Roasted, Smashed, and Loaded Potatoes

Roasted, Smashed, and Loaded Potatoes

I was recently sent some Rooster potatoes and I was excited to give them a try. These Rooster potatoes start out pink but then turn light golden brown with a nice fluffy yellow flesh when cooked. They can be...

Slow-Roasted Beef

Slow-Roasted Beef

There are many wonderful perks to being a food blogger and one of them definitely is being sent kitchen gadgets. I was recently sent a new meat thermometer called Chef Alarm from Thermoworks that came at the perfect time...

Sausage, Egg, and Biscuit Sandwich

Sausage, Egg, and Biscuit Sandwich

My kids have just recently begun to enjoy eating eggs. My son LOVES soft boiled eggs and my daughter likes egg whites – it’s the small victories in life! These breakfast sandwiches are super easy to make and taste...

Cider-Glazed Chicken Drumsticks

Cider-Glazed Chicken Drumsticks

When I saw the original recipe for this chicken on Cooking Light I decided to make it immediately. I adapted the recipe by using chicken drumsticks instead of cutlets. I simply seasoned them drumsticks then seared them before baking...

Brown Butter and Pecan Basmati Rice

Brown Butter and Pecan Basmati Rice

I was inspired by a Cooking Light recipe when making this dish. I cooked basmati rice in chicken broth then browned some butter in a pot before adding pecan pieces, the cooked rice, and fresh parsley. I mixed them...

Warm Balsamic Kale, Mushroom, and Pepper Salad with Toasted Pine Nuts

Warm Balsamic Kale, Mushroom, and Pepper Salad with Toasted Pine Nuts

This salad that I found on Pinch of Yum is the perfect Autumn salad. Healthy, warm, comforting, and delicious. I sautéed some onion, mushrooms, and bell peppers until tender then added garlic, kale, and balsamic vinegar. I topped the...

Shrimp Skewers with Garlicky Parmesan Orzo

Shrimp Skewers with Garlicky Parmesan Orzo

I saw this recipe online at Lisa’s Dinnertime Dish that looked super easy to make and something my entire family would love. I was right. The shrimp were simply seasoned with olive oil, minced garlic, sea salt, and freshly cracked...

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Pancetta and Balsamic Vinegar

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Pancetta and Balsamic Vinegar

I can’t believe I did it. I finally made brussel sprouts and actually loved them. I have NEVER liked them. My Mom would boil them when I was a kid and they weren’t my favorite – sorry Mom. My...

Green Beans Gremolata

Green Beans Gremolata

This is another recipe I found in the Barefoot Contessa Foolproof cookbook. I served these tasty green beans with the Lemon and Mustard Chicken Thighs and the Lemony Spinach with Feta and Pine Nuts. They tasted fresh and delicious. I loved the...

Lemon and Mustard Chicken Thighs

Lemon and Mustard Chicken Thighs

I had thighs to use up so I went in search of a recipe. I found one that looked amazing at Inspired Taste and I couldn’t wait to make it. I adapted it a bit to use what I...