Cinnamon Chile Roasted Chicken and Butternut Squash Kale Salad

Butternut squash isn’t something I grew up loving, but as I started to cook for myself, and especially once I started hosting Thanksgiving, I found a real appreciation for it’s flavor. The other night, I prepared a roasted chicken and butternut squash kale salad for my dinner. I do like a salad better when there…

Salmon Sheet Pan Dinner

A couple weeks ago I made a sheet pan dinner with chicken sausages, bell peppers, green beans, red onion and garlic. It was so popular that I decided to make another sheet pan dinner for tonight, with salmon as my protein. With the salmon, I had purple potatoes (because they come out at this time…

Chili Lime Cashew Popcorn

It’s Sunday, so in our house that means football … and grocery shopping, some errands, washing the sheets … the usual Sunday duties. The Green Bay Packers played the Dallas Cowboys this afternoon. The Packers is a game we will always watch … who am I kidding? Dennis has football on from morning until the…

Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Kylie’s friend, Jayda, loves my chocolate chip cookies! Kylie promised her that we’d send her a package of my cookies once she was settled into college. Jayda is in Colorado enjoying her university and today’s the day I thought I’d make her some cookies. Jayda calls me her second mom – so she can have…

Turkey Pancetta Meatballs

Ground turkey is my preference when it comes to meatballs for a couple reasons. The first reason being that they are more moist, in my opinion. The other reason is just simply that I feel they are healthier than ground beef. Tonight for dinner I made ground turkey and pancetta meatballs to serve over spaghetti…

Prosciutto and Buratta Arugula Salad

I came across this recipe this morning and thought I would share it again. It’s such a beautiful salad and so very tasty. I was thinking about another salad to make when this one popped up. I hope you don’t mind me sharing it again! This recipe was actually posted last October, it seems like…

Slow-Roasted Spiced Pork Tacos

Saturday night I hosted our dinner club and made Ina Garten’s Slow-Roasted Spiced Pork. Everyone that was at our house that night thought this pork would be fabulous served in tacos. Since I had so much meat left over, that’s exactly what I decided to do tonight. My good friend, Karin, who’s in our dinner…

Smoked Andouille Chicken Sausage and Jalapeño Cornbread Bake

There were a couple packages of Jiffy corn muffin mix in my pantry, as well as a package of Smoked Andouille Chicken sausages in my freezer. I decided to come up with a “casserole” that would incorporate both of these items last night for dinner. Jalapeños sounded like a good addition to this dish, along…

Baked Ricotta with Fresh Herbs

Last night was our turn to host our Dinner Club. The Del Mar Dinner Club (as we call ourselves). Dennis and I look forward to getting together with our dinner club each time we meet. We gather quarterly, so each couple hosts one time a year. One of the appetizers I decided to make for…

Grilled Cheese with Heirloom Tomatoes

Some nights you want to make something simple for dinner that doesn’t take much thought. Tonight was that night for me … however, I did put thought into it – I’d planned on making grilled cheese since Saturday when I did my grocery shopping. I wanted my grilled cheese to have a Pecorino/Romano crust on…

A New Blog to Check Out

http://www.atinytasteofheaven.com Hello everyone! My very good friend, Pam, has just started a blog! Pam is an expert at making homemade marshmallows and has started a blog to share her recipes and tips with us. Her new blog is called A Tiny Taste of Heaven (and let me just say … Pam’s marshmallows really are a…