Back to the Basics- Meal Planning and an Easy Crockpot Pork

Hey all! The new school year is almost upon us. Back to those busy nights filled with homework and after school activities. Back to those nights where we all get home and everyone wants to know that dreaded question, “What’s for dinner?” Well, look no further. I have got you covered. I am back to…

Olive Oil Fried Eggs

Skip the spray and butter! Instead use a good layer of olive oil in the bottom of your pan to fry up some yummy eggs. Cook to your liking. I love mine sunny side up! Serve with some toast to soak up all that yummy yolk. For the kids, cut up the toast in strips….

Sausage and Rigatoni

I needed to take a trip to the grocery store today, but instead I opted to spend the day at the pool. Summer is almost gone for us, so I need to soak up all the last summer fun I can. Instead, I raided the fridge and pantry and decided to make this delicious dish….

Spicy Quick Pickle Veggies

I had a ton of okra, beans, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, and peppers I got from the farmer’s market the other day, so I decided to make a jar of quick pickles. These guys turned out so good; super flavorful and very spicy. Ingredients a couple handfuls of okra- Trim off ends and slice okra in…

Orzo and Cheese Stuffed Tomato

Forget Meatless Monday! Eat what you want when you want. Lots of veggie options today from my local market. I found a pretty heirloom tomato. The guy said it was hollow and needed to be stuffed. #challengeaccepted Orzo and Cheese Stuffed Tomato All I did was cut off the top and hollow out the inside…

Seafood Steamed in Garlic, Butter, and Wine

My lunch today was pretty special. I was at the grocery store and passed by the seafood department. There were these little clams and mussels that seemed to be calling my name. I decided to get some. Then I noticed the shrimp and lobster tails were on sale, so I bought a small serving of…

Chicken and Shrimp with Mustard, Bacon, and White Wine Sauce

How ya’ll doin’ tonight? Not sure how to describe this bad boy. Creamy, smoky, mustardy and succulent. I have been thinking of combining these ingredients for quite sometime. Whole grain mustard, bacon, white wine…awesome combo! I was thawing some chicken thighs today and have been thinking of this dish all day. So here is how…

Kale and Beet Chips

Hey there! I am here with another idea for summer veggies. Make them into chips! I did my chips 2 ways; kale and beets. Crunchy and healthy. For the kale- tear or cup off the leaf from the rib and stem. Discard the rib and stem. They are just too fibrous to eat. No bueno….