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Month: May 2019

Sticky, Sweet Thai Wings

Sticky, Sweet Thai Wings

These wings are a so simple, I’m pretty sure my 12 year old could do this! Granted, he’d make a mess and probably spread salmonella all over the counter… but still he could do it! (That’s supposed to be your motivation, BTW!) Seriously though, this…

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Chili, Lime and Shrimp Chopped Mexican Salad

Chili, Lime and Shrimp Chopped Mexican Salad

This dish is like a hybrid between a salad and a salsa. Cool and refreshing, it pairs perfectly with sunshine, happiness and laughter. OK, that’s not a real pairing- but that’s just how I feel when I have this citrusy, zesty, light and bright beauty…

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Chicken Parmesan with a Light Caprese Broth

Chicken Parmesan with a Light Caprese Broth

Chicken Parmesan, AKA “Chick Parm” if you’re one of those people who orders it so often you have such a sense of familiarity that you have endearingly nicknamed it, is apparently one of the top 5 most googled recipes! I know because, I checked! So…

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Chili in Spagettti Squash Boats

Chili in Spagettti Squash Boats

Every Monday morning looks a lot like this: A computer, my calendar, a cup of coffee and a notebook. I pre plan my dinners for the week BEFORE I go grocery shopping. Each day’s meal coincides with the amount of time that I have. As…

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Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

The concept of pureed vegetables in places where you least suspect them has tickled my fancy ever since Jessica Seinfeld’s “Deceptively Delicious” cookbook circa 2008 (I know, so vintage!)  This recipe hides 16 ounces of pure butternut squash, which is loaded with vitamin A, vitamin…

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Instant Pot Chili- Big Flavor, Little Effort!

Instant Pot Chili- Big Flavor, Little Effort!

This traditional chili comes together in a SNAP in the Instant Pot. Made with all of the classic chili ingredients we know and love, plus a few extra ingredients that give this quick and easy chili a depth of flavor that will have everyone fooled, thinking…

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Crispy Kale Caesar Salad

Crispy Kale Caesar Salad

The Caesar Salad is a staple around here. My kids love it, and if I can get them to eat a salad without (a lot) of complaining, I most definitely consider that a win! But THIS recipe is like a Caesar salad 2.0! I made…

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Orange Ginger Grilled Chicken

Orange Ginger Grilled Chicken

Grilling season is my favorite! (A) less dishes (B) marinades! At any given time, you have at least 5 staples in your kitchen to quickly create your own blend of flavors that will satisfy whatever your craving is that day. The basis of a good…

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Instant Pot Black Beans

Instant Pot Black Beans

Cooking dried beans from scratch no longer has to take hours, thanks to the Instant Pot. I don’t even have to pre soak them! Make a big batch in the beginning of the week, and you will have an elevated version of a versatile ingredient…

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Luscious Lemon Bars

Luscious Lemon Bars

I baked two batches of these to share with friends and family today. It was like carrying around a little plate of sunshine. These lemon bars made so many people smile, that I had to turn around to make sure I didn’t have a pack…

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