Quick Marinara Sauce

This sauce is so versatile! It’s amazing in Steak Pizzaoila, Chicken Parmesan, Spaghetti or Baked Ziti! While it may not be a traditional Italian recipe, its still delicious! This is the quick version of my from scratch version that takes upwards of 5 hours to make and uses fresh Roma tomatoes. But weeknights can beContinue reading “Quick Marinara Sauce”

Strawberry Banana Sheet Pancake

All of the pancake-y deliciousness and none of the babysitting! You can substitute the gluten free flours with 3 cups of baking or A/P flour. 😊 I, unfortunately, cranked the heat up too high and it cracked. Bummer! I altered the recipe below with the proper baking temperature and time. ❤️ Strawberry Banana Sheet PancakeContinue reading “Strawberry Banana Sheet Pancake”

Cantina Style Salsa

I’m kind of a brat when it comes to salsa. I grew up eating hole-in-the-wall restaurant style cantina salsa and all those premade grocery store shelf jars always tasted too sweet and processed. So now I just make my own. 🤣 It goes great with my Carne Asada Tacos, tortilla chips and Green Chile ChickenContinue reading “Cantina Style Salsa”

Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

I had a small luncheon with some friends today and decided to make these super easy and delicious Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers to go with the Pesto Turkey Sub. 😊 I normally smoke them but I’m out of wood pellets. Darn! Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers Servings: 6 Cooking Time: 20 minutes 6 large Jalapeños; halvesContinue reading “Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers”

Strawberry Lemonade Sunrise

Miserable days call for Strawberry Lemonade (that may or may not have been spiked) and Lemon Almond cookies! I don’t usually bake, but for some reason my soul was craving cookies. 💕 🍋 I didn’t have enough strawberries to true strawberry lemonade, but I had some of my strawberry syrup in the fridge from breakfastContinue reading “Strawberry Lemonade Sunrise”

Grilled Chicken Salad

9 times out of 10, I don’t even use salad dressing. With the right veggies and protein you can cut the calories without sacrificing any of the flavor. ❤️ 🥗 Grilled Chicken Salad • 1 large Chicken Breast• Garlic Powder, Salt and Pepper to taste• Olive Oil • 4 slices of Italian Bread; cubed• 1Continue reading “Grilled Chicken Salad”

Teriyaki Chicken Skewers

I’ve been furiously working on the cookbook and haven’t had the chance to do much cooking. Thank goodness for the freezer meals I prepped earlier! I’m taking a little breather today because Teriyaki Chicken sounded amazing! ❤️🍲🥢 Teriyaki Chicken Skewers • 3 lbs Chicken Thighs; cut into 1” chunks• 1 cup Soy Sauce• 1 teaspoonContinue reading “Teriyaki Chicken Skewers”

Spice Rubbed Chicken Quarters

Getting dinner prepped up! 😋 Spice Rubbed Chicken Quarters, Parchment Wrapped Ancho Corn on the cob, Buttered Peas, Coleslaw and leftover Macaroni and Cheese! Shoutout to #Kitchenatics for the incredible bakeware! ❤️ Spice Rubbed Chicken Quarters • 4 lbs Chicken Quarters• 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil• 1 teaspoon Salt• 1/2 teaspoon Pepper• 1 teaspoon Ancho ChiliContinue reading “Spice Rubbed Chicken Quarters”

Surf and Turf Fried Rice

Surf and Turf Fried Rice FTW! It’s so delicious! I’d love to have smoked the steaks, but time was short, so pan seared was the way to go. ❤️ Gotta love cast iron! Surf and Turf Fried Rice • 4 cups rice; cooked and chilled• 3 Tablespoons Sesame Oil• 1 Tablespoon Chili Paste• 1 Carrot;Continue reading “Surf and Turf Fried Rice”

No-Hassle BBQ Turkey Sliders

Something quick and simple for dinner today before heading back to work. I don’t normally have coleslaw on my burgers, but I had some cabbage I had to use up. I went for the tangy option and I’m not going to make it any other way. It was ZIPPY! ❤️ No-Hassle BBQ Turkey Sliders •Continue reading “No-Hassle BBQ Turkey Sliders”