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”

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”

Leftover Chili Spaghetti

Leftover spaghetti and chili from dinners passed? What’s a girl to do! Make Chili Spaghetti, of course! It was amazing! Definitely going to be doing this again next time I make chili. Chili Spaghetti • Leftover Chili• Pasta; cooked and drained• 1 cup Cheddar• Parsley for garnish 1. Preheat oven to 375°F.2. Layer pasta onContinue reading “Leftover Chili Spaghetti”

Sweet Chile Cornbread

Sweet Chili Cornbread • 1 cup Flour• 1 cup Yellow Cornmeal• 3 Tablespoons Sugar• 1 Tablespoon Baking Powder• Pinch of Salt• 1/4 teaspoon Smoked Paprika• 1 teaspoon Cilantro• 1 cup Half & Half• 1/4 cup Oil• 1/3 cup Honey• 2 large Eggs; beaten• 1 small can Green Chiles; drained and chopped 1. Preheat oven toContinue reading “Sweet Chile Cornbread”

Big Mac Burger Braid

I made a Big Mac Burger…Log(?) for dinner, because why not! 🤪 A Bûche de Big Mac, if you will! It was absolutely delicious despite it’s comical nature! Big Mac Burger Braid Beef Filling• 2 lbs Lean Ground Beef• 2 large Eggs• 1/4 cup Breadcrumbs• 1/4 cup Milk• 1/2 cup Dill Relish• 1/2 cup Onion;Continue reading “Big Mac Burger Braid”

American Goulash

I haven’t made American Goulash (not to be confused with Hungarian Goulash) in a hot minute, which is surprising because it’s one of my favorite childhood dishes. Beef, pasta, herbs, chicken stock? Yes, please! It’s such a hearty dish that is amazing on a winter night! Or a spring night. Or a summer night. 🤣IContinue reading “American Goulash”