pot roast pappardelle

Pot Roast Pappardelle 2

Happy New Year, everyone!  Here’s hoping 2014 is even better than 2013 was! Isn’t it funny how the foods we gravitate towards changes with the seasons?  In the summer, we eat tons of simple grilled chicken and vegetables, with a few burgers mixed in here and there.  Then, as soon as late fall hits, it’s […]

herbed turkey meatballs with cranberry sauce

Herbed Turkey Meatballs 2

Anyone still have Thanksgiving leftovers in the fridge? I know we do!  Well, to be fair, they’re Saturday’s leftovers from second Thanksgiving, but that’s pretty much the same thing. Remember when I mentioned finding the best cranberry sauce recipe ever?  Well, this is the best thing to do with those cranberry sauce leftovers.  Or at […]

bbq pulled pork pizza

pulled pork pizza 3

Mmm, pizza! I love how you can take a basic crust and top it with just about anything.  I made this barbecue pulled pork pizza way back in June for Daren’s birthday (sorry for taking so long to get it out to you guys!) and we really loved it.  It was also a great way […]

chicken enchiladas

Oh man, these chicken enchiladas.  They’re probably one of my favorite dinners ever.  If you asked Daren, I’m sure he’d say he could eat them every night (and in a house where we rarely eat things multiple times, given the number of recipes I have stashed away waiting to be tried, that’s saying a lot!)  […]

white bean, pancetta and swiss chard pot pies

pancetta white bean and chard pot pies 2

Man, am I loving our CSA lately! It’s really encouraged (forced?) us to eat more fresh vegetables, and to try ones we haven’t had before (I feel like I’m repeating myself here – I’m like a walking CSA advertisement lately. Sorry about that.  Gotta blog what you’re actually eating, right?)  In this case, it was […]

chicken cheddar jalapeño burgers

chicken cheddar jalapeno burgers

WOW has it been hot out lately! Last week was brutal – mid to high-90s every day, with the heat index at least 10 degrees above that (and not a single day off or even an early dismissal for high heat index… whattt?!) One afternoon I glanced at my phone and the heat index said […]

homemade pizza dough

pizza dough

Homemade pizza is so much fun to make.  You’ve basically got a blank slate that you can work with to make anything you want – the possibilities as far as toppings go are only limited by your taste buds and your imagination.  I would imagine this would also be really fun to make with kids […]

chicken and broccoli stir-fry

chicken stir fry

There are a lot of Asian-style dishes that I’ve struggled with making at home.  For whatever reason, oftentimes there’s something not quite right with the flavor of the sauces.  I LOVE Asian food in restaurants, but whenever we try to make it at home I tend to be disappointed. With this dish, I feel like […]

grilled salmon with strawberry avocado salsa

Salmon with Strawberry Avocado Salsa

With the wedding rapidly approaching (only 50 days to go… whoaa), I’ve been increasing my efforts to find healthy but delicious options for our meals.  I’m trying to incorporate more lean proteins, especially fish, and more fruits and vegetables into our diets.  This meal fit that description perfectly, and was tasty as well! I wasn’t […]

spicy pineapple chicken

coconut cupcakes

I’m always on the hunt for new dishes that can be made relatively easily but have great flavor and that keep us excited about making (and eating) dinner.  Daren and I love pineapple in chicken dishes, so I knew this would be a hit.  It took just slightly more time than I thought it would, […]