Category: Dinner

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


Crockpot Guinness Pot Roast

Down to 11 days before the movers come.  And we drive away exactly 2 weeks from Saturday!  I am surprisingly on top of this move. I think it helps that I no longer have a one year old and a 3 year old.  Oh and also maybe it helps that I was ready to move


Crockpot Honey Soy Chicken

30 days out from the big move.  I can hardly stand it.  It feels like I’ve been waiting for this for the past 3 years.  Sure, I’ve been busy. And every time we move, I try to make a list when we get there of things I want to do and a list when we


Crockpot Chicken Chili

Any time I can throw together a healthy meal in my crockpot AND get everyone to eat it, I consider it a win.  Yes, I know I constantly blog about how great my crockpot is.  And one day I will upgrade since I’ve had this one since 2002.  It’s been with me longer than KB.


Southwestern Frittata with Sweet Potato Crust

Breakfast is probably my favorite meal of the day.  And breakfast for dinner?  Forget about it.  You can’t beat brinner.  Eggs, bacon, sausage, cheese.  The possibilities are endless.   So I’ve been on a big frittata kick lately.  You can pretty much put whatever you want in them (meat, veggies, cheese) and throw it in