RECIPES: Dinner

Nacho Night!

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30 min
February 14, 2018, in ,, 1

I don’t know about you, but I can make any sort of protein and the kids are happy to turn it into tacos.  So I was looking for a way to get some variety into their meal.  Although nachos are extremely close in to tacos, I’m going to go ahead and call it variety!  This…

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Mediterranean Caprese Chicken

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February 10, 2018, in , 1

Every time I think I’m done making Caprese style anything, I decide I have to do just one more!  Today was no exception, I needed to make something yummy, easy, quick and healthy for dinner.  I just happened to have replanted a new basil plant and it was begging for some time with the fresh…

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Instant Pot Juicy Pork Shoulder

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60 min
January 16, 2018, in , 1

I know you guys are all going crazy over your new Instant Pot, just like I was when I got mine last February.  The machine is so magical at making incredibly juicy and delicious food without the lengthy time that it used to take to get those textures and flavors.  I’ve never tried another pressure…

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Shakshuka for Dinner

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30 min
January 14, 2018, in , 1

Some nights I get home from work late and realize that there is literally no protein in the refrigerator.  That’s when I have one of those panic moments trying to figure out what will be for dinner.  Do you guys ever have that experience?  I’d like to say it’s rare, but that wouldn’t be entirely…

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Chicken Chili Colorado

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30 min
October 11, 2017, in ,, 1

This weekend we spent a few days in Southern California and really enjoyed the sun, beach and fun on the pier.  California is such a diverse state, with every different area having a specific culture and vibe.  We were in Santa Monica and stayed in the beautiful and classic Georgian hotel right on the waterfront….

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No Sugar Pulled Pork with Broccoli Lime Slaw

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75 min
August 14, 2017, in , 1

Earlier this year a good friend bought me a life changing appliance – the Instant Pot!  I had seen a lot of posts and ads on this slow cooker lookalike in my social media but didn’t realize just how useful this pressure cooker would be in my daily life.  I don’t know if I’m unique,…

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Rustic Turnip and Cauliflower Soup

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40 min
January 9, 2017, in ,,, 2

I don’t know about you, but I love soup!  I grew up with a Jewish mother who could turn any combination of vegetables and proteins into a sumptuous and hearty soup that would make you feel warm and comfortable with every spoon.  Living in the midwest, there were a lot of days that you just…

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Comforting Winter Chili

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45 min
December 19, 2016, in , 3

As we get into the colder season all I can think about is comfort foods that make me feel warm and cozy.  Today, it was particularly wet and cold outside and the whole family just wanted to curl up, watch a movie and enjoy something that would stick to our bellies.  Though it would be…

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Roasted Butternut Squash and Brussels Sprout Salad

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35 min
November 11, 2016, in ,,, 3

This time of year I pull out all my fall colored scarves, jackets and gloves.  The autumnal colors and warm textures create a sense of comfort and coziness that is so unique to this time of year.  By the way, if you’re looking for incredible new Italian handmade leather gloves, a friend just launched a…

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