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,…

Balsamic Chicken, Date, Feta and Grain Salad

Several years back, I never thought I’d enjoy fresh dates. In fact, up until about 10 years ago, I had never tried a fresh date. A good friend of mine always has them at her house and had me try one and I fell in love with dates. I love them so much, that every…

Lemon Dijon Crusted Chicken Salad

I think most people like to have something a little lighter for dinner as the weather warms up and the days become longer. The night I decided to make a main course salad for dinner for Dennis and me. We both really enjoyed this salad, Dennis is still talking about it. My inspiration for this…

Orange Jalapeño Pulled Pork

It’s so satisfying to put something in the slow cooker and let it cook all day, knowing that you will have a yummy dinner ready for you when you’re ready to serve it. Some days it’s nice to be able to relax and get other things done without having to stop and think about starting…

Citrus Radicchio and Herb Spaghetti

As the weather gets warmer, it seems we shy away from enjoying pasta for dinner. I actually love pasta any time of the year, but when the weather is heating up, I prefer a pasta with a sauce that isn’t a red sauce. For this dish I sautéed two heads of radicchio in olive oil,…

Citrus Chicken and Mango Habanero Mushroom Tacos

Yesterday was Cinco de Mayo and I was definitely going to be making Mexican food for dinner in celebration. I made sure to make my time spent in the kitchen as fun as possible while preparing our dinner. I usually have my favorite stations that I ask “Alexa” to play for me, but yesterday I…