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…

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…

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…

It’s Not Delivery – Curry Chicken Pizza

Ugh, Monday.  And tax day.  That’s should be against the law or something.  That’s a lot of “ugh” to handle at the beginning of the week!  And I don’t know about y’all but taxes were brutal this year!  Oh the joys of self-employment. 🙂 Making it through this day, or any rough day, calls for…

Meatless Monday – Farro Risotto with Balsamic Mushrooms

I decided several years ago that I was going to give up meat for a month. I was doing it as a part of a fast with my church that asked us to give something up to refocus. I decided on meat and to focus on regaining control over my health. I’ve always been a…

Soup’s On! – Pollo Posole Verde

When October rolls around and there is a nip in the air and the leaves start to change I want nothing more than to curl up on the couch under a blanket with a book (Frankenstein, Dracula or Poe of course) and a cup of tea.  I want to visit apple orchards and pumpkin patches…

Date Night In – Coconut Chili Fried Rice

I miss my hubby.  He’s been gone for a week and a half and will be gone for another week.  I won’t lie, that sucks.  😦  We get into a routine with him being gone every weekend but these long stretches can be difficult.  Thankfully he doesn’t have to do them very often. This is…