Chicken Soft Tacos

So I made chicken soft tacos. This is super fast & easy – perfect for those week night dinners when you’re half in the chair and half out the door heading to some kid activity. If you’re in a pinch feel free to use rotisserie chicken. If I had enough counter space I’d totally live…

Slow Cooked BBQ Pulled Chicken

Ok, I’m straying from Mexico for today, but I couldn’t help it. I had a hankering for a pulled pork sandwich. So what do I make? Slow cooked BBQ pulled chicken! Yes – I did this with chicken and it was crazy good. Crowd pleaser for sure and totally kid approved. Best part? Put it…

Easy Mexican Stewed Chicken

I know you feel it too – that moment of panic when you realize that you have to cook dinner but just can’t seem to put it together fast enough. That dreaded mom guilt. Hits you in the gut every time. Do I work, or do I stop what I’m doing to slave in the…

Three Easy Ways to Get Your Family to Eat More Fruits & Veggies

What? You need three easy ways to eat more fruits & veggies? Then I’ve got you covered. The other night there was a post on a FB food groups I follow where a participant was wondering how to get her family to eat more fruits & veggies. As in successfully add more fruits/vegetables into the…

Fresh Corn Salad for Summer BBQs

Summer means warm weather, cold drinks and BBQs and of course the foods that go with BBQs. But have no fear dear reader. I’ve got you covered with this recipe for fresh corn salad. You can make this recipe to make in advance, which means you have one less thing to worry about come Saturday….

Easy Marinated Mushrooms

Marinated mushrooms are an easy appetizer to make.  Below is my recipe that I have included in “recipe tree” mailings. Have you ever participated in one? Think chain letter, but instead of sending money, you’re sending a recipe to a few people and hope to get at least one back in return. Unfortunately I have…

Quick & Easy Bacon Wrapped Dates

Bacon wrapped dates are a crowd pleaser. They are fast and easy to make, and your guests will beg for more. You can never make enough – I promise. BACON WRAPPED DATES 35 dry dates, pitted (plan on a minimum of 5 pieces/person) 18 slices bacon – slice in half (1/2 slice per date) White…

Segway Into Spring with Homemade Salsa

I guess it’s time to start moving into spring – happy Spring by the way! Warm weather makes me want homemade salsa, and while you’re at it, throw in some chips. Are you as excited about this change as I am? I am happy to have longer days, warmer weather and sunshine. However the last…

Happy National Sloppy Joes Day

It’s Saturday – you’ve survived the week.  I know you’re probably thinking you want to BBQ, because it’s CA and that’s what we do. But no – today is National Sloppy Joe’s Day.  But remember – Sloppy Joes are a fast dinner. What modern mom doesn’t love that idea? And you know me, my all…

It’s Friday, Bring Back the Cocktail Party

Do you remember me talking the other day about change? How I’m not good with change, but that I needed to embrace it in order to have a personal life & family time? Do you remember me saying how important it is to the hubs & I? That our decision to change careers is closely…

Best Time of the Year

It’s here! Happy to put an end to freakish winter hours. SUMMER Summer means tomatoes warm off the vine. And warm months of sun hot on the ground. Yes, the rain ends. And the days are longer. Ahhhhhh – best time of the year. Please follow and like us:

National Chili Day with Two Cooks

Who likes chili – you do right? Well I totally do. I’ve told you how much I like making frito boats, or “walking tacos” as they’re called in other parts of the country. I have many memories of my mom heating up a can of Nalley’s chili as a quick post swim meet dinner for…

Breakfast for Dinner Solution

Do you crave to eat certain foods at a non-typical time of day? I do – and normally it’s breakfast foods at dinner time. I’ve learned to embrace that desire and happily my family likes it too. My favorite solution is to make a batch of pancakes with original Bisquick (for me it’s allergy safe…

I Love Sloppy Joes

One of my favorite meals when I was a kid was sloppy joes. After having a kid I decided in my free time to learn to make my own from scratch. Click HERE for my recipe. It’s in regular rotation at our house and 100% kid approved. And while I’m at it I want to…

Homemade Falafel Bites

Have you, after many years of doing something, ever had to change the way you do it because of something out of your control? That’s me with cooking and adult onset food allergies. There are so many degrees of food allergies, and I consider myself blessed that as obnoxious as mine are, at this stage…