White Chicken Chili

If you missed my Instagram post this week I shared that I’m taking on a new adventure and teaching dance for the kids in our homeschool co-op.  While I’m a little scared at all of the details required for teaching dance, my heart sings to be able to step back out on the floor of the…

Tandoori-Spiced Chicken

I first discovered my addiction to spices as I was packing up my kitchen for our move a few years ago.  Naively grabbing a small box, I set off to attempt to pack up my spice cabinet as quickly as I could and move on to larger, more substantial pieces that needed to be packed….

Pork Tenderloin with Peach Mint Sauce

Life lately has been full of ups and downs, filled calendars and big adjustments.  The biggest source of stress has been my health, so I decided to make an appointment with a naturopath to give me a black and white answer on what’s exactly wrong with me and why I was still having multiple health…

Sweet Chili Shrimp Noodle Bowl

  After forcefully kicking winter out of our home, we have openly welcomed these cool spring evenings.  Every chance we get we’re toting our kitchen out to the patio to enjoy dinner with friends, neighbors and wildlife.  I’m wondering, is it possible to spend more time on the patio than inside the house?  If so,…

Jamaican Jerk Turkey Kabobs

What makes a grilled kabobs recipe good?  The meat.  Do you see the succulent meat in that picture?  That mouth-watering, juice-covered, bacon-infused turkey?  My husband brought it home for us from his hunting trip last weekend, and I couldn’t be more proud!  He traveled down South to help my brother-in-law with some business for his…

Paleo Pasty

As I was droning on about last week, I’m all about tradition, so this week I thought I would follow my heart again to create a recipe that’s been passed down from one generation to the next in my family.  Have you ever heard of a pasty?  Born in the area around Cornwall, England, a pasty is like…

Easy Meaty Spaghetti Sauce

Let’s go back in time a little, say thirty years.  Back to a time when life was easier, not so complicated, less fearful.  Back when I left to play with my friends in the morning and came home only when the streetlights came on.  A time when kids were kids, we got into trouble and…

SWEET CORN AND BASIL CHOWDER

My husband has created a 10-year plan and I’m all on board.  We’re in agreement that we’ll ditch the busy city for a quiet farmhouse in the country.  Away from the hurry up and wait.  A break from the sirens and alarms and honking horns.  Instead, we’ll replace it with the privilege of slowing down…

Kung Pao Chicken

My husband likes to challenge me to see if I can recreate a recipe from our favorite restaurants.  So far, we’ve created California Pizza Kitchen’s Thai Crunch Salad, PF Chang’s Lettuce Wraps, and various other dishes.  MOST of them come out pretty darn good, except for O’Charley’s Potato Soup – let’s not talk about that…

London Broil

School is in!  Can I get an a-men? I no longer have the challenge of filling my tween daughter’s schedule so she’s not booooooooorrred.  I would love to have some of her boring moments to do absolutely nothing.  This will be one of those things I can say “I told you so” someday, like naps….

Chicken Satay With Pineapple Salsa

Our summer days are filled with entertaining our kids, keeping the “I’m bored”s from escaping and getting as much forced rest as possible.  We’ve filled our calendar with trips to the pool, excursions to the lake, and walks to the park.  But you know what I saw yesterday? Ads for school supplies. I mean, really,…

White Bean Turkey Chili

Just last weekend we attempted a camping trip with the family to the lake.  The excitement had been building in our girl’s minds for days.  They had dreams of fishing, swimming and roasting marshmallows all day. The view was beautiful, the ceiling of stars were stared at in awe and the food was a nice…