Herb Roasted Chicken

Okay, I never thought I could do a whole chicken.  That seemed like something the pros did, NOT ME!  But, I decided to give it a try and it turned out super super yummy!  It was easy too!  😀  Don’t worry, if I can do it ANYONE can do it!!!  I swear!!!  Now, here are […]

BBQ Mac Recipe

Hey Everyone!  I’m always seeing fancy slightly labor intensive recipes.  They look yummy and are awesome.  However, this is not a fancy labor intensive recipe.  It is a throwback to back in the day when we couldn’t afford many things.  This is fast.  Easy.  Yummy.  Done!  Great for Mommy on those days where we’re just […]

Understanding Beef Cuts

Hey everyone. I thought it would be good this week to demystify the various cuts of beef.  So…  here goes…. Chuck:Ground beef dishes, stew, pot roast, short ribsRib:Rib roast, rolled roast, rib steak, and back ribsShort Loin:Steak (tenderloin, porterhouse, T-bone), tenderloin roastSirloin:Steak (sirloin, filet mignon), carpaccio, ground beef dishesBrisket and Shank:Ground beef, stew, corned beef, […]

Portobello Burgers

Have you ever had a burger on a grilled portobello mushroom????  If not, you really are missing out!!!  They are so flippin’ good!!!  This may be the best burger I’ve ever had!  Hands down!  The juiciness of the mushroom and the strong flavor……  MMMMmmmm!  So, to make them…  Here ya go: Make the burger as […]

Pork Brine

This recipe is so simple yet so yummy!  They’ll be beggin’ for more!  Enjoy! Ingredients:  2 c chicken broth1/3 cup soy sauce1 tbsp apple cider vinegar1 tbsp pepper1 tbsp thyme2 bay leaves1/4 c brown sugar1/4 c kosher salt 1.  Bring liquids and bay leaves to boil.2.  In separate bowl, mix together brown sugar, kosher salt, […]

Mock Chicken Panini

 Hey everyone!  Thought I’d bring you this quick and easy little recipe!  It’s so simple.  It’s also a great way to get rid of extra chicken without having to make a huge, time consuming meal on these hot summer nights!   Ingredients: Boneless Chicken Avocado Tomato Fresh Cilantro Toasted bread Directions: 1.  Peal avocado and […]

Low Fat Middle Eastern Turkey Dogs

Dip these in a little dijon mustard and enjoy!  They are really great!  You can serve them on tortillas or by themselves with a little dijon mustard!  Or, you could make them into patties and have them on pita bread!  YuMMMMYYYY!!!  As side dishes, couscous would work well or some baklava!   Ingredients 1 teaspoon […]

Herb-Roasted Chicken

I just love this recipe!  It’s amazingly simple and tastes spectacular!  You can even prepare the chicken ahead of time and then toss it in the oven when you get home from work or practice.  Although I have to admit I haven’t tried doing it that way.  Be sure and let it rest at least […]

Chicken Pot Pie

 Chief Zoo Keeper has been wanting to have homemade chicken pot pie.  I don’t typically like making things that take forever, but the other day I woke up and decided to be a good wife.  Don’t worry, I probably won’t stick to it!  LOL.  I got up at 5:30 and started making these, (it wasn’t […]

Momma’s Sloppy Joe’s

Sorry I’ve been MIA.  My computer has been evil and refusing to allow me to do anything functional!  Anyway, we are up and running for the moment! So, I promised a dear friend I would post this a while back and kept forgetting!  My Mom has made this recipe for years, and we all love […]

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