Spinach Stuffed Skirt Steak

When cooking protein for dinner, I like to get a little creative sometimes.  Stuffed or rolled chicken is pretty common in my house.  It’s easy, it’s my favorite protein and it’s a fun little surprise in the middle.  When I think steak, I don’t really think of it in the same capacity but I thought,…

Baked Curry Fries

Do you ever get tired of feeling guilty when you’re scarfing down french fries from any fast food place?  No?  Me neither! 🙂 However, every once in a while it’s nice to do something a little different.  I love to bake my cut up potatoes no matter how I make them because I can get…

Chicken and Mushroom Soup

Prep Time: 20 mins // Cook Time: 1 hour // Serves 8 1 whole chicken 5-6lbs Season the cavity and the skin with: Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder, Thyme, Rosemary 2 Tbsp Olive Oil 3 Carrots 4 Celery Stalks 1 medium Onion 4 cloves of Garlic, chopped 8oz Mushrooms 10 cups of Chicken Stock 2 cans…

Chili Lime Roasted Corn

I can walk into any grocery store and immediately I’m reminded that it’s summer.  All I see is charcoal, watermelon, and mustard as I pass the first few end caps and displays.  Heading over to the produce section, I am hit with all fresh fruits and veggies that are available only when it’s the peak…

Chicken Italiano

Living in an apartment tends to limit my methods of cooking.  We’re not allowed to have any sort of gas or charcoal grill.  Summer time with no grill is just not allowed!  Trying to work around this annoying rule I have to live by, I put some serious miles on my George Foreman grill.  It…

Roasted Lemon Thyme Chicken and Vegetables

Growing up I was a picky child, but like any kid, I was expected to eat anything that was put in front of me.  I often didn’t care for whatever the meal was but I put on my big girl pants and ate it all up, thankful that we had food on our plates.  One…

Mexican Chicken Avocado Salad

If there is one meal I love the most, its lunch.  Dinner is always going to be fun and sometimes extravagant when I’m playing in the kitchen, but when lunch falls under that description, I get excited!  I’m a big sandwich lover, I could eat one every day but that can get boring real fast…

Chicken and Dumplings

Growing up, I had the good fortune to have a mother that liked to try all kinds of different dishes.  There was no boring repeated spaghetti night or casserole night (at least not that I remember).  The only constant was leftovers-Sunday.  Occasionally my mom would ask my siblings and me what we would want for…

Teriyaki Pineapple Pork

Growing up, there was a family I knew that had Hawaiian roots.  Every so often they would put on full blown Luau parties with entertainment and food.  They had groups of boys that would perform Haka (Maori war dance) as well as playing out combat scenes.  These events were a staple of my childhood. When…

Tangy Chicken Salad

Around the time I discovered the Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans group, I was just beginning to branch out with my culinary desires.  I hated learning to cook growing up and I had 3 male roommates for several years during the “college” age.  Once I started to realize how much I enjoyed my time in…

Foil Pack Rosemary Chicken

As the summer starts to wind down, fall is just around the corner.  That means less barbecuing and more time in the kitchen with the oven and Crock Pots.  That also means kids are going back to school and time is precious between getting home and bed time.  Learning to balance your time in the…

Baked Spaghetti Squash

A few months ago I decided that I was going to take the scary leap into learning how to bake this new fandangled thing called a spaghetti squash.  It has been around for a few years and while I know that Zach doesn’t like squash, I wanted to finally give it a try.  (Post recipe…