Like many people, I’m scared of certain new things. One of those things? Complicated recipes. I once made a dijon chicken dish that took me two hours to make and at the end, it was far to heavy for me and I didn’t like it. At all. That may be why I hesitated to try this recipe for so long. I mean… so long. I think I put it on my menu for four consecutive weeks before I actually got the gumption to try it out!!
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Quinoa: it’s the grain of the day! I may have been a little late on the quinoa train, but now that I’m here I just can’t get enough! Unfamiliar with quinoa? Here are some of the basics, according to Wikipedia:
- Quinoa is a grain crop primarily grown for its edible seeds
- The seeds are cooked the same way as rice with a ratio of 1:2
- It is high in protein and lacks gluten
I love one pot meals. They make life so simple: no side dishes are necessary (usually) which means there are less dishes to clean AND there is no room for toddlers to pick and choose what they want for dinner, there is only ONE choice! BUT, not all meals can be one pot meals (sigh…). In that case, my go-to veggie side dish is roasted veggies. Lately, I have been really digging these Lemon Garlic Brussel Sprouts: they are easy to throw together, Continue reading
Last Wednesday I made this awesome Chicken Enchilada Casserole. And tonight, I’m making it again!!! It’s not often I repeat a meal two weeks in a row, but this was SO GOOD I just had to have it again! That, and I’m defending my master’s thesis this week (tomorrow, actually!!!!) and I knew I would want something simple, yet extremely satisfying! I love trying out new recipes, but sometimes I just need to cook something I’m already familiar with so I can think about other things. That was definitely the case for tonight.
This recipe has five simple ingredients: chicken breasts, Continue reading
Spring has finally sprung here in North Dakota, which is wonderful because two years ago we were under a blizzard warning… YIKES! That being said, I’m taking advantage of this warmer weather and am finding myself wanting to be inside as little as possible (hence, the slower posting pace!). Sunday mornings are now spent looking for recipes that are going to take a minimal amount of time to prepare so my daughter and I can spend time outside!
See what I mean about the beautiful weather?!
This easy Italian Chicken Bake has five simple ingredients that delivers some amazing flavor! Some chicken, Continue reading
My husband makes the BEST scrambled eggs. No, seriously. THE BEST!
Ever since my daughter has starting eating solids, it has become a weekend ritual: she wakes us up by calling our names, I get her dressed and brush her teeth while my husband makes her eggs and toast. About two weeks ago, my husband told me to try his eggs. I was a little hesitant because I thought they were eggs for him and he makes them SUPER spicy, but he insisted so I tried them anyways. And OH. MY. GOODNESS! Apparently, my recipe looking has rubbed off on him (!!!) and he found a recipe for scrambled eggs that involves a unique technique: Continue reading
This Easter, I made an impromptu dinner. Originally we had planned on eating dinner at our dear friends house, but our daughter had other plans! When she woke up with a nasty cough and an elevated temp on this snowy Easter day, we decided it was best we kept her home. Therefore, I was left to make an impromptu dinner. Luckily, I was had one dish down since I had already made this Potluck Broccoli Salad the previous day. Therefore, all I had left was the ham and potatoes! That I can do!!!
So, off to the grocery store I went and found a pre-baked, pre-sliced ham. I threw that bad boy in the oven and whipped together this Maple Dijon Brown Sugar glaze. Dinner turned out divine! Continue reading