• One Pan Sausage & Veggies

    YES you read that right this is a one pan dinner…yes ONE pan.  Even better it is loaded with veggies and yummy turkey smoked sausage making this dish not only easy but also delicious and not so bad for you too. Season, Season, Season To make this dish really stand out it is all about the seasoning.  To keep it simple though I chose a seasoning mix that brought a ton of flavor but you probably already have everything you need in the pantry.   I mixed together salt, pepper, garlic powder, chili powder and dried parsley.   If you wanted to use your favorite all purpose seasoning you could…

  • Creamy Garlic Chicken & Potato Bake

    Happy Garlic Day!  To celebrate I waned to share one of our new favorites…Creamy Garlic Chicken & Potato Bake.  It is loaded with tons of flavor and comes together pretty quick too. It just makes me happy… I love a dinner that can all be prepared in a couple of pans and it is loaded with a ton of flavor.  This dish is all that and more.  It has super juicy chicken, tender potatoes and a little spinach (you know so it is healthy) and a rich garlic cream sauce making it SOOOOO good. It really does have everything you need for a hearty dinner all in one pan. The…

  • MeeMaw’s Chicken n Dumplings

    These last few weeks have been pretty trying.  When I am under stress I tend to eat comfort food and one of my favorites is my MeeMaw’s Chicken n Dumplings.   Thankfully things seem to be calming down a bit and getting back to “normal” but I am still craving my favorite dish. Super simple Growing up I was not a fan of veggies.  I would sometimes eat a green bean here and there but not much else.  My MeeMaw being the best EVER never made us eat veggies.  When we were at the farm she would make us anything we wanted and this was always my must have.  …

  • Balsamic Chicken Tenders

    Chicken tenders are one of my most favorite proteins to cook.  They are quick, easy and you can do just about anything with them, making them a perfect weeknight dinner option. Amping them up a bit I am a fan of a simple grilled chicken tender, or breast or thigh, but when you can marinade and glaze with something a little special I am an even bigger fan.  The added flavor from the balsamic reduction adds just enough of that something extra to make these chicken tenders something to remember. They balsamic vinegar brings a bit of tang while the brown sugar gives a bit fo sweet in each bite.…

  • Sandy’s Chicken Piccata

    I am a BIG piccata fan.  I like Salmon Piccata, Chicken Piccata, or even just the Piccata sauce over noodles.  I just love it all.  I honestly don’t know if it is the capers, the lemon or both…but I love it. A Quick Dinner Option I know that dinner during the week can be quite the chore.  You get home from work, school or practice and everyone is starving and honestly your just wishing you went through the drive thru instead of having to get dinner made.  I feel your pain, I have been there plenty of times.   I have good news…this chicken piccata comes together super quick and…

  • A new way to stuff a tater…

    One of my favorite meals at almost any of our local BBQ joints is a stuffed baked potato.  I like to stuff the tater with brisket, or chicken or even sausage, just depending on my mood or the place.  This past week My sis-in-love decided to whip up some BBQ Chicken in our new Instant Pots and then I decided to try something super fun.   All in one… What I am learning about the Instant Pot is that it really is an all in one magic cooking machine.  You really can put everything you want for dinner in it and it all magically cooks to perfection  I know it…

  • Instant Pot Green Chile Enchilada Soup

    Yep, I jumped on to Instant Pot bandwagon over the Holidays….and let me tell you I am loving it.   Not only does it cut down on cooking time in general, it is fun.  Yes I said fun.  You literally can cook almost anything in there and it turns out amazing. Delicious and Easy I am a big fan of soup, especially on cold winter days and now I even love soup more.  Making soup in the Instant Pot makes it super quick and easy, and OH SO GOOD!  Even better it doesn’t take too many ingredients to make this recipe so, so good. What I have found as I…

  • It’s time for a FIESTA

    I don’t know about y’all but I am ready for a little Fiesta.  This Fiesta Chicken is a party in your mouth!! The good news about this meal is it seems quite indulgent but it really is quite healthy….now thats a win! It’s just so pretty I love it when food comes out looking pretty, I really do think it makes it taste better.  Have you ever thought about it?  If something looks good…it just seems to taste good (unless it has bananas in it).  For this dish the pretty not only comes from the salsa on top but also the browned chicken…it really gets some great color on it…

  • One Pan Harvest Dinner = Dinner TONIGHT

    It is time to celebrate everything Fall & Harvest.  Thanksgiving is a few weeks away, the weather is cooler, boots are a part of our everyday wardrobe, pumpkin spice is everywhere and sweaters are back in the rotation.  This is hands down my most favorite time of year. Speaking of Pumpkin Spice Pumpkin spice is not just for your lattes or pumpkin bread…it is perfect on veggies and chicken.  Yes I said veggies and chicken.  I know that may not sound normal or even that good, but it really, really is so good. It adds a little something extra to make it perfect for Fall.  It has just the perfect…

  • Honey Soy Chicken & Rice

    As the country celebrates the promise of Fall, here in SE Texas we are recovering from Hurricane Harvey   Thankfully my family is safe and dry but so many others around us are not.  If you want to help support to disaster relief you can donate here or to the American Red Cross.  Anything you can give will be used to help bless a family. Not your Momma’s Chicken n Rice I am all about comfort food.  There is nothing better than a good roast, or chili or casserole.  It is like a little hug with each bite.   Growing up one of my mom’s go to comfort food dishes was chicken n rice.…