“Florentine” Chicken Artichoke Bake

Pardon the less-than-quality photos. I was too hungry (and too pregnant) to spend more than 30 seconds fiddling with my camera in our super dim kitchen before dishing up.   I’ve gots to share this recipe with you fine folks out there who I’m sure love eating as much as I do. I’ve made this dish for…

Homemade Applesauce

    My last food post was months ago. I’m due for one!  I have not been that adventurous in the kitchen as of late. We are living in the land of chicken nuggets and grilled cheese as I’m trying not to make special side meals for Cece and to get her to eat what…

Spicy Mango Salsa

Sometimes, I think it’s OK to be a little selfish and spend a little time to make food for myself that no one else in the house will have any interest in. (MORE FOR ME!) So, yesterday, that food was spicy mango salsa. Super easy and super quick. Recipe is shared below. Ingredients: 1 ripe mango, peeled, seeded and chopped 1/2 red…

Spicy Tuna Fish Cakes

It probably concerns some people to see the words “fish” and “cake” so close together. Hear me out. The only thing I felt disappointed about was that I didn’t make more. Joe ate three patties and was also bummed out that there wasn’t any left. And Cece, who has very particular palate, even tried about four bites…

Legen-wait for it-dary BBQ Chicken Pizza

 Not to brag, but I think my brother and sister are both very impressive people for many reasons. Lately, it’s not uncommon for one, if not both, of my siblings to be making some sort of absolutely delicious meal. The last time I was home, I never cooked dinner once and I was kind of getting used to it….

Not-So-Stuffed Peppers

 Know what’s been missing around these parts lately? A food post.And do you know what makes vegetables yummier? Jamming them full with meat and cheese. (Did I write the book on health or what?)Out of boredom, I wanted to make something new-ish tonight. Out of laziness, I didn’t follow any kind of recipe. Luckily, the fruits of my laziness…

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili

  It’s always a good moment when I discover a recipe on Pinterest that is actually as delicious, spicy, smoky, (and easy) as it claims to be. This happens to be our second meal of chili I’ve made this week. (It’s always a good idea to fill up on a bunch of beans before Valentine’s Day, right?) Even though it’s meatless, it…

Chicken “Enchiladas.” Maybe.

Yesterday, I had free time in the afternoon, a hankering for some kind of Mexican food, and no actual recipe to follow. So, I think what happened was some kind of unholy combination between burritos, enchiladas, and fajitas.What I ended up baking was chicken, chipotle-cheddar cheese, corn, rice and green tomatillo sauce wrapped in flour tortillas with sautéed green…

“Winter” Minnestrone

As of the moment, no one is feeling top-notch in this house. Everyone has some sort of congestion, cough, or general icky-ness going on (which is super attractive). Soup is supposed to fix everything, so I tried making a homemade Minnestrone based loosely off this recipe. (I condensed lots of these steps and basically just threw almost everything…

Chicken Parmigiana from scratch

   Several years ago, Joe and I became somewhat disenchanted (and somewhat bloated) with our diet of burritos and frozen pizzas. Thus, I began attempting home-cooked meals. Meals that would require combining at least two ingredients in a pan and weren’t Hamburger Helper. Baby steps, my friends.One of the first easy and hearty dishes I learned to make for…