Slow-Cooker Sunday – My Favorite Pot Roast

Pot roast is the perfect Sunday night meal on this cold night!!

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Soup’s On – Game Day Chili

Thanksgiving is just 4 days away and all I can think about is a big bowl of chili.  I’ve got my grocery shopping done, my cooking schedule made, and now I want to eat chili and watch football.  Haha. Actually, a pot of chili is a great idea.  Lunch and/or dinner is taken care of…

Weeknight Warrior – Chicken Tamale Casserole

This is one of my absolute favorite, go-to, weeknight dinners.  It is so easy and quick to throw together!  I just mix it all up, pop it in the oven, and sit back with a glass of wine and a book! 🙂 The leftovers make great Brown Bag Lunches!  Make this on a Sunday night…

Stir Fryday – Kung Pao Chicken

I often get asked how to make Asian food.  For some reason people think it’s complicated or has a lot of hard to find ingredients.  Sure, if you’re going super authentic it might be more time consuming or require a trip to a specialty store but most every Asian recipe I make is super quick…

Soup’s On – Southwest Loaded Potato Soup

What’s better than a big, warm bowl of soup on a chilly Fall night?  Nothing really.  Well, probably a big, warm bowl that can be on your table in about 30 minutes.  Am I right?! With Thanksgiving coming up quick I’ve been thinking about ways to re-purpose leftovers.  While I love a plate of leftovers I…

Brown Bag Lunch – Greek Chicken Salad

You know I am a HUGE advocate for meal planning and prepping so this recipe is perfect to have in your back pocket.  Not only is it super easy, I keep the majority of these ingredients on hand so it’s quick and affordable too! This salad is a great way to use up leftover chicken…

Slow-Cooker Sunday – Short Rib Ragu

Slow-cooker Sunday for me doesn’t necessarily mean breaking out the crock-pot.  In this instance it means breaking out a big heavy pot and letting the oven do all the work! I love taking the time to slowly craft a perfect dish on the weekends.  There is something incredibly relaxing about dicing, searing, stirring, and bringing…

Weeknight Warrior – Smoky Shrimp & Cheddar Grits

Shrimp & Grits is one of those dishes that seems like it would be totally complicated when in fact it is super easy!  It’s the perfect, quick meal for a busy weeknight. The key to really stellar shrimp & grits is to go all out with the shrimp.  I love to stop at our local…

Happy Hour – Hawkeye’s Gin Martini

When you think martini you probably think Bond, James Bond, right?  Shaken, not stirred?  A big, ole, yucky olive? Nope. Nope. Nope.  Absolutely not. I guess I’m a cocktail snob but one of my biggest pet peeves is when I order a martini and it’s automatically assumed I want a dirty vodka martini. When I…

Old Made New, Classics Re-Imagined – Curry Chicken Potpie

I’ve noticed that a lot of the recipes I’m drawn to lately are classics.  I think it probably has a lot to do with the fact that it’s October, there’s a slight nip in the air (between 80 degree southern days), it’s my absolute favorite season that takes me back to my small farm town…