BBQ Nachos


BBQ Nachos are a fun and delicious twist on traditional nachos. A great BBQ Nacho recipe for summer (or anytime) entertaining.

Crock Pot Italian Chicken


We recently made a pretty big switch to our dinnertime routine that has been awesome in the execution but a little difficult in the transition, at least for me. We bumped our dinnertime up an hour. Eric and I realized that if we did this, he could eat dinner with the family 5 nights a … Read more

Weekly Round Up: National Bean Day Recipes –


Happy New Year! It’s time to move on to yet another important holiday: National Bean Day which is celebrated on January 6th! Okay, not as important as New Year’s, but it is a very good holiday when you love to cook in stolen moments! Here are some of the best of the web, then some … Read more

Rice & Bean Stuffed Pepper Cups


I love recipes that are easy to personalize and easy to switch up with different tastes whenever needed. Recipes like this are the basis for many of the recipes I’ve written on this site. Change a few elements here, add a few different spices there and you’ve got a new dish. That’s nothing new though, … Read more

Chickpea & Cucumber Salad –


I have really been craving anything that has a crisp and fresh summery taste lately. I don’t know why, although maybe it has something to do with it being summer. But who knows…maybe that’s just me. This salad is just full of those flavors! It makes a great side dish and it’s also amazing tucked … Read more

Chicken Enchilada Chili


Chicken Enchilada Chili is full of flavor with a subtle spiciness that adults and kids will both love. Pair with tortilla chips and fresh avocado slices.

Cheesy Chickpeas & Broccoli

Our 3 year old Gracie is absolutely crazy about chickpeas. Ask her what she wants for breakfast, lunch or dinner and she’ll say “chickpeas!” 80% of the time. (The other 20% is reserved for her second favorite, grilled cheese.) She’ll even walk around the table whenever chickpeas are being served in some capacity with her … Read more

Pesto Chicken Stew


I can’t believe I forgot to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving, let alone mention it after the weekend. So, I’m getting caught up now. How was your Thanksgiving? Ours was wonderful! We made the 7 1/2 hour trek out to Chicago (it should be 5 hours, but with 5 kids, an extra 2 hours at … Read more

Taco Soup


Taco soup is one of those recipes that I’ve seen in countless places over the years. Every recipe is always a little bit different than the last. To me, that just shows it’s a soup that can be played around with for endless possibilities. I tend to like soups filled with lots of different stuff … Read more

Red Beans and Rice with Sausage


I have always been a huge fan of Red Beans & Rice. One of my favorite restaurant meals ever was a huge bowl of spicy, creamy red beans and rice with a honey-slathered chunk of corn bread. Since I’d hate to ruin that memory, I haven’t ordered red beans and rice since then from any … Read more