recipes

COVID Cooking in Our Kitchen

When the schools closed in March and we all began working and learning at home we all had to find ways to fill our time will social distancing.  We spent a lot of time in the kitchen doing some COVID cooking and we have been eating very well since all this began.  We have had...
Taco Bar Party

Taco Bar Party

Need an easy dinner idea for a big crowd?  You should have a Taco Bar Party!  It does not break the bank or take an inordinate amount of time to put together.    For New Year’s Eve this year we wanted to have a fun dinner party that would not keep us stuck in the...
Quarantine Cooking with Chef Kayla from Arnold's: Gnocchi & Truffle Brie Sauce

Quarantine Cooking with Chef Kayla from Arnold’s: Gnocchi & Truffle Brie Sauce

I have always wanted to learn how to make pasta, and it took the recent pandemic to inspire me to do so.  Thanks to Arnold’s Bar & Grill, we learned how to make Gnocchi & Truffle Brie Sauce this week alongside their star chef, Kayla Robison. Each week, Arnold’s and Kayla release a virtual cooking...
Truck Stop Chili

Truck Stop Chili

If you are looking for a tried and true chili recipe, may I present to you the ever-delicious and hearty Truck Stop Chili recipe.  This has been our go to recipe for over a decade and it has even won us some prizes in chili cook-offs!  The Truck Stop Chili recipe was handed down to...
Baked Chicken Fajita Recipe

Baked Chicken Fajita Recipe

I have been working on this baked Chicken Fajita Recipe for a long time and has become a regular on our menu rotation.  This recipe is so easy to make and cooks quickly in the oven, or can be thrown into an aluminum pan and cooked on the grill or cooked over a campfire.  Any...
Easy Baguette Appetizer Recipe

Easy Baguette Appetizer Recipe

For my work holiday party I came up with an easy baguette appetizer recipe that was not just simple to make but ever so flavorful!   “Easy” was the key word because our work party started immediately after school on the last day of school before winter break.  So I  did not have much time that...
Loaded Baked Potato Pizza Recipe

Loaded Baked Potato Pizza Recipe

Recently we made Potato Skins for dinner and then we used the leftover potatoes from the skins to make Baked Potato Pizza.  And it was DELICIOUS!  With just a few ingredients this pizza is easy to put together and makes for a hearty dinner. If  you love a loaded baked potato and you love pizza...
Tuscan Chicken Pasta Recipe

Tuscan Chicken Pasta Recipe

Lately our go-to easy pasta dinner has been Tuscan Chicken Pasta.  It is so simple to make, and it is a hearty and delicious dinner.  Before you make this recipe you need to get your hands on some of Colonel De’s Tuscan Herb Blend.  This stuff is the bomb. Tuscan Blend is the one spice...
Easy Sausage & Vegetables One Pan Dinner

Easy Sausage & Vegetables One Pan Dinner

I  have found a delicious sausage and vegetables one pan dinner that is easy to make and popular with the whole family.  When I was a stay at home mom I loved to cook and experiment with new recipes.  I  still love to cook, but find that I do not have the energy after work...
Buffalo Chicken Pasta Recipe

Buffalo Chicken Pasta Recipe

Our family loves pasta of all sorts.  We have many favorite recipes, but when I want just a little bit of kick we turn to Buffalo Chicken Pasta.  It is a creamy pasta dish with just the right amount of heat for this mama who does not like it too hot.  The best thing about...
Short Rib Empanada Recipe

Short Rib Empanada Recipe

Recently we discovered a new easy dinner dish in the form of a Baked Short Rib Empanada.  The obsession with the Short Rib Empanada began one evening with leftovers from my Slow Cooker Short Rib Poutine.  Ella had recently made some sweet Guava Paste Empanadas for her Spanish class and they were delicious and got...
“Cincinnati Chili” Pizza Recipe

“Cincinnati Chili” Pizza Recipe

One of our favorite pizzas at home is Cincinnati Chili Pizza.  When Henry was born my cousins brought us several homemade pizzas for dinner and one was an epic Cincinnati Chili Pizza.  It became an instant hit with our family and now we make it on a regular basis. Whenever I make some homemade Cincinnati...