Sriracha Lime Chopped Chicken Salad

There is something truly fun about living in the midwest – when the seasons start to change, the weather releases the last bit of over night frost and SUMMER has arrived! Grilling becomes second nature during these months. I’m often envious of those who have outdoor kitchens in warm climates who can grill and entertain…

Pineapple Avacado Salsa

You may start to see a theme right now in the recipes that I am posting.  That theme would be SPRING!!!  It is time for every last bit of snow to be gone and the outdoors to be nice and warm.  I want to sit on my patio with a glass of wine while my…

Accidental Leek Tart

There is a reason that this is called the ‘Accidental’ Leek Tart.  Let me tell you a story of our Easter holiday in Wisconsin this year.  It was to be an Easter / two birthday celebration.  The dinner included a fantastic meal and the whole weekend included much laughter. In planning the meal with my…

Chicken Meatballs & Spaghetti

Normally, when I think meatballs, I think meat – good ol’ grade a beef.   Usually mixed with marinara sauce and noodles.  But meatballs aren’t just for hamburger anymore and this tasty chicken variation really proves that.  The combination of the leaner ground chicken, flavorful pizza sauce and fresh gooeyness of the mozzarella cheese creates…

Pop Overs

Nothing is more wonderful on a Saturday morning than coming downstairs to the smell of some sort of dough cooking in the oven and coffee ready to go.  This wonderful thing happens because there is another person that makes your house a home and that person loves to work on breakfast items.   There was a…

Cream Cheese Chicken Taquitoes

SOOOO good!  Like the perfect combo taco, burrito, chimichanga…this dinner was super tasty!  My favorite part is everything that you can put on top of these crunchy, creamy dinner delights.  More cheese, more salsa, lettuce, refried beans, hot sauce.  Yum! Yum!  Just seeing the pictures of this makes me want to make them again.  Maybe…

Chocolate Lava Cakes

When I think of a romantic dinner and what dessert would top things off perfectly, I think of Lava Cakes.  They’re rich and creamy and decadent and …well, I could keep going.  All of this adds up to they are the perfect finish to a romantic meal. I have not made these before, just experienced…

Melted Chocolate Cake Decorations

It’s the first year that the kid wanted me to make the birthday cake instead of buying it from Target or somewhere like that and I dove right in!  Her biggest request is that she wanted some sort of awesome dance party kind of cake.  The big theme was blue, as you probably can see….

Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken

It was one of those weekends.  You know the ones – when there are so many things to get done, when you have a few events to go to and then all of the house chores that have been put off during the week…now, to worry about dinner…No Thank You!  I wanted something easy where…

Marinaded Beef Tips

Looking for that appetizer to help make your Super Bowl party pop!  Well, I may be a little late on the planning, but just in case – here you are – Marinaded Beef Tips!!!  These tips are tender and perfect when served on a toothpick for everyone to enjoy – adults and kids alike.  The…