Banana, Chocolate, and Peanut Butter Milkshake

Banana, Chocolate, and Peanut Butter Milkshake

I have a feeling I will be making this milkshake whenever I have over ripe bananas to use up. I decided to slice up the ripe bananas and freeze them for a few hours. When my kids came home...

Hash Brown Nests with Egg, Ham, and Sharp Cheddar

Hash Brown Nests with Egg, Ham, and Sharp Cheddar

My son had a buddy spend the night so I surprised the kids with these hash brown nests with egg, ham, and sharp cheddar for breakfast. They were fun and easy to make and put huge smiles on the...

Baked Bean and Cheese Chimichangas

Baked Bean and Cheese Chimichangas

Sometimes I have NO desire to make dinner. In those instances, I either suggest we go out to dinner, have breakfast for dinner, or make something like these baked bean & cheese chimichangas. They are incredibly easy to make,...

Smoky Tomato-Chipotle Salsa

Smoky Tomato-Chipotle Salsa

This is my family’s new favorite salsa. We all, kids included, loved it! It’s spicy, smoky, and full of flavor. I loved the freshness the heirloom tomatoes gave to this salsa and the fire roasted tomatoes gave it a...

Apple Slice "Donuts"

Apple Slice “Donuts”

My kids have never loved apple slices so much. I surprised them today with this fun and tasty after school snack. I loved that they were eating fruit and they loved that they were “frosted” with peanut butter and...

Mediterranean Chicken Rice Bowl

Mediterranean Chicken Rice Bowl

I’ve been eyeing rice bowl recipes I’ve seen around the internet lately. There are beautiful Southwestern ones and Asian ones that have particularly caught my eye lately. Today, however, I made some rice bowls using Mediterranean flavors. I marinated...

Linguine with Turkey Italian Sausage, Tomatoes, and Kale Soup

Linguine with Chicken Italian Sausage, Tomatoes, and Kale Soup

I just turned my favorite pasta dish into a soup! The last time I made Linguine with Turkey Italian Sausage, Tomatoes, Arugula, and Ciliengini, I added a bit of extra broth to the sauce and the following days leftovers seemed...

Cinnamon-Sugar Pumpkin Muffins

Cinnamon-Sugar Pumpkin Muffins

I surprised my kids today by making them these muffins for their after school snack. I found this recipe on The Kitchen Paper  and it looked amazing. I adapted the recipe just a bit by adding some whole wheat...

Garlicky Snow Pea and Shiitake Sauté

Garlicky Snow Pea and Shiitake Sauté

One of my favorite flavor combinations is soy sauce with melted butter – it’s excellent on most any sautéed veggie or potato. I’ve been using this combination of vegetables since I was in college and I never get sick...

Teriyaki Glazed Chicken Hindquarters

Teriyaki Glazed Chicken Hindquarters

I wanted to make some teriyaki chicken thighs for dinner but my local grocery was completely out so I grabbed these hindquarters. I decided to season them simply then pan sear them before baking them in the oven. I...