Chrissy Inspired Beef Stew

Let me be clear, this recipe was tailored from the recipe in Chrissy Tiegen’s 2nd cookbook Cravings: Hungry for More.  I’ve made some notable adjustments, but wanted to make it clear that I did not develop this recipe from scratch.  If you have been curious about Chrissy’s cookbooks, let me also tell you loud andContinue reading “Chrissy Inspired Beef Stew”

Mediterranean Pasta Salad

Here is a quick one for you.  Great for potlucks, picnics, or week day lunches.  This is really a no-fuss side that if you can boil water, you should have NO problems giving a try! Ingredients 1 lb rotini pasta, al dente (or your favorite pasta salad pasta) 1 16 oz sundried tomato vinaigrette (IContinue reading “Mediterranean Pasta Salad”

Easy Meat, Veggies, and Potatoes

Adapted from: Saving Makes CentsThis is a recipe that has been floating around Pinterest and I’ve been meaning to try for almost a year.  I thought it looked too simple to be true, but it’s not…it is as simple as it sounds!  And my goodness, flavorful.  I added a few ingredients of my own toContinue reading “Easy Meat, Veggies, and Potatoes”

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”

Zesty Italian Potatoes

Another Pinterest find.  But I can not find the original source, so if someone knows it, please email it to me so I can give credit where credit is due!  Ever since having a baby, cooking has been a challenge.  Just getting to the grocery store takes some serious determination, and this has only happenedContinue reading “Zesty Italian Potatoes”

PW’s Green Bean Casserole

Adapted from:  The Pioneer Woman One of the sides being served at the restaurant’s Thanksgiving lunch was a classic green bean casserole.  If there is one thing you should know about cooking for a chef, it’s that they do NOT want to eat anything close to what they cook/serve at the restaurant.  It may haveContinue reading “PW’s Green Bean Casserole”

Company Potatoes

Company Potatoes.  Have you ever heard of them?  Nate never had, until Thanksgiving.  Speaking of Thanksgiving, hope everyone had a great Turkey Day!  Nate ended up having to work at the restaurants first Thanksgiving feast.  Even though we weren’t able to go home and be with our families, we made the best of it.  IContinue reading “Company Potatoes”

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”

Spinach and Artichoke Dip

What is it about cloudy, cold, and rainy weekends that makes you want to lay around and veg-out?  The list of things I ate this weekend would include salt and vinegar chips, chips and salsa, ice cream, pretzels, baked potato with plenty of yummy toppings, and an apple just to make myself not feel likeContinue reading “Spinach and Artichoke Dip”