This time of year I get all sorts of ideas for elaborate dinners, perfect presents, cookies baking in the oven, and a Pinterest-worthy decorated home. Let's get real for a second. No one can have all of those things and still sleep. For this reason I love meals like this rosemary chicken and potatoes. This entire meal is made in one pan! The meal turns out elegant and beautiful, while the prep time is around 10 minutes. When I make this Rosemary Chicken and Potatoes meal it is a huge hit! . . .
See, I had just had a baby. my third child. I was sore, tired, and an emotional postpartum wreck to say the least. Then my buddy shows up with dinner, and I probably cried. It was the best thing in the world. So really when I think of this recipe I am really full of overexagerated feelings of warm comfort food love for my dear Steph. I'll admit when she said she was bringing sheperds pie, this was not at all what I was thinking! When I think of Shepherd's Pie...I think leftover meat. Or . . .
Yearsandyearsandyears ago, Nate and I sat on our newly carpeted floor eating curry for the first time with our Japanese friends. We had no kids who would spill or make messes! Lucky us, our dear friends were also our neighbors. Naomi surprised us with dinner, bringing over bowls of hot rice, curry chicken and veggies for all of us. I remember taking a few bites of the curry, thinking man this is so good, how have I never tried curry before?- and looking up at Nate who looked at me the exact . . .
I love soup. Like really love soup. My husband doesn't have the same attitude...there are very few soups that he likes. But with this soup? He gobbled it right up! I got this recipe from my friend Trisha. One year she gave these cute cute soup bowls to all of us girls for Christmas along with her favorite soup recipes. Included in those recipes was this potato and ham soup. The recipe card was titled "The Best Potato Soup You've Ever Had." Certainly worth a try right? I am happy . . .
This dish is such a perfect addition to your holiday menu. Hearty potatoes, bold herbs, and of course - cheese! But before we get into any more of the delicious details - let me tell you about what we're giving away today! It is so so sososo good! We are giving away a Zwilling Pro Chef's Knife and a gorgeous Boos Walnut Chopping Block! I know. It's the perfect kitchen essential for pretty much anyone. A chef's knife is my most used knife. I chop up veggies, . . .
We've shown you how to make a mean turkey, creamy mashed potatoes and now you need the rich gravy to compliment both. Making gravy is incredibly simple and fast. There are many ways to make a creamy gravy, but for this post I'll focus on making gravy from turkey drippings. Just what would be expected at a Thanksgiving dinner! In my family we grew up on Sunday pot roast with mashed potatoes and gravy and homemade rolls. The gravy was always my favorite part. Well maybe the rolls were but the . . .
It wouldn't be Thanksgiving with out mashed potatoes. The turkey is of course the star, but mashed potatoes play a quiet and important role of best supporting actor. I mean really, with out the mashed potatoes what would you make gravy volcanos with? What would those fully rolls or turkey be dipped in? With out those creamy potatoes, a Thanksgiving feast just wouldn't be the same. So today I'm going to show you have to make some bomb mashed potatoes. They are so easy! Really, it is hard to . . .
Fall is officially here, so I've been breaking out my soup recipes for some cozy evening suppers. Albondigas Soup has been a favorite of mine for a long time. Whenever I see it on a menu at the Mexican restaurant I'm sure to order a cup. It is so comforting and hearty with a kick of flavor! Albondigas is the spanish word for meatball - so this soup is simply - Mexican Meatball Soup. The meatballs are paired with fresh vegetables in a simple broth. You start by making a flavorful . . .
When I think of a shrimp boil I envision long picnic tables lined with newspapers and huge pots of boiling water surrounded my lots of family and friends. A seafood boil is a tradition that started in Louisiana and has spread throughout the south. I'm a shrimp lover, so I was instantly drawn to this tradition - but I wanted to do it on a smaller scale for my family. So I came up with the idea to load up some foil packs and grill them. The result was perfection - and . . .
We have entered softball season where we spend hours upon hours at the softball field...in the chili evening air. Often I'm scrambling for dinner. I can't seem to ever remember to throw something in the crock pot. Right across the street from the field is a grocery store. After dropping off my daughter for her warm ups the boys and I ran over to scout something out for dinner, because we were going to be at the field for the next 2.5 hours. One night ended up grabbing a creamy, nice and . . .