Korean Marinated Chicken

For our Sunday night supper, we decided to go clean and simple for dinner. In a cross between east meets west, we made risotto and a quick Korean Marinated Chicken. I love what I call “one bag marinades.” A) there aren’t dishes because you can make up the marinade in the bag and B) that…

Dinner Date Night- Parmesan Crusted Steak

Mitch and I decided to put our cooking skills to the test in a high quality dinner date night. We decided to try our hand at a Parmesan crusted steak. There’s not much that screams luxury more than a crusted steak at the steakhouse- bubbling and brown with flavor. A few months back, my mom…

Summer Dinner Salads: Shrimp and Tortellini

We all know that point in the summer, where the heat is unbearable, and for Midwestern folks like me, the humidity is pretty much a constant. Thinking of turning on the oven, the stove, or even the slow cooker just sounds like signing your own death wish. We all want that crisp, fresh flavor that…

Breakfast for Dinner- Refrigerator Leftover Hash

Mitch has been in charge of the menu this week, and he came up with the idea of doing breakfast for dinner. We had some eggs to use up, some potatoes, and some random veggies left from different meals. Add some bacon (which was on sale this week) and you have yourself a high quality…

Teriyaki, Pineapple Chicken Drumsticks

Moving and traveling have had my cooking skills limited for a while here. Last night was back to work on the “use it up” recipe hunt though. I found myself with lots of soy sauce, and when I saw this recipe, I knew it was the right fit for me. Not only was it based…

A Weekend with Friends

My cooking and posting schedule has definitely been off of late. I spent the past long weekend visiting with friends. I snapped some great photos, but unfortunately none of our food! If you haven’t been outside at the grill this summer yet, or you haven’t had the chance to see some friends, take that time…

Caesar Salad from Scratch

This recipe is one of my go to favorites. I took a cooking class several years ago, and this recipe is one that has stuck with me ever since. I love a good Caesar salad, and when I learned how easy this dressing is, I couldn’t stop making it at home. I go so far…

Mitch’s Birthday Dinner: Lamb, Cauliflower, and Chocolate Pie

Mitchell’s 26th birthday was Thursday night. Since we knew he had dek hockey and that we would be packing to head to our respective parents’ houses for the weekend on Thursday night, we decided to celebrate on Wednesday. When I asked Mitch if he would prefer to go out for his birthday or have a…

Grilling in the Summer: Chicken

There’s not much more satisfying and summer-like than the smell of the grill churning away. It is so distinctly summer, seasonal, and it brings back countless memories of family dinners and nights on the porch. While I cannot have a grill in my apartment currently, I make do with a grill pan on the stove…

Thai, Turkey, Lettuce Tacos

I’ve been trying to use a “use it up” mentality in my cooking lately. I recently accepted a new position teaching 10th and 11th grade English in the Des Moines, IA  metro community for the 2017-18 school year. Since I will be moving in the middle-end of July, I have taken on the mentality of…

Rotisserie Chicken Flavor in 30 Minutes and 1 Pan

If you have been following along with my cooking adventures this year, you know I love a good one pot meal. A one pot meal which only takes 30 minutes is even better. And one which only used pantry staples is the best. This recipe hits all three! The trick to success in this dish…