Turkey Burgers w/Bacon Jam

The gauntlet has been thrown down for the week…in the struggle of what to make for meals for the week, a challenge was thrown down to create a different burger every other night…can I do it? Can I make up my own burgers? Do I have enough ideas right now? To be clear, the challenge…

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…

Mexi Turkey Burger

We’ve had a busy summer so far – between ending the school year with soccer fun every weekend, planning for the upcoming wedding, group birthdays and traveling for the holidays, we haven’t had a lot of down time.   In those seriously busy moments, I turn to my food.  Food is something easily controllable and…

Smoked Rib & Baked Bean Quesadilla

I can only take credit for a portion of this recipe – and that portion is combining everything together.  The smoked ribs and baked beans were left overs from a fun-tastic family gathering this spring.  The food spread was amazing – it included the smoked ribs and baked beans, along with chips and dips, salads,…

Pesto Pasta with Chicken Sausage & Roasted Brussels Sprouts

It’s no be surprise that if you have seen my blog before, that you know I’m a fan of Brussels Sprouts.  Finding something new to do with them is always a treat for me.  This recipe came together by the desire to try something new with a fresh flavor for summer that the pesto brings. …

Grilled Cod with Citrus Browned Butter Sauce

This recipe is more about the sauce than the cod.  There isn’t anything special to say about the seasoning on the cod, but the brush of canola oil and sprinkling of salt and pepper.   The winner of this is the sauce.   This citrus browned butter sauce is fantastic with the richness of the…

Braided Chicken Calzone

Ever have a day where you really just don’t want to cook everything from scratch or really want to cook that much at all.  I occasionally do and lucky for me, this particular night, E must have know and he took over the kitchen and created quite the tasty dinner. These flavors came together well…

The Best Easter Ham Ever!!!

Who is ready for Easter next weekend???  If you are not, here is something that can help and it’s easy  There has been one style ham that we have made in my family forever!  It has been made in the oven along with using a slow cooker.  I love the slow cooker style because then…

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…

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…