bringing some fireworks to the dinner table

Chicken is a staple on my dinner menu.  It is quick, easy and lean…but sometimes it can be kinda boring…that is until now.  Firecracker Chicken is the perfect dinner option for tonight. One pan (& a bowl)…done Not only is this chicken super yummy, but it is also super easy. …

A good morning makes a GREAT day

A good morning, in my opinion, really can make a BIG difference in how your day turns out.  For me I like to have a routine to help ensure a good day…and this is it. I am not perfect Don’t get me wrong I don’t follow this step by step …

turning everyone into a sprout lover

OK, I know not everyone loves Brussels Sprouts, but I think I can change their minds with these sprouts.  They are tender, crispy and loaded with tons of flavor that will make everyone love them. Just a little crisp The beauty of these brussels sprouts is that they have just …

lemon bars for everyone

Summer is here .  It is time to enjoy friends and family around a BBQ or campfire…or for a fun night in with all those that you love.   For me summer means it is time to indulge a little and these lemon bars are a perfect treat, and even …

A-Z … what inspires you and those around you?

Do you remember back in grade school you would make lists based on the alphabet…well I have a challenge for you.  Lets make a list, based on the alphabet, of what inspires us. A…..Z Yes you read that right…lets list what inspires us A to Z.      A – …

Salted Caramel Makes Everything YUMMY

In my opinion Salted Caramel can anything and everything yummy…especially brownies.  Yes…Salted Caramel Brownies, I mean how good does that sound?  To me it sounds AMAZING! Hello Goodness… I have always been a big, big fan of caramel but salted caramel, well that is taking my like to love.  The …

grilling fun all summer long

One of my favorite things about summer is grilling.  I will grill pretty much anything in the summer…I mean it.  This summer we have already grilled burger, steaks, veggies, peaches and even bread…yes I said bread.    Trust me grilled bread is AMAZING!!  Even better than grilled bread is this …

All about YOU (at least for 30 days)

OK, I know it is hard to sometimes make time for you.  Your busy with work, family, friends, housework, kids, church…the list goes on and on.  I understand I have been there, but I have learned just recently how important it is to take some time for yourself.  Trust me …

Get what you NEED…not just what you WANT

Do you ever find yourself wandering around the grocery store not 100% sure what you NEED but 1000% sure of what you WANT?  Well, I know I have many times and that is why now I am all about making lists… and I love this one. A good list… Lists …

a summer must…homemade chimichurri sauce

I am a sucker for sauces.  I love them on almost any dish…heck I love sauces on really anything.  Literally I love a good hollandaise for breakfast, and nice pesto for lunch and something like this Chimichurri for dinner (or anytime of the day). And it is so pretty I …