Let’s Talk Tacos

American style tacos, that is. Don’t get me wrong; more traditional tacos are a gift to the world and deserve a moment of appreciation. ((bows head in silence)) But that isn’t what I’m referring to. Instead, I want to talk about the proudly American, fast food-level grub food that keeps every single college student alive…

Chicken Alfredo with Brussels Sprouts

Ever substituted Brussels Sprouts for pasta? I know zucchini noodles are popular, but they’re too wet for me. Blech. So I was intrigued when I saw someone use Brussels Sprouts. I gave it a shot, and YUM! I may have licked the plate clean. Chicken Alfredo with Brussels Sprouts Original recipe: Healthy Fitness Meals 1-2…

Lemon herb chicken thighs

Hear ye, hear ye: I have a new favorite marinade for chicken! If you’re new to cooking, I have one word for you: MARINADES. They are very forgiving and cover a multitude of sins! There are two keys to this recipe. 1) Use chicken thighs. They’re more moist, and in my opinion, they have better…

Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup

Before I pass along this recipe, I want to wholeheartedly recommend the entirety of The Prairie Homestead Cookbook. If you aren’t familiar with Jill at The Prairie Homestead, you might want to acquaint yourself. Her no-nonsense recipes are consistent and delicious, and I love her views on whole, clean foods, even for those of us…

Chicken Fricassee

This just looks like some chicken and mushrooms, huh? Believe me when I tell you this particular plate of chicken and mushrooms is creamy and delicious and has shot up to the top of my meal plan list. Even my hard-to-impress husband requested these leftovers in his work lunch the next day. A fricassee refers…

Sesame Chicken and Broccolini

This recipe is an easy go-to when I want something lower maintenance and fast. It comes together in about 20 minutes, and even clean up is easy! Sesame Chicken and Broccolini (Original recipe: Mom on Time Out) 2 tbsp peanut oil 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs 1 bunch broccolini, cut into florets 3 green…

Garlic Rosemary Chicken

Some of my favorite home recipes are restaurant copycats. This one, a knock off of an Olive Garden dish, is one of the best. It is deceptively simple; sauteed chicken over spinach. Nothing fancy, right? You guys, it’s the sauce. If you take the time to do this dish right, this pan sauce is to…

Italian Sausage and Pepper Risotto

I have recently discovered that some of these meal delivery services post their recipes online. After watching Kay with The Organized Soprano effortlessly make this dish on her YouTube channel, I decided to tackle risotto for the first time. I’d always been intimidated by the idea of risotto being high maintenance and complicated, but using a Home…

Creamy Chicken Sausage and Spinach Soup

Sometimes, you go to a restaurant and enjoy a dish. Other times, you go to a restaurant, and think of all the ways you would alter a dish if you made it at home. This is one of those for me, my version of Olive Garden’s Chicken Gnocchi soup. In this version, I use more-flavorful…

Chicken Pot Pie filling

  Chicken Pot Pie is one of my husband’s favorite meals. It’s a recipe I want to master someday. I’m not the best baker (yet!), so decent homemade pastry continues to elude me. But I have developed a pretty killer filling! Adding tarragon, leeks, and white wine to the usual carrots and peas, this recipe…