• 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 meatballs…

  • 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…

  • Simple Chicken Sausage and Broccoli Pasta

    I don’t know about you, but around here meals that can be ready in less than 30 minutes are lifesavers. Life is busy and spending hours cooking a delicious and healthy meal just isn’t something I have the time or desire to do every night. With simple ingredients and a little bit of time this simple and tasty pasta dish is ready to enjoy.     This pasta dish has three main ingredients; pasta, broccoli and Italian sausage. It’s then covered in Parmesan and olive oil for a light sauce. You know when you make a recipe again after a long time and it isn’t as good as you remember? That didn’t happen…

  • Enchilada Casserole

    If you follow me on Instagram you might have seen that my sisters were in town over the weekend. I loved having them here and when we weren’t shopping we were cooking and eating! They all share my love of cooking and Mexican food. This enchilada casserole is just one of the recipes we made over the weekend. It has a simple enchilada flavor that while warm, is not overly spicy. The base of this casserole is a homemade enchilada sauce that simmers while you prep the other ingredients, like browning the ground beef and shredding the cheese. Like I mentioned before the sauce is warm but not spicy, so if you like a little bit of…

  • Individual Meatloafs

    After I graduated from college I got an apartment with a couple friends and I quickly discovered that I only knew how to cook for a crowd! One of my married friends who lived in the area definitely looked out for me during my first couple of years on my own. Tiffani was a couple of years older than I was and she let me come over for dinner often and always sent me home with leftovers. She gave me this recipe she cut out of a magazine that had a cooking for one section and I’ve now adapted it to feed four. Growing up I was pretty neutral to meatloaf. I would eat it when my mom served it, but…