Air Fryer Rowdy Ranch Chicken Wings

Battle of the air fryers! Chicken Wing Edition! GoWise Air Fryer Bundle (Walmart $70) Oster All-In-One (Fred Meyers clearances at $50) I’m going to be focusing on healthier meals for a while so I can lose my Pandemic Pudge. 😂 I’m calling these Rowdy Ranch Wings. The GoWise definitely won, hands down. The wings cookedContinue reading “Air Fryer Rowdy Ranch Chicken Wings”

Sweet Chile Sriracha Chicken Drumsticks

I love chicken drumsticks! They’re easy to cook, affordable and make a great canvas for a variety of spices. I may or may not have forgotten that I pulled out 5 lbs a few days ago and needed to cook them tonight. Prep took all of 5 minutes, which was so awesome! Plus, I onlyContinue reading “Sweet Chile Sriracha Chicken Drumsticks”

Pesto Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash

I was all set to make my BBQ Bacon Burgers last night, but I remembered last minute that it was my niece’s 12th birthday. Time to script the flip! We did Pesto Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash instead because…reasons. So the burgers are dinner tomorrow and I promise to post the hamburger bun recipe. Pesto SausageContinue reading “Pesto Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash”

Smothered Southwestern Chicken Skillet

I had some leftover corn, homemade black beans and Mexican rice from the other night, so I tossed them all together. 😂 Cooking it all in one skillet means less dishes to clean which is just fine by me. ❤️ It would have been better with cream cheese, but all of mine is frozen. What’sContinue reading “Smothered Southwestern Chicken Skillet”

Chicken & Vegetable Curry

Day 36 of the #PantryChallenge  I had a lot of the Curried Sweet Potato Soup I made last night left over so I repurposed it. Chicken & Vegetable Curry is what’s for dinner! I normally add cauliflower, sugar snap peas and zucchini but didn’t have any on hand.  Chicken & Vegetable Curry Servings: 5 CookingContinue reading “Chicken & Vegetable Curry”

Curried Sweet Potato Soup

Day 35 of the #PantryChallenge  Hey look! It’s soup…again. 😂 Still can’t really do the whole solid food thing, so immersion blender to the rescue! I love pureed soups and I added a bit more peppers to try and help clear out my sinuses.  It could have done with a splash of heavy cream, butContinue reading “Curried Sweet Potato Soup”

Hamburger Sausage & Veggie Soup

Day 26 of my Pantry Challenge. ❤️  I told myself to only make 4 servings. 😩 But if I taste something and it needs another flavor I toss it in. Next thing I know, the soup’s doubled. Hamburger Sausage & Veggie Soup anyone?! I didn’t have any beef broth, so I used the stock fromContinue reading “Hamburger Sausage & Veggie Soup”

Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Day 25 of my 8 week #PantryChallenge Another quick dinner before heading back to work. I’ve never been more excited for a lettuce wrap in my life. 😂 I had to start buying fresh produce again and I feel SO much better for it. The lettuce and celery were $1.20 and I only used aboutContinue reading “Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps”

InstaPot Creole Split Pea Soup

Day 17 of my 8 week #PantryChallengeI was supposed to make my Honey Butter Chicken tonight, but I’m kinda over fried food right now. I decided to make Split Pea Soup instead! Some people love it, some people hate it, but all I’m saying is give peas a chance! I normally use ham hocks, butContinue reading “InstaPot Creole Split Pea Soup”

“Tokyo Joes” Brown Rice Thai Peanut Chicken Bowls

Day 14 of my 8 week #PantryChallenge⁠⁠ 2 weeks in and I’ve saved around $400! One of my favorite restaurants I frequented VERY regularly over the 14 years I lived in Colorado was Tokyo Joes. I miss their Brown Rice Thai Peanut Chicken Bowls. I’ve been making my own for 6 years now and they’reContinue reading ““Tokyo Joes” Brown Rice Thai Peanut Chicken Bowls”