asian turkey meatballs

these little gems were a lovely surprise this week. i was skeptical, them coming – randomly – from the disney family website (i have NO earthly clue how i originally got this recipe, although i think the link was sent to me by a family member). i had read through the ingredients and the instructions…

santa fe chicken tacos (crockpot)

i made this a few months back (and have made it several times since) and completely forgot to share it with y’all! a good friend reminded me of it yesterday and it just may be going in the crockpot this week. now, if you know me, you know that in my past i have not…

chicken enchiladas – red sauce version

oh, enchiladas! where would we be in life without enchiladas!?  i would be in a sad, dark place for sure. now usually you’ll find chicken enchiladas with a verde or tomatillo sauce, which is what i always order at any mexican restaurant. but these are such a lovely departure from the standard. and oh so…

gnocchi mac & cheese

now this isn’t exactly mac & cheese. it’s wayyy better. you take out the pasta part and replace it with tender, comforting potato dumplings. gnocchi. lovely gnocchi. and it’s incredibly kid-friendly. i mean, the gnocchi is covered in crusty, melty cheese and each dumpling is the perfect size for little fingers to grab. gnocchi mac…

hoosier daddy chili

as the weather is getting colder and colder, all i want for dinner is chili. or at least something hot, and in a bowl. i found this recipe years ago (not really sure where) and it is my standard chili recipe that i always use. i have edited it over the years and kind of…

halibut with artichoke & olive caponata

when i made this recipe last week, it received a 10. from me. now i like food. a lot. maybe more than most people (or more than most humans should). but for it to get a perfect 10 rating by yours truly, that is exceptional. i made this for girls night (sadly, the hubby does…

pulled bbq chicken sandwiches

tender pieces of chicken… dripping in barbeque sauce… cheese melting on top… all on a crunchy toasted kaiser roll… can you tell my mouth is watering as i type this? i don’t make many sandwiches for dinner, but this is one of my all-time favorite homeade sandwiches. it’s super easy and doesn’t have a long list…

seven layer tostadas

this recipe is simple. easy. delicious. i love the rich creaminess of the guacamole and spiced sour cream paired with the big crunch of the tostada shell. it is mexican cuisine at it’s simplest, yet finest. it was a huge hit with the little she and the husband. and i definitely had more than my…