Orzo with Sautéed Garlicky Spinach and Tomatoes topped with Mozzarella and Toasted Pine Nuts

Orzo with Sautéed Garlicky Spinach and Tomatoes topped with Mozzarella and Toasted Pine Nuts

There are so many tasty ingredients in this simple side dish. I made the orzo as directed, sautéed some tomatoes, spinach, and garlic together until softened, added a bit of Fran’s Vinaigrette, and tossed them all together with the cooked...

Baked Salt and Pepper Chicken Wings

Baked Salt and Pepper Chicken Wings

I saw a recipe for these wings on Food and Wine that looked tasty and easy for our meal tonight. I trimmed the wings then simply seasoned them with a bit of olive oil, sea salt, and freshly cracked...

Pot Roast with Mushrooms

Pot Roast with Mushrooms

We had a rainy weekend so I made comfort food – pot roast. My go to Pot Roast recipe is always a hit but I wanted to try something new this time. Instead of using carrots, celery, and potatoes,...

Baked Parmesan Tomato Slices

Baked Parmesan Tomato Slices

I wanted something easy and delicious to pair with the Roasted Garlic Mashed Red Potatoes and Pot Roast (recipe to follow) that I was serving for dinner. I had some nice firm tomatoes that I sliced up then seasoned each...

Roasted Garlic Mashed Red Potatoes

Roasted Garlic Mashed Red Potatoes

I made a pot roast for dinner tonight and wanted mashed potatoes to pair with it. I decided to mash red potatoes with their skin on and make them extra special by adding a bulb of roasted garlic and...

Raspberry White Chocolate Muffins

Raspberry White Chocolate Muffins

I decided to make my kids an after school snack using up the remaining raspberries I had in the refrigerator. I adapted a recipe I found on Sally’s Baking Addiction that turned out delicious. I learned something new from...

Raspberry Sauce

Raspberry Sauce

It’s hard to believe that my daughter is turning 12 tomorrow. She’s growing up so fast and has become such a sweet, kind, lovely, and empathetic girl. I am a very proud mom! Birthday meals are a big tradition...

Maple-Glazed Chicken Breasts with Mustard Jus

Maple-Glazed Chicken Breasts with Mustard Jus

I found this recipe at Food and Wine that I couldn’t resist. I have leftover garlic bread so I used that for my breadcrumbs. The maple-glazed chicken turned out moist, tender, and flavorful and the mustard jus was delicious! It was...

I am back… almost

I am back… almost

I hope you all had a wonderful & delicious Thanksgiving. We just got back from spending the holiday with my family in Idaho. We had a wonderful & silly time together. I had so much fun cooking with my...

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Thanksgiving Leftover Ideas

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends. Here are a few of my favorite ways to use up my Thanksgiving leftovers. Some of these original recipes are made with chicken but I substitute my...