The Best & Most Versatile Grilled Chicken

The Best & Most Versatile Grilled Chicken

I want to begin by saying that this recipe is not my own.  I have changed an ingredient to it to accommodate what I actually have in my pantry.  I’m all about not going out and buying one ingredient so I can make a recipe.  If you’ve read any of my previous posts, you’ll know […]

California Style Black Bean Tacos

California Style Black Bean Tacos

These tacos came about because I had a lot of black beans and ripe avocados to use up before we go on vacation.  I wanted to do a crunchy taco, and after going through my refrigerator found some red pepper, lettuce and red onion.  I decided to skip the cheese (gasp!) and use the guacamole […]

Red Pepper, Ham & Potato Frittata

Red Pepper, Ham & Potato Frittata

I had a helper today in the kitchen.  Actually, I usually have one or both in the kitchen when I’m cooking.  I think it’s really good for them to be right up there with me when I’m cooking.  We talk about food, how things go together, and safety.  Lately, Arabella is learning what math is, […]

Creamy Southwest Enchiladas

Creamy Southwest Enchiladas

I’ve been wanting some Mexican food for the last week and a half.  I guess I was gearing up for Cinco de Mayo.  My Pinterest food board is almost nothing but Mexican recipes in the most recent pins.  I came across these Cream Cheese Enchiladas and immediately my mind starting swirling with ideas.  I could […]

Buffalo Chicken Two Ways – Rice Bowl or Burrito

Buffalo Chicken Two Ways – Rice Bowl or Burrito

I wanted to make a rice bowl for dinner with some chicken I had in my freezer.  I was thinking taco bowl, and then it hit me!  Buffalo chicken rice bowl with lettuce and celery and some cilantro.  I couldn’t wait to get started. Cook 2 cups of rice according to package directions or in […]

Breakfast Spaghetti for Dinner

Breakfast Spaghetti for Dinner

This is something my mom would make when I was a little girl.  I don’t remember having it often, so it seemed like a special occasion when we did.  It’s so easy and quick that you could make it all the time – for breakfast or for dinner.  It’s a great for using up leftover […]

How to Spice Up Store Bought Pasta Sauce

How to Spice Up Store Bought Pasta Sauce

I thought I would share a tip on how to make your store bought sauce into a homemade healthier meal.  For starters, I like to add something fresh like some diced up onion, red pepper  and minced garlic.  You could use green pepper if you prefer.  I get mine on sale at Trader Joe’s for […]

Spinach Queso Mac n Cheese

Spinach Queso Mac n Cheese

This recipe came to me after Arabella wanted some boxed macaroni and cheese at the Dollar Tree.  I was a little horrified because it wasn’t even Kraft brand.  I told her I could make her way better mac n cheese at home.  I had a recipe for spinach queso dip that I had been wanting […]

Ham and Corn Chowder

Ham and Corn Chowder

This is a recipe that my sister has been making from Pampered Chef for years.  It’s always good after Thanksgiving if you have ham leftover.  We still have some ham in the freezer from our recent ham dinner, so I have been wanting to make this.  As usual, I was missing some ingredients, so I […]

Ham & Gouda Brunch Casserole

Ham & Gouda Brunch Casserole

With all the snow yesterday, I wanted to make something for lunch that was warm and filling for my snow adventurers.  John was shoveling the driveway while Arabella was playing with her new bucket and shovel – which are not just for the sandbox or beach, but great in the snow!  This whole recipe will […]