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 for sharing great healthy eating tips and recipes including a Turkey, Spinach & Apple Wrap, Warm Grain Bowl with Wild Salmon, Almonds and Salsa Verde, and Baked Greek Chicken Salad. Take … 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 use fewer dishes when cooking. If you have really large chicken breasts, try slicing them in half to make 2 smaller pieces out of 1 – this also will cook … 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 me to eat at lunch throughout the week. To change it up throughout the week you can add things like leftover chicken, shrimp, feta cheese, etc. Whatever you have on … 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 was my focus for the meal this year. I decided to make filet mignon with garlic shrimp cream sauce along with roasted garlic mashed potatoes and roasted asparagus. Bragging on … 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 my recipes and sharing.) Casseroles are a truly American classic comfort food but we all know that typically they aren’t the healthiest meal even though they are filling. I decided … 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 was willing to try. My first use was actually to try and make brown rice to go with my Pepper Steak recipe. I followed the instructions, but it was still … 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 and wanted to share with you. The recipe I have below is a bit of an amalgamation of multiple recipes I found online. As you may recall, I’ve been working … Continue Reading →
Chicken Piccata – Recipe

Chicken Piccata – Recipe

Yummy! I love classic dishes and Chicken Piccata (or Veal Piccata) is one of them. There is a bit of variation, but tonight I used thin sliced Sanderson Farms chicken breasts (disclosure: I am being compensated by Sanderson Farms, opinions are my own) and the pan sauce has chicken stock (or you could use white wine), lemon, a bit of butter, and capers. It is so unctuous and flavorful but so easy! For chicken piccata you can use the thin sliced chicken breasts or you can buy regular boneless, skinless chicken breasts and slice and pound them into thin cutlets. I … Continue Reading →
Pomegranate Stuffed Pork Loin Roast, Jeweled Couscous and Roasted Green Beans RECIPE

Pomegranate Stuffed Pork Loin Roast, Jeweled Couscous and Roasted Green Beans RECIPE

We are in the midst of the holiday season and many of us will be hosting dinners for our family and friends. The recipe I have created today is an entire meal for you that is as delicious tasting as it is festive in appearance. Pomegranates add a burst of flavor and pop of color to the entire dinner.   I created this recipe with Smithfield All Natural Fresh Pork using the Boneless Pork Tenderloin, available at Walmart. Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for SheSpeakes/Smithfield at Walmart. Smithfield is committed to quality pork by offering all natural products from … Continue Reading →
Smithfield Balsamic Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Shallots and Mashed Potatoes

Smithfield Balsamic Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Shallots and Mashed Potatoes

We eat a lot of pork in our house and pork tenderloin is one of our very favorite things. Smithfield All Natural Pork was the base for this family favorite recipe for autumn today. You can find Smithfield All Natural Fresh Pork products, like the pork tenderloin, at Walmart. Disclosure: I was provided a gift card to purchase the products for this recipe as well as being compensated; recipe and opinions are my own.  If you do not have balsamic vinegar in your house you definitely need to pick that up as well, it is divine on just about everything! … Continue Reading →