Skillet Lasagna

In desperate need (ok, want) of lasagna but also wanting to escape the time commitment to making it, this recipe was born on an average Tuesday night and came together like a dream! It was one of those nights I told myself, it’s just me being me and that the night’s cooking was just for…

Instant Pot Cheesy Chipotle Chicken and Rice

Let me just start out by saying:  6 MINUTES in the instant pot. 6. MIN.UTES. You will not believe how it tastes like you spent hours making this. The chicken is tender, the flavors are melded together in cheesy bliss, and the rice is perfectly al dente. Although “chipotle” is in the name, it is…

Instant Pot Chicken Jalapeno Popper Tacos

This dish was inspired by a jalapeno popper dip my husband and I were craving one night. I normally make this dip for special occasions in the fall and winter for football games or bonfires (although I’m pretty sure my husband would let me make it every day). The original recipe for the dip is…

Healthy-ish General Tsos Chicken

When my husband and I were dating, just about every Sunday after church, I would go with him and his family to this one Chinese buffet in town. This was, of course, before my husband and several immediate family members were diagnosed with celiac disease (even if the dish is gluten free, the cross contamination…

Mediterranean Pasta Salad

Have you ever made dish that just made you feel fancy? For me, this pasta salad was that dish. It’s quite literally one of the first things that I ever made that made me feel like I might be ok at this cooking thing after all and I used to think these ingredients were so…

My Favorite Jalapeno Margaritas

It was a few springs ago that I started to love margaritas. I’m not sure how it took me that long to come around, but up to that point I had only ever had your run of the mill frozen marg and I was not a fan. I went ahead and labeled my favorite drink…

Mom’s Taco Salad

Growing up, we were generally on a weekly meal rotation of spaghetti (with ragu mushroom flavor sauce only thank you very much), meatloaf, biscuits and gravy, goulash, chili, pizza, and my personal favorite: taco salad. But this isn’t just any taco salad. Mom always uses a McCormick brand taco seasoning packet and Doritos for her…

Carnitas

Lets be honest, like most celebrations for me, cinco de mayo is all. about. the. food. And mexican based cooking is one of my absolute favorites because it always uses the same core group of spices and it is one of the most gluten-friendly cuisines to make at home for your family or for a…