811 words, 9 images, estimated 3:15 mins reading time)