Category: Dinner

Taco Salad

I don’t usually make salad for the fam.  I think it’s because there’s an awful lot of work that goes into making it and usually it’s only KB and me that will eat it.  I mean my kids will eat some of what goes into the salad…except the lettuce.  So there’s that.  BUT I will


Barbecue Chicken Quesadilla

My children went through a phase when they would only eat quesadillas.  It seemed kind of weird to me at the time (to eat the same thing every day), but then again, these are the same children that will eat chicken nuggets for breakfast without a second thought.  Quesadillas are really just like grilled cheese


Hot Dog Grilled Cheese

Who doesn’t love a good grilled cheese?  I know I do!  My children do too.  So does KB.  He’s really into this grilled cheese restaurant that opened a location near us.  The other location is about 30 minutes away but this one is about 7 minutes, which may prove to be dangerous.  I mean it’s


Cheesy Mushroom Toast

I wouldn’t say I’m obsessed with avocado toast.  Trust me I’ve had it and you won’t hear me complaining. There’s something very comforting about toast…the ultimate carbohydrate as a vehicle for deliciousness.  And I always make toast with real butter.  Real, salted, butter.  Absolutely nothing wrong with that.  A crispy piece of bread slathered with


Crockpot Coconut Curry Chicken

KB has a thing for Thai-style curry chicken…every time we go out for Thai food, he gets it.  I usually order the drunken noodles, but that’s just me.   Sometimes we share, but that’s only if he doesn’t get it super hot.  When I make it at home, I’m usually making it for the kids


Salsa Verde Pork

I’m a big fan of easy meals.  The easier the better.  And if I don’t have to babysit it on the stove it’s a win-win for me.  Which is why I use my crockpot a lot, especially during the school year when I’m running around like a chicken with my head cut off.  I’ve worked


Barbecue Chicken Quinoa Salad

It’s officially summertime.  It took me a while to say it, since mid-June it still wasn’t as hot here as I imagine summer in Ohio to be.  This is really my second summer in Ohio.  And I don’t even mind the heat.  I’d insert some witty comment here about how at least I’m not in


Lazy Shishkabob

Shishkabob is one of my favorite summer-time meals.  It’s a shame that it’s hard to make in the winter when it’s freezing cold and raining or snowing and no-one wants to stand outside and man the grill.   It’s also a little time consuming.  First you have prep the meat and veggies and then you


Chorizo Oven Nachos with Lime Crema

Since Super Bowl is coming up, I thought I’d share a recipe I made for New Years Eve this year.  KB decided off the cuff that he wanted nachos for our NYE meal.  We used to go out and party and stay out late for NYE, but as we’ve grown older, our celebrations have grown


Salmon with Avocado Cilantro Pesto

New year…new you!  Everyone always says that…hah.  It goes without saying that when a new year rolls around, everyone always resolves to eat healthy and work out more.  I work in the fitness industry and it’s our “busy season.”  We start to taper off around summer time when everyone goes on vacation and it picks