Main Dishes

Slow Cooker Cafe Rio Chicken

20 Easy Meals With Rotisserie Chicken

Posted on Sep 6th, 2012

September is National Chicken Month (who knew?)  To celebrate, I'm sharing some of my favorite ways to use that tried and true mealtime staple,…

Continue Reading


20 Tasty Tex-Mex Inspired Recipes

Posted on Oct 11th, 2013

I realized recently that we eat a lot of Southwest and Mexican inspired food around here. And for good reason. Tex-Mex style food is usually easy to…

Continue Reading


Bacon Pierogi Bake

Posted on May 18th, 2011

I never even heard of pierogi until I met my Canadian husband in college.  I know, I was missing out! Up until now, I always boiled pierogi then…

Continue Reading

Baked Restaurant Style Salsa

Baked Buffalo Chicken Taquitos

Posted on Jul 28th, 2012

I've seen several recipes for buffalo chicken taquitos on Pinterest lately, but none of them were exactly what I was looking for, so I made a few…

Continue Reading

Baked Cream Cheese Chicken Taquitos

Baked Cream Cheese Chicken Taquitos

Posted on Jul 19th, 2010

I knew when I came across this recipe, it would be a big hit around here.  I was right!  The original recipe calls for deep frying the taquitos,…

Continue Reading

Baked Italian Sandwich Loaf

Baked Italian Sandwich Loaf Featuring Farmer’s Garden from Vlasic

Posted on Nov 21st, 2013

If you're anything like me, you'll agree that the best thing about football season is the awesome game day food! Of course, living in Colorado it's…

Continue Reading

Baked SpaghettiA

Baked Spaghetti with Cream Cheese & French Fried Onions

Posted on Jan 6th, 2012

I have been looking for a very long time for a baked spaghetti dish that is more than just spaghetti and sauce thrown into a casserole dish.  This…

Continue Reading


Balsamic Chicken

Posted on Jan 7th, 2011

I'm always looking for quick and easy chicken dishes, and dinner does not get any easier than this. If you don't have any prepared balsamic…

Continue Reading


Balsamic Glazed Roast Beef

Posted on Dec 28th, 2013

As a food blogger, I don't repeat meals very often, but there are a few that my family does request on a regular basis, like Butter Chicken. This…

Continue Reading

basil coconut curry

Basil Chicken with Coconut Curry Sauce

Posted on Feb 19th, 2012

Coconut milk based curries are one of my absolute favorites, and this dish is no exception.  The slightly spicy, creamy sauce is a perfect…

Continue Reading

blt pasta

BLT Pasta

Posted on Jan 21st, 2011

This was a big hit at my house! Okay, some of my picky eaters removed the tomatoes, but they don't know what they were missing.  I love that this…

Continue Reading


Brown Sugar & Balsamic Glazed Pork Loin (Slow Cooker)

Posted on Mar 27th, 2011

This is one of the earlier recipes I posted here at Let's Dish, and it's definitely been the most popular.  I thought I'd share it again, with an…

Continue Reading

Buffalo Chicken Flatbread Pizza

Buffalo Chicken Flatbread Pizza

Posted on Nov 2nd, 2009

This is my new favorite pizza recipe.  I find that flatbread is a bit flimsy for pizza crust, so I use whole wheat pitas instead.  I also added the…

Continue Reading

buffalo potato casserole

Buffalo Chicken Potato Casserole

Posted on Aug 4th, 2011

You know that potato casserole with all the cream soup and sour cream and cheese?  Where I come from they call it funeral potatoes.  Don't ask. …

Continue Reading

Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti

Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti

Posted on Dec 15th, 2010

I've seen the buffalo chicken flavor replicated in a lot of dishes, but never a pasta dish . . . until now.  The entire time I was eating it I…

Continue Reading

butter chicken

Butter Chicken

Posted on May 3rd, 2011

I love Indian food, but my husband isn't a fan of curry.  This dish is a great compromise for us.  It's got an Indian flare without a strong curry…

Continue Reading

Butter ShrimpA

Butter Shrimp

Posted on Oct 3rd, 2013

First, if you haven’t entered the giveaway for a $100 Visa gift card and Pillsbury Celebration Starter Kit, head on over and do that now! Butter…

Continue Reading

Cafe Rio Pork Salad

Cafe Rio Shredded Pork Salad

Posted on Mar 7th, 2011

*This is one of the first recipes I posted on Let's Dish.  I recently recieved a different version of the recipe from my mom, which is much better,…

Continue Reading

caprese panini

Caprese Panini

Posted on Aug 7th, 2011

It's that time of year where my garden is producing an abundance of tomatoes, and this is one of my favorite ways to use them.  This recipe is so…

Continue Reading

cashew chicken

Cashew Chicken

Posted on Jun 10th, 2010

This cashew chicken is so easy and comes together in about 20 minutes--just remember to start your rice well ahead of time if you're planning to…

Continue Reading

cheesy basil stuffed chicken

Cheesy Basil Stuffed Chicken with Tomatoes

Posted on Sep 30th, 2011

There's nothing I love more than a fancy looking dish that's easy to make and incredibly delicious.  And these cheesy stuffed chicken breasts are…

Continue Reading

Cheesy Chicken Nachos

Cheesy Chicken Nachos

Posted on Jul 25th, 2011

Have you ever had the three cheese nachos at Qdoba?  If not, you should do so immediately. Or make these nachos, which are my attempt to recreate…

Continue Reading


Cheesy Enchilada Casserole

Posted on Feb 2nd, 2012

I've tried a lot of Mexican-style casseroles, and this one is the best yet.  It comes together very quickly, and my whole family kept commenting on…

Continue Reading


Chicken and Bacon Quesadillas

Posted on Jun 28th, 2010

It's no secret what makes these quesadillas so good.  It's the bacon!  During the summer, I sometimes make them on the grill.  The recipe does…

Continue Reading

chicken & rice crepes

Chicken and Rice Crepes with Bechamel Sauce

Posted on Apr 5th, 2010

This is a special occasion dish at our house.  I often make it in place of the traditional ham for Easter dinner.  It requires a bit of extra…

Continue Reading

Chicken Chilaquiles

Chicken Chilaquiles

Posted on May 28th, 2010

Are you sick of recipes from Martha Stewart yet?  Well, this is one of my new favorite recipes.  I loved it! It's quick, easy and a great way to…

Continue Reading

chicken enchilada pasta

Chicken Enchilada Pasta

Posted on Jan 17th, 2012

Pasta is a favorite with my kids, so I'm always looking for new ways to make it.  This chicken enchilada pasta is different and delicious!  You can…

Continue Reading

chicken enchilada pockets

Chicken Enchilada Pockets

Posted on Mar 1st, 2012

When I saw this recipe on Pinterest, I thought my family might like it.  I had no idea how much they would love it!  I've got a few picky eaters,…

Continue Reading

Chicken Enchiladas with Red Chile Sauce

Chicken Enchiladas with Red Chile Sauce

Posted on Oct 20th, 2011

I really, really love these chicken enchiladas with their creamy white sauce and I never thought a red sauce enchilada could compete.  But these…

Continue Reading

chicken parmigania

Chicken Parmesania

Posted on Oct 14th, 2010

This is a classic dish that always goes over well with kids and adults.  It's also quick to make and comes together in about 20 minutes.  Using…

Continue Reading

Chicken Tamale Bake

Chicken Tamale Bake

Posted on May 19th, 2012

I love tamales!  But from what I hear, they are pretty labor intensive to make.  This delicious casserole combines all the wonderful flavors of…

Continue Reading

tortellini bake

Chicken Tortellini Bake

Posted on Aug 23rd, 2011

I always keep a few packages of fresh tortellini in my freezer for quick weeknight meals, and this is one of my favorite ways to prepare it. You can…

Continue Reading


Chicken with Mustard Cream Sauce

Posted on May 21st, 2010

I found this recipe in a newly purchased cookbook, Everyday Food: Great Food Fast (from the kitchen's of Martha Stewart Living).  It's my new…

Continue Reading

chicken with jalepeno popper sauce

Cornbread Crusted Chicken with Jalapeno Popper Sauce

Posted on Apr 6th, 2011

The jalapeno popper sauce is definitely the star of this show!  I love breaded chicken, but I think this sauce would be fabulous over plain…

Continue Reading


Cream Cheese Chicken Enchiladas

Posted on Nov 1st, 2012

In the words of my 12 year-old, "These might just be the best enchiladas you've ever made, and you've made a lot of enchiladas."  That pretty much…

Continue Reading

bacon mac and cheese

Creamy Bacon Mac & Cheese

Posted on Oct 14th, 2012

Oh my, this stuff is soooo good!  I dare say it's the best macaroni and cheese I've ever made.  And although it definitely has a more adult flavor,…

Continue Reading

chicken and veggie lasagne

Creamy Chicken and Vegetable Lasagna

Posted on May 14th, 2010

This is my first attempt at a variation on traditional lasagna, and I loved it.  So did my husband.  And my most adventurous child said it was…

Continue Reading

chicken picassoa

Creamy Chicken Picasso

Posted on Apr 19th, 2013

This is the best chicken dish I've made in a long time, and my family wholeheartedly agrees.  The creamy sauce is amazing, with such a great depth…

Continue Reading


Creamy Pasta with Greens & Tomatoes

Posted on Aug 26th, 2012

I know I should eat my greens, but sometimes it's a challenge to serve them up in a way that will appeal to my kids--and if we're being honest, my…

Continue Reading


Crisp Bean Burritos (Taco Time Copycat Recipe)

Posted on Feb 18th, 2014

If you've ever been to Taco Time, you'll understand how excited I am about these Crisp Bean Burritos. I spent my high school years in a small town in…

Continue Reading

crispy cheddar chicken

Crispy Cheddar Chicken

Posted on May 11th, 2012

If you're a food snob, you might as well leave now.  This is a canned soup recipe.  However, if you'd like to hear more about the only meat dish…

Continue Reading

Crispy Slow Cooker Carnitas

Crispy Slow Cooker Carnitas

Posted on May 4th, 2013

I've tried a lot of pork taco recipes and this one is by far my favorite.  The flavors are fabulous, and I love the crispy edges on the pork.  I…

Continue Reading


Cuban Sandwiches (Slow Cooker)

Posted on Mar 10th, 2011

My husband took one bite of these sandwiches and with his mouth full exclaimed, "This is good!"  When we went out for dinner the next night, he…

Continue Reading

crispy chicken (2)

Double Crunch Honey Garlic Chicken

Posted on Feb 18th, 2013

This chicken was absolutely amazing!  Usually, I don't find coated, fried chicken recipes worth the hassle and mess, but this was 100% worth it. …

Continue Reading

baked mac cheese

Easy Baked Mac and Cheese

Posted on Apr 16th, 2012

I originally posted this recipe a few years ago, but I've made some minor changes since then and wanted to share it again.  I've tried a lot of…

Continue Reading

beef brisket

Easy Beef Brisket

Posted on Jul 23rd, 2010

I made this beef briskt for Father's Day, thinking I would have leftovers for the next meal. Nope. My husband nearly ate the whole thing himself, and…

Continue Reading


Easy Garlic Chicken

Posted on Aug 14th, 2012

Just as the name suggest, this chicken dish really is easy.  I love garlic.  My husband isn't a big fan though, and even he liked it and said the…

Continue Reading


Easy Individual Pizzas

Posted on Oct 1st, 2012

This is really more of an idea than a recipe, but with everyone around here having such different tastes in pizza, it's an idea that gets put to…

Continue Reading

overnight chicken

Easy Overnight Chicken

Posted on Sep 11th, 2012

This has got to be the easiest chicken dish I've ever made.  Really.  And I almost always have the ingredients on hand.  If you're not a fan…

Continue Reading

sesame chicken

Easy Sesame Chicken

Posted on Jan 11th, 2010

Sesame chicken is one of my favorite things to order Chinese take-out. I can't say whether or not this is authentic sesame chicken, but I can say…

Continue Reading

sesame noodles

Easy Sesame Noodles

Posted on Sep 13th, 2010

It's hard to believe something so easy can be so good.  This takes less than 15 minutes to make, and everyone in my family loved it.  Even the…

Continue Reading

french onion pizzaa

French Onion Mushroom Pizza

Posted on Apr 24th, 2013

Wow! This was one amazing pizza!  Even my onion-hating husband admitted it was "pretty good."  I wasn't sure how French onion dip would work as a…

Continue Reading

greek quesadillas (1)

Greek Quesadillas

Posted on Jun 5th, 2012

I'm always looking for delicious meatless meals that my family will enjoy (my husband is pretty much a carnivore).  These Greek quesadillas fit the…

Continue Reading

Grilled Chicken TacosA

Grilled Chicken Tacos

Posted on Feb 24th, 2014

No matter how I make them, tacos are always a big hit around here. I think my boys all prefer beef tacos, but even so, everyone loves this grilled…

Continue Reading


Grilled Sesame Chicken Kabobs

Posted on Jun 21st, 2010

Every weekend, on of my boys helps me plan and prepare dinner.  These kabobs were my nine year-old's choice this weekend.  They're one of my…

Continue Reading

pasta with ham

Ham and Pasta Skillet

Posted on Apr 28th, 2011

Whenever I make a ham (which is about twice a year) I always have leftovers.  Lots and lots of leftovers. Well, I think I've found a new favorite…

Continue Reading

honey glazed hama

Honey Glazed Ham (Slow Cooker)

Posted on Dec 27th, 2009

This is my absolute favorite way to prepare ham. It's so easy to remove the lid of the slow cooker for basting and the ham always stays moist.  Not…

Continue Reading

Honey Lime Chicken Enchiladas

Honey Lime Chicken Enchiladas

Posted on Apr 9th, 2012

I'm always looking for new and different enchilada recipes, and this one has become a family favorite.  The combination of flavors is unique but…

Continue Reading

individual chicken pot pie

Individual Chicken Pot Pies

Posted on Feb 18th, 2010

This is one of those dishes that looks like a lot of work, but it's SO easy!  I often use a larger bag of frozen vegetables and the results are just…

Continue Reading

inside out pot pie

Inside-Out Chicken Pot Pie

Posted on Apr 4th, 2012

Chicken pot pie is true comfort food, no matter how you serve it up.  And while there's nothing like a good old fashioned pot pie, these were much…

Continue Reading

italian mac and cheese

Italian Mac & Cheese

Posted on Jan 4th, 2013

I don't think it's possible to have too many recipes for variations on macaroni and cheese.  This particular version is one of my husband's…

Continue Reading


Jalapeno Popper Mac & Cheese

Posted on Aug 2nd, 2013

People.  It's mac and cheese. With bacon and jalapenos. And cheese, of course......cheddar and mozzarella and cream cheese too!  Not to mention, a…

Continue Reading


Jalapeno Popper Pizza

Posted on Mar 10th, 2014

Surprisingly, all of my kids love spicy food, so anything with a jalapeno popper theme is sure to be a hit around here. I often serve this Jalapeno…

Continue Reading

jumbo ravioli

Jumbo Sausage Ravioli with Creamy Marinara Sauce

Posted on Sep 16th, 2011

I'm so excited about this recipe, I'm posting it the very night I made it!  Everyone in my family cleaned their plates.  My friend Elaine shared…

Continue Reading


King Ranch Chicken Casserole

Posted on Nov 22nd, 2009

This classic Texas dish is also is one of our family's favorite casseroles.  I once fed it to a couple of hungry young men and they suggested I…

Continue Reading


Lazy Sunday Casserole

Posted on Mar 17th, 2012

I knew when I spotted this recipe on Pinterest, it was going to be good.  I had no idea how good.  And the rest of the family agrees.  This has…

Continue Reading


Lemon Chicken Potato Casserole

Posted on Apr 14th, 2014

This Lemon Chicken Potato Casserole is the epitome of comfort food. And it's so easy to put together! It has just the right amount of lemon flavor,…

Continue Reading

london broil

Marinated London Broil

Posted on Nov 4th, 2010

I've tried a lot of marinades for flank steak, but this one is my favorite.   It's a great way to prepare an inexpensive and otherwise tough piece…

Continue Reading

Veggie Tortilla PizzaA

Market Monday: Farmer’s Market Veggie Tortilla Pizza

Posted on Jul 8th, 2013

Today's Market Monday recipe features a variety of fresh herbs and vegetables, including a few items from my backyard garden!  As we get further…

Continue Reading

pasta with sausage and rapinia

Market Monday: Pasta with Spicy Sausage and Rapini

Posted on May 27th, 2013

I was walking past the Native Hill Farm stand at the farmers' market Saturday, contemplating what to make for this week's Market Monday recipe…

Continue Reading

Quinoa Caprese Bake (2)

Market Monday: Quinoa Caprese Bake

Posted on Aug 12th, 2013

I have a Sun Gold tomato plant in my garden (courtesy of Amy at Garden Sweet Farms) that's finally producing more than a small handful of tomatoes at…

Continue Reading

mexican lasagna

Mexican Lasagna

Posted on Sep 27th, 2010

I've tried a lot of Mexican lasagna recipes, and this one is hands-down the best.  I saw this recipe over at the Pioneer Woman and could tell by…

Continue Reading

sloppy joes (2)

Not Your Average Sloppy Joes

Posted on Jun 24th, 2011

Sometimes, I'm just in a sloppy joe kind of mood.  And this is my favorite sloppy joe recipe. Besides being tasty, I like that there are some…

Continue Reading

caprese sandwiches

Open Face Caprese Sandwiches

Posted on May 12th, 2010

I love anything caprese, and these open face sandwiches are such an easy, delicious take on the classic tomato, basil and mozzarella combination. …

Continue Reading


Orzo and Cheese with Fire Roasted Tomatoes

Posted on Feb 9th, 2014

I'm always looking for new ways to serve up traditional macaroni and cheese, so when I spotted this orzo version, I couldn't wait to try it. It's…

Continue Reading

pineapple pork tacos

Pineapple Green Chili Pork Tacos

Posted on Feb 7th, 2011

Who knew that pork and pineapple were a match made in heaven? Together, they're the perfect combination of sweet and spicy. My whole family love…

Continue Reading


Pizza Night: Meatball Sub Pizza & Cheesy Pierogi Bacon Pizza Plus a Giveaway

Posted on Oct 24th, 2013

Pizza night is a pretty regular occurrence at our house. We don't have a scheduled pizza night like many families do, but pizza is definitely on of…

Continue Reading

pizza pannini

Pizza Panini

Posted on Jul 8th, 2010

First let me say that you do not need a sandwich press to make panini. The stove-top skillet method works just fine.  I make mine in a George…

Continue Reading

Pizza Quesadillas

Pizza Quesadillas

Posted on Mar 1st, 2013

It doesn't get any easier, or more kid friendly, than a pizza quesadilla.  I'm not sure where I first got the idea for the pizza quesadilla, but…

Continue Reading


Pork Medallions with Mustard Cream Sauce

Posted on Oct 11th, 2013

I have a Chicken with Mustard Cream Sauce recipe that has consistently been one of the most popular recipes here at Let's Dish. So when I spotted a…

Continue Reading


Pressed Italian Sandwiches

Posted on Mar 2nd, 2014

It's picnic weather somewhere, right? Because I have been anxiously waiting to share these Pressed Italian Sandwiches with you. Not that you should…

Continue Reading

Pulled Chicken Souiza Sandwiches

Pulled Chicken Suiza Sandwiches

Posted on Jun 9th, 2011

I'm a big fan of the honey and lime flavor combination that's been so popular lately.  And this has to be one of the easiest, tastiest meals I've…

Continue Reading

Quick Barbecue Chicken Pizza

Quick Barbecue Chicken Pizza

Posted on Jun 8th, 2010

Using prepared pizza dough makes this a quick and easy pizza to throw together for a weeknight meal.  Of course, if you have more time, try…

Continue Reading


Reuben Sliders

Posted on Mar 20th, 2014

I'm sharing another fantastic recipe over at Marzetti Kitchens today. These Reuben Sliders are packed with flavor and so easy to put together with a…

Continue Reading

rosemary garlic chicken

Rosemary Garlic Chicken

Posted on Apr 26th, 2010

I admit, my favorite part of making this is pounding the chicken with a rolling pin.  This comes together in about 15 minutes, so it's great for a…

Continue Reading

rosemary roasted turkey breast

Rosemary Roasted Turkey Breast

Posted on Nov 4th, 2012

I decided to do a test run of this recipe before Thanksgiving, and let me tell you, it was amazing! The picture does not even come close to doing it…

Continue Reading

Rotel Chicken Spaghetti

Rotel Chicken Spaghetti

Posted on Sep 17th, 2010

This stuff is seriously yummy comfort food.  Kind of like macaroni and cheese with a kick! I try to refrain from second helpings most of the…

Continue Reading

Italian NoodlesA

Saucy Italian Noodles with Sausage and Peppers

Posted on Sep 11th, 2013

Honestly, there are no words. Nothing I could say that would do this fabulous pasta dish justice. But if you're in the mood for a big bowl full of…

Continue Reading

Seven Layer Tortilla Pie

Seven Layer Tortilla Pie

Posted on Oct 26th, 2009

The original version of this tortilla pie didn't include meat. I added it for my husband, who besides being a carnivore, isn't a big fan of beans. I…

Continue Reading

shredded beef

Shredded Beef for Burritos (Slow Cooker)

Posted on May 5th, 2010

There's nothing better than a recipe that requires nothing more than throwing a few ingredients in a slow cooker.  I like to serve this with flour…

Continue Reading

Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches

Shredded Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches (Slow Cooker)

Posted on Oct 8th, 2013

Friends, these shredded Buffalo chicken sandwiches are easily the most well received meal I've served up in recent memory. Granted, my husband and…

Continue Reading

Slow Cooker Cafe Rio Chicken

Slow Cooker Cafe Rio Chicken

Posted on Sep 23rd, 2012

You know those days when the schedule is hectic and you just don't feel like cooking?  This flavorful slow cooker shredded chicken is the answer!…

Continue Reading

slow cooker cheesesteack

Slow Cooker Cheese Steak Sandwiches

Posted on Jan 9th, 2013

My husband loves cheese steak sandwiches and this slow cooker version is so simple and full of flavor.  If you like mushrooms in your cheese steak,…

Continue Reading

Greek GyrosA

Slow Cooker Chicken Gyros

Posted on Jun 27th, 2013

This is one of our family's favorite Greek style meals.  The chicken comes out so tender and juicy in the slow cooker.  And honestly, it couldn't…

Continue Reading

chicken tikka masalaa

Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

Posted on Apr 8th, 2013

Don't be scared away by the long list of ingredients in this dish.  It's mostly spices and seasonings and isn't a sign that this is complicated…

Continue Reading

Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches

Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches

Posted on Dec 3rd, 2013

This is the time of year when simple slow cooker meals like these French dip sandwiches are a real lifesaver. If you've ever had multiple holiday…

Continue Reading


Slow Cooker Pineapple Barbecue Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Posted on Aug 7th, 2013

Pulled pork is a dinner-time staple at our house.  Whether it's for tacos or sandwiches, everyone loves it.  And I love that it's so easy to throw…

Continue Reading

Slow Cooker Pork Chile Verde

Slow Cooker Pork Chili Verde

Posted on Jan 19th, 2013

I've been wanting to make my own pork chili verde for a long time.  But all the recipes I've come across seemed so complicated....requiring me to…

Continue Reading

thai peanut pork_filtered

Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Pork

Posted on Apr 2nd, 2011

I'm fairly certain, being made in a slow-cooker, that this is not authentic Thai cuisine.  But it's so good, I just can't bring myself to care. …

Continue Reading

Smoky Orange Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches

Smoky Orange Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches

Posted on Dec 6th, 2010

I'm always looking for quick and easy weeknight meals, especially during the busy holiday season.  Plus, I love anything that incorporates chipotles…

Continue Reading

Southwest Chili Con Queso Pasta

Southwest Chili Con Queso Pasta

Posted on Apr 9th, 2013

I love a one pot meal!  Especially when it's something the whole family enjoys.  And who doesn't love a cheesy pasta dish?  If you prefer, you can…

Continue Reading

Southwest Stuffed Peppers

Southwest Stuffed Peppers

Posted on Apr 29th, 2012

I admit, when I was a kid, stuffed peppers were not something I ever wanted to see on the dinner table.  But now that my tastes have matured, I love…

Continue Reading

grilled salmon

Soy Sauce and Brown Sugar Grilled Salmon

Posted on Mar 7th, 2010

This is a really simple way to prepare salmon. I'm not the best at cooking on a grill, so the hardest part for me is getting the cooking time…

Continue Reading

spaghetti carbonara

Spaghetti Carbonara

Posted on Jun 4th, 2010

Spaghetti Carbonara is a classic Italian pasta dish, although the addition of half-and-half is more common in America.  This is quick and simple to…

Continue Reading


Spaghetti With Garlic Gravy & Tomatoes

Posted on Sep 2nd, 2012

Two words my friends: garlic gravy.  That's pretty much all you need to know about this pasta dish. And then there's the fresh basil, tomatoes and…

Continue Reading

spiced pork chops with apple chutney

Spiced Pork Chops with Apple Chutney

Posted on Jun 16th, 2012

I've never been a big pork chop fan, and neither has my husband.  We both agree that they often turn out dry and flavorless.  But these pork chops…

Continue Reading

Garlic Lime Chicken2A

Spicy Garlic Lime Chicken

Posted on Jan 26th, 2010

This quick, simple and flavorful chicken dish is one of our family favorites.  It looks like a long list of ingredients, but it's mostly…

Continue Reading

Spicy Sesame NoodlesA

Spicy Sesame Noodles with Peanuts

Posted on Jul 24th, 2013

My family loves these Easy Sesame Noodles, but I was still surprised at what a huge hit this kicked up version was with my family.  There are a few…

Continue Reading


Spicy Turkey Club Quesadillas with Chipotle Sour Cream Dipping Sauce

Posted on Nov 26th, 2013

There are so many things you can do with your leftover Thanksgiving turkey, but these quesadillas are at the top of our list, along with this Creamy…

Continue Reading

cheesy baked ravioli

Super Cheesy Baked Ravioli

Posted on Apr 15th, 2010

My kids would eat ravioli with plain old marinara sauce every day if they could.  But sometimes I feel the need to dress it up a bit.  This recipe…

Continue Reading

sweet sour chicken

Sweet and Sour Chicken

Posted on Jul 1st, 2011

I've got several picky eaters, so it's not often I make something that everyone likes.  Everyone likes this! We almost always have leftovers around…

Continue Reading


Sweet and Spicy Balsamic Barbecue Pork Medallions with Hatchery

Posted on Apr 10th, 2014

I love trying new products from local food artisans. It's one of the reasons I enjoy visiting the farmers' market, and also the reason I'm so excited…

Continue Reading

Taco Salad Dippers

Taco Salad Dippers

Posted on Sep 12th, 2011

We love tacos around here, but sometimes they can get a little boring.  This is a fun way to serve them, and it's especially popular with kids. …

Continue Reading

Toasted Meatball Subs

Toasted Meatball Subs

Posted on Jan 30th, 2013

These meatball subs require a bit of extra time in the kitchen, but the results are so worth the effort. The meatballs are absolutely phenomenal, and…

Continue Reading

baked ziti

Ultimate Baked Ziti

Posted on Aug 27th, 2010

This is a slightly adapted version of the America's Test Kitchen recipe for baked ziti. So yes, it's a bit more work than mixing up some pasta with…

Continue Reading

shaking beef_filtered

Vietnamese Shaking Beef (Bo Luc Lac)

Posted on Mar 26th, 2012

I've been wanting to make this dish ever since I had it last summer on a trip to San Francisco.  It was just as flavorful and delicious as I…

Continue Reading


Waffle Wednesdays: Dinner and Dessert with Eggo Waffles {Plus a Giveaway}

Posted on Apr 16th, 2014

This is a sponsored post for Kellogg’s® Eggo® Waffles on behalf of One2One Network. All opinions stated are my own. Individual pizzas are a…

Continue Reading


White Chicken Enchiladas with Green Chile Sour Cream Sauce

Posted on Feb 21st, 2011

This is probably our favorite enchilada recipe of all time.  The whole family gets excited when these white chicken enchiladas are on the menu!…

Continue Reading



Posted on Apr 18th, 2010

Every Friday, my boys take turns choosing a menu and helping me fix dinner.  One of them discovered this recipe when it was his turn to plan and…

Continue Reading