Quick Bean and Bacon Soup

This is another super quick dinner recipe that is hearty, healthy, filling and the longest part of this recipe is cooking the bacon. 🙂 You could easily make this bean and bacon soup vegetarian by using vegetable stock and leaving out the bacon, but for non vegetarians the bacon makes this soup. This recipe usesContinue reading “Quick Bean and Bacon Soup”

Thai Peanut Chicken

If you haven’t had it before, I know it sounds strange to mix peanut butter with savory ingredients like ginger, garlic, and lemongrass. The addition of peanut butter to traditional Asian ingredients creates magical flavor. If you haven’t tried it, you should start with this recipe. The peanut butter takes a back seat among theContinue reading “Thai Peanut Chicken”

Ranch Chicken Pasta Bake

Another yummy comfort food recipe for you today. Cheese, chicken, bacon, ranch, pasta….drool. I love ranch, but if you aren’t a fan, you could substitute other seasonings instead. I think this would also be good with a Mexican twist using chipotle chili powder, cumin, garlic and onion powder, and some cayenne. This recipe is reallyContinue reading “Ranch Chicken Pasta Bake”

Beef, Bean and Cheese Freezer Burritos

These beef, bean and cheese freezer burritos were a weekend project for me last weekend. My husband and son really like a certain brand of frozen burrito made with ground beef, beans, cheese and rice. They are kind of expensive, so I decided to make a homemade version. I started with some premade, uncooked tortillas.Continue reading “Beef, Bean and Cheese Freezer Burritos”

Stewed Steak with Mashed Potatoes

Stewed steak with mashed potatoes is comfort food at it’s best! While it is still hot in the afternoons here, our nights and mornings have been cool like fall. Fall weather always puts me in the mood for soups, stews, roasts, and other comfort food. This recipe takes a few hours in your oven sinceContinue reading “Stewed Steak with Mashed Potatoes”

Crispy Honey Beef with Snow Peas

This crispy honey beef with snow peas recipe is another flavor packed dinner you can make in under an hour. It only has a few ingredients, but the cooking method and combination of flavors makes this dish amazing. This dish works great with snow peas, but if you can’t find those, you could also subContinue reading “Crispy Honey Beef with Snow Peas”

Nashville Hot Chicken Biscuits

This recipe came about after I made reubens with homemade potato chips last weekend. I used this wing dust to season the potato chips and one of the flavors I had was Nashville hot chicken flavor. My family thought it would be really good on fried chicken in a biscuit, so I decided to tryContinue reading “Nashville Hot Chicken Biscuits”

Chicken with Lemon Sauce + Asparagus + Roasted Potatoes

Chicken with lemon sauce is a simple dish of pan seared chicken in a creamy lemon, wine and garlic sauce with mustard and parmesan cheese. I love all of those things, so was pretty much sold from the moment I first saw this recipe. If I remember to do so, I always brine or marinadeContinue reading “Chicken with Lemon Sauce + Asparagus + Roasted Potatoes”

Dirty Rice + Cajun Corn Maque Choux

Does anyone else like Zatarains Dirty Rice mix? My husband and I ate it all the time in college when on a budget, and we haven’t had it in years. I decided to make some because it is delicious. If you haven’t had dirty rice before it is simply ground beef, rice and seasonings allContinue reading “Dirty Rice + Cajun Corn Maque Choux”