Neato Frito Over-stuffed Burritos

When my best friend’s mum contacted me on the sly last year to plan her surprise fortieth birthday party and said the plan was to order pizza, I offered to take care of the food. Ali has five brothers who are all well over six feet tall and have appetites to match. Ali and her [Read On]

One Pot Lightened Up Chicken Parmesan Pasta {25 Minute Meal}

I’ve been a big fan of the one pot pasta approach for a while now. My One-Pot Bacon Pizza Pasta and One Pot Tex Mex Pasta Toss are some of the more popular dishes among the ‘busy parent’ and teen cooking classes I teach. The dishes are well loved for their taste, ease, economy, and [Read On]

Slow Cooker Peach Salsa Pork Roast with Sweet Potatoes

I am at a loss of words. See that pork roast up there? It’s just so… So… So… Perfect. And the effort that went into it? It’s embarrassingly simple. It’s the kind of recipe that somehow just doesn’t seem like it should work. When my best friend of almost twenty five years (*GASP* 25 years?) [Read On]

Philly Cheesesteak Stew

Friends are good. Friends that share great recipes with you are especially good. My friend Mary texted me the other day and asked, “Are you a fan of Philly cheesesteak sandwiches?” My response was something dorky like, “I am a fan of all sandwiches.” She told me she had stumbled upon a recipe for Philly [Read On]

Cheesy Black Bean Chipotle Quinoa Fritters

Today in the second installment of Dude Food Week in the lead up to the”Big Game”, I am going to please both the vegetarians and the non-vegetarians with a recipe that is SERIOUSLY indulgent and utterly meat-free. Don’t even balk, meat eaters. My house full of carnivores inhaled these things. I promise you that if [Read On]

Monte Cristo Empanadas with Creamy Dijon Dipping Sauce {Ham, Turkey, and Swiss Empanadas}

Welcome to the week leading up to the Super Bowl. I’m not going to say that I couldn’t possibly care less about football because it is possible for me to care less. How? If the food angle of the Super Bowl disappeared into the ether one day, it is likely that I’d rather have a [Read On]

Buffalo Chicken Baked Potatoes and a Giveaway!

Disclosure: I was not compensated to write this post. Black Gold Farms sent potatoes so that I could create this recipe. They are also providing the giveaway package in conjunction with Body Media. Have you ever quizzed yourself over what you’d like for dinner and gotten a certain food wedged in your psyche as the [Read On]

Pulled Pork Habanero Cornbread Stacks

Because we have a schedule that requires spreadsheets to manage, having dinner items ready to go in the freezer is not just a luxury; it’s a must. I know I’ve mentioned my fickle feelings for freezer cooking, before, so this won’t come as a surprise, but I must revisit the subject just briefly. I’m not [Read On]