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Mini Baked Potatoes

How cute are these little spuds? I had a few baby potatoes I needed to use up so I decided to roast them in a bit of olive oil, sea salt, freshly cracked pepper, and garlic powder. I topped...

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Soy Garlic Flank Steak

I found this recipe on the Food Networkthat had great reviews and sounded delicious. I let the flank steak marinate for over 24 hours and then cooked it in my grill pan – it smelled amazing while cooking. The...

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Pepperoni Pizza Cups

I wanted to make the kids a fun and filling snack after school to give them enough energy to get through Taekwondo class. I decided to try baking pizza cups using Pillsbury biscuits that I had in the refrigerator....

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Creamy Chicken Baked Flautas

I have seen a few different creamy chicken flautas on the web lately and they inspired me to try my own version. I wanted to keep it flavorful while keeping it slightly healthy. They turned out really delicious! I...

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Cilantro and Lime Sour Cream

This dip is quick and simple to make and it brightens up the flavors in most Mexican dishes. I love this sour cream on tacos, tostadas, tamales, and enchiladas. It also makes a fantastic dip for taquitos, flautas, and...

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Peas with Butter and Shallots

I picked up some English Peas recently from Trader Joes. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to do a fancy recipe with them or if I wanted to keep it simple. I ended up keeping it simple. I boiled...

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Reuben Sliders

I recently had some Reuben Sliders at a new local restaurant that I just LOVED. They were small and tasty – perfect for a light meal. I couldn’t wait to re-create them at home. I decided to cook them...

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Cowboy Cookies AND a Giveaway (GIVEAWAY CLOSED)

My son wasn’t feeling well recently so we decided to make cookies together because surely they would make him feel better (they did). While we were preparing the ingredients for these cookies my son said that he thought we...

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Salt and Vinegar Roasted Smashed Potatoes

I loved this recipe – maybe because I love salt and vinegar potato chips or maybe because I am originally from Idaho and I love ALL potato recipes. This recipe is super simple to make and would go well...

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Garlic and Thyme Roasted Chicken

After a beautiful weekend we were back to cloudy and cool weather here in Oregon so I decided to roast a chicken for dinner. There is just something so comforting to me about roasting a chicken on cold days....