Strawberry Lemongrass Sorbet

So in our house, we TRY to curb the sugar as much as possible. This goal often cramps the dessert style a bit, even thought we truly love berries and fruits as dessert. I say that, but the truth is that my husband just hides stashes of ice cream in …

Lip Smacking’ Lamb Chops

Lamb. So here’s the deal: I spent two years overseas right out of high school. I had lamb at a cookout once and it was ghastly. That was my first and only experience with lamb until very recently and let me just say…no. Tough. Chewy. Not something I felt the …

Grilled Hamburgers

I may have mentioned this before but I can be a food snob when I go out to eat about certain dishes. My rule is: if I can make it better at home, I won’t buy it out…unless it’s tacos. Because I have very few rules about tacos. But when …

Brinner Sandwiches

I’ve never met a person who didn’t like Brinner. Breakfast for dinner – brilliant. One of my all time favorite ways to do this is to make breakfast sandwiches. This could technically fall under the category of “quick and easy dinners” because it takes all of 30 minutes from start …

Chicken Noodle Soup

I really tried to come up with something creative to call this soup but in the end, it is what it is. It’s the best Chicken Noodle Soup I’ve ever had, but it’s Chicken Noodle Soup. I can’t trump it up to something more than it is. In a large …

Amy’s Lasagna

Here’s a recipe you want to do on a day you have some extra time. I like to double the batch and freeze half. I’ve also made this in four square pans instead of two 9×13’s and frozen three if it’s just my family eating it. When we have company, …

Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower

Several years ago, I discovered the magic that is roasting your veggies. So simple. So easy. So good. Seasoning as simple as salt and pepper makes a winner, but add a little fresh grated parmesan and you’ve launched your veggies to a whole new plane. Take the florets off of …

Sweet Smothered Chicken

While the title of this recipe can also be used as an expression of surprise, it also describes one of my family’s most requested dinners. I am married to a lover of chicken dishes and am forever trying to change the way we do chicken so everyone else in the …

Killer Quinoa

There’s only one word for this side dish: POTENTIAL. It’s a side, but it moonlights as a main. It’s complete as is but it’s also a blank canvas to add literally WHATEVER protein you want and it stands it’s ground on any dinner plate. Breakfast, lunch or dinner, this is …

Honey Glazed Broiled Salmon

Why is the word “Broiled” so boring? I mean, when I think about what I want to eat, the last thing I think is “Oh, let’s broil something…” I mean, really. Broiling. I don’t know who thought of this cooking method but let me tell you, it does right by …