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…

Guacamole

Happy Cinco de Mayo, Everyone! This year Cinco de Mayo will be celebrated a little differently for most since we can’t go out to a Mexican Restaurant to enjoy our favorite Cinco de Mayo meals and appetizers. I wanted to share with you one of my guacamole recipes that you can make and enjoy in…

Huevos Rancheros

While I had the tv on for background noise on Saturday morning, I was listening to one of the chefs on a cooking show talk about making Huevos Rancheros. I’ve never actually had Huevos Rancheros before, but I know my husband, Dennis, loves it. I thought of it as a breakfast dish and to me…

Chocolate Chunk, Walnut and Cinnamon Cookies

Yesterday morning when we woke up, Dennis said to me “I’m really looking forward to having some of the cookies you’re going to make me today.” I replied with “I’m making you cookies today?” But, actually, I was really planning on making Dennis cookies, only I hadn’t told him. I wanted to try and make…

Italian Meatballs

Yum! That’s the word I have to start this blog post. I usually don’t bake my meatballs in the oven. More often than not, I form them and let them cook and simmer in a red sauce for awhile on the stovetop. I also think if I cook them in the oven, they will get…

Grapefruit and Lime Pork Tenderloin

I love making and having pork tenderloin for a weeknight dinner. It’s quick, easy and healthy. Kylie’s boyfriend, Jacob, brought us grapefruits and lemons from his paren’t fruit trees in their yard. I used one of the lemons as a garnish for my soup the other night and knew immediately I wanted to use the…