Chicken in a Puff Jacket

This meal came together based upon what was in the freezer. It’s so easy and so delicious. My husband said it reminded him of his childhood meals, right down to sections of undercooked dough…his favorite as a child! Ingredients 4 Chicken Sausages 1 Box Pillsbury Puff Pastry Sheets (2 per box) 2 tbls Dijon Mustard…

Carrot Ginger Soup

Is there anything more comforting than a hot bowl of soup?  This Carrot Ginger Soup is not only packed with delicious flavor, it’s good for you. So as we’re transitioning from winter into spring (hopefully), this soup is great to serve for both lunch and dinner. This dish can also be made FODMAP friendly by…

Scott’s Triple Chocolate Cake

Scott doesn’t cook. At least the Scott I know. He eats hummus and tortilla chips for dinner when left to his own devices. But like all things in his life, when he is determined to do something, he does it to perfection. And it turns out that while he hasn’t been known to do much…

Sautéed Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes

While on our honeymoon, we had the amazing luxury of having a chef come to our rented condo to cook us brunch. He was an inspirational chef- not only did he share his most incredible cooking skills with us, but also his story of being plucked from a high school dish-washing job into a world-class…

Breakfast Birthday “Cake”

  Birthdays are a big deal in our family. They are all about celebrating life, and enjoying the special day. As such, there is no need to wait until after dinner for a special indulgence. The day should begin (and end) with a celebratory meal. Now, you could always just stick a candle in a…

Dishwasher Salmon & Piquant Dill Sauce

Are you looking for something special to make this holiday season? What if I told you we have the ultimate “wow” factor meal that can be prepped in advance, feed a crowd, doesn’t take up precious oven space, and still allows you to mingle at cocktails with your guests? Keep reading to learn how I…

Banana Walnut Bread Breakfast Quinoa

As much as I would love to have homemade baked goods every morning for breakfast, it is not going to happen. But this flavor-packed, hearty breakfast will fix my cravings! The nutty flavor of the quinoa is enhanced as it soaks up the sweetness of the maple syrup & cinnamon. And it’s hard to argue…

Purpled Goat Mashed Potatoes

Looking for a way to spruce up your traditional spuds recipe? Why not make them purple?! They’re unexpected and packed with a wonderful, creamy flavor with the goat cheese. Plus, they’re just fun! Ingredients  3 Pounds Peeled Purple Baking Potatoes 3/4 Cup Goat Cheese, crumbled 1 Cup Reduced Fat Milk 3 Sprigs Thyme 1 1/4…

Wisconsin Wedding Soup

With my wedding fast approaching, I thought it only fitting to have something delicious and comforting already made in the refrigerator after a day of busy wedding planning. What’s better than Italian Wedding soup?! Not much, unless you give it twist to fit you’re wedding, of course! Since I’m marrying a Wisconsinite, I decided to…

Halloween Buffalo Chicken Dip

Ingredients 1 Rotisserie Chicken, shredded (2 cups) 2 Pillsbury Classic Refrigerated Pizza Dough 4 ounce block of Cheddar Cheese, cubed 1 Egg White 8 ounces Cream Cheese 1/2 Cup Buffalo Chicken Sauce 1/2 Cup Ranch Dressing 2/3 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Unroll the pizza dough, and cut out three…

Chicken Apple Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash

This dinner is fall squished into a squash. Need I say more? YUM. I made this as an experiment, and then made it again two nights later. I can’t get enough of it! And in addition to it tasting absolutely delicious, it’s a pretty presentation. The portions below are for four servings. Portions can be adjusted…

Overnight Apple Almond Pie Oatmeal

I eat instant oatmeal almost every morning at my office desk. It’s convenient, and  it’s good. But my weekday breakfast could be better. Much better.  So I turned to Pinterest for inspiration on quick, easy & delicious breakfast ideas. I’m not sure why I had been intimidated in the past by overnight oats, but this…