Easy Taco Salad Cups


I was drawing a blank the other night and couldn’t come up with any dinner ideas. I had all the ingredients for tacos but another regular, plain old taco didn’t sound good at all. I had cupcakes on the brain (as usual) and thought mini taco cups using my cupcake pan would be super fun and easy! It turned out to be so delicious that my husband requested we make them the next night also. We’ve had them almost twice a week since. 🙂  Continue reading

Lazy Pad Thai


Tara Stiles is one of my favorite yoga instructors. When I first seriously started yoga about 3 years ago, I had no idea what to do so I turned to You Tube and found her videos. She was completely different than any other yoga instructor. I liked her because she didn’t take herself too seriously and didn’t complicate yoga. Some yogis don’t agree with her style but I don’t Continue reading

Parmesan Zucchini Chicken Pasta

photo 4Tri-color pasta is one of my favorite pastas…or should I say was before I found out it has milk ingredients in it. I started making this delicious meal and was super excited about it….until I started to wonder about the dairy ingredients in the noodles. Sure enough the box said those two dreaded words: “contains milk”…damn! I’m still a newbie when it comes to cooking dairy free so each day is a learning experience. Today I Continue reading

Skillet Parmesan Chicken and Roasted Potatoes


My husband and I tend to eat different dinners most nights and tonight I made him a very special dinner….just because I’m awesome! He also got homemade banana pancakes for breakfast. I also asked him to be a guest blogger and write about his experience eating and enjoying his dinner for one. I normally have no problem writing about the food I made because I eat it and can easily describe it. In this case I asked my husband to write this blog since he was the one to inhale it and enjoy it so much. So, I’ll stop talking now and let my husband take over…..

Hello everyone I’m “The Husband.” When “The Wife” asked me to be a guest blogger I was hesitant at first, what was I gonna write about? Well much to my surprise, and relief for bloggin purposes, I was awakened this afternoon (relax I work nights) to banana pancakes. I thought I was all set, but was still having some trouble thinking about what to write. So a few hours later I come inside to find a delicious skillet chicken Parmesan awaiting me. First off who doesn’t love a little Italian food. However, I’ve come to learn, as I’m sure you have through this blog, that everything is better in a cast iron skillet. Now I may be a little biased, but this is the best chicken parm I’ve ever tasted right down to the red sauce, which I made sure to finish off. As you know, my wife is an amazing cook, but this dish took it to a whole other level.

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Lemon Rosemary Couscous

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Do you ever have one of those wonderful summer days doing everything you enjoy with the perfect weather and perfect person? I had one of those days yesterday. It was filled with great outdoor summer time activities followed by a great summer meal…that I prepared 🙂 I love couscous and I also love lemon in the summer time so I thought it would be great to combine the two for some lemon rosemary couscous. It was paired my lemon rosemary turkey. You might think I went a little overboard with the lemon but everything came out just right with amazing flavor! I love using plain couscous and making my own flavors. If you are a lemon fan like myself, you’ll really enjoy this side dish!

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