Category: Dinner

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


Greek Meatballs

My kids like balls.  Meatballs that is.  Balls of meat mixed with different seasonings and served usually in or with a sauce.  I like meatballs too.  Nothing better than a big plate of spaghetti and meatballs.   I normally make my meatballs with breadcrumbs and egg.  It makes them nice and light and airy.  


Cheesy Baked Spaghetti

So before we left CT, TAB had a sleepover with one of her little friends who came for dinner and then spent the night.  Of course when it comes to feeding tiny humans, you have to find food they will actually eat.  Because let’s face it, children are picky.  Well, mine are.  I tend to


Coconut Milk Braised Chicken

I’m always looking for new ways to make chicken.  It’s one of my go-to proteins since I know that at least 75% of the Beckmann’s will eat it.  My lone hold-out is LJB.  For some reason, he’s my cheese and carb guy that doesn’t really care for meat.  Except bacon. Because I’ve trained him right