During our first "oh so meeting" in the beginning days of the blog - a friend who used to blog with us, Anna, brought over her beef bourguignon to photograph and later share on the blog. I remember loving that recipe when we all took a bite. When Holland House® asked if we wanted to try some of their cooking wines, I knew this recipe would be the perfect fit. I've made a few tweaks to Anna's original recipe, but this hearty beef stew is a classic. Family Tradition She told a story of when . . .
My children love steak. A favorite is to marinate and grill skewers. Its fast, easy and perfect for families (because they're already to serve in bite sized pieces when done!). We are always looking for new and different ways to cook and season our skewers. Marinade are perfect! We especially love this P.F. Chang’s® Home Menu Mongolian Style BBQ Sauce for our BBQ beef skewers and veggies bowls. This post has been sponsored P.F. Chang's® Home Menu. All thoughts and opinions are my . . .
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 . . .
These creamy baked chicken taquitos are a staple in our house. We LOVE them. I love how easy it is, how fresh it is, how I always seem to have the ingredients around so when I'm in a pinch or dumbfounded as to what to make for dinner I have this as a backup. The kids not only help eat it but love to help make them. It's full of tender chicken, a little bit of cream cheese, spices and a little more cheese. With a crunchy, crispy, salty crust. Creamy Chicken Taquito Filling There are several . . .
I first had a taste of this zesty meatball pita years ago. I had a little 4 month old baby, I had a friend next door with a 4 month old baby too. We were both trying to finish up our last semesters of college and often we would switch babysitting during each other's classes. Kelly was a creative cook. It was because of Kelly and Ginny (my other neighbor...and wouldn't you know Jenna was also a neighbor who happens to be a fabulous cook!) that I really started branching out on my foods, became . . .
Tacos are amazing right? You really can't get sick of tacos. They are so versitle. Besides from the party in your mouth -they are low fat, low carb, easily gluten-free, and easily vegetarian too for that matter. I LOVE tacos. I love corn tortillas with just carne asada, onions and cilantro or piled high with meat, cheese and veggies. Rubio's Grilled Chicken Taco Love I have a problem with Rubio's grilled chicken tacos. Seriously crave them every time I go out. It's soo worth getting a . . .