Category: Dinner

Crab and Corn Chowder

It’s definitely soup weather!  Cold, crisp days and nights where you’re chilled to the bone and there’s nothing quite like a bowl of soup to warm you up.  I love soup weather.  It’s a time to throw anything in a pot with broth and call it soup. Chowders are one of my favorite kind of

End-of-Summer Salmon (aka Garlicky Basil Salmon)

The end of summer brings the end of my garden.  This year, it was pathetic.  I planted 3 cherry tomato plants, 1 jalapeno plant, 1 habanero plant, 1 Trinidad scorpion plant (don’t even ask me how hot these were), and a variety of herbs including chives, basil, rosemary and thyme.  Every year I swear I’m

Spicy Chorizo Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

I have a little love affair with chorizo.  I’d love to put it in everything if I could.  There’s something about the flavor and the spice that kicks up an ordinary meal just a notch.  I never get any complaints when I add it to a meal.  I’ve added it to eggs, Thanksgiving stuffing, you

Caprese Sea Scallops

I love sea scallops.  Nothing better than a large, juicy, fresh sea scallop…seared in butter and topped with a fresh salsa, salad, or relish.  Reminds me of summer and reminds me of the sea.  Of course, I’m a Cali girl at heart and even though I grew up in the desert, the ocean feels like

Healthy Bruschetta Chicken

I know there’s probably about a million variations on bruschetta chicken.  It’s a twist on bruschetta…which is the appetizer that puts a little salad of tomatoes and basil on a grilled piece of bread with a balsamic vinegar glaze on top.  It’s quite yummy and it always reminds me of summer.  Sitting on the patio

Cheesy Beef and Broccoli Bake

I have a hard time getting my kids to eat broccoli.  I won’t lie, it’s one of my favorite veggies, especially oven roasted with a little sea salt.  It tastes like little trees of goodness.  A little bit sweet (from the roasting) a little bit salty, and crunchy, roasted just right!  It’s a shame I

Slow Cooker Ham Minestrone Soup

Tis the season, right?  It’s the season in between winter and spring.  It’s called second winter.  When all I can think about is spring and when it’s coming.  Spring, when it comes, will be over and gone WAY too quick.  It’s one of my two favorite seasons (spring and fall), both of which are short-lived.

Slow Cooker Salsa and Brown Rice Chicken Taco Bowls

One of my favorite things to do with my crockpot is to make salsa chicken.  It takes zero active time to prepare and if I use mild salsa, both my children will eat it without complaint.  Especially when I serve it to them as tacos.  Every January, I do a “healthy January.”  I like to

Curry Turkey and Brie Sliders

Thanksgiving was last week.  And of course we had leftovers for days.  Because who doesn’t have leftovers on Thanksgiving?  I think leftovers are one of my favorite parts of Thanksgiving.  A few years ago, KB took to deep-frying our turkey.  Which I love, because the skin gets so crispy and the inside is so juicy. 

Crockpot Chicken and White Bean Soup

Now that it officially feels like fall, I like to make soups in my crockpot.  For a while there, I was worried the weather might never turn cooler.  It was so hot in September that school was cancelled, twice.  But KB and I took a vacation to the Bahamas at the beginning of October and