Chicken Two Ways — It’s What’s For Dinner

We eat a lot of chicken in this house. I’m constantly pinning new chicken recipes to get some cooking inspiration, as well as going back to my tried and true dishes. It’s been a while since I’ve share a recipe, so I thought I’d write up two – yes, TWO – chicken dinner ideas for […]

Stuffed Peppers: The Perfect Summer Dish

I’ll be honest with you; I’ve never cared for green peppers. There’s just something about their taste and smell that doesn’t sit right with me. But when it comes to red, yellow and orange peppers? Can’t get enough! Uncooked with hummus or ranch dressing, sautéed or in soup – delicious! To celebrate my love of […]

8 Thanksgiving Dishes That Never Fail

Every Thanksgiving I think this is the year I’ll try new recipes. But when it comes down to it, I always go back to the ones I love and make every year. I guess I’m a traditionalist at heart! As you prepare your menu, start the shopping, and test new recipes, here’s a round-up of […]

A Month of October Dinners

So I’ve been a bit lazy with my meal planning over the last few months. I used to be great about choosing all the dinners for the month, doing a big grocery trip, and then I’d only have maybe two maintenance store trips later in the month. But for some reason, I just got uninspired […]

The Most Amazing Chocolate Chip Cookies

You may not know this about me, but I am very picky when it comes to chocolate chip cookies. To me, the perfect cookie is soft, chewy, puffy with texture, sweet, but a little savory too. I detest a flat and crunchy chocolate chip cookie. You may enjoy those types – and that’s perfectly fine […]

Cooking With Sophie the “Young Chef”

Sophie decided recently she really wanted a smoothie. Never missing an opportunity to get fruit into this kid, I didn’t hesitate to take her up on this opportunity. She also really wanted to make the smoothie herself. I thought this would be a great chance to try a recipe from a new cookbook, Young Chefs: […]

A Sweet Passover Topped with Chocolate Toffee Matzah

Sundown Monday brought the Jewish holiday of Passover, which re-tells the story of Exodus, the Jews enslavement in Egypt and their journey to freedom. This year’s festivities began with Sophie’s annual preschool performance of the re-telling of the story. Sophie and her class played the important role of the items on the seder plate with Sophie being […]

Whole Chicken in a Crockpot … And It’s GOOD!

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Let me apologize for being MIA for more than a week. Between work, Sophie and my new addiction to Homeland (why didn’t I discover this show earlier?!), life’s been crazy! But I’m back … and with a recipe. A delicious and super easy recipe, if you ask me! I decided to try my hand at […]

Mexican Chicken Soup à la Crockpot

What do you do when your oven and stove break unexpectedly? Aside from not being able to cook much of anything, you end up being creative about meals. This is what happened to us immediately after I pulled my Grandmother’s apple cake recipe out of the oven for Rosh Hashanah dinner. The oven would not […]