Bacon & Spinach Stuffed Shells

This really hit the spot tonight! The addition of bacon was spot on and added a little smokiness to the filling (along with the smoked paprika). I’m going to be making these with Italian sausage next time and I’m really excited!  Filling: 1 ½ cups Bacon Crumbles 3 cup Spinach; chopped 15 oz. Ricotta CheeseContinue reading “Bacon & Spinach Stuffed Shells”

Kung Pao Beef Meatballs

It’s been a crazy couple of months! Between moving and getting married, things have been bonkers. I’m finally back at it and I had some ground beef that needed tone used up. I knew I wanted to make Kung Pao…something. But something with texture and bite! This really hit the spot and my husband absolutelyContinue reading “Kung Pao Beef Meatballs”

Chicken Cottage Pie

I know, I know. Cottage pie is filled with beef and not chicken. But I love to switch it up from time to time. Whatever you’d like to call it, it was stinking amazing! I actually ended up liking it more than the traditional cottage or shepherd’s pie. Filling: 2 large Chicken Breasts; cubed 1Continue reading “Chicken Cottage Pie”

Herb Chicken & Bacon Mushroom Gravy

I’m getting better about cooking meals for just 2 people instead of an army. Chicken with mushroom gravy sounded really good and I had everything I needed in my kitchen. I love when that happens! You can add more herbs to the gravy if you’d like to amp up the flavor.  Chicken: 2 Large ChickenContinue reading “Herb Chicken & Bacon Mushroom Gravy”

Fried Ravioli with Pesto Alfredo

I found some ravioli in the bottom of my freezer and thought I’d give fried Ravioli a go. I made a Pesto Alfredo to go with them and it ended up being a match made in heaven! You can use frozen or fresh ravioli and it works great! Ravioli: 1 lb Frozen Ravioli; defrosted 1Continue reading “Fried Ravioli with Pesto Alfredo”

Chicken Fajita Salad

I had a hankering for a hearty salad. Chicken Fajita Salad to the rescue! It also works great with shrimp, steak or ground beef/turkey. You can use taco seasoning, but I love using smoky chile powders so I made my own. The Chipotle Ranch can be made by mixing bottled Ranch with Chipotle and SmokedContinue reading “Chicken Fajita Salad”

French Onion Chicken Sandwiches

Dinner tonight for me and my brothers. French Onion Chicken Sandwiches with Rosemary Parmesan Red Potatoes and a side salad. Thumbs up across the board! High praise because my youngest brother is VERY finicky. I briefly fried them, then finished cooking them in the air fryer to cut back on some of the calories. SameContinue reading “French Onion Chicken Sandwiches”

Chicken Fried Rice

I love love LOVE Fried Rice! It’s so versatile, easy to make and delicious! It’s a great way to use up old rice, cooked chicken, pork, beef and vegetables. 4 cups Leftover Rice 2 cups Cooked Chicken; chopped 2 Tablespoons Sesame Oil 1 cup Celery; chopped 1 cup Onion; chopped 1 cup Carrots; chopped 1Continue reading “Chicken Fried Rice”

Everything Bagel Deviled Eggs

Is it really a cookout if there aren’t deviled eggs? They’re one of my favorite things to bring to potlucks and they don’t stick around long. I used the base for my Bloomin’ Onion Deviled Eggs and just topped it with homemade Everything Bagel Seasoning instead of French fried onions. They were so tangy andContinue reading “Everything Bagel Deviled Eggs”

Smoky Tuna Lettuce Wraps

Light and fresh dinner tonight! Smoky Tuna Lettuce Wraps, Everything Bagel Deviled Eggs, Sriracha Radishes and some delicious cherries. It’s so easy to make, filling and easy on the waistline! 15 oz. Canned Tuna; drained ¼ cup Celery; chopped ¼ cup Red Onion; chopped ¼ cup Tomato; cored & chopped 2 Tablespoons Bacon Crumbles ⅓ cupContinue reading “Smoky Tuna Lettuce Wraps”