Cooking · Dinner

Buffalo Chicken Empanadas

Honestly? These are kind of like homemade hot pockets. At least that's what the hubby tells me. I've never personally had a hot pocket. Just add it to the list of things "all" children of the 80's have eaten that I haven't. Also included are pop tarts & hamburger helper. What can I say? My… Continue reading Buffalo Chicken Empanadas

Cooking · Dinner

BBQ Pulled Pork

Why is it when working out at the Y, the only good thing on TV is the Food Network? It kills me to watch fabulous dishes being made while I'm dripping sweat and struggling to breathe. But, since I don't have cable television in my house (mostly because if I did, all I'd do is… Continue reading BBQ Pulled Pork

Appetizers · Cooking · Dinner

Buffalo-Style Empanadas

Empanadas originated in Spain and eventually made their way around the world in various forms. The name comes from the verb empanar meaning to wrap in bread. Some countries fill the dough with meat, some with sweet fillings or vegetables. I decided to combine the standard fare of the midwest (BBQ) with the Spanish tradition… Continue reading Buffalo-Style Empanadas

Cooking · Dinner

Crispy Cheese Pulled Pork Tacos with Sesame Slaw

It's Taco Tuesday! I have died and gone to over-eating heaven. Seriously. Dinner tonight was quite possibly the most delicious food I've had all year. Possibly in the past 5 years. I cannot remember the last meal I enjoyed more than what I shared with my family tonight. My daughter declared "Mommy, this is so… Continue reading Crispy Cheese Pulled Pork Tacos with Sesame Slaw

Cooking · Dinner

Easy Chicken Marinade

This is a quick and easy way to make delicious, flavorful chicken. I use fresh lemon and herbs, but if all you have is the green lemon juice bottle and some dried spices - they'll work in a pinch. Serve up with some rice and veggies. Perfect, simple, fast meal. Photo of the completed meal… Continue reading Easy Chicken Marinade

Cooking · Dinner

BBQ Wagon Wheel Stew

We came back from sunshine and 80 degrees yesterday and woke up this morning to blustery rain and a chilly temperature of 55. Seemed like a good night for stew. My daughter saw wagon wheel pasta at the store our last trip and has been begging for it ever since. This stew was the perfect… Continue reading BBQ Wagon Wheel Stew