Categories Delicious DinnersRecipes

Fish Tacos with Lime Cilantro Cream Sauce

I really love the beach! My best, most memorable vacations are at the beach. I love the sand, the ocean, the relaxing, stress-free atmosphere. But, I also enjoy the food. Delicious seafood, fresh fruits and vegetables, and crisp, light flavors – all those things remind me of my beach vacations. One of my favorite dinners is fish tacos. I love the light, flaky fish with a slightly spicy rub, creamy avocado, crunchy cabbage and creamy citrus sauce. Fish Tacos with…

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Categories Delicious DinnersRecipes

Citrus Glazed Carrots

When I was younger, my mom used to pour cheese on every single vegetable she made to get me to eat it, including carrots. I do not particularly remember cheese covered carrots tasting good, but apparently, it did the trick. More often than not, I ate my vegetables. The older I got, the less cheese that was smothered on my vegetables. I think it was my mom’s way of trying to get me to eat the actual vegetable. For some…

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Categories Cooking for KidsKitchen Tips

Tips for Managing Picky Eaters

If you know my family well or have been reading my blog a little, you know that my house is full of picky eaters. Even my husband and I are picky eaters. But, early in our parenthood journey, we recognized that we did not want to pass on our pickiness to our children. We use these picky eater tips to encourage them to try a variety of foods. Studies show that dads actually have a stronger influence on what their…

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Categories Cooking HacksKitchen Tips

Knife Knowledge Part 2: Paring Knife

For part two of my knife series, we will talk about the small, but mighty paring knife. I have probably cut myself more with a paring knife than any other knife. To be honest, I haven’t used the paring knife much because of our bad history together. But, part of becoming a better home cook is making sure you know how to use all the tools available to you. The paring knife is the second most essential knife for home…

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Categories Cooking HacksKitchen Tips

Knife Knowledge Part 1: Your Chef’s Knife

I have a confession: I am not really that great at proper use of my knives. But, since I’ve started this blog, there are certain skills that I have decided I need to improve, including my knife skills. When I started doing research on knives and skills for home chefs, I found some interesting information and decided to share it here. I hope this helps you as much as it has helped me. The essential knife for all home chefs…

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Categories Delicious DinnersRecipes

Baked Chicken Cordon Bleu

My husband really loves this chicken cordon bleu sandwich from a specific sandwich shop in Fargo, ND. But, we live in Texas, not Fargo! He likes that sandwich for 2 reasons: the bread and the honey dijon mustard. Well, I have yet to find store bought bread that is similar, but he says this baked chicken cordon bleu recipe comes close to reminding him of his favorite sandwich. I bake mine with a crunchy, bread crumb topping. Ingredients 4 chicken…

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Categories Recipes

Easy Slow Cooker Pork Ribs

Everyone knows the slow cooker is a simple way to get meals on the table with less effort. It is a good gadget to use for those nights when you’re too tired to cook. But what do you do when the recipe says 4 to 6 hours and you are gone 8-10 hours? Here’s my recipe for Slow Cooker Pork Ribs along with some tips if you need to start them super early in the morning. Ingredients 2 lbs Pork Ribs…

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Creamy Chicken Spaghetti Freezer Meal

My favorite meal of all time is chicken spaghetti! It is comfort food for me: creamy, cheesy pasta and chicken. Yummy! But not all chicken spaghetti’s are created equal. Some people put onions and celery in theirs. It is an easy meal to fix up on the weekend for the freezer. Then, just heat and eat! My recipe for chicken spaghetti makes 2 pans that will each serve 4-6 people. Ingredients 2 lb cooked chicken, diced small 1 box spaghetti…

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Categories Kitchen AccessoriesUtensils

5 Must-have Kitchen Tools

After many years in the kitchen, I have learned that having the right tools makes a big difference. Even when your meals are simple, a specific kitchen tool can eliminate some steps or create less waste.  Plus, let me be frank, sometimes you just need some cool toys to make you fall in love with cooking again. I use these tools on a weekly, sometimes daily basis. They make cooking more simple and convenient. These are my favorite must-have kitchen tools.…

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Categories Meal Planning

Skip the Fast Food on a Busy Night

Many nights on my drive home from work I dreaded the “What’s for dinner?” discussion. I usually didn’t have anything planned, and I was exhausted from a long day at work. I hated suggesting to my family the same old stuff or delivery. Sound familiar? There is a better way to make quick, delicious meals at home. Here are tips to help you skip the fast food on a busy night. Batch Cook Your Proteins Or even have some simple freezer meals…

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