Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Flank Steak

By |January 24th, 2017|All Recipes, Dinner, Gluten Free, Slow Cooker|

Flank steak! I love flank steak. IMHO it's the most underrated steak of them all. I find it's the easiest to cook if I'm in a hurry. No mess to clean, no opening windows in the dead of winter because my smoke alarm is going off, no letting the steak rest for 20 minutes at [...]

Crispy Baked Buffalo Wings with Spicy Garlic Sauce

By |January 24th, 2017|All Recipes, Appetizers, Dinner, Gluten Free|

A couple of weeks ago I went through a phase where all I wanted was a spicy batch of buffalo wings. In Ohio there is no shortage of wings, but I didn't want something that was battered and deep fried. Wings are rich enough as is without adding breading and oil. I tried to bury [...]

Pumpkin Mac and Cheese

By |September 28th, 2016|All Recipes, Dinner, Vegetarian|

If you want comfort food, you've come to the right place. I made pumpkin mac and cheese last night for a family dinner and it was all I'd hoped for and more. Penne pasta drowned in a rich pumpkin cheese sauce. I never said it is good for you, but you will be nice and [...]

Turkey Quinoa Meatloaf

By |September 27th, 2016|All Recipes, Dietary Restrictions, Dinner, Gluten Free|

Ever have a craving for meatloaf? It can't be just me...can it? Well I'll pretend like that's normal and tell you that I wanted meatloaf, but something that wasn't totally heavy and greasy. Something I wouldn't feel totally guilty about eating. So, I thought, why not use quinoa as a filler instead of breadcrumbs. And [...]

Pumpkin Soup

By |September 27th, 2016|All Recipes, Dietary Restrictions, Dinner, Gluten Free, Lunch, Slow Cooker, Vegan, Vegetarian|

Pumpkins, pumpkins, everywhere! I'm not the typical pumpkin fan. I'm not a huge fan of pumpkin pie or pumpkin spice lattes (gasp), but I do like my pumpkin savory. This Pumpkin Soup recipe is adapted from a recipe I found online. It's hearty, smooth, and creamy. It really hits the spot on a chilly fall [...]

BBQ Chicken Quinoa Casserole

By |September 21st, 2016|All Recipes, Dinner, Gluten Free|

I've been super into quinoa lately. Thanks, Costco! I had a huge bag of quinoa staring at me each time I opened the cupboard, so finally I gave in to that small tinge of guilt and shame. I originally purchased it because quinoa is good for me and then a month went by and I still hadn't [...]

Pumpkin Turkey Chili

By |September 20th, 2016|All Recipes, Dinner, Slow Cooker|

Fall is almost here! All soup lovers rejoice! Fall is in 2 days, but I couldn't wait a day longer to start cooking chili. The weather has already decreased in temperature to a brisk 85 degrees in the afternoon after all :) I'm not a huge pumpkin fan. I don't go crazy over pumpkin spice [...]

Sweet Potato Black Bean Enchiladas

By |July 8th, 2016|All Recipes, Dietary Restrictions, Dinner, Large Group Dinner, Large Groups, Vegan|

I love to host people for meals at our house. I love to cook for people but I also love creating memories of the entire family getting together on the back deck and in the yard. Our dogs running around with the babies; the girls chatting while the guys throw the football around. It's magical [...]