Chicken Cacciatore

WARNING: EASY SLOW COOKER, FULL FLAVOR (NOT MUSHY) RECIPE BELOW!! As a child, I grew up loving my grandfather’s chicken caccciatore. I have fond memories of spending Sunday afternoons with family enjoying this slow cooked, hearty meal. Since my grandfather’s passing, I’ve longed to find a recipe as delicious as his. Since I didn’t have…

Sweet and Sour Chicken

I’ve worked at many different restaurants ever since I was 16 and boy have I learned A LOT! My first dinner I ever made was a penne ala vodka that was inspired from one of the restaurants I worked at. Although our diets have changed from the heavy cream sauces and pasta–I have found an…

Garlic Paprika Chicken Legs

Since I’m quickly approaching the last month of pregnancy, you get to hear all the wonderful excitement that’s flooding through our house! I cannot believe May 9th is so close. With all the excitement of nearing the end of my pregnancy comes exhaustion and down right laziness…especially when it comes to cooking. I go through…

Carrot Bread

Hi friends! We are almost done with the longest, least favorite, month of the year…MARCH! I always dread this month because its the pit of the winter when all we want to do is pull out our spring clothes and dance in the sun. This year, I really can’t complain about this month. We were…

Lemon Chicken Thighs with Risotto

After an e x t r e m e l y long month of January (it was beginning to feel 3 months long) I was skipping into February with a smile on my face. It’s been a hard balance to not wish away the months of pregnancy and preparation for baby when all I want…

Magic Bars

After nearly a month of being MIA, I knew I’d just have to come back with a BANG! This recipe is a new favorite and it’s hard to see all these pictures without having a bar to munch on while I type…UGH! Where to even start with how much I love these… All the ingredients…

Creamy Cilantro Chicken

Easy! Quick! Healthy! Check, check, check! May 5th, Cinco de Mayo was celebrated a few days ago. I warned my husband that I was cooking Mexican but it was something different. Our standby Mexican favorite is linked here. This recipe was a breath of fresh air, a nice spicy switch up to our usual favorite….

Smoked Chipotle Nachos

I tend to work with the same repertoire of ingredients so this recipe is was FUN and creative. I found this salsa and it totally inspired me. I feel like a good chef (I’m not actual referring to myself now;) lets ingredients shape a recipe. You have to let what speaks to you…speak to you! So this salsa was…

Granola

Nothing quite makes my house smell as wonderful as granola baking in the oven. I dare you to challenge me to something else that smells THIS amazing! It cannot be done.  Our unseasonably warm winter has become more itself these past few days bringing us cold, snow, rain, and gray skies. I get a sense…

Lemon Blueberry Scones

In the world of teaching, we get a wonderful little gift called winter break where all the teachers and students get a much needed break from the demands, pressure, routine, and stress of school. For me, this comes in just a few short days, this time to take a deep breath and recharge. I look…