Easy Appetizers that Easily Pass as Fancy!

This time of year, almost everyone sees an uptick in visitors (whether drop-ins or planned), office parties, and family get-togethers. Life is already hectic for most, between work, school, and kids…that while the festivities are something we welcome, we don’t always look forward to the additional monthly costs of entertaining or the time it takes…

Repurpose your leftovers…ideas to get out of your dinner rut!

Rightovers: Leftovers Made Right Who gets excited about leftovers? They tend to be soggy, and no one brings out the special dishes to serve them.  But what if your leftovers were good enough to merit fancy bowls and compliments to the chef while still checking the most important leftover checkboxes: Quick and easy. Now, that’s…

Tell Me I’m Pretty and Feed Me Tacos…

Tacos CAN buy happiness. Passing along some inspiration for your next “Taco Tuesday”. Sometimes it is okay to eat your feelings… especially with your eating something inexpensive and healthy. SHRIMP TACOS WITH JALAPEÑO SLAW AND PICKLED ONIONS THESE TACOS COME TOGETHER SO QUICK AND EASY, YOU’LL EVEN HAVE TIME TO MAKE A MARGARITA!  INGREDIENTS 1 medium red…

God Bless Potatoes!

Potatoes are an extremely economic food source, and very versatile. Currently, in my local market, 10lb bags are on sale for $4.99! Below are some of my favorite potato recipes, hopefully you like them! Cheers! PS…I found some interesting facts about potatoes on a blog I recently found (recommend https://www.onehundreddollarsamonth.com/) It seems there are other…

Ever Made a Hot Chocolate Bar?

It’s the most wonderful time of the year—hot chocolate season! And there’s no better way to celebrate than with a hot chocolate bar. It’s not only the perfect pairing for at-home cookie exchanges or gingerbread house decorating parties, but it’s also easy to adapt to any party size. Here’s how you can spread some cheer…

One-Pot Chicken and Gnocchi

We have a tradition of “Sunday Supper” in our family. It’s a lot of fun…usually a little “fancier” than the run-of-the-mill week night (we even drink water from wine glasses 😉). Anywho, tonight was one of my favorites! Enjoy! INGREDIENTS 2   slices bacon, cut into ½” (1-cm) pieces 6   boneless, skinless chicken thighs (4 oz./125…

“What’s Poppin’” Stuffed Chicken

Do you ever get tired of basic chicken recipes? We have done a lot of grilling this summer (which is good and fun, but we were tired of the usual grilled chicken and needed a break) These turned out really well, I recommend trying them! This recipe can easily be adjusted for personal taste. Like…

I’m back! With “Guilt Free Mexican 7-Layer Dip”!

It’s been a while since I have blogged any recipes. I started a new job last year in May, which required a lot of travel in the first year…so I slacked. However, things have really settled out well now – and I’m home a lot more and back in the kitchen! This time with cool…

Easy Peasy Guacamole

I used to buy Guacamole pre-made at the grocery. I always liked it and ate it weekly. Then I tried making it at home from fresh ingredients… game changer. I didn’t know what I was missing until that point. I will never go back! I don’t HATE the store bought…but after growing up with parents…

Lit salsa verde chicken tostados…

Most of my life revolves around food, so I guess it makes sense that this blog would start with food posts, ha. I’m either making food,eating food, or simply thinking about what the next food I make and eat is! Sounds sad, I know, but before you judge I have some good reasons. First, I’m…