Thursday, February 28, 2013

Liebster Blog Award

Today I received the Liebster Blog award from Café Vita. This award is given to new bloggers. Liebster is German for dearest, loveliest or favorite. To pass it along I have found other up and coming bloggers to share the award with. 

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Roasted Chipotle Potatoes & Brussels

I always thought that Brussel Sprouts were disgusting. Maybe it stemmed from childhood memories I shouldn't get into here, but when my friend Emily said she loved them I had to give them a try again. Ever since then, I have fallen in love with them. Whatever you do, don’t boil them…they are best roasted. This recipe is so simple, but I have to share.

This picture isn't the best I have taken, but you can see the colorful delight the mixed potatoes and green vegetable would add to your plate. Unfortunately my children have the same distaste for them when I was young, but hopefully after repeated servings they will develop an appreciation for them as we train their taste buds!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Slow Cooker Shredded Taco Chicken

We had this super duper easy flavorful chicken in several different meals this weekend.

   Friday Dinner: Chicken & Black Bean Soft Tacos
   Saturday Lunch: Taco Chicken & Avocado Sandwiches
   Sunday Breakfast: Southwest Omelets
   Sunday Dinner: Chicken & Lime Enchiladas

Make today…cook easily tomorrow!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Double Baked Overstuffed Yukon Potatoes

This is not your typical twice baked potato. Packed with Italian chicken 
sausage and broccoli chunks, these are a full meal deal.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Mini Mozzarella Stuffed Meatloaf’s

A soft diet was directed by my husband’s doctor this week. So we enjoyed this fun twist on meatloaf with mashed potatoes and ginger ale caramelized carrots.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Peanut Chicken Pearl Cous Cous

Having trouble deciding what to make for dinner tonight? Making your own peanut sauce is so easy and you can control the heat by adding more or less red pepper flakes. EAT THIS!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Queso & Salsa stuffed Grilled Chipotle Flank Steak

STUFFED! Flank steak can be tricky – just make sure to not overcook. Although the kids were not fans of this, my husband I enjoyed the chipotle flavor and we had an unexpected guest arrive at serving to taste test. She was amazed with the flavor! Check out my help pounding out the steak.    

Creamy Mushroom & Artichoke Sauté on Flat Bread

This stuffed flat bread goodness was made for the “Kangaroo Cheesy Pita Sandwich Contest.” Stuffed with plenty of sautéed mushrooms, my veggie lover friends could easily omit the pancetta and it would still be delish. 

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Buffalo Chicken Dippers

Yes! Buffalo Chicken Dip flavor again…but it was super bowl so I had to do it! This recipe was made intentionally for the Get Social with Mini Fillo Shells Contest. Rules: no more than 5 ingredients. Who knows…we may be on a winning streak. The picture isn’t desired due to the fact I was at a party!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Chicken Spinach Stroganoff

This slow cooker recipe was a delicious twist on Stroganoff, and a lot lighter. Plus the added spinach makes it a one pot meal! We served over whole wheat wide egg noodles.