Quick and easy doesn’t have to be boring. Grapes add a little sweetness complimented with salty olives for a fabulous roasted chicken dinner you can prepare in 10 minutes.
During the week it’s hard to come up with something quick and easy for dinner. With this base recipe for cooking salmon you can prepare a fabulous dinner without a recipe and you’ll have perfectly cooked salmon every time. No more dry tasteless salmon for me.
Everyone likes a good sloppy joe, a slightly sweet hamburger mixture on a bun. It’s a great go to dinner. This version is even better because of course it has cornbread. Instead of putting your hamburger mixture inside a bun, cornbread is added to the top and it all bakes together. Cornbread makes anything better. […]
We love our barbecue here in the South, but sometimes I need a break and chicken is the next best thing. Most of the time, I’ll cook it in the slow-cooker, shred it and put it on a biscuit or make tacos. But on nights when I haven’t done any planning, most nights for me, […]
During the winter months, cauliflower can be one of the few vegetables that tastes good. So while waiting for Spring vegetables to show up from warmer climates, this is a great dish. It’s hardy enough to be a meal all by itself but also works great for a side. I really enjoy cauliflower especially when […]
The weather has turned frigid, it’s not supposed to be in the single digits in the Carolinas! Perfect weather for chili. I thought I would share this version that we’ve made a couple of times already this fall. While I still love a big piece of Brown Butter Corn Bread with chili, topping it with […]
I’m so excited to share my first post using pork from Two Boys Pork. My friend raises pigs that are free range, no chemicals or hormones. They are truly happy pigs with a diet of blackberry bushes and acorns along with apples and other delicious treats. I can tell you first hand that they seemed […]
Creating chili in the Instant Pot allows you great flavors in just 1 hour. You can enjoy this version or use your favorite recipe. It’s so good, you may never go back to the slow cooker. I’ve had an Instant Pot for a while now, but mostly just use it to make chicken broth. I […]
I was getting a little tired of chicken and have been experimenting with pork recipes lately and love Pork Tenderloin with Cherry Chutney, but wanted to try something with apples. Pork tenderloin is so easy but can be pretty bland by itself. Adding caramelized apples to the center and then letting it bake in an […]
I’ve been experimenting with seafood dishes lately, because sometimes I feel like I’m going to turn into a chicken as much as I eat. Just check out my index on the blog and you’ll see a million wonderful chicken dishes, I’m always trying to come up with some new way to prepare it. But I […]
The slow cooker and I are becoming better friends lately especially after making Coq au Vin in it. To me this is comfort food at it’s best. I’ve found I have better success with the slow cooker when I use it as a tool and don’t just dump everything in and go. Everyone loves Coq […]
It seems that I’m always trying to find a simple dish that meets with several different eating preferences. I try to eat healthy during the week, whatever that means any more. For me that means I’m going to watch the sugar and try to include some veggies whenever I can. Mozzarella and tomatoes are a […]
Don’t let the summer get away from you without having a seafood boil. While you do have to stand in the kitchen for 25 minutes while you’re adding things to the pot, it’s one of those dishes that’s worth every minute. This may look intimidating but I promise it’s so easy and the only way […]
Shrimp boil packs are an easier way to get the great flavors of a shrimp boil without turning on the stove.
Fresh or Frozen cherries add sweetness to a savory chutney that’s the perfect accompaniment for a grilled pork tenderloin. A great choice when it’s too hot to turn on the oven. Stemilt sent me some cherries last week so I’ve been making lots of dishes with cherries. They don’t grow cherries in my area so […]
If you don’t have a grill outside your back door, you may not think of making burgers. However, I discovered these gems this winter when it was just too dreary and cold to go outside, and we loved them. Taylor loves pineapple on anything so she was my inspiration. Full of so much flavor you […]
Tequila Grilled Chicken is so EASY with a marinade of Tequila, agave, orange and lime juice, a family favorite and perfect for Cinco de Mayo.
With only 15 minutes of prep time, Slow Cooker Beef Tacos are perfect for a quick week night meal or if you need to feed a crowd. Full of flavor all by themselves but even better with pineapple mango salsa. I have to admit that I don’t always have the best of luck with food […]
Sheet Pan Dinner with Sausage, Apples and Fennel Sheet pan dinners are great when it comes time to clean up, but the challenge is to make sure everything can cook for the same amount of time without one ingredient being overcooked. Having great flavors that mix well together is the easy part. With the combination […]
Is your grill covered in snow, or is it just too cold to venture outdoors to cook? Than take this opportunity to try Steak Au Poivre. For this dish, you need to cook your steaks in a skillet so that you have all the juices for the sauce. Once cooked remove the steak and make […]