Baked Parmesan Crusted Zucchini

I love zucchini any way it’s cooked. Growing up, my Grammy made the best fried zucchini. My mouth waters just remembering it.  I rarely make it because the frying isn’t all that healthy and it’s also kind of a pain. I decided to take a stab at doing an oven baked, slightly-altered version with some freshContinue reading “Baked Parmesan Crusted Zucchini”

Spicy Zucchini Spaghetti with Turkey Meatballs

I’ve been planning to cook zucchini spaghetti for two months and never have actually done it, despite it being on the menu. Tonight I finally did since I had plenty of zucchini in the fridge to be used.    I went into this not having a plan but I  knew that I had to useContinue reading “Spicy Zucchini Spaghetti with Turkey Meatballs”

Grilled Sriracha Honey Chicken

  Because I knew Garen Grillmaster was already going to be grilling Cilanro Ranch Chicken for us last night, I went ahead whipped some sauce up for him to cook some Grilled Sriracha Honey Chicken.  Garen loves Sriracha…He puts it on an estimated 40% of his food, so when I saw the pin of Sweet Sriracha Chicken from KaceyContinue reading “Grilled Sriracha Honey Chicken”

Cilantro Ranch Chicken

 This is another one of my thrown-together “using what I’ve got” recipes. I had a Sam’s club size container of sour cream. Usually, I only use sour cream with chicken in casseroles or crockpot dishes, so I was really going out on limb here deciding to grill it.  I even broke one of my cardinalContinue reading “Cilantro Ranch Chicken”

Cooking with Kids: Ham and Cheese Croissants 

Every Saturday that we are home lunch sneaks up on us and I’ve forgotten to plan anything. When this happens, I often think of the options of food we have leftover to be used or eaten. Imagine me standing in front of the fridge looking at my leftovers.  Yesterday the kids were leaving to goContinue reading “Cooking with Kids: Ham and Cheese Croissants “

Repurposing Food: Berry Shortcake Parfait

Last night I made strawberry shortcake for dessert.  And when I say I made strawberry shortcake, I mean Sam’s Club bakery made fresh pound cakes, which I sliced and served with fresh sliced strawberries, raspberries, and cool whip. Ok, I know it was lazy but it was still tasty and (best of all) easy.  I digress. IContinue reading “Repurposing Food: Berry Shortcake Parfait”

Cilantro-Lime Fruit Salad

This salad was supposed to be a mojito fruit salad but Kroger was out of mint. Soooo… I decided to try it with cilantro since I had some from the BBQ Pineapple Ham Sauté that I made.    I used fruit that was cut up and left over from my mother-in-law’s fabulous retirement party.  Ingredients: AboutContinue reading “Cilantro-Lime Fruit Salad”

Repurposing Food: BBQ Pineapple Ham Sauté 

Garen’s mom is always great about sending a care package home with us when we visit. This week we got ham. Yum!    I looked on Pinterest to try to find recipes of what to do with leftover ham since all of my go-to leftover ham recipes are kind of cold weather food (soups, casseroles,Continue reading “Repurposing Food: BBQ Pineapple Ham Sauté “