Easy Jambalaya 

In honor of Mardi Gras, and because I love all things New Orleans, I decided to try my hand at making this classic spicy rice dish. I would say I’m a fairly adventurous cook, but some things still intimidate me, and jambalaya had always been one of them… until I started comparing recipes and realized…

Breakfast “Salad” with Homemade Granola

Those of you that follow me on social media know that one of my favorite places to eat in my hometown is a little breakfast and lunch spot called the waffle shop. Often when I go I get chocolate chip pancakes or a big Belgian waffle with whipped cream, but once in a while I…

Chrissy Teigen’s Skillet Charred Fish Tacos

As if I needed another reason to love Chrissy Teigen more, she came out with a cookbook last year of which I am the proud owner. Everything in it is absolutely delish, but one of my favorites is her fish tacos! I’ve had really good fish tacos and really terrible ones and these ones are…

Caprese Flatbread with Balsamic Reduction

Lighten up pizza night with this fresh caprese flatbread! Made with whole wheat naan bread and topped with freshly roasted grape tomatoes, creamy fresh mozzerella and topped with a sweet balsamic reduction and fresh basil, you won’t miss the calories of a traditional take-out pizza one bit! Caprese Flatbread with Balsamic Reduction Serves: 2 pizzas 2 pieces…

Homemade Pancakes

Don’t be intimidated making from-scratch pancakes, they are really simple and well worth it! These are the light, thin kind with crisp, buttery edges. Try them for your next breakfast or Sunday brunch with a side of bacon or sausage… mmmm! 😋🥞 I got this recipe from 80 Breakfasts … check it out!  Homemade Pancakes Serves:  1/2…

Grilled Lemon Herb Marinated Chicken Salad

I’ll admit it, I think salads are kind of boring. I have trouble eating one without getting tired of it. (Seriously!) So IF I am going to indulge, it has to be pretty tasty… and this lemon herb marinated chicken fits the bill. The marinade has fresh lemon, garlic, some basil and oregano… I promise…

Garlic Parmesan Roasted Green Beans & Mushrooms

This is such a flavorful side dish, much more interesting than just plain old green beans! Depending what else you are serving, you could easily roast everything on the same sheet pan making this into a one pan meal. 👌 Garlic Parmesan Roasted Green Beans & Mushrooms Serves: 4 1 lb. cremini mushrooms, sliced 1/2…

Spinach & Feta Stuffed Tilapia

As far as I’m concerned, you can never have enough ways to prepare tilapia. This would work well with any thin white fish, such as s flounder or snapper. The fresh spinach and feta cheese make for such a flavorful filling. You can also prepare this slightly ahead of time, then just pop it in…

Best Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

This is my Nan’s recipe and it is literally the yummiest homemade chicken noodle soup you will find! She whips up a big pot any time one of us feels a cold coming on or just to warm up on an extra chilly winter weekend. Best Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup Serves: 8-12 2- 48 oz….

Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Little Smokies

These are mad easy and guaranteed to disappear fast at your next party! Might want to make a double batch! 🥓😉 Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Little Smokies Serves: 78 Smokies  2 packs Hillshire Farms Little Smokies 2 16 oz. packs Bacon 1 c. dark brown sugar, divided 1 stick butter Preheat oven to 375 degrees. …

Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread 

This Monkey Bread recipe is stupid easy! All you need is a two cans of refrigerator cinnamon rolls and a few things from the pantry. I recommend making two at once, it disappears fast! 😉🐒 Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread Serves: 8-12 2 (5 pack) Pilsbury Grands Cinnamon Rolls 1 c. brown sugar 1/2 c. white…