Slow Cooker Mediterranean Chicken

You know I like trying out new recipes, maybe the word like is an understatement. I LOVE trying out new recipes, so it’s no wonder I really liked this slow cooker Mediterranean chicken recipe. Boy this was good. I decided to live on the edge too, made a double batch so there’s some in the…

Taco Soup

It feels like I am doing NO preparation in advance for dinner lately. Case in point, this recipe for taco soup. It was a last minute desire for soup, I happened to have most of the ingredients on hand, however I did not have a recipe for taco soup using ground turkey. So onto the…

Pasta with Chickpeas

Here’s a fall recipe I thought you might like – pasta with chickpeas. This is a quick and easy recipe for busy school nights. Bonus it’s healthy and packed with protein. Word of warning, remember to put your garlic in the oil when the pan is COLD not hot. It prevents the garlic from burning….

Easy Marinated Mushrooms

Heather’s Easy Marinated Mushrooms When I was pregnant I came up with a recipe for easy marinated mushrooms that was amazing. Then poop – I lost the recipe and had to come up with it again. Yippee for you – I have re-created it and they’re still as amazing as ever. Note – you’ll want…

Lentil & Canadian Bacon Soup

I do so love it when I can make dinner from my pantry. Tonight’s menu – lentil & Canadian bacon soup. Lentils (check), Canadian bacon (check, last of a Costco 2 pack from the freezer), veggies (check), veggie & chicken stocks (check, also the last of my homemade stocks from the freezer – time to…

Tortellini with Sweet Potato

When you’re a working mom you look for ways to incorporate vegetables into a meal with little to no stress, especially if dealing with small children that might not otherwise want to eat the veggies. This recipe for tortellini with sweet potato hits the spot. Not only is this an easy to make meal for…

Turkey Chili

I couldn’t believe just how simple and good this recipe for turkey chili with chickpeas was. The recipe said to use cocoa powder, this is something I’ve never used in savory dishes before – but always have wanted to (yes, I have seen Chocolate quite a bit and NOT just because I love Johnny Depp)….

Easy Bread Sticks

Sometimes you just have to hit the easy button and make something like these easy bread sticks. These are so quick and easy you’ll kick yourself for not making them sooner. I don’t know about you but once school starts I’m in rapid motion until June when school gets out for summer. In the fall…

G is for Granola

G is for Granola – I’ve been trying out different granola recipes and have one that isn’t too bad. But as I’m always on the quest for the perfect granola recipe, kind of like my quest for the perfect purse, I know I’ll still keep trying out recipes every time I run across one. GRANOLA…

Potato & Corn Salad for End of Summer Cooking

It’s end of summer cooking time and I’m to the point that I’m madly trying to try out all the recipes I found that use summer produce, but haven’t had a chance to cook yet. Enter in potato & corn salad for end of summer cooking. This is what I get for procrastinating. But if…

Savory Corn Pancakes to Say Farewell to Summer

Savory corn pancakes to say farewell to summer – sigh, summer corn is on it’s way out. But I’m determined to test out a few more recipes before it’s all gone. Tonight was a raving success ~ the husband went back for seconds. These delicious corn pancakes pair well with taco soup – but you…

Apple Pancakes for Dinner

My family is obsessed with breakfast for dinner and we love these easy apple pancakes come fall. I mean what is easier than breakfast for dinner? Few ingredients, simple process, happy bellies – it’s a win win for this working mom. Doesn’t it sound yummy? And totally easy to make. This is a prime example…

Homemade Instant Oatmeal

We’re big oatmeal eaters at our house. Since I’m too busy to cook full scale oatmeal on school mornings I came up with my own recipe for homemade instant oatmeal. When the kiddo was little I just couldn’t justify buying ready packaged instant oatmeal full of preservatives when I could make it myself. Not to…

Homemade Apple Sauce

We love homemade apple sauce. Our neighbors backyard has an apple tree. Do you see where I’m going? The house was owned by an elderly woman and she told me when we first moved into our house that I could help myself at any time. I went so far as to buy an apple picker…

How to Eat like a Kid?

Tots. How to eat like a kid isn’t that hard to do. It’s all in how you look at it.  For me it was manipulating left over tots from a brewery dinner the night before. I mean left over tots people! I remember being a freshman at the University of Redlands and experiencing my first…