Pot Roast with Butternut Squash and Dried Plums

Slow roasted Pot Roast with Butternut Squash and Dried Plums is the best comfort food around. A wonderful choice for Sunday supper, easy to make and leftovers are even better the next day.  Methods for oven roasting and slow cooker are shared for this recipe. It's been raining for days now....I'm feeling soggy.  And tired.  There's something about rainy days that make me incredibly sleepy.  And wine, that makes me sleepy too.  Last night I had too much wine and today it's rainy so I just … [Read more...]

Pan Roasted Chicken Thighs with Creamy Mushroom Tarragon Sauce

This easy dinner is cooked in one skillet, a wonderful addition to your weeknight meal rotation.  Pan Roasted Chicken Thighs with Creamy Mushroom Tarragon Sauce are ready in under 45 minutes from start to finish and are so amazing they're great enough to serve to guests.   I'm reluctant to believe that this time of year is any busier than any other time of the year.  In fact, I feel like when the summer ends and we school starts things are more predictable...more routine...and less … [Read more...]

Tuna Salad Tacos

Bite sized treats perfect for an after-school snack, Tuna Salad Tacos are a fun way to change up your usual tuna salad sandwich. Mini soft taco shells are filled with the best tuna salad ever and topped with tasty taco toppings.  Quick, easy and healthy! I have a secret...I've been holding out on you.  I didn't do it intentionally but it's time I come clean.....I have the best tuna salad recipe ever.  No....really....I do.  It's simple and fresh and packed with protein....and you're going … [Read more...]

Simple Roasted Chicken

Disclaimer:  This post is sponsored by ALDI.  All opinions and statements are my own, as always. Seasoned with lemon zest and herbs, your Sunday chicken will shine in all it’s simplicity.  Simple Roasted Chicken requires only minutes of hands on time and should be a staple in your Sunday Supper arsenal. I love the simple things in life.  Mostly because in my life…laziness prevails.  But because of my lazy ways I’ve learned to appreciate simplicity especially when it comes to my food.  … [Read more...]

Grilled Chicken Peach and Quinoa Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

Healthy, fresh and simple, Grilled Chicken Peach and Quinoa Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette is loaded with summer flavors.  Sweet peaches pair perfectly with grilled chicken and are topped with a zippy raspberry vinaigrette that's super easy to make in the blender. I know I keep talking about "fall is coming" and school busses barreling down the road but the fact is...summer isn't over yet.  Who's happy to hear that?  Actually, we have about a month left of summer and, to me, this is the … [Read more...]

Crispy Baked Chicken Thighs with Scalloped Potatoes

This one-pot dish is loaded with cheesy potatoes and juicy chicken thighs topped with a buttery, crispy crust.  Ready in under 30 minutes, Crispy Baked Chicken Thighs with Scalloped Potatoes will soon be a regular in your weeknight dinner rotation. I remember….a long, long time ago….when I was a wee one….I used to tote a giant accordion file to school with me filled with box tops.  I didn’t know what they were for or why my mom went through all the trouble to cut the little squares off … [Read more...]

Cheesy Taco Pasta Skillet

Creamy, cheesy pasta bursting with taco flavors and made in just one skillet. Cheesy Taco Pasta Skillet is the best weeknight dinner because everything cooks in one pot, even the pasta.  Loaded with taco flavors, this is a healthy and fun way to surprise your family on Taco Tuesday! Who's doing the happy dance because the kids are back in school?  Our area hasn't shipped out the big yellow buses yet but I've seen several of my southern friends posting their kids first day of school pics … [Read more...]

Grilled Chicken Fajitas

Marinated chicken breasts, peppers and onions, grilled quickly and served with corn tortillas make a great weeknight dinner option.  So easy to make and with minimal mess, they are simply the BEST chicken fajitas ever. Have you seen them?  The back to school commercials?  They're starting to pop up here and there during your weekly binge-watching sessions of all things Bravo TV.  Everyone's talking about it and it's going to happen soon...kids everywhere are going back to school and I can … [Read more...]

Easy Seafood Cioppino

Loaded with fresh seafood and swimming in a mildly spicy tomato broth, Easy Seafood Cioppino is healthy meal that's easy to prepare.  A perfect alternative to a calorie laden chowder and ready in under 30 minutes. How's everyone's summer so far?  Hopefully it's as fun as mine and everyone has their toes in the sand pretty regularly.  I've been hopping back and forth between the suburbs and the shore for most of the season with frequent visits to all the farm stands in between.  It's my … [Read more...]

Country Style Ranch Grilled Chicken

Country Style Ranch Grilled Chicken will soon become a dinnertime staple for easy dinners on busy summer nights. Skinless chicken thighs are marinaded in tangy ranch seasoning and then tossed on the grill for an easy weeknight meal. Minimal cleanup, maximum flavor. We’re beaching it this week.  I can’t wait.  We’ll be heading down in a few days…for a few days and I’m looking forward to no messes in the kitchen for a bit.  I’ll still be working but dinners need to be quick and easy so I’ve … [Read more...]