Easy Foil Packet Recipes and Cooking Tips – Main dish, side and dessert!

Easy Foil Packet Recipes and Cooking Tips – Main dish, side and dessert!

Foil packet cooking is becoming a trend, again. Putting your ingredients in foil packets lets you pack in a ton of flavor and clean up is much easier. “En papillote”, which is French for “in parchment” is the style you are actually using when cooking in foil packets. The pouch that is formed allows steam to build up for cooking the ingredients which leave food very moist and the flavors … Continue Reading →
Summer Family Fun – Ideas and Recipes for Backyard Family Time

Summer Family Fun – Ideas and Recipes for Backyard Family Time

Even though we are getting closer to the end of summer there is still plenty of time left for summer family fun. Just head out to your own backyard for a day full of fun and quality time together making amazing memories. When it is time for dinner, work together as a family to create a fabulous family dinner of Grilled Panzanella Salad and Cheesy Flatbread Pizzas. Top of the … Continue Reading →
Buffalo Chicken Pasta Bake

Buffalo Chicken Pasta Bake

Last week I created my version of a Buffalo Chicken Pasta Bake. Moore’s Marinades sent me a bottle of Moore’s Original Buffalo Wing Sauce and I wanted to do something other than just wings. I was thinking of Caitlan, D and the twins when I decided to make this recipe. The twins are not always good about eating their veggies so I wanted to get some extra vegetables in the … Continue Reading →
Delicious, Nutritious Outdoor Dining

Delicious, Nutritious Outdoor Dining

Dining outdoors can not only be delicious but also nutritious. Even though there are great bbq meals during the summer, not all of your meals have to be that heavy, greasy, or messy. These lighter meals can also be prepared in whole or in part ahead of time. This makes it easy to get lunch or dinner on the patio table in record time. Thanks to Family Features and culinary.net … Continue Reading →
Chicken with Burst Cherry Tomato Sauce #Recipe

Chicken with Burst Cherry Tomato Sauce #Recipe

Oh my! This recipe for chicken with burst cherry tomato sauce is so easy and delicious! Chicken breasts are one of the most common proteins used these days but you need to add something to give them some flavor. This savory sauce is simple to make, uses fresh ripe tomatoes, plus you can cook the chicken and sauce all in one skillet. Hubby is always a fan of when I … Continue Reading →
Edamame Quinoa Salad Recipe

Edamame Quinoa Salad Recipe

I love healthy salads like this that are based on grains with tons of veggies and flavorful ingredients. This Edamame Quinoa Salad was inspired by The Girl Who Ate Everything’s recipe, but I changed it up a bit to suit my own tastes and what I had on hand. The salad is so yummy and flavorful and very satisfying. I make this in big batches, like the recipe below, for … Continue Reading →
Steak with Garlic Shrimp Cream Sauce Recipe

Steak with Garlic Shrimp Cream Sauce Recipe

Yesterday was Valentine’s Day and I cooked dinner for Hubby and I. Many go out to eat on Valentine’s Day but I prefer to stay at home. I can cook, even a bit fancier meal, for less than it costs to go out and we don’t have all the crowds and waiting in line as if we go out. Hubby is a meat and potatoes kind of guy so that … Continue Reading →
A Healthier Casserole – Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Quinoa

A Healthier Casserole – Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Quinoa

Many of us are tryig to eat healthier in the new year. Chicken can be a very lean meat for us but it is important to realize all the extras you put into it, especially in casseroles (or hot dish). I’ve been working with #SandersonFarms for  few months now and currently we are focusing on healthier eating. (Disclosure: I am compensated via OM Media on behalf of Sanderson Farms for … Continue Reading →
Classic Beef Pot Roast in Under an Hour in Power Pressure Cooker

Classic Beef Pot Roast in Under an Hour in Power Pressure Cooker

Recently I received a Power Pressure Cooker to review. I have never used a pressure cooker before so this was all totally new to me. Hubby has more of an old fashioned pressure cooker that he uses for canning, but I don’t mess with that one at all. Honestly, I was a bit skeptical that the Power Pressure Cooker could cook food as fast as it says – but I … Continue Reading →
Coq au Vin – A Classic Chicken Recipe

Coq au Vin – A Classic Chicken Recipe

Coq au Vin is a classic chicken dish. Actually it was a way to cook old roosters way back when. The French name translates to rooster in wine. These days most of us only have access to regular chickens at the store but this still makes a great dish. It is time consuming but has such a wonderful flavor. I made this for the first time myself tonight for dinner … Continue Reading →