Brined and Baked Chicken Breasts

Brined and Baked Chicken Breasts

I finally did it… I brined chicken breasts. I have no idea why it took me so long to try it because it was so simple! I did a quick brine using water, salt, peppercorns, and garlic cloves. I...

Roasted Smashed Herb Potatoes

Roasted Smashed Herb Potatoes

I was craving some roasted smashed potatoes for dinner last night to pair with the chicken and salad I was making. I had some leftover herbs in the fridge and thought it would be nice to make herb potatoes....

Mini Rocky Road Cookies

Mini Rocky Road Cookies

My kids asked for cookies for their lunches this week. I went in search of new recipes and found this one on Two Peas and Their Pod that looked perfect. Mini cookies are such a great sized treat for lunches...

Parade's Community Table ~15 Muffin Recipes - Perfect for Breakfast, Brunch, Snacks, or Dessert

Parade’s Community Table ~15 Muffin Recipes – Perfect for Breakfast, Brunch, Snacks, or Dessert

My kids adore muffins – they aren’t picky and usually love any type I make. I love making muffins because it’s a great way to use up leftover chocolate chips, coconut, extra fruit, and over ripe bananas. My kids love to...

Pork and Shiitake Potstickers

Pork and Shiitake Potstickers

I love making homemade potstickers when I have the time. Yesterday was a rainy day and my kids had no swimming after school so I decided to spend some quality time in the kitchen making a Chinese food feast....

Asian Kale Salad

Asian Kale Salad

When I saw this recipe on Sunset, I knew it would pair nicely with the homemade potstickers and fried rice I was making for dinner. I threw it together and let the dressing flavor and wilt the kale a...

Skillet Egg and Potatoes

Skillet Egg and Potatoes

We had a fun weekend camping at the coast to celebrate Mother’s Day. I hope all of you had a great weekend. I have a massive pile of laundry to do today – UGH! The downside of camping at the coast!...

Chocolate Covered Clementines

Chocolate Covered Clementines

This was a fun after school snack that made my kids very happy! I dipped the clementines in milk chocolate then drizzled the top with white chocolate. They were a snap to make, looked pretty, and my kids thought...

Grilled Corn Guacamole

Grilled Corn Guacamole

I saw this recipe on The Pioneer Woman’s site and thought it would pair perfectly with the Barbacoa Street Tacos. I grilled the corn in my grill pan due to rain outside. I really loved the crunch the corn bits...

Barbacoa Street Tacos

Barbacoa Street Tacos

We always try to celebrate Cinco de Mayo because we love Mexican food. This year, I wanted to try something different. I found a tasty sounding recipe on The Bitchin’ Kitchen that looked irresistible. The meat smelled amazing while...