If you have kids, and your kids are anything at all like mine, you are facing a constant battle when it comes to meal time. My kids would literally eat the same three meals every day and be perfectly content. Because I apparently like to make things harder for myself, I am always trying to come up with new ideas of things that I can cook for my kids that they will love. Guess what – this wasn’t one of those things. I made this pizza grilled cheese and thought my kids were going to go crazy over it. They. Wouldn’t. Even. Touch. It. Now I know that if they had tried it, they would have loved it, but oh well. Even though my kids didn’t eat it, my husband and I did, and we both fell in love. If your kids are a little more adventurous than mine, I bet they will love it to. If not, I know you will!
Pork chops have never really been my thing, until now that is. I have both cooked and eaten them so many different ways, but I have never come across a version that I REALLY liked. I had definitely never eaten a pork chop and craved it later. Tonight, that all changed. These Smothered Pork Chops … Read more
There is really something special about warm chocolate chip cookies. I don’t know if there is nostalgia tied to them from childhood or something, but they just always seem to hit the spot. Now imagine one giant cookie made in a cast iron skillet. The prepping and baking happen in the same vessel, so the … Read more
I am so excited that it is really starting to feel like spring. This past winter felt like it went on and on and on… With the weather warming up, I am really starting to crave more and more salads. This Southwest Chicken Salad with Corn and Black Bean Salsa is a great salad that is very easy to make, has tons of flavor and comes with the added bonus of extra black bean and corn salsa to snack on later!
There really aren’t a lot of things in this world that I love more than pasta. I mean, sure, I like my kids and my husband but I LOVE pasta (kidding). Now imagine taking this amazing culinary creation and coating it with butter, cheese and just enough cracked pepper. Sounds pretty simple, right? It is. … Read more
I feel like one of the most important things to find when you move to a new area is great Asian food of all types. It is just one of those things that when the craving hits, you need that great little restaurant to head to. Well, we recently moved to a new area, and we have not found that spot yet. So, I had to improvise. Let me tell you – this sweet chili chicken and noodle stir fry did not disappoint!
One day, soon after my husband and I first got married, I had a craving for barbecue chicken pizza. I went into the kitchen and threw one together with what I had on hand. Based on my husbands reaction, you would have thought that I had spent hours in the kitchen making the most gourmet meal in the world. I just went along with it and let him think I had done something miraculous. The thing is – this pizza is super easy and so delicious. Years later, we are still eating it on a regular basis!
Pizza is a staple in our house. It is one of the few things that we can all agree on, so we end up eating it A LOT. As a family, we have a lot of fun making homemade pizza, and even the crust from scratch. We each like to choose our favorite toppings and … Read more
Hi, Everyone! Thanks so much for joining me in my new adventure! Food and cooking have had a special place in my life for a long time. Cooking is something I love to do to wind down and calm my mind and there are not many things that make me happier than making a meal … Read more