How to Tell if You Have a Ripe Avocado

Is that avocado sitting on your kitchen counter ready for eating?  Ready for guac?  How do you choose a ripe avocado in the super market if you need one, like NOW?? This is a topic that has come up in several different conversations in my life over the past few weeks, so I decided to…

Easy Peel Eggs

One of the most frustrating things in life, in my opinion, is peeling eggs.  I LOVE eggs- egg salad, egg sandwiches, eggs in asian dishes, boiled eggs in salad- I must eat at least 2 eggs a day.  But to make any one of those things, you need to boil eggs and then peel them….

Pear and Blue Cheese-stuffed Pork Tenderloin

This is a really simple recipe and easy way to feel like you are eating gourmet-quality food.  The cheese, pears and shallots marry together so nicely.  My mouth is watering just thinking about it!  This is a beautiful dish and easy to throw together if you’re feeling fancy one day after work or to serve…

Shakshuka

I’ve been making shakshuka for the past 2 years for breakfast- you can easily make this dish for dinner, but I like to spice up breakfast every now and then.  My husband really loves strong flavors, so he absolutely loves this dish.  If you haven’t tried it, I would definitely recommend, especially if you have…

Stank-a-Dank Ribs

I made this recipe one night for me and my Dad and I’m glad it was only us!!  I seriously underestimated how many ribs I was going to need- so keep that in mind if you make this!  This recipe has become one of my favorites.  When ribs go on sale at the store, I…

Crock Pot Chicken and Sausage with Spaghetti Squash

I’m going to make this recipe again next week and I seriously can’t wait.  I was really surprised how well this came out.  I don’t think I’ve ever had better sausages in my life— and that’s sayin’ something.  Not to mention, this is probably the easiest crock pot recipe I have ever made- no mixing,…

Venison Chili

I have never cooked venison before I made this dish, but I have had venison chili in the past, so when my Dad brought home a bunch of venison from work, I knew I had to try to make a chili.  This dish came out surprisingly good.  I honestly thought the meat would be slightly…

Spinach Paprika Chicken

This recipe was relatively simple and took almost no time to prep and cook- about half an hour.  Totally doable after a long day at work.  Having one of your veg as spinach is a real time saver as it quickly wilts in the pan.  Pair with a grain or another veg of your choice…

Crock Pot Butter Chicken

Nothing is better than making some butter chicken fresh.  However, if you have a busy schedule like I do most of the time, you don’t have 30 minutes to an hour dedicated to cooking once you come home from work if you want to eat at a reasonable hour.  This recipe came out better than…

Garlic Trout

My dad does a lot of fishing and he occassionnaly catches something big enough to bring home and co0k- this was one of those instances.  He brought the fish home already cleaned and deboned, so all we had to do was look up a recipe and cook it!!! We loosely based our recipe off this…

Crock Pot Chicken Musakhan

Every now and then, I get a craving for a certain type of food.  Lately, it’s been greek-style food.  Not sure why or where it came from, but that’s what I’ve been craving.  So expect to see some greek-inspired meals in the upcoming posts! This dish was great because I could throw the chicken in…

Spinach-stuffed Turkey Meatloaf

I was surprised how well this recipe turned out and plan on making it again soon.  This recipe utilized ground turkey, which is great if you are trying to eat more lean meat.  It also incorporates a lot of veggies on the inside, which I love.  As you can see- we had broccoli and mac…