Maple Balsamic Chicken and Bacon Skewers

I know I shouldn’t be the one to have an opinion on this, since I don’t do any grilling, but even though grilling seems to be a summer activity, I think it really needs to be more of a spring and fall activity. Who wants to stand over/next to a grill when it’s approximately 1 billion degrees out? Not I ....more

Chicken with Tomato-Herb Pan Sauce

All summer long (or, at least since our garden has been producing) we’ve had a big bowl of grape tomatoes at the ready. ...more

Flank Steak Peperonata

So, hi. Apologies for my nearly month-long absence. I can offer much in the way of excuses (everything from laziness, to taking a trip, to temporarily losing my camera cord, to being all-too-absorbed in Stranger Things) but let’s just move along, shall we? ...more

Slow Cooker Hawaiian Pork Burrito Bowls

The last few weeks have been so hot that cooking alone has been a struggle, let alone photographing anything before sitting down to eat. I’m not even going to get into the fact that my stove has become a death trap with knobs literally falling off it and me frantically trying to turn off burners so our house doesn’t go down in flames...more

One Pot Creamy Asparagus and Bacon (and Chicken) Pasta

Apologies for posting this pasta so close to the veeeeeeery end of asparagus season, but I wanted you to have it. I’ve been in a bit of a blog funk/semi-break and we also took a short vacation last week, so I’ve been more into having other people cook for me than doing it myself. Not a bad deal ....more

Grilled Chicken with Yucatan Spices

I’m not really one to conform to gender roles, but that...more

Root Beer Ice Cream

If my husband could marry an inanimate object, it would be a root beer float. ...more

Spiced Moroccan Chicken Wraps

I like to take leftovers to work for lunch as often as possible but, especially in the warmer months, I have such a hard time thinking of foods we actually want to eat that make good leftovers. Soup, Leftover King, doesn’t get made often when it’s hotter out. Pasta, while perfection, is not something ...more

Asian-marinated flank steak

My kids, as part of their lifelong goal to be extremely expensive investments, are in love with steak and lamb. My eldest, who will eat pretty much anything without complaint as long as it falls in the “edible” category, has started complaining about how “we eat chicken alllllll.the.time, Moooommm” and he is over it. Sorry, we’re not switching over to 7 days of red meat per week any time soon, kid ....more

Slow Cooker Southern-Style Chicken and Dirty Rice

For a blog that’s been around as long as this one (almost a decade!) written by a busy mom, you’d think there would be hundreds of crockpot recipes. That’s not the case because I tend to have a very difficult time finding good crockpot recipes. They either contain processed ingredients, turn to mush, or have unrealistic cooking times ....more