Chicken Pesto Penne with Roasted Red Peppers and Ricotta

Make use of prepared pesto and a jar of roasted red peppers to create a flavor-packed sauce for this rustic chicken pasta dish. I’m back with the latest in a series of recipes that have happened in my kitchen over the past week that all have one thing in common – pesto. I’ve taken on the challenge...more

We Be Jammin’ Jamaican Banana Bread

A few interesting ingredients take this banana bread to a tropical place from which you will not want to return....more

Panera’s Power Chicken Hummus Bowl

A make-at-home version of one of my favorite items on Panera’s menu. The Power Chicken Hummus Bowl is a nutrition packed, zero guilt meal that truly satisfies. When we moved our business to a new location a couple of years ago it meant venturing out to find new places to eat lunch ....more

Crisp™ Cooking Tools – Let’s Go Shopping Giveaway!!!

It’s time for another Crisp™ Cooking Tools Giveaway and this time around, you get to do a little shopping! I’ve been working with Crisp for several months now and it’s been awesome to have the opportunity to spread the word about this new line of kitchen gadgets. I’ve grown quite attached to them and I’m lovin’ that I get to give you all the chance to start a collection of your own ....more

Pesto Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Pesto adds big flavor to this creamy but wholesome chicken salad. Layer it on sandwich rolls with greens, sliced tomato, and cheese or roll it up in tortillas for a satisfying, healthy lunch. The other day I came across a great big container of my favorite pesto from Costco tucked in the back of my fridge that I nearly forgot I had ....more

Tamale Pie

Saucy, seasoned ground beef is cooked with onions and green bell pepper and topped with a cheese-spiked cornmeal topping. Tamale Pie is pure, old-school comfort food. I was always thrilled when my mom put Tamale Pie on the dinner table when I was a kid ....more

Spinach Feta Orzo – In the Kitchen with Aggie’s Kitchen

I am excited and honored to be in the kitchen with a very special guest today. Aggie Goodman of Aggie’s Kitchen is here as part of my In the Kitchen series to share her fabulously easy and completely delicious Spinach and Feta Orzo with us. I’ve been an regular reader of Aggie’s Kitchen since long before I started this site ....more

Nutri Ninja Blender Duo Giveaway!

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! I have something special to share with you...more

The Costco Haul – February 2015

We ventured over to Costco last week to stock up on the essentials and as always, a few fun new items caught my eye. I’m here to share...more

Skillet Braised Pork Chops

Braising is the best method around to ensure your pork chops will be fork-tender and delicious. After a quick sear, they are cooked low and slow in a super flavorful liquid to create an incredibly savory meal. Pork chops can be a tough bugger…literally ....more