Salsa Chicken Bowls

Never go to the grocery store without a list…especially after you have a baby.  I couldn’t remember the ingredients for a new recipe to save my life, and I just got lucky with what I had on hand with this one!  And I was still missing the cilantro.  But, it still tasted great, but theContinue reading “Salsa Chicken Bowls”

Sweet and Sour Pork

Source: Coleen’s Recipes I asked Nate what he thought about this dish and his exact comment was “It tastes like Chinese takeout…only better?” and then he told me to be sure to make it again.  And he was right, it did taste like Chinese take out only better.  Most of us who love Chinese takeout,Continue reading “Sweet and Sour Pork”

Crock Pot Corn on the Cob

Source: Practical Stewardship Crock pot corn?  Yea you heard me.  This is my new favorite way to prepare corn on the cob.  I can’t wait to experiment with the seasonings to go with it!  The corn turned out tender and juicy, and was a sinch to make.  And unwrapping the corn from the foil wasContinue reading “Crock Pot Corn on the Cob”

Chicken Cacciatore

Adapted from:  Skinny Taste Chicken Cacciatore, such a classic and comforting meal.  Which got me wondering, what exactly is cacciatore?  It turns out, “cacciatore” means “hunter” in Italian.  And preparing a dish “hunter-style” includes tomatoes, herbs, peppers, and wine (optional of course!).  If you are from north Italy you’d use white wine and if you areContinue reading “Chicken Cacciatore”

Buffalo Chicken Wraps

Source:  All My Great Ideas Are Really From Pinterest Nate accuses me of being a sauce hoarder.  I love sauce, so sue me!  He also pointed out that we had 2 half bottles of Franks Hot Wing Sauce in the fridge, and asked me to explain.  I told him I was already a step aheadContinue reading “Buffalo Chicken Wraps”

Ruth’s Pork Ribs and Beans

Both of my grandmothers are excellent cooks and their styles are completely different.  My grandma’s style of cooking is from Wisconsin/Illinois and has a strong German influence.  My granny’s style is southern with a concentration in baking.  Of course they can both cooking anything and everything and it always tastes amazing. This rib recipe isContinue reading “Ruth’s Pork Ribs and Beans”

Crock Pot Honey Chicken

Source: MMM…Cafe Here is a quick one for you.  I was able to run home for lunch, throw this into the crock pot, and come home later to a delicious dinner for 2.  There were actually leftovers for another night, but someone left the tupperwares out on the counter all night…not me, just saying.  WhatContinue reading “Crock Pot Honey Chicken”

Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff

Source: Heather’s Bytes I had a wicked craving for beef this week and came across this recipe on the one and only, Pinterest.  The first time I try a recipe, I like to follow the directions exactly.  Unless something just doesn’t make any sense.  So that is what I did with this one.  The flavorContinue reading “Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff”

Two-Timing Spaghetti Sauce

Today is Nate’s day off and we are going to see Spider Man tonight at the I-Max, double score!  I’m not sure who I’m more excited to see Andrew Garfield or Emma Stone.  Who doesn’t love Emma Stone?  Even though she has become more and more glammed up recently, I still like the girl-next-door lookContinue reading “Two-Timing Spaghetti Sauce”

Crock Pot Teriyaki Chicken

Crock Pot Teriyaki Chicken source: Lake Lure Cottage Kitchen Every year it never fails, it’s funny really.  I can not wait to decorate the house for Christmas, and when New Years is over with and I am busy putting away all the decorations I always say “I am NOT decorating next year! This is nuts.”  But,Continue reading “Crock Pot Teriyaki Chicken”