Appetizers · Cooking · Dinner

Chinese Chicken Salad

One of my all time favorite light meals is Chinese Chicken Salad. I always thought it was hard to make, until my friend Emily shared her recipe with me. Wow. So easy and scrumptious. I love it! Crunchy almonds mixed with a slightly sweet, slightly tangy sauce take a plain old bag of coleslaw mix… Continue reading Chinese Chicken Salad

Cooking · Dinner

Mediterranean Chicken Bake

This quick casserole includes great flavors like artichokes, tomatoes and olives. Tossed together in with chicken, pasta and cheese it takes boring chicken casserole to a new (delicious) place. It's an amazing meal for a busy weeknight. You could use any leftover chicken you've already cooked, shred up a rotisserie chicken or quickly cook up… Continue reading Mediterranean Chicken Bake

Cooking · Dinner

Herbed Pork Tenderloin with Oven Roasted Potatoes

I've made pork tenderloin several different ways in the past. I've marinated it, put it in the slow cooker, charred it good in a pan with some hot oil - the usual suspects. Yesterday I was feeling a little lazy. If you've never cooked one, you might think a roast is a super fancy meal… Continue reading Herbed Pork Tenderloin with Oven Roasted Potatoes

Cooking · Dinner

Chicken Noodle Soup Casserole

Chicken noodle soup has to be one of the great comfort foods on the planet. When I'm sick, it makes me feel way better. Even if it's all in my head, somehow the steamy broth and flavors of chicken, noodles and veggies help me turn the corner towards wellness. The problem is, when I'm not… Continue reading Chicken Noodle Soup Casserole

Baking · Desserts

Quick Cobbler

First of all. I'm back! I was pounded with the cold/flu season and was basically non-functioning for about 6 weeks. Last week I emerged from my bed to find that the world had changed in my absence. None of my kid's clothes fit, I couldn't get shoes on their feet because they too had grown… Continue reading Quick Cobbler

Cooking · Dinner

Marinated Baked Pork Chops

Why buy expensive marinades when making your own is so easy? And, you can control the ingredients - add a little heat, spices or whatever you fancy! Take this simple, basic marinade and let your imagination run wild! The key to tender flavorful pork chops is not to over cook them. If they are gray… Continue reading Marinated Baked Pork Chops

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

Baking · Snacks

Rice Crispy Treats

I know what you're thinking. I don't need a recipe for rice crispy treats. I've made them since I was 12 years old. The recipe is on the back of the cereal box for Pete's sake! Just hear me out. Have you ever had a rice crispy treat that was too dry? Too skinny? Skimpy… Continue reading Rice Crispy Treats

Cooking · Dinner

Cheater Cilantro Lime Shrimp

Sometimes, I just don't feel like an elaborate meal. Thankfully, I have a secret weapon. Costco. A few days ago I picked up a container of cilantro lime shrimp from there, not really sure what I was going to do with it, but certain it would become the base of a simple yet delicious meal.… Continue reading Cheater Cilantro Lime Shrimp

Cooking · Dinner

Broccoli Slaw

I've never really been a fan of coleslaw. I dunno, it just doesn't do it for me. However, the other day I was grocery shopping and saw a bag of broccoli slaw that looked pretty yummy. I was about to put it in my cart when I noticed that it was just broccoli and carrots… Continue reading Broccoli Slaw