Salmon, Sweet Potato Tot and Corn Tacos

It’s Tuesday and that means it’s a great day for tacos! Last week, our daughter came over for dinner as soon as I told her I was making salmon tacos. Kylie didn’t love any kind of fish when she was younger, but has definitely started enjoying salmon in the last year or so. When I…

Blueberry Balsamic Jalapeño Grilled Chicken

Two of Dennis’ brothers were here last weekend with their wives. We had a weekend packed with fun plans and restaurant reservations. For one of the nights I wanted to have a dinner party here with them. I came up with an idea for a marinade to grill chicken breasts in and they loved it!…

Pork Lettuce Wraps

For a low carb dinner option tonight, I made pork lettuce wraps for my husband and me. He absolutely loved them as did I! I started by browning a pound of ground pork, seasoned with kosher salt and pepper. To the cooked pork, I added onion, carrots, red pepper and jalapeño. I let the vegetables…

Mushroom Fettuccine

Saturday evening, Dennis and I attended a cooking date night class at Sur La Table. It was so much fun, we had the best time! Our good friend, Marie, attended with us, it was definitely a night to remember, lots of laughs and smiles. I love the classes Sur La Table offers and always learn…

Fall Tacos – Flank Steak, Butternut Squash and Corn

Here we are in mid-September, and I’m looking forward to all the flavors of fall that I enjoy each and every year. As I was doing my grocery shopping the other day, and making my way around the produce department, I noticed containers of pre-cut butternut squash. I immediately thought about using that squash in…

Baked Eggplant Parmesan

Eggplant is something I never cared much for until this past year. I’m not sure why, I never really gave it a chance. Dennis and I had our daughter, Kylie’s boyfriend’s parents and family for dinner for this first time this past summer. Jacob loves my lasagne and when I asked him what he thought…

Caramel Sea Salt Crispy Cookies

Last weekend, Dennis and I were grocery shopping and we picked up a small package of cookies sold in their bakery department. These cookies were so yummy, I couldn’t wait to surprise my husband and try to make these cookies for him. These are no bake cookies, which is right up my alley. I already…

Dijon Roasted Red Potatoes

Who doesn’t love a great potato side dish? I know how much my daughter, Kylie, likes it when I make roasted potatoes or potato wedges and kept that in mind while I was planning my menu for last night’s dinner. I knew I’d be making barbecue chicken breasts and thought roasted red potatoes sounded like…

Easiest Ever Berry Trifle

Last night, our daughter’s boyfriend’s parents invited us to their home for a barbecue and my contribution was going to be dessert. I decided I’d make a trifle, which was a good choice because everyone loved it. I had actually never made a trifle before last night, but figured it couldn’t be too hard, and…

Garlic Roasted Tomato Spaghetti with Crispy Parmesan Topping

I love nothing more on my spaghetti than chunky, slow roasted tomatoes that I roast with an entire head of garlic in some olive oil and seasonings. I used an entire head of garlic to ensure there was no lack of flavor in this dish. It paid off to peel and mince that entire head,…