• Shrimp and Broccoli with Cheese Tortellini

    Hope you had a great New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day! We have a horrible track record for NYE. One of us is usually sick and yep, it happened again this year. So being the party animals that we are, we stayed up until 10:30 pm, took cold medicine, and went to bed. We managed to get ourselves to church on Sunday, barely on time, but we made it. Then we rallied on Sunday afternoon and organized our main storage space, which included a trip to Target to get more plastic totes and an iced coffee…starting the year off right over here. Next on the list is organizing in the kitchen.…

  • Creamy Chicken and Gnocchi Soup

      Today I have a recipe for you that is warm and hearty and perfect to combat all of the sweets that we have been eating. This soup comes together quickly, so it is perfect for those busy days around the holidays when you don’t have extra time to spend in the kitchen.     Tender bites of vegetables, chicken, and gnocchi are all encompassed in a light and creamy broth. This soup is delightfully flavorful and creamy, while not being too heavy. Another great thing about this soup is that it can be made, start to finish, in one pot. Which means fewer dishes to wash and more time to…

  • White Lasagna Soup

      Y’all, it’s officially soup season and I’m so excited! I have big plans to try lots of new soup recipes this winter. Today I’m sharing with you a soup that is full of simple and hearty ingredients because nothing warms you up on a dreary day like creamy homemade soup. And this White Lasagna Soup is creamy and tastes like comfort in a bowl.     Don’t be scared away by the long list of ingredients, they are mostly pantry staples. I find especially with soups that it is helpful to prep the ingredients before you get started, so you have everything you need ready to go.     I like…

  • Parmesan Crusted Chicken

      Happy Monday, Y’all! I didn’t plan on taking a little break from the blog, but I am returning with some renewed excitement for all the new recipes I’m going to share with you! Can we just take a minute to acknowledge that October is almost over, how did that happen? It’s time for me to get busy in the kitchen so I’m prepared to share all of my holiday recipes with you. Today I’m sharing with you a simple and healthier chicken recipe that’s going to balance out all of the treats that are coming. That’s how it works, right?     We eat a lot of boneless, skinless…

  • Taco Salad

      We have been eating a lot of salad recently and while some people are perfectly happy to eat the same salad with the same ingredients and the same dressing day after day, I like a little variety in my diet. That doesn’t mean that I won’t get on a kick and eat the exact same thing for lunch every day for a week, but occasionally I need a little spice in my life. And that is where this salad comes in. Basically, it’s a taco without the shell and extra heavy on the lettuce.     This salad is heavy on all of the good for you things like…

  • Chicken Burrito Bowls

      Simple ingredients come together to make a delicious and healthy meal. These Chicken Burrito Bowls are a favorite at our house and the hubby is always excited when he sees them on the menu.     I love the flavor that the grilled chicken gives these bowls, but it is easy to customize them to your taste. Try swapping steak or shrimp for the chicken. Or leave the meat out entirely for a vegetarian option. Shh… don’t tell my hubby I just suggested a vegetarian option. Any of your traditional or non-traditional burrito toppings would work here. Maybe try some black olives, bacon, shredded lettuce, salsa, diced onions or even…

  • Mini Chicken Meatballs in Tomato Cream Sauce

    Is it true that everything tastes better when it’s mini? Yes? Maybe? The mini chicken meatballs really are the star of this pasta dish. I know it might be shocking, but this recipe was my first time cooking with ground chicken and I think I loved it. While not exactly a one pot meal, since you cook the pasta in a separate pot, this recipe definitely falls into the one pot meal category for me. Not only does it dirty minimal dishes, it also goes from start to finish in less than an hour, both of which are requirements for my busy lifestyle.       Let’s talk about the…

  • Baked Ziti

    I’m back today with another favorite recipe of ours. My hubby doesn’t request a lot of meals, but this is one he is always excited about.     Now don’t be intimidated by the long list of ingredients, they are worth it. I would say that even though there are a lot of ingredients this recipe comes together quickly, but that would be pulling your leg. Side note: does anyone even say that anymore?? Because this recipe is heavy on the prep I typically prep this recipe a day or two before and then bake until warm and bubbly the day I want to serve it.     The recipe…

  • Healthier Skillet Chicken Parmesan

      I love meals that are quick and easy to get on the table and dirty as few pans as possible. I also love chicken parmesan, but I don’t love the calories that usually go with it. This recipe isn’t authentic Chicken Parmesan, there is no breading on the chicken, but it does have great flavor from the marinade.  For a weeknight meal, I am happy to save on the extra calories.     To make this recipe even easier, feel free to substitute your favorite jarred marinara sauce for the recipe I have listed below. Our local grocery has a basting oil that is delicious and is what I use for the marinade, but you could even…