Spicy Italian Panini

Spicy Italian Panini! The perfect easy weeknight dinner recipe for busy back to school nights!

Ever since I made the Spicy Italian Crescent Ring, I’ve been dreaming of making a Spicy Italian Panini. Seeing as August is National Panini Month, I figured now was the time to do it! With school season back in full swing, easy dinner options are a must in our house. These panini’s are such an easy weeknight dinner, and they’re completely customizable too. While my husband and I prefer the spicy meats and pepper rings in our sandwich, our kids {Read More}

Monkey Meat… it’s not what you think

Monkey Meat! It's a delicious 3 ingredient sandwich spread that kids go bananas over!

Before you run away, let me clarify – no monkeys were harmed in making this Monkey Meat. There are also no bananas… let me explain… We’re talking family recipes this week, and this Monkey Meat is an OLD family recipe. I was actually just introduced to Monkey Meat last month, and I was extremely intrigued at the name alone. I was at a family reunion, so my mom and her three siblings were there, and at the mere mention of {Read More}

Shrimp Pasta Salad

Shrimp Pasta Salad

This is going to be a special week for me (and you). I’m sharing some family recipe from my sweet Aunt Nancy!! Growing up in Arizona, my Aunt Nancy lived just two blocks away from me. She was always whipping up the most delicious food, and I thoroughly enjoyed stopping by her house to pick up a snack on my way home from school. She worked from home so I was always guaranteed a tasty snack, a cold drink of {Read More}

Greek Potato Salad

Greek Potato Salad! This salad subs mayo for greek yogurt and adds fresh dill and a burst of lemon!

Jazz up your taters with this Greek Potato Salad! It’s full of cucumbers, kalmata olives, red onion, and loads of feta cheese in a tzatziki-inspired creamy sauce.  Last week on Facebook I asked if you preferred Potato Salad or Pasta Salad, and while most of you guys screamed for your potatoes, there were quite a few who still loved their pasta salads. Some of you even requested both, I’m with you on that one! I realized that I had never {Read More}

Spicy California Roll Sushi Nachos

Spicy California Roll Sushi Nachos

These Spicy California Roll Sushi Nachos are everything you love about a classic California Roll but deconstructed and piled high on a bed of crispy fried won-ton wrappers!  Last Friday my two oldest kids came home from school with a pile of papers in their arms and then inform me that it was their last day of school. Hold the phone… what!?! The teachers have officially gone on full blown strike. Two weeks before summer was supposed to start. I’m {Read More}

Super Easy Grilled Fish Tacos with White Sauce

Super Easy Grilled Fish Tacos with White Sauce

There’s something about these Super Easy Grilled Fish Tacos with White Sauce that magically transports you to the beaches of Cabo San Lucas with just one bite. They’re fresh, bright, and the perfect easy meal to push away those winter blues. Being the mother of 3 girls and one boy, I promise you there is never a dull moment in this house. The bathroom mirror is constantly on high demand. My oldest girl is just 9 years old and she’s {Read More}

Parmesan Crusted Steaks

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Last year for Valentine’s Day my husband and I stayed home and I cooked us up one heck of a dinner. The main dish? Parmesan Crusted Steaks. Ribeye – to be exact. Although, and steak would work for this romantic entrée. Since my backyard is currently buried under 4 feet of snow, the thought of grilling these steaks is nonexistent. Instead I pan seared them in my cast iron skillet to create an ultra juicy steak. The parmesan crusted top {Read More}

Philly Cheese Steak Egg Rolls

Philly Cheese Steak Egg Rolls

Is it wrong of me to be extremely excited to have the kids going back to school today? Don’t get me wrong, I loved having them home for two weeks during Christmas break, but I’m ready to claim my house back. We have a small enough house as it is, and when everyone is home I feel like we are all on top of each other. I’m pretty sure my kids are ready to go back to school too. They {Read More}

McDonald’s CopyCat Sweet Chili Chicken Wrap

McDonald's CopyCat Sweet Chili Chicken Wrap

I’m going to come right out and say it. I love McDonald’s Sweet Chili Chicken Wrap. I love that Thai Sweet Chili sauce and I sure as heck love the combination of the sauce, cucumbers and tomato in that delicious wrap. The only problem is that I live about an hour away from the closest McDonald’s, so I’ve been making my own McDonald’s CopyCat Sweet Chili Chicken Wrap whenever I get the craving. I’m pretty sure my copycat recipe is {Read More}

Spinach Artichoke Dip

Spinach Artichoke Dip

————————————————————— This Spinach Artichoke Dip is cheesy, delicious, super easy to throw together and perfect for any gathering.  Let me tell you a little bit about the town I’m living in right now… It’s small… really, REALLY small. You see, I was born in Los Angeles, grew up in Phoenix, and went to college in Houston. Those three cities right there are probably in the top 5 largest cities in the United States. Now, I’m putzing around a town (village??) {Read More}