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”

Cranberry Lime Roasted Chicken Thighs

Day 32 of my #PantryChallenge Still feeling pretty crummy, so dinner isn’t pretty but it’s quick and tasty. I needed to use up the rest of the chicken thighs from the other night and I was craving vitamin C. Turned out pretty darn tasty for winging it! ❤️ Served with Creamy Zucchini & Sweet PotatoContinue reading “Cranberry Lime Roasted Chicken Thighs”

Pantry Challenge Beefy Fritos Burritos

Day 20 of my 8 week #PantryChallenge Tonight’s dinner is the most simplified version I could make of the only thing that my brain and stomach seem to agree on at the moment. Beefy Fritos Burritos! Except I didn’t have any Fritos…or Queso… So I cut some corn tortillas into strips and mixed some cheeseContinue reading “Pantry Challenge Beefy Fritos Burritos”

“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”

Leftover Beef Bulgogi Fried Rice

Making fried rice from leftover Chinese, Thai and Japanese dishes is one of my FAVORITE things to do and it’s why I always order too much. It works with so many different main dishes and is such a filling, inexpensive and quick way of clearing out the fridge. You can add any vegetables you mayContinue reading “Leftover Beef Bulgogi Fried Rice”

Orange Mango Chicken

I was really craving citrus, so I made Orange Mango Chicken with Cilantro Lime Rice. It was really light and fresh! I’m glad I had everything I needed in my fridge and pantry. Orange Mango Chicken Servings: 4 Cooking Time: 35 Minutes 2 large Chicken Breasts; sliced 1 teaspoon Sesame Oil 1 large Mango; cubedContinue reading “Orange Mango Chicken”

Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps

My body was craving vegetables and I’m sick to death of soup. I normally make my lettuce wraps with beef, chicken or turkey, but cauliflower and broccoli made an amazing substitute. Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps Servings: 5 Cooking Time: 20 Minutes 2 Tablespoons Sesame Oil 2 cups Cauliflower; chopped 2 cups Broccoli; chopped 1 cup Carrot;Continue reading “Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps”

Teriyaki Beef Stir Fry

Teriyaki Beef Stir Fry Servings: 5 Cooking Time: 25 Minutes 2 lbs Beef Sirloin; sliced against the grain 2 cups Broccoli Florets 1 large Carrot; peeled and sliced 1/2 cup Bell Pepper; chopped 3 Tablespoons Sesame Oil 1 teaspoon Onion Powder 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder 1/2 teaspoon Ginger Powder pinch of Red Pepper Flakes SaltContinue reading “Teriyaki Beef Stir Fry”