Real Pizza Rolls

At some point, we have all turned to the bag of frozen goodies called Pizza Rolls. These bite sized volcanoes are delicious, but could never sub in for a meal. This little recipe was a Pinterest find. It is an easy way to replicate the taste of pizza rolls in a meal-sized menu. A word…

Cajun Chicken Pasta

Who doesn’t love creamy, tangy, spicy pasta? On the other hand, no one loves pouring over a stove with 5 pots going at once, trying to make pasta and veggies and sauce. This dish was easy to assemble and a one pot (mostly) meal. I was able to pull it together in about 30 minutes…

Chicken and White Bean Poblanos Rellenos

With a free Saturday to clean, work, and cook whatever I want, I decided to try a totally different dinner- poblanos rellenos. I didn’t try the fancy fried ones; instead, these were roasted, stuffed, and baked. I’ll admit that it was definitely missing a bit of the texture of the original, but this was a…

Sweet and Spicy Sriracha Salmon

A week after Thanksgiving and days after being sick, I decided to cook up the most deluxe meal since the break. I splurged for salmon at the grocery store and even when for a deluxe Brussels sprouts side dish. Unfortunately, I was pretty disappointed in this salmon marinade. It had a lot of promise and…

Tilapia Piccata

This recipe is one my mom found a while back. I love it for weeks like these. First, it’s a 30 minute meal. Second, it has virtually no prep work. Third, it uses frozen tilapia fillets (which come individually wrapped in the bag). On weeks like this, where I’m traveling and don’t want leftovers getting…

So Addicted Enchiladas

When I opened up the skinnytaste cookbook and read “so addicted enchiladas” I had to try it out. The ingredients seemed straight forward, the process easy, and the picture of the book looked amazing. I honestly  thought the picture looked too good to be true. These were, hands down, some of the best enchiladas I…

Cinnamon Rolls

I love a warm and gooey cinnamon roll. The sweet and savory rolls, steaming out the oven, drizzled in delicious icing- it’s the stuff weekend mornings are made of. I decided to be ambitious last weekend and make my own cinnamon rolls from scratch. I am usually the person who goes rock the Pillsbury tube,…

Fall Butternut Squash Soup

Now that my heart has stopped pounding from the Iowa State upset of TCU, I can finally write about my delicious supper tonight. Fall decided that it didn’t want to show up in Iowa this year, so we went straight from 70 to 30 degrees this week. I’ve been shivering for two days. I planned…

Breakfast for all hours of the day

It’s final exams time for the kids which means a grading marathon for teachers and the longest chain of emails back and forth. As it got cold and windy today, I couldn’t help but cook up some comfort food- pancakes. Sure, I had the ingredients ready for teriyaki glazed pork chops (check out tomorrow). Chocolate…

Chicken thighs with mushrooms

We got our first real taste of fall today. I woke up to temperatures that never left the low 40’s, and there was a distinctive chill in the air. It’s the kind of weather that begs for warm soups, stews, and sautéed dishes. I tried this new chicken thigh and mushroom sauce dish and I…

French Dip Sliders

My mom made these yummy sandwiches as a late night dinner during one of my travel days home. I love how simple they are and how it pretty much requires “1 of everything.” They also only take about 15 minutes to assemble and cook which makes them a great go to for any occasion. These…

Short Ribs (Also Short a Picture)

I realized today that I made a delicious new recipe and forgot to take a picture. I tried cooking short ribs for the first time today. They are like wonderful morsels of yummy savory beef flavor braised low and slow for hours. Yes it’s still 100 degrees today, but I’ve been feeling more and more…