Homemade stromboli cut into slices on a platter with marinara sauce in a ramekin.
Appetizers, Snacks, & Small Bites, Main Courses, Weeknight Cooking

Homemade Stromboli

This stromboli recipe is great for a weeknight dinner, especially if you make the dough ahead of time. Typically stromboli includes pepperoni, salami, and ham, but this is also a great way to use up sandwich meat and cheese at the end of the week. You can also customize the herbs and spices you use… Continue reading Homemade Stromboli

Mongolian beef over lo mein noodles
Beef, Main Courses, Slow Cooker Recipes

Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef (with gluten-free option)

Mongolian beef is typically made with flank steak, but I made this one with sirloin, which I cut into thin strips. I have a bunch of sirloin steaks in the freezer that I got on clearance. Whenever I see a good meat clearance, I tend to stock up. Because they were a clearance deal, they… Continue reading Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef (with gluten-free option)

Pot roast meat with potatoes and carrots and gravy in a bowl
Beef, Main Courses, Potluck Recipes

Red Wine Pot Roast

I was hosting a holiday party for my horseback riding club last weekend, and I needed a recipe that would be a crowd-pleaser but still relatively easy to make. Braising is one of my favorite cooking methods, so a pot roast was perfect. I was cooking for 20 or so people, so my go-to of… Continue reading Red Wine Pot Roast

Chicken chili in a bowl
Chicken, Lunch Box Recipes, Main Courses, Slow Cooker Recipes, Soups

Slow Cooker Chicken Chili

We had a rainy, chilly day last weekend. I needed to go out and run some errands, but I also had a couple of house projects I needed to start. A friend asked me to bring tools over to help her hang some things in her house, so I did that too. I wanted something… Continue reading Slow Cooker Chicken Chili

Red wine braised short rib pot pie
Beef, Main Courses

Red Wine Braised Short Rib Pot Pie

I was invited to a pie-themed party this weekend and wanted to make something unique. I was torn between a beef bourguignon pot pie and a short rib pot pie. I decided to go with the short rib pie because I knew I could do the short ribs well. I decided to incorporate some saffron… Continue reading Red Wine Braised Short Rib Pot Pie

Chicken noodle soup with peas, carrots, and green beans in a bowl
Chicken, Lunch Box Recipes, Main Courses, Soups

Chicken Noodle Soup

I came down with a bad cold a few weeks ago, and thankfully it only lasted for a few days. My wonderful boyfriend made me tea with lemon, honey, and whiskey, which I swear is better than any cough syrup out there. Being sick of course also called for chicken noodle soup. This also reheated… Continue reading Chicken Noodle Soup

Tomato sauce in jar
Sauces & Seasonings, Slow Cooker Recipes, Weeknight Cooking

Semi-Homemade Slow Cooker Tomato Sauce

I was making meatball sliders to bring to a potluck last weekend. It would have been easy to grab a jar of sauce, but I didn't have time to run to the store. I tossed this together in the crock pot before cooking the meatballs. This sauce is tasty and easy to make - perfect… Continue reading Semi-Homemade Slow Cooker Tomato Sauce

Chicken kabobs with peppers and onions on a platter
Chicken, Main Courses, Weeknight Cooking

Lemon Pepper Chicken Kabobs

Grilling is a great way to end the week. I made these last night for dinner, and a friend came by for a late dinner and some cocktails and enjoyed some of these, too. The marinade is very simple, and if you don't have a lemon pepper seasoning, you could easily make it with lemon… Continue reading Lemon Pepper Chicken Kabobs

BBQ Chicken Salad Melt (sandwich)
Chicken, Main Courses

BBQ Chicken Salad Melts

My boyfriend and I grilled bone-in chicken breasts with BBQ sauce the other night, and I took home some leftovers. I was going to make a chicken salad, but I wanted to do a warm sandwich. The chicken salad I made would be good cold, too, especially in a wrap. I'm going to be adding… Continue reading BBQ Chicken Salad Melts

Grilled Chicken Caprese
Chicken, Main Courses

Grilled Chicken Caprese

I can't take all of the credit for the delicious chicken you see pictured. My boyfriend first made this for me a year ago. I was a little skeptical that I'd like it since I'm not a huge fan of balsamic vinegar, but I loved it. It had just enough balsamic to give it some… Continue reading Grilled Chicken Caprese