I have been hardcore craving Lebanese food. And I’m not talking just a yummy shawarma I can get from a local food truck. I want the real deal…mamas cooking, preferably. The authentic flavors, the comfort, all of it. So I did a little playing around in my kitchen this past week and man have I seen the light!
This One Pan Lebanese Chicken and Lentil Pilaf is not a traditional Lebanese dish. It is a lazy-cooks version of a couple of dishes combined and can I just say that it’s the best lazy-move I may have ever made in the kitchen? The most tender, flavorful chicken paired with a savory lentil pilaf is a match made in heaven. Continue reading
Happy Saturday, friends! More specifically, the Saturday before Valentines Day. So I thought I just must leave you with a super fun recipe for you to hammer out this weekend…Cherry Pie Pastry Hearts! Continue reading
Can you believe it’s February already? How is this happening, you guys? It seems like just yesterday we were in the midst of Thanksgiving preparation, and now, we are full blown into winter and darn near our decent into Spring. Spring! I mean I know I’m jumping the gun a bit here…but it will be here before we know it, no?
And that pretty much makes me feel all sorts of crazy emotions. Because spring equals baby’s arrival…eek! I can’t even begin to tell you how insanely fast this pregnancy has gone..wow. I mean we have two trimesters under our belt and one to go; I swear I blinked and here we are. And while I have seen so incredibly many changes in myself/my body during these last several months, there is positively one thing that has remained constant throughout this entire journey….CITRUS FRUIT. Continue reading
How much do you love appetizers? Give them to me for every meal, friends. There’s really nothing like trying a bunch of different small bites. And with the Super Bowl coming up I think these little Enchilada Cups are going to come in pretty darn handy.
We made these just last night for dinner. I wanted to come up with an appetizer recipe to share with you guys that would be just perfect for you to share with friends for Sunday’s big game. I’m pretty sure I accomplished my goal…but turns out they make a pretty stellar dinner, too. My kids devoured them and requested they be added to the “make-often-because-these-are-our-favorite” list, which is pretty much music to my ears. And I would feel safe assuming Nick and I could win awards for our ability to consume large amounts of these as well; so stinking yummy! Continue reading
Friends! Hello! How are we? We’ve nearly made it through January, the most grey month of the year, in my opinion…so the rest is all downhill from here, right? We just returned home from a vacation with my entire side of the family you guys….what a way to break up the month. We had such a great time and enjoyed the warm weather of the Bahamas so incredibly much. And now…back to good old reality. But gosh I have to admit, a solid routine and well rested kids feels pretty dang good.
So to go with this grey month, how about a rich, gooey, comforting pasta dish that you can get on the table in 20 minutes? Yes? Yes. Let’s do it! Continue reading
We’ve been loading up on soups, stews and comfort food like crazy people around here. This weather just lends itself to such deliciousness, don’t you think? But geez louise we must switch things up once in a blue moon! This salad-it’s just fantastic for this time of year. It’s still a bit comforting and warm but the flavors are so light and fresh…a combo after my own heart! Continue reading
Happy New Year! It’s been a while, friends, and while I have thought about you so very often, I have just been way too busy eating to check in with you. I mean this pregnancy thing really couldn’t have come at a better time. Christmas. New Years. Holiday gatherings galore. It all amounted to more yummy food than I can explain. And then there’s the fact my oven was broken for nearly a month. You guys, ONE MONTH. Do you know how long that is? I mean I get it, be grateful for what you have, I try so hard. But my oven?! Take my hot water. My coffee. My contact lenses. But for the love, don’t take my oven! I’m happy to report we are back up and running around here..and we were so very happy to have this Cheesy Ham and Potato Soup at home for dinner last night. Continue reading