Kung Pao Chicken and Vegetables

I have been in a food rut lately. So I apologize for the lack of recipes recently, but I don't feel like I have been very creative in the kitchen. We have reverted to pretty simple foods while we introduce Hadley to solids. One can only bake sweet potato fries so many ways and I'm not sure if you want to read about all of them. And I'm not going to deny her a baked sweet potato fry. The girl loves … [Read more...]

Chimichurri Stuffed Flank Steak

I have had this this sitting in my recipe vault for way too long. It has taken me since September to finally type up the recipe for this stuffed flank steak. A few girls and myself were trying to get a freezer cooking date on the calendar. (Which we never ended up doing, but I do plan on doing before the baby comes.) To steer away from a freezer full of casseroles, I was testing out … [Read more...]

Muhammara for Middle Eastern #SundaySupper

The kitchen might still be a wreck, but that wasn't going to stop me from participating in #SundaySupper with a Middle Eastern theme. We all know how much I love Middle Eastern foods, right? I decided to make a dish that I love, but have never made at home, muhammara. Muhammara is a Syrian dip made with roasted red pepper and walnuts. It tastes great with fresh pita bread. I love the thin pita … [Read more...]

Spicy Tomato Pasta for #SundaySupper

You know those penny pinching nights? Yeah this was definitely one of those. I was working late, hadn't been to the store in a week, there was no way I was about to stop... what was I going to make. After the pasta puttanesca I loved the idea of cooking pasta right in the pot with a sauce. It's easy cleanup and easy to prepare. With a few pantry ingredients you can whip this up in no time. I … [Read more...]

Kale and Cabbage Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing

This salad was inspired by the delicious Kale salad I had at Public House in Temecula, CA. After eating there I saw that salad in my dreams and knew I had to recreate it. The salad itself was pretty simple. Some kale, cabbage, red peppers, carrots and roasted peanuts. The dressing was a little trickier. I had to search through a few different recipes to come up with this combination. It ended … [Read more...]