Ty has a new mantra when it comes to meal time: "Make it a salad." So the other night when I suggested burgers for dinner, he suggested we... you guessed it... make them salads. The idea at first took me a bit aback. Burgers as a salad? But I quickly realized Ty was onto something. After all, we typically eat our burgers wrapped in lettuce instead of using buns. Basically, we'd just be eating a lot more greens this way which sounded like a … [Read more...]
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Cooking Tip 101: Taste your food! Last Sunday I made this Simple Slow Cooker Chili to have for lunches throughout the week. I wasn't feeling particularly hungry while making it so I didn't bother to taste it. BIG MISTAKE. Ty ended up eating the chili before I did so I asked him how it tasted. "Well.... It doesn't really taste like chili." DOH! I instantly remembered that I didn't add ANY spices, not even chili powder! Basically it was like meat sauce with beans added to … [Read more...]
On Sundays, I like to make up a big batch of something to eat for lunches throughout the week. Soups are always a great option. They're an even better choice when you can throw all the ingredients in a slow cooker and forget about it while you go about the rest of your day. This Slow Cooker Chicken & Salsa Soup is a super forgiving recipe. Chicken thighs, chicken breast; it doesn't matter! Hot salsa, mild salsa; you choose! Don't have carrots? Try celery! It's … [Read more...]
Apparently National Noodle Day is October 6th. So HAPPY NOODLE DAY! You should all celebrate by making this Veggie Packed Spaghetti Squash & Meat Ragu! Now I'm not opposed to eating pasta, but I am all for packing in as many vegetables into one meal as I possible. What better way to do that than to substitute your noodles with spaghetti squash?! At this moment, you may be asking, "Does it actually taste like spaghetti noodles?" and the answer is no. Anyone … [Read more...]
If you're wondering "What in the world does spatchcock mean?!", you're not alone. 6 months ago I was asking the same question as I saw "spatchcock chicken" popping up everywhere. Simply put, it's a cooking technique where the backbone of poultry is removed to prepare it for grilling or roasting and you all know how much I love roasting everything. Why do I get so excited about this method? The chicken is ready in half the time. The meat is cooked … [Read more...]