Homemade Cream of Tomato Soup Recipe

Homemade Cream of Tomato Soup Recipe

Happy Friday my friends. Hope your weekend is off to a wonderful start. I'll be working on some holiday prepping the next couple of days - as I am sure many will be doing the same. With all the hustle and bustle that comes along with this time of year, I love having a nice warm pot of soup prepared for the weekend ahead. Homemade Cream of Tomato soup will be helping us through these next couple of days. Once prepared it's quick and easy to reheat and makes a great compliment to some old fashioned grilled cheese Continue reading

Seventy Crock Pot Soup Recipes: Slow Cooker Soup, Stew, and Chowder Ideas & Inspiration

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. These past couple of days we have spent some time outdoors getting everything ready for the winter months ahead. {why is putting the stuff out so much more fun} There is a definite crisp chill in the air already and I am thinking we are going to have a wonderful winter this year. Each day before we headed out I managed to start the bread machine so we had a nice little treat waiting for us once we came back in. Even though fresh warm bread is my weakness - a nice crock pot filled to brim with a warm Continue reading

Queensland Chicken and Shrimp Pasta Recipe {Outback Steakhouse Inspired}

Queensland Chicken and Shrimp Pasta Recipe {Outback Steakhouse Inspired}

Queensland Chicken and Shrimp was my husband's favorite dish at Outback Steakhouse. Although we have not been there in quite a long time - we have been enjoying this quick and easy inspired recipe in the comfort of our own kitchen for the past couple of years. This recipe consists of basic linguine pasta tossed with grilled chicken and shrimp, mixed with an easy-to-make cream reduced sauce. To make this recipe even quicker on those busy nights during the week, pre-packaged grilled chicken strips and peeled & deveined cooked shrimp can Continue reading

BBQ Chicken Pizza Recipe & Free Freschetta® By The Slice Pizza Event

BBQ Chicken Pizza Recipe & Free Freschetta® By The Slice Pizza Event

Due to our little guys food situation, I have been trying to find easy recipes for me and my husband that don't necessarily take that much time or put too much emphasis on cooking. Pizzas are great for us right now because they are fairly quick, easy to put together, and when dressed up a bit, they make quite a filling meal. This BBQ Chicken Pizza is a tasty-pleaser that can be made pretty effortlessly - even when preparing the homemade sauce and fresh chicken yourself. Ingredients Needed for Pizza: Freschetta® Artisan Pizza Crust 2 Continue reading

Grilled Pizzas {How To}

Grilled Pizzas {How To}

This is the first year I have tried my hand at grilling something other than the ordinary steak, burgers, or chicken, and I must say that grilled pizzas have quickly become a household favorite. The grilled crust is surprisingly much better than anything I have baked indoors; so crisp and full of flavor. It takes just a few minutes to grill and as an added bonus it does not heat up your kitchen in the summertime. I have seen many different ways to grill a pizza, however, I have had the most success using the method below. I do use a gas Continue reading

Make Your Own Pizza Dough {Recipe}

Make Your Own Pizza Dough {Recipe}

We have been on a grilled pizza kick lately ~ one of the perfect summertime quick meals in my opinion. The fact that each pizza can be customize to each person makes everyone happy and mealtime fun.Just a few weekends ago we hosted a large family night with a 'make your own pizza' theme. The kids had a blast and thought it was super cool that they could make their own dinner and pick any toppings they wanted. It was a lot of fun to have everyone involved in the food preparation too {instead of being in the kitchen by myself}. Here is a tried Continue reading

Healthy Chicken Parm Bundles

Healthy Chicken Parm Bundles

I love chicken parmesan; it's one of my all time favorite dishes. When I first tried this recipe I was a little skeptical because it's not what I would consider to be a traditional take on your typical chicken parm. The addition of spinach was throwing me off because we are definitely not a spinach eating family {ever}. Anyhow, we gave it a try and I have to say it’s surprisingly delicious. The filling mixture and the topped sauce cover up any 'spinach' taste {even though you can still see some green inside}. This may just be a perfect way to Continue reading

‘Best Bites’ Baked Creamy Chicken Taquitos

‘Best Bites’ Baked Creamy Chicken Taquitos

I admit, the only other taquitos I ever ate were those from a pre-packaged frozen bag that you pop in the microwave for 30 seconds, back in the day. Quick? Yes ~ Delicious? Not, especially compared to this homemade recipe I found over at Best Bites. Best part is you can pre-make the filling ahead of time making this a quick and easy week-night dinner. For those following my monthly meal plans you've seen this recipe before and I hope you have had a chance to try it! I'll be back to posting new plans next month. =) {thanks for the Continue reading

Chick-fil-A Inspired Chicken Nuggets {with Sweet & Sour Sauce}

Chick-fil-A Inspired Chicken Nuggets {with Sweet & Sour Sauce}

My husband loves Chick-fil-A Chicken nuggets. The problem is he would have to order the party platter to actually fill himself up. {seriously} I found this recipe on the internet and it is a pretty darn close replica of the delicious chicken served at Chick-fil-A. Since finding out our son is allergic to peanuts we have to skip actually going to Chick-fil-A all together right now; however, this super easy recipe is something I can make at home to satisfy my husband’s cravings.Chickfila Inspired Chicken NuggetsIngredients Needed: Cooking Oil Continue reading

Panera Bread Inspired Broccoli Cheese Soup

Panera Bread Inspired Broccoli Cheese Soup

Our weekend was wonderful but wet, gray and dreary ~ Perfect soup weather. I always like to make soup and stews in double {or triple} batches so that we can easily enjoy it for a few days following without much work. This recipe is creamy, delicious and very filling. The idea of pureeing the soup is great for hiding the sight of veggies that normally would not get eaten {my husband still has no idea carrots were anywhere near this soup} plus I think it adds to the thickness and creaminess too! I've modified the original recipe just a bit by Continue reading