• 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…

  • Easy Parmesan Alfredo Sauce

    Life is busy and you don’t need me to tell you that. This recipe has been a lifesaver when I need to get dinner on the table in 30 minutes or less and we want something other than grilled cheese or french toast. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m all for a grilled cheese sandwich and I did an entire post on french toast a couple weeks ago. But some nights you want something that is just as quick and easy, but a little bit fancier. Let me introduce you to this Easy Parmesan Alfredo Sauce that is both easy and fancy. With only four ingredients, plus salt and pepper, this Parmesan…

  • Honey Lime Chicken Taquitos

    There’s something about the combo of flavors in these taquitos, chicken smothered in sweet honey combined with cool and tangy lime and Mexican inspired spices, that is unique and unexpected. I find myself adding these taquitos to the menu when time is tight, which lately seems to be almost every night! The first time I made these we were surprised at how flavorful they are and they quickly became a go-to recipe. The spices in these taquitos are pretty mild so if you like things spicier feel free to up the chili powder or add cayenne pepper or even some jalapenos. Or if you want to get wild and crazy switch…

  • Asian Chicken Rice Bowls

    Now if you missed my recipe earlier this week for Sticky Rice you’ll want to go back and check it out because it’s the basis for today’s recipe. Rice bowls are a favorite at our house and a version of them is on our menu at least a couple times a month! It’s tasty and comes together quickly and maybe our favorite part makes delicious leftovers that are perfect for lunch the next day! The marinade for this chicken is adapted from one my mom always made while I was growing up. It’s simple, but so tasty and has a great blend of sweet and salty flavors. It’s also delicious on steak, which…

  • Loaded Broccoli, Potato and Cheese Soup

    Now I know that soup season is almost over, but I needed to sneak this one in before spring officially or unofficially comes. You can thank me later. This soup is full of vegetables and unlike a lot of broccoli and cheese soups that are smooth, there are actually chunks of vegetables in there. But what puts this soup over the edge is a delicious cheese sauce that is made with real cheddar cheese…no processed cheese in this soup! This soup cooks quickly and you can do most of the prep ahead of time, making it perfect for a busy weeknight dinner. I like to chop the vegetables (except for the potatoes), shred the cheese and…

  • Whole Wheat Pizza Crust

    For a couple years now, Friday night has been homemade pizza night at our house. After trying lots of recipes, some not so tasty, I finally found this one and we have been enjoying it for over a year now! This crust is chewy and light and has a great flavor.     I wanted a whole wheat crust that didn’t taste healthy. You know what I’m talking about, right? I wanted a nice chewy crust that didn’t suck all of the water out of your mouth or taste like sand! Combining whole wheat flour with all-purpose flour definitely helps to make the taste and texture of the crust not too “healthy”. In the directions it’s…

  • Classic Chili with Beans

    A couple weeks ago when we were snowed in during snowstorm Jonas I decided that we needed chili. Now the hubby doesn’t love beans, so I was the only one who actually enjoyed the chili, but it was delicious.     There’s something about the freezing cold weather that makes me crave warm and comforting soups and chili. For most of you, there is still time to enjoy this recipe before spring comes!     This chili is great topped with shredded cheese or served over macaroni and cheese like my grandma did. My grandma didn’t enjoy cooking, but one of the meals she would make when we came to visit was chili over macaroni…

  • Chicken Pot Pie with Cheddar Biscuit Topping

    While I would love to eat sweets all day long, sometimes you need vegetables and today’s recipe is filled with them! These cold winter days put me in the mood for comfort food and this recipe definitely fits the bill. Chicken and vegetables in a flavorful broth and covered in cheddar biscuits. Yum! One of the things I love about this recipe is you can get a head start on the dinner clean up while it is baking .     This recipe fills a 9×9 inch pan, like completely full and almost overflowing. To catch any stray drips, I usually  put a rimmed baking sheet on the rack below. Also, this recipe has a…