Easy Slow Cooker Butter Chicken

Before we had kids Andrew and I were supposed to spend 2 weeks backpacking through India. I had done so much preparation for this trip including painstakingly filling out probably 100 pages worth of Visa applications for us. Andrew’s idea of preparation was taking me to our local Indian restaurant to get a taste ofContinue reading “Easy Slow Cooker Butter Chicken”

Twisted Chicken Spaghetti

This meal started out as regular chicken spaghetti. I was following a recipe I found on Pinterest and then realized I didn’t have half the ingredients but I had already started. I blame the mom brain? So I decided to chug right on along and make this recipe up as I went. It turned outContinue reading “Twisted Chicken Spaghetti”

Easy Summer Dinner Shrimp & Asparagus

Ingredients: –Shrimp (peeled and tails removed) -Asparagus (ends trimmed) -Olive oil -Salt -Pepper -Paprika -Chili Powder -3 Tablespoons butter -1 Lemon Directions: -Preheat oven to 400 -Line large cookie sheet with foil and acreage asparagus in a single layer across sheet. -Drizzle asparagus with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and coat evenly. -BakeContinue reading “Easy Summer Dinner Shrimp & Asparagus”

Pork Tacos with Kiwi Lime Salsa

Ingredients: -1lb ground pork -2 tomatoes -1 red onion -1 poblano pepper -2 kiwis -cilantro -2 limes -1 packet of taco or fajita seasoning -Oil (I always use olive oil) -flour tortillas Directions: -Halve, peel, and thinly slice onion -Mince a few slices of onion until you have 2 Tablespoons, put in a medium bowlContinue reading “Pork Tacos with Kiwi Lime Salsa”

Rotel Rice Casserole

Ingredients: -1lb ground beef -2 cans cream of mushroom soup -2 cans Rotel -1.5cups uncooked rice -2 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese Directions: -In a large skillet cook ground beef and drain grease -Add soup, rotel, rice, and 1.5cups of cheese to skillet and mix well -Pour mixture into 9×13 casserole dish and top withContinue reading “Rotel Rice Casserole”

Strawberry Balsamic Pork Chops

Ingredients: -4 pork chops -Large drizzle of oil (I use olive oil but you can use whatever oil of your choice) -Salt & pepper -3 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar -2 Tablespoons strawberry jam (You can use any flavor jam/jelly/preserves you want. I personally have done this with strawberry and cherry and both are fantastic!) -2 TablespoonsContinue reading “Strawberry Balsamic Pork Chops”

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing

You Will Need: Cupcakes -1 cup shortening -1 3/4 cup sugar -2 1/4 cup flour -1 1/4 teaspoon salt -2 eggs -1 cup buttermilk -1 teaspoon vanilla -1 teaspoon baking soda -1.5 teaspoon white vinegar -Red food coloring -1.5 teaspoon cocoa powder Icing -1.5 packages of cream cheese -3/4 cup butter -1.5 pounds of powderedContinue reading “Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing”

Peanut Butter Oreo Cupcakes

You Will Need: Cupcakes: -1 cup unsalted butter -1.5 cups brewed coffee…honestly I just used 1 k-cup size regular cup of coffee -1 Tablespoon vanilla -3/4 cup cocoa powder -2/3 cup sour cream -2 eggs -2 cups sugar -2 cups flour -1.5 teaspoons baking soda -1/2 teaspoon salt -20 Peanut Butter Oreo cookies crushed. Frosting:Continue reading “Peanut Butter Oreo Cupcakes”

Fruity Pebbles Cupcakes

What You Need: Cupcakes: -1 box yellow cake mix -3 eggs -1/3 cup vegetable oil -1/2 cup sour cream -1.5 teaspoon vanilla -1.5 cups fruity pebbles cereal Frosting: -8oz cream cheese -1/2 cup softened butter -2 teaspoons vanilla -4 cups powdered sugar Directions: -Preheat oven to 350 and line cupcake pan. -In a stand mixerContinue reading “Fruity Pebbles Cupcakes”