Category: Dinner

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

Hearty Chili Mac

When the weather turns cold, I turn to comfort food.  Who doesn’t?  There’s something about a bowl of chili that warms you up from the inside out!  My children didn’t used to like chili.  Until I started making it with pumpkin, but that’s a whole different blog post.  However I have found that any time

Slow Cooker Chicken Quinoa Chili

The age-old debate of how to pronounce QUINOA.  So if you look it up in the dictionary, it says the pronunciation is “kee-no-ah”. But if you were to read it like the “QU” normally sounds (think queen), you might be pronouncing it “queen-oh” like KB.  It makes me laugh when I hear him say it.

Poke Poke Poke

I love poke.  I know, that sounds weird.  But I do.  It’s a raw fish salad that is normally served as an appetizer in Hawaii.  I think that’s where I first got hooked on it.  I mean, I’ve enjoyed my fair share of sushi for years.  But there’s something about poke, marinated in the right