Healthy, Homemade Fries (Best Ever)

Amazing  and Healthy Home Fries

I’ve shouted it from the rooftops before, but any kind of potato falls in my most favorite foods category.

Yes, my friends often laugh because I order french fries every time we go out. I’m a connoisseur, you could say,  and if an establishment doesn’t have great fries, I may not return.

Yes, I may be alone on this but because of that, I make a lot of potatoes at home and love some great home fries, especially healthy ones because then I can eat to my heart’s content.

What’s not to love? Potatoes, cooked crispy on the outside and steamy soft on the inside without needing to fry them in oil?  The choice of herbs and spices you can put on them is endless, and every option a tasty one.  [Read More...]

Grilled Chipotle Skirt Steak

Grilled Chipotle Skirt Steak - so easy and delicious

At the height of the summer grilling season, a cook’s best strategy is to seek out the freshest ingredients and infuse them with delicious flavor. It’s hard to believe how tender skirt steak can be when it’s so easy to grill to perfection with just a few key ingredients.

I’ve been a huge fan of Holland House cooking wines for years and use them often not just in my marinades, but nearly any time I want to add a delicious hint of flavor to sauces, soups, casseroles etc.

Do you remember my “What Would You Do with 30 Pounds of Chicken? I showed you how when I come home from the store, I immediately divide chicken into smaller portions with marinades and freeze them immediately? Yes, those freezer bags were definitely brimming with some cooking wines and seasonings.  [Read More...]


Black Bean Soft Tacos

We are such a Mexican flavor loving family that for the number of tacos we eat on a regular basis, it’s just wrong that I haven’t put up a recipe before today. Light in bulk but heavy on flavor, you can put these flavorful soft tacos together so quickly. As with so many meals of this type, you […]

Grilled Fajita Salad

Fast Fajita Salad

When trying to eat healthier, salads are a “Go To” option, but why is it that salads always taste so much better at the restaurant? The ingredients are the same, but there’s something about enjoying without having to chop, dice, mix etc. Restaurants fill the salad bowl with a variety of creative ingredients, so I […]

meal solutions binder

Creating Your Own Meal Solutions Notebook

Welcome back to my 31 days towards 10 Minute Dinners series. We are spending these first few days instilling new habits or quite possibly dusting off old ones. The goal is to create a solid framework by which to draw upon when our brains are numb, and the “What’s for Dinner?” question echoes through the […]