The Egg 411 (7 Ways to Cook an Egg)

They say a chef’s hat has 100 folds, one for each way the chef knows to cook an egg. That’s an egg-ceptional level of knowledge all wrapped up in one single hat. You can earn yourself 7 percent of a chef’s hat with way less egg-fort. (OK, that one was a stretch. I’ll knock it off…

Three Fabulous Faux Pasta Dishes for Low-Carb Happiness!

I loooooove pasta, so much so that when I eat it my body wants to never let it go and keep it in my hips! Ha. I have some delicious pasta alternatives though, that I do think you will like! Over-abundance in the garden this summer? These can help solve that problem as well, as…

4 Essential Cooking Tools You Need When Cooking for One

If your idea of “cooking for one” entails reaching into your freezer, pulling out some Pizza Rolls, zapping them in the microwave and devouring (while also inevitably burning your mouth on the scorching, melty cheese), you are most certainly not alone. Cooking for just yourself can be even more difficult than cooking for a large family. For…

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…

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…

Dude-These-Good Stuffed Bell Peppers (Kid Approved)

The first question I’m asked as the kids come home one-by-one is… you guessed it…”What’s for dinner?”! When I told them yesterday we were having stuffed bell peppers I saw the look of fear in their eyes. I got a million questions. “What’s in them?”, “Do I have to eat the pepper part?”, “Why?”. Needless…