I love chicken tortilla soup. The combination of flavors and textures is a party in my mouth. Chicken Tortilla Soup Inspired By Acapulco When I was in college there was an awesome restaurant called Acapulco. We enjoyed dining there and often times I would order their chicken tortilla soup as my entree. I loved that it was full of veggies - zucchini and carrots, and topped with homemade tortilla strips. Heaven in a bowl. So when I made up a pot of this soup for dinner I threw in some . . .
We have entered the fall season... also the season of after school activities, fall festivals, sports.... Football, soccer, softball, baseball. The evenings are busy and the air is cold. For those busy nights this is exactly what you a need, loaded baked potato soup. Often I'm scrambling for dinner. I know I am not the only busy mom with this problem! You get home late from practices, work, errands and need a family friendly meal in 30 minutes. This is just the recipe. A few years . . .
You guys, my family and I just moved back to socal. I am so happy to be back in the golden state amongst some of my favorite restaurants! Islands Restaurant is something I have loved since my college days. I'm a sucker for a good blue cheese burger. But my husband always gets an entree called the yaki tacos - as in teriyaki tacos. They have grilled chicken drizzled with teriyaki sauce, shredded lettuce, cheese, and pineapple salsa. Sounds pretty delicious huh? It's also incredibly easy to . . .
This smoked potato kielbasa has now been on our menu rotation for years. It came to be on our site when a reader sent it in, she raved about it and said it was her favorite! It would be a perfect addition to this blog. I tried it and my family downed the entire platter. She was right- it is the perfect addition. Smoked Kielbasa I had had this smoked sausage several times before I made this recipe, in fact I love to cook it with my pot roasts, but I didn't realize that the sausage was . . .
The first time i had a meal like this lemon herb chicken and rice was after having my 4th child. Kind friends surrounded my not-so-little-family with food, and cleaning, and babysitting. Feeding and helping us is not an easy task! But man, it helped sooo much. For me I needed it so SO much more than when I came home with my second baby. Kids needed to be at school, needed to be entertained, needed to be fed. Overwhelming to an emotional mama who can barely function. One night a meal looking . . .
When I was a newly wed, my husband emailed me a recipe titled "The Best Chicken You'll Ever Eat". It was a recipe for baked honey mustard chicken. Sadly, I turned my nose up at the recipe and never made it. I've since expanded my taste bud repertoire and enjoy a larger variety of flavors. That emailed recipe, that has been long lost, was my inspiration for this instant pot recipe. BRIANNAS Dijon Honey Mustard The base for this recipe is BRIANNAS Dijon Honey Mustard Dressing. I am no . . .
We're addicted to these pressure cooker seasoned red potatoes in our house. For several reasons- They're delicious. They are done SO FAST without heating up the whole kitchen. Friends ask my all the time how I come up with content, recipes and ideas for our blog. This specific recipe ended up being one of those recipes that was invented by accident. I love potatoes! In just about every way shape and form. I especially love them as a side for dinner. They are versatile and . . .
I first ate these soft, fluffy, garlic bread sticks with a steaming hot bowl of beef stew. Just thinking of the dinner at Ashlees house warms my heart. Why does comfort food do that to you? The smell of homemade bread, chicken noodle soup, mac n cheese....you can help but become nostalgic. A testament to how powerful food can be in our lives right? SO, while my bread sticks are rising right now, I am going to share this recipe with you. These bread sticks are simple and fast. I love to . . .
We make school lunch 9 months out of the year at our house x 3 kids. My oldest is now in 6th grade, so to say the least I've figured out a few tips. I can't wait to share them with you! My biggest tip has got to be: TEACH YOU CHILDREN TO PACK THEIR LUNCH I know this is on of those things where we say to ourselves "it's just so much easier and faster to do it myself." That may be true, but how many more years do you want to keep doing this? How will your children learn to do it the . . .
I don't know about you but my kids love go-gurt. You know - the yogurt that comes in a tube that can be eaten without a spoon? They are perfect for school lunches, but I have an even better option for you! Make your own! Skip the artificial colors and flavors and whip up some homemade go-gurt in minutes. Zipsicle Pouches I saw these pouches on Amazon last year and knew they would be so much fun. They are great for these homemade yogurts, but they are also great for homemade otter . . .