I was, admittedly, overwhelmed by December. I was so overwhelmed by the enormity of it that…get this…I often cooked dinner and didn’t take pictures. What?!?! I know. The first time I made this, in December, my family went nuts over it. They enjoyed it so much that I immediately regretted my laziness and wished I’d taken out my camera. When my family found out that I didn’t take pictures of the process to share with you, they were all pretty excited…because it meant they got to have it again in the very near future. Read more...(840 words, 11 images, estimated 3:22 mins reading time)
I love lasagna, but it’s not something I make often. It can be time consuming, depending on the recipe, and unless I have a large chunk of time to play around with in the kitchen (which doesn’t happen often), it’s just not on my recipe radar.
This version, however, changed all of that.
This Skillet Lasagna is so good that two days later, I’m still thinking about how good it was. The more I ate, the more I enjoyed it, and I can safely say that THIS lasagna will be making multiple appearances at our dinner table. It’s simple, perfect, delicious comfort food, and just the right thing as the air starts to crisp up and the leaves begin to turn. Read more...(955 words, 12 images, estimated 3:49 mins reading time)
Sorry, guys. I know I’ve been a little lax lately in sharing new recipes with you. Summer is TOUGH, though! I’d love to say our summer schedule is nothing but laziness, pool days, and endless time, but anyone with kids knows that it just isn’t. We’re having a great summer so far, but it’s keeping me on my toes, and unfortunately, not in the kitchen (or at the computer) as often as the obsessive-compulsive blogger part of me would like. I know you’re busy too, so I’m sure you understand. Don’t give up on me. I’m still here! Just making my way through the season. Read more...(791 words, 8 images, estimated 3:10 mins reading time)
Have you ever had one of those nights when dinner just completely sneaks up on you? That was last night for me. I’d had a busy day, and was a little drained. The kids were home from school, homework was done, I had a half an hour until my husband would be on his way home, and we needed to eat on the early side of the evening because Avery had to be somewhere. I told myself that I’d sit down for a half an hour and just take a breather.
Just about an hour later… Read more...(818 words, 9 images, estimated 3:16 mins reading time)
This is my new favorite comfort food meal for 2016.
It combines one of my favorite cozy Italian dishes, creamy Carbonara pasta, with my favorite winter veggie. It comes together quickly, and simply, and just a few fresh, honest ingredients pack a whole lot of flavor. In fact, the first time I made it, Avery (my youngest, and not my most adventurous eater…but she’s trying) commented that “Wow, the noodles give the brussels sprouts such great flavor!” Ha! Well, no, probably the other way around, but whatever works in her little head to get her to eat her veggies is fine by me. That’s something she wouldn’t have done last winter. My family enjoyed it so much that I’ve made it twice in the past few weeks, and we can’t get enough of it! Read more...(987 words, 9 images, estimated 3:57 mins reading time)
I won’t mince words. This is really, really tasty. I have to thank my sister-in-law, Karin, for sharing this recipe with me, and I have to apologize to the rest of you for waiting so long to make it, and share it with you.
It’s really that good.
And it couldn’t be easier to throw together. Read more...(1037 words, 11 images, estimated 4:09 mins reading time)
Thursday nights have become increasingly busy around here, so I’ve now dubbed them Slow Cooker Thursdays. There’s no way I’m going to be able to cook a dinner in between shuttle stops, so I’m thankful I have a good number of tasty slow cooker meals in my back pocket. This one can now be added to the list.
I honestly can’t remember a time where I’ve cooked whole, bone-in pork chops in the slow cooker, and I was pretty happy with how they turned out. The pork was fall-off-the-bone tender, and had a ton of flavor from a delicious herb-garlic rub. It was topped with tomatoes, zucchini, and a speedy quick gravy that I made from the leftover juices after cooking. Read more...(729 words, 9 images, estimated 2:55 mins reading time)
And the beauty of it is, it’s so simple to throw together for a quick weeknight meal, but definitely impressive enough to serve to guests. The flavors are spectacular, it’s beautiful on the plate, and that maple-sage butter melting over the pork and apples? Holy smokes.
I started by making that very special butter. I combined some softened butter with some chopped, fresh sage, salt, pepper, and a good drizzle of maple syrup.
That’s it. Simple, and fresh. Read more...(576 words, 9 images, estimated 2:18 mins reading time)