The Best Hamburger Recipe

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We try to use the grill as often as possible during the summer--I always feel like clean up is easier, and of course who wants to turn the oven or stove on when it's so hot outside?! One of our favorite weeknight recipes is to make sliders on the grill, and after years of trying different … [Read more...]

Easy Grill Recipe: Steak Kebabs

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This post is sponsored by HomeRight.  All opinions are my own.   Mother's Day is just a few days away, and it's warm and sunny out--where I am, at least.  That means it's time to blow the pollen off the grill cover and start cooking outside! Today I'm sharing a super, super easy recipe that is … [Read more...]

Wood-Fired Fig & Prosciutto Pizza and a Giveaway

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We're proud to be HomeRight brand ambassadors; they sponsored this post and provided the giveaway for our readers.  All opinions are my own. I know--isn't this a fancy-looking (and sounding) recipe?  It's fig and prosciutto pizza, the perfect light lunch or dinner, and my husband cooked it on his … [Read more...]

Wood Fired Pizza on the Grill AND a Giveaway

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This giveaway is sponsored by HomeRight. Despite the storms of pollen we're currently experiencing, the weather is definitely spring-like here in North Carolina (yay!), and we've been able to start enjoying our beautiful deck and backyard again. One of my husband's favorite weekend activities … [Read more...]

Creamy White Chicken Chili Recipe

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It's hard for me to believe that I haven't posted this recipe for y'all before--it's one of the mainstays in our Fall and Winter dinner rotation and it is *excellent*.  Every time I make it, I'm asked for the recipe.  It's fast, easy, and delicious, plus you can modify it to work in a slow cooker if … [Read more...]

Caprese Burger with Pesto

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  Labor Day is right around the corner and summer is slowly beginning to fade into fall. My garden is in full bloom, tomatoes are falling off their vines and I have a basket of freshly picked basil.  I am planning to make a huge batch of pesto this week, which I will freeze so I can continue … [Read more...]

Homemade Chicken Nuggets for Kids

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  I have been trying to crack the homemade chicken nugget code for a while now. My kids have hated everything I've tried; they've complained that they were too spicy, the wrong texture or they just didn't "look" like chicken nuggets. Isn't a chicken nugget supposed to be made out of chicken? … [Read more...]

Cilantro Sauce Recipe – Delicious on Grilled Steak!

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Like most of my recipes, this one is almost too easy to be called a recipe.  It uses only three ingredients (five if you count salt and pepper!), but it's fresh, delicious, and unique.  I make it year-round, but it tastes best during the spring and summer when I can use fresh cilantro from my garden … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Beef Stew Recipe & Reinvented Leftover Ideas

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I feel like I have said this a million times, but I am a huge fan of my slow cooker. It allows me to cook healthy meals for my family, especially on busy days. This past week, I made some amazing beef stew in my slow cooker, which we have been eating for the last couple of days. I am always shocked … [Read more...]

Easy Entertaining: Taco Salad Bar

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Today I'm just posting a quick (and somewhat obvious) idea for your next lunch or dinner event.  I made taco salad for last week's dinner meeting, and it worked really well.  It was easy for me (the hostess) and customizable for my guests.  I put each ingredient in a separate bowl so they could make … [Read more...]

Hawaiian Meatballs: Healthy Dinner or Elegant Appetizer

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  Ingredients 2 lbs ground beef 1 onion finely chopped 1 egg ¼ tsp salt ¼ tsp pepper ¼ crushed red pepper flakes 2 tbsp fresh ginger, minced 2 tsp garlic, minced 2 tbsp olive oil 1 yellow pepper, chopped 1 red pepper, chopped 1 green pepper, chopped 1 cup pineapple … [Read more...]

Provencal Chicken Stew & Spaghetti Squash

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This lovely recipe stays true to the traditional flavors of Provence: tomatoes, basil and olives.   I love this slow cooked hearty stew especially when it is cold outside.  I decided to serve mine with roasted spaghetti squash. The squash is a tasty alternative to pasta and adds balance to this … [Read more...]

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