Spinach Salad with Honeycrisp Apples, Pomegranates, and Candied Nuts

Pomegranates have been making their appearance again, and they're always a favorite in our house for fall/winter salads. It doesn't matter what the season is, we love having a giant salad for dinner at least once a week. And since I've just used up the last of my garden tomatoes, (except for a few precious packages of fresh tomato sauce ...

Balsamic Roasted Chicken and Veggie Sheet Pan Dinner

I'm a huge fan of easy dinners, and if they come together in just 1 pan/pot that's all the better for the dishwasher, (aka... me). Sheet pan dinners are relatively new in our house, but it only took the first meal to know that this concept of baking everything on a cookie sheet is going to be happening a lot! ...

Ethiopian Inspired Berbere Chicken Curry

I've been way outside my comfort zone lately, first with these Samosa Style Twice Baked Potatoes, and now this Ethiopian inspired dish! But one of the things that keeps me inspired and excited about life, is trying new things. I promise this recipe is super easy just like my usual style, it's just got a little exotic touch. If you've ...

Chipotle Chicken Taco Bowls

This recipe is my follow-up to last week's Slow Cooker Chipotle Chicken. While you can definitely use that chipotle chicken in any Mexican dish you love, I thought I'd give you the recipe for what we've been eating several times a week, for weeks on end. We both love taco bowls and obviously we eat them quite often, but we ...

Slow Cooker Chipotle Chicken

Mexican food always sounds good to me, and I particularly love the flavor of smoky chipotle added into as many dishes as possible. It's one of those flavors that simply never gets old. And maybe that's because it's so multidimensional, being simultaneously smoky/spicy/earthy/with a hint of sweetness hanging out there in the background. For a while I was pretty content ...

Crockpot Sweet Potato Chili

I hated chili as a kid, I mean we’re talking so much dislike that I would gladly go without dinner if I could. Whenever chili was on the menu, I would eat about 1/4 cup chili with a big bowlful of toppings, (Yeah for toppings)! It wasn’t the chili so much as the kidney beans, and I’ll admit I still …

Crockpot Rosemary Chicken with Butternut Squash

I love the way the house smells when I have Rosemary Chicken with Butternut Squash in the crockpot. I think it’s the rosemary in particular that really gets me, because it has a certain savory smell with a hint of gourmet sophistication. There’s enough vegetables in there for this to be a one pot meal, but Caesar Salad with Pine …