I like making big batches of food whenever I get the chance. Since I mealprep on Sundays, that's easy to do. Meal prepping is all about cooking in big batches and divvying it up throughout the week. Casseroles, sheetpan meals, and skillet dinners are perfect for it. Then, there's meal prepping salads. You can't really… Continue reading Southwestern Chicken Salad
When I was a kid, I was obsessed with the book and movie "Harriet the Spy". I started carrying around my own composition notebook, writing down everything I saw during my day. I tried to be Harriet. I wanted to be her. One thing that Harriet loved was mayonnaise and tomato sandwiches. Even though I… Continue reading BLT Chicken Salad
I thought I was done experimenting with spaghetti squash. I thought I had done all that I could with that gourd. I've made spaghetti (obviously), chicken parm, alfredo, lo mein, primavera, BBQ chicken, cajun chicken, chicken piccata, chicken marsala...all with that bright yellow squash. What's left to do?! Well, make it Caprese-style, that's what's left.… Continue reading Caprese Stuffed Spaghetti Squash
It's steaming hot outside. We're now entering the worst part of summer: Post-July-Fourth, sweat-your-makeup off, unwavering sunlight summer days.I've kept the outdoor activities to a minimum the last two weeks. If you catch me outside, it's usually well past when the sun went down or on the cusp of dusk. You wouldn't catch me outside… Continue reading Chopped Supreme Taco Salad
Grocery stores have really started to branch out when it comes to their merchandise. When I was a kid you could only find the American staples: canned goods, produce, meat, dairy---nothing out of the ordinary. The only thing exotic to me back then were the fresh fruit roll-ups in the produce section. Now, you have… Continue reading Three Cheese Pesto Pizza
I'm more than halfway done Christmas shopping and it's not even December yet. I consider that a win. Usually, I'm one of those crazy people making a mad dash for the stores on December 23rd. I'm a perpetual procrastinator at all things in life, Christmas shopping included. I'll even fight the two things I hate… Continue reading Salsa Verde Chicken Casserole
Savory bone-in chops slow cooked to perfection with a tangy tomato & balsamic vinegar sauce. Best served with noodles or potatoes and with a heap of the tomatoes!