Ginger Orange Chicken Thighs

I grew up eating Orange Chicken that was battered, fried and tossed in a Corn Syrup based sugary sweet sauce. I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, but when I am craving something sweet, I want it naturally sweet with savory notes. The use of fresh squeezed orange juice, ginger, herbs and sesame balanceContinue reading “Ginger Orange Chicken Thighs”

Thyme & Curry Butternut Squash Soup

I remember this soup fondly from holidays as a teenager. To this day, I defer to my mom for taste testing and improvements. Seems only right considering she was the first person to make it for me. I LOVE it! Nutty, rich, herbaceous and creamy! 1 Large Butternut Squash; halved and de-seeded 2 Tablespoons ButterContinue reading “Thyme & Curry Butternut Squash Soup”

Spicy Comfort Hot Cocoa

It’s been a rough day and this was so needed! Between the stresses of the holidays and daily life, this is a nice pick me up to help set you back on your feet. I only drink this cocoa on stressful days before Christmas. My only regret is that I didn’t have any cream toContinue reading “Spicy Comfort Hot Cocoa”

Brown Sugar Bourbon BBQ Meatloaf

This is by far my favorite recipe for meatloaf. I love meatloaf with ketchup, but what about BBQ Sauce? One word. Amazing! It’s a go to for Meatloaf Night. Cheap, quick and its a great way to hide the veggies that picky kids or *cough* younger brothers *cough* refuse to eat. When you have time,Continue reading “Brown Sugar Bourbon BBQ Meatloaf”

Vodka Sauce Stuffed Shells

It doesn’t look like much, but daaang! I’m so glad I took the time to simmer the sauce! I grew up with frozen microwaved Costco Stuffed Shells and these are leagues better! I really wanted to upgrade a childhood favorite and make it fresh. Using homemade Ricotta ups the flavor and creaminess of the wholeContinue reading “Vodka Sauce Stuffed Shells”

Cherry Chicken Salad

I had a couple of friends over for lunch and decided to make Chicken Salad. This makes a LOT! Roughly 6 sandwiches, so if you’re not serving a crowd I’d cut the recipe in half. 3 large Chicken Breasts 1 cup Celery; chopped 1 cup Onion; chopped 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder ½ teaspoon Mustard PowderContinue reading “Cherry Chicken Salad”

Ginger Chicken & Wild Rice Soup

I woke up completely exhausted and miserable. I’m so glad I had a jar of turkey bone broth in the freezer that I could defrost and use to make some soup. This makes about 6 servings and it’s so delicious and healthy! 3 cups Chicken; cooked & cubed 2 quarts Turkey or Chicken Bone BrothContinue reading “Ginger Chicken & Wild Rice Soup”

Asparagus & Romanesco Fettucine Alfredo

There’s a reason why I don’t make Fettuccine Alfredo very often. Stick a fork in me, I’m done! It’s got a major calorie count and my jeans can only take so much! I tried to lighten it up a little the veggies, but it was still amazingly and deliciously rich. The pan Fried Chicken CutletContinue reading “Asparagus & Romanesco Fettucine Alfredo”

Gluten Free Smoky Chex Mix

By far, my favorite holiday tradition is making Chex Mix! I grew up with the original recipe off the Chex Box, but have strayed a little to suit my preferences. I’ve made it 100% Gluten Free. I use Glutino Gluten Free Bagel Chips and Snyder’s brand Gluten Free Mini Pretzels. The Smoked Paprika adds someContinue reading “Gluten Free Smoky Chex Mix”

Boiled Bagels

I woke up with a weird urge to bake and anyone that knows me knows that baking stresses me out something fierce. So, I decided to make boiled Bagels. They’re one of my favorite types of bread because of how versatile they are! 1 Packet Active Dry Yeast 1 cup warm Water (110-112° F) ⅓Continue reading “Boiled Bagels”