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…

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…

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…

Crispy Slow Cooker Cornish Game Hen

When it comes to cooking meat in my house, it’s a constant battle.  I don’t like pork and Zach doesn’t like lamb.  I don’t care for ground beef and he won’t eat meat with bones.  And we both hate everything about fish/seafood.  I am told often that I’m much too picky but let me tell…

Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

  Living in Phoenix usually means a warmer winter than what I’m used to experiencing.  We used to live up in Flagstaff with all that snow and one digit temperatures!  But no matter where we are, the chilly weather inspires warm dishes that really hit the spot!  This year we had an exceptionally short winter…

Mediterranean Chicken and Couscous

Growing up, I had the pleasure of eating a few dishes from all around the world.  Some of my fondest memories are of Indian food.  My mother makes a mean Moroccan dish that is to die for and that is where I was introduced to couscous. Now, I know a lot of people who are…

Coconut Thai Curry

I’ve recently gone back to school and that means my time in the kitchen has just disappeared.  No more hours of food prep, no more playing with recipe after recipe after recipe.  I have had to find creative ways to cook food that is quick, easy, healthy, and most importantly, delicious!  Here comes my pressure…

Chicken with Fire Roasted Tomatoes

It’s a lazy Saturday afternoon and its lunch time.  I walk to the kitchen, put my hands on my hips and realize… It’s past grocery day and I don’t want to go out to shop just to make lunch!  Now it boils down to ramen, a can of soup or get crazy and whip something…

Baked Taco Salad Shells

If anyone has EVER read this blog, you should all know how much I love Mexican food!  And let me tell you, taco salads are no exception!  (although I make mine more on the unhealthy side versus a REAL taco SALAD.)  It essentially turns into a huuuuuuuuge tostada!  Anywho, to make them a touch healthier,…

Cheesy Pot Pie Casserole

It’s Friday afternoon and I’m racing through Fry’s Grocery in Scottsdale, AZ.  I waited until the very last minute to buy everything for the camping trip I had planned.  As I ogle the massive veggie section of this Fry’s, I start to run down the list of items I need to feed everyone for the…