Alice Spring Chicken with Garlic Shell Pasta and Broiled Frozen Corn:

A few weeks ago I got inspired to cook. I made a full three course meal which I hardly ever do.  However, at work my co-workers and I are obsessed with pinterest  and as I ferociously began pinning away various meals I had to make this little meal came together/ As a side note I probably should have taken a picture of Chad’s meal since I don’t really like corn. lol.    Let me break down each part of the meal  Alice Spring Chicken:  Does this sound familiar? It might. Apparently the Alice Spring Chicken is on the menu at … Continue reading Alice Spring Chicken with Garlic Shell Pasta and Broiled Frozen Corn:

Stuffed Shells:

                      Stuffed Shells I made these shells for meatless Monday a while back! For those not familiar I try to go vegetarian at least 3 days a week. Sometimes I fail but I enjoy the challenge of trying new recipes without meat in it. Cheese Stuffed Shells  The positive: It’s meatless, easy to make and it taste good!  The negative: It’s time consuming to make since it requires you to first cook the shells then bake. It’s also not a filling meal on its own.  Overall, it’s worth making and the great … Continue reading Stuffed Shells:

MONTEREY CHICKEN

MONTEREY CHICKEN: Chad’s version is on top mine is below. I would say Chad’s favorite restaurant is Chili’s. He loves the Monterey Chicken. When I saw a copy cat recipe online I knew I needed to try it out.  The Positive: The recipe is very easy to make and is full of flavor. The Negative: It’s not Chili’s so naturally it didn’t taste exactly like their recipe. Overall: If you are going to make this I’d highly suggest using chicken breasts instead of tenders. As you can see I struggled with space for the rest of the ingredients. The chili’s version … Continue reading MONTEREY CHICKEN

Baked Potato Soup

Baked Potato Soup I’m such a baby but it’s been freezing here! Like literally freezing temps. When I moved to Arizona I signed up for warm weather not below freezing temperatures, blah! Anyways, with the cold weather I knew I needed soup. I saw a skinny baked potato soup recipe and was intrigued. The secret to this soup is puree cauliflower to give it more consistency. The positive: It was quick to make. The secret was heating the potatoes in the microwave to cook them. However, I had to also steam the cauliflower which added a tad bit more of time. … Continue reading Baked Potato Soup

Herbed Pasta with Toasted Breadcrumbs

Happy New Year! To start with can you believe the only resolution from 2012 I accomplished was cooking more? In a little over a year I made over 100 new meals according to my blog. My goal for 2013 is to continue trying new recipes. I want to cook at home more and not eat out as much. With that being said I have to find ways to make that work. I’ve created a meal plan for the month with a few things in mind. They won’t always be healthy. Having a picky eater prevents me from having super healthy … Continue reading Herbed Pasta with Toasted Breadcrumbs

White Chicken Enchiladas

White Chicken Enchiladas So I love enchiladas but I hate the red sauce. It creeps me out but the green sauce is totally fine by me. Weird I realize. I’ve been searching for a recipe for enchiladas that both the husband and I would enjoy. When I came across this version I knew I’d enjoy but wasn’t sure how Chad would. I figured if I loaded it with cheese it would be a hit. My theory only proved to be half correct. Chad thought it was okay at best where I really enjoyed the enchiladas. They were super easy to make … Continue reading White Chicken Enchiladas

Chicken Ranch Pasta

Chicken Ranch Pasta When I found this recipe I knew it had potential. I’m not a huge fan of the ranch scene but since Chad is and he’s picky I knew I could take one for the team and give this recipe a try. It’s super easy to make and I always enjoy making my own sauce which this recipe has you do. Don’t be fooled though it’s super easy it’s literally milk, ranch, butter and flour. The meal came out great and it wasn’t an overload of ranch which I especially appreciated. The only downside is that if you hate washing … Continue reading Chicken Ranch Pasta