Grilled Margherita Pizza

Grilled Margherita Pizza

Fresh, simple and classic, Grilled Margherita Pizza is easy to make and has an amazingly crispy crust.  A great summer recipe that comes together in just a few minutes. Happy (unofficial) summer, friends!!!  What did you do this weekend to kick off the season?  Did you go to the beach?  Did you have a picnic or host a barbecue?  I ate all the pizza.  All of it.  Well, maybe not all of it...but I definitely ate my fare share of slices this weekend while at the beach.  There's nothing … [Read more...]

Cheesy Bacon and Egg Skillet

Cheesy Breakfast Scramble

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by VELVEETA®. All opinions are my own. A one-pot breakfast that’s ready in a flash!  This Cheesy Bacon and Egg Skillet is made with 6 ingredients and only takes 10 minutes to whip up.  Creamy and amazing. My family used VELVEETA® cheese in a ton of recipes when I was growing up.  It’s a great dipping cheese; it melts so smoothly there really was no question about which cheese to use when we were making nachos or dip.  It was just a given.  In fact, … [Read more...]

Simple Roasted Chicken Breasts

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The foundation for many weekly meal preps, Simple Roasted Chicken Breasts are crispy, juicy and tender.  Just a few minutes of hands on time saves you hours in the kitchen during the week.  And they're better than store-bought rotisserie chicken! I wasn't going to post this recipe for a variety of reasons.  The pictures are not beautiful.  The recipe is silly, stupid simple.  It's just chicken.  I didn't want to insult you all by posting something like Simple Roasted Chicken Breast but … [Read more...]

Strawberries and Cream Mug Cake and Planning a Dream Kitchen

Strawberry and Cream Mug Cake

A sweet treat in just a few minutes…this Strawberries and Cream Mug Cake is baked in the microwave and is the perfect dessert for summer.  Fresh berries and vanilla bean topped with sweetened cream are an excellent pairing in this ready-in-a-flash cake.   Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Kitchen PLAY on behalf of Frigidaire.  Compensation was provided to The Suburban Soapbox, all opinions are my own…as always.​ I spend hours a day in my kitchen.  Hours.  More than the … [Read more...]

20-Minute Artichoke Asparagus and Sausage Pasta Skillet

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Disclaimer: This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Barilla®, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #OnePotPasta http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV Loaded with spring vegetables and sausage, this Artichoke Asparagus and Sausage Pasta Skillet is ready in just 20-minutes and all in one skillet.  No pre-cooking pasta to add to the dish either, this pasta is cooked right in the pan creating a light and creamy sauce. Regardless of how … [Read more...]

Spinach Artichoke and Chicken Quesadilla

Spinach Artichoke Quesadilla

Crispy, cheesy quesadillas filled with spinach, artichoke hearts and rotisserie chicken.  Yes, that's right....rotisserie chicken from your local grocery store.  These Spinach Artichoke and Chicken Quesadillas come together quickly and easily making them perfect for busy weeknight dinners.   Let's be real for a second....or 300 seconds.  However long it takes for me to come clean here.  As you may know, I used to work outside the home...in a real office cubicle.  And, almost, … [Read more...]

Pina Colada Chia Seed Smoothie

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All the tropical flavors of a Pina Colada blended into a quick and healthy smoothie.  This Pina Colada Chia Seed Smoothie is ready in minutes and will keep you feeling full for hours. The weather hit 70 degrees the other day and all I wanted to do was sit on the beach.  I was peeling off layers of clothing as the morning wore on because I forget how to dress for warmer weather. It's so amazing to me how 70 degrees in early April feels like a sweltering, sweaty day.  BUT 70 degrees in … [Read more...]

Quick Pistachio Snack

The Pistachio Principle | The Suburban Soapbox #foolyourselffull

Fool yourself full with a quick pistachio snack using pistachios still in the shell.  Follow the Pistachio Principle and make up your own combination for a filling treat that won't fill you out. In this house, we're nuts for pistachios. :-)  Seriously though...if my family could choose just one natural snack to eat for the rest of their lives it would be pistachios.  And they must be in the shell.  Two bowls...one for the nuts...one for the shells.  It's the best form of portion control … [Read more...]

Asian-Style Pan-Roasted Pork Chops

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Savory and a little sweet, my favorite combination.  These Asian-Style Pan-Roasted Pork Chops are marinated in a wonderful sauce that turns into a sticky glaze.  This dish pairs well with a simple green salad and makes a great weeknight dinner. Sometimes simple weeknight meals are actually the result of a phone call to our local chinese restaurant.  What's really awful is that I'm home all day long....cooking all day long....but occasionally things don't work out like I had envisioned and … [Read more...]

Baked Gnocchi Bolognese Skillet

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Baked Gnocchi Bolognese Skillet uses leftover Bolognese sauce or your favorite jar sauce to come together ridiculously fast. So hearty and filling, your family will think you slaved for hours making this saucy, cheese skillet of heaven. (Even though you only used FOUR ingredients.) I'd love to say that leftovers don't exist in this house but the fact is.....they do.  And they die a slow death in the back of the refrigerator, quickly forgotten and turning into something that looks like it … [Read more...]