Crispy Pork Carnitas – Two Ways!

Well folks, I drank the Kool Aid.  On black friday, I purchased an Instant Pot.  Have you heard of it?  This pot is ALL THE RAGE right now.  It’s an electric pressure cooker getting a lot of attention for it’s ability to take normal meals and make them in a fraction of the time with less babysitting […]

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

I am so excited to be making soup again!  Oh, how I love a bowl of creamy soup!  When I made this, I had to sneak it in on a night that it was just me and the kids.  I love, love, love broccoli cheddar soup!  It’s one of my favorites, but sadly it’s one […]

Italian Beef Sandwiches

A must for family get togethers or just a cozy football Sunday.  Italian beef sandwiches are easy and crowd pleasing.  It’s hard to find anyone who doesn’t like this!   Italian beef is one of those things that tastes so good, you think it must be challenging to make. Truth is, it’s not.  At all. […]

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

Salsa verde… green salsa.  I never knew what it was.  I knew it was good but that was about it.  Then one day, bored at work (haha), I was reading a magazine.  I stumbled upon some celebrity chef’s Mexican feast.  In it was a recipe for tomatillo salsa.  Huh, I thought.   I was amazed […]

Home-Made Chicken Nuggets

What is it about kids and chicken nuggets?  They love them!  Did you know you can easily make a fantastic version, with simple ingredients, right at home?  We’re talking nuggets similar to fast food and frozen versions, but with ingredients you control?  You can!  Read on, my friends! Ok, I have a confession, we all […]

Veggie & Cheese Orzo

Toddler Lunch Alert!  Oh man, this is so good I was gobbling it up right along with my daughter.   This would also make a great side dish for dinner, too.  Packed with veggies, bursting with flavor. You know those famous pasta/rice sides you can buy at the store? You know the ones, they have […]

Rosemary Ranch Chicken Pita Sandwiches

I don’t know about you, but I’m already full on into grilling season.  I have taken full advantage of every semi-nice day to get outside and do some cooking!   Although, it seems that I’m the only one amongst my neighbors who have actually uncovered their grill.  Maybe I’m just crazy.   I made these […]

Turkey Noodle Casserole

I’ve updated the 1980’s classic.  It’s noodle casserole, made better.  It’s more colorful, more delicious, and still delightfully creamy.  Spoiler alert: no canned soup here! Like, oh my goodness!  I’m channeling the ’80’s today… like totally.   Do you remember the good ‘ole noodle casserole with boxed mac and cheese and cans of soup, or […]