Baked Parmesan Chicken

baked Parmesan chicken

The other night as I was making dinner I was thinking of how far I’ve come in my cooking. I’ve always enjoyed cooking and baking but I’ve also always been a very picky eater. I stuck with the few things that I knew and didn’t keep a variety of foods, condiments, and spices on hand. … Read more

Instant Pot Chicken Taco Bowls

School has been in full swing here for a while now. And with that comes all of the other activities that start up such as sports, dance practice, piano lessons, after-school clubs, scouting meetings and a plethora of other events. While I love all of the things my children are involved in it definitely makes … Read more

Simple Hamburger Soup

I remember when I was young loving to read the story Stone Soup. I loved how tricky the young man in the story was, slowly getting the old woman to add more and more food to the water to turn it into a scrumptious soup. It seemed so simple and sounded so delicious! While I’m … Read more

Cilantro Lime Chicken Skillet with Black Beans and Rice

I’ve been trying to get back into a routine now that we’re going back-to-school.  It has been our practice to have the kids start going to bed at “school night” bedtimes two weeks before the first day of school, so they don’t struggle when an earlier bedtime is required. (Check out my Bed Time Routine … Read more

Chicken Cordon Bleu

I’m not sure if I am the only one, but some of my most favorite meals rocket to top go-to spots if I’ve eaten them soon after giving birth.  Seriously, after that much strenuous work, food just tastes better.  Mana from Heaven, nothing has ever tasted this magnificent type of flavors.  So it was for … Read more

Sweet & Spicy Steak Skewers

The 4th of July may have come and gone, but that’s no reason to let the fireworks stop!  These Sweet & Spicy Steak Skewers pack an explosive taste that is sure to ignite your tastebuds.  This post is sponsored by Mirum, but opinions expressed are my own.  I only work with and share brands that I … Read more

Chicken Broccoli Divan: A 5-Step Simple Meal

Looking for a quick meal, easily thrown together with minimal effort?  Look no further!  Like the Salsa Fresca Chicken, this meal is easily assembled with a few simple ingredients in a few simple steps, but is packed with flavor. It is also one of those meals that holds many different components of a well-rounded meal … Read more

Salsa Fresca Chicken: A Simple 3-Step Meal

I am always looking for simple meals, especially during the Summer months.  Not only do I want a few simple ingredients, but I want less time in the kitchen.  Because there’s swimming, s’mores, and sleepovers, that’s why!  I nearly skipped to the store to grab the ingredients for this meal after seeing how simple and … Read more

Herb-Crust Pork Chops: A Simple Keto Recipe

I always make Randy a special meal for Father’s Day.  I’m happy to report that my intentions this year turned out much better than my birthday breakfast intentions described here, thank goodness. I find it so funny that my family still kind of takes a steeling breath before some of my meals.  It’s as if … Read more

Keto Pork Tenderloin: A Slow Cooker Recipe

So, I have been recovering from a recent surgery to repair damage received while I was pregnant with my Shelby girl.  I had read and read about both the surgery and the recovery for years, finally making the decision after years of pain that now is as good a time as any to just do … Read more

Tasty Thursday-Calzones and Pepperoni Rolls, Oh My!

When I started writing Tasty Thursdays, I gave out my favorite recipe for pizza dough, with the promise that I’d share more uses for the dough. I’m finally getting back around to this one, with two NY pizza parlor favorites, Calzones and Pepperoni Rolls. If my husband and Chef Jr had their way, I’d only … Read more

Young’s Seafood with Tangy Tartar Dipping Sauce

Since my kids are all in school during the day, it’s not often that I find myself taking them grocery shopping with me.  When by myself, I take a little more time to price check, read ingredients, compare items, and look for healthy options.  But with kids in tow, I usually just grab the items … Read more