Comfort Food

One Pot Meal – Cheesy BBQ Ranch Chicken Skillet

Is there anything better than one pot meals?

Super simply, shockingly delicious, and virtually zero cleanup. Makes cooking so worth it! All of the best parts, none of the worst parts. I love the way the flavors all blend together to create something beyond your typical dinner. Just perfection!

I have always loved the flavors in this One Pot BBQ Ranch Chicken Skillet. If I order chicken tenders (which is my go to), you better believe I am dipping them in ranch and bbq sauce. They just play off one another so well and help to make this one pan meal extra cozy. Match made in heaven!  Continue Reading “One Pot Meal – Cheesy BBQ Ranch Chicken Skillet”

Perfect Brunch Dish | One Pot Spicy Eggs and Potatoes


Hey Hey Foodies!

Who likes Brunch?! For someone who doesn’t always like eggs – I somehow am OBSESSED with Brunch! Can you even believe this?

That I’m making a spicy ancho chili homemade tomato simmer sauce (whatever you do, don’t look back at the last month of recipes to check if this is my new obsession, but for real please don’t) to cover a crowd of spicy, salty, pan-fried potatoes, a handful of shredded spinach, and, uhhhhhm, EGGS?

Hold the phone.  Continue Reading “Perfect Brunch Dish | One Pot Spicy Eggs and Potatoes”

Lighter Creamy Turkey Piccata Less than 30 Minutes

Hey hey Foodies – Happy Thursday!

So you will be happy about this recipe – less than 300 calories and less than 30 minutes. But most importantly – Delicious

So if you know me personally, you know that my dad had a minor heart attack. ( I was supposed to say minor – but a heart attack is NOT minor regardless, right?)

Anyway! Food-wise, I have been focused on us eating at home as often as we can and making meals on the simpler side, usually consisting of a lean protein (grilled, sautéed or roasted) and two veggie sides – to keep things light and interesting! We love carbs, so this is definitely an adjustment. Pasta is usually my go to side with meats! 

This turkey piccata was a recent favorite of mine. It’s shockingly rich and flavorful for only 275 calories per serving. And if you choose to serve it over cauliflower rice like I did (perfect for sopping up that delicious sauce), the meal will be completely filling and won’t run you more than 400 calories max.  Continue Reading “Lighter Creamy Turkey Piccata Less than 30 Minutes”

Chicken Pad Thai | Make at Home in 20 Minutes |

Happy Monday Foodies!

Who Likes Pad Thai?

One of my favorite things to order for take out is pad thai. I just love all the flavors and textures! I set out to learn to make pad thai at home, and I can definitely say that my version tastes just like the one that I get from my favorite Thai restaurant. I may never order take out again! (actually I don’t know – I can be lazy and just not want to cook)

This chicken pad thai is a combination of diced cooked chicken, scrambled eggs, rice noodles, veggies and herbs, all tossed in a sweet and savory sauce. I was able to find rice noodles in the ethnic section of my grocery store, and they were actually labeled as pad thai noodles. I typically use boneless skinless chicken breasts that are cut up into small pieces and sautéed, but in a pinch you could also use shredded rotisserie chicken.

I kept this pad thai pretty basic because that’s the way my favorite restaurant makes it, but you could easily substitute shrimp for the chicken or add in more veggies like broccoli, mushrooms and peppers.

These delicious noodles are finished off with a sprinkling of peanuts. The peanuts add the perfect amount of savory crunch. Continue Reading “Chicken Pad Thai | Make at Home in 20 Minutes |”

One Skillet Cashew Chicken Stir Fry – 20 Min & Less than 300 Calories

One Skillet | 20 minutes to make | less than 300 calories | Jackpot or what?

You guys one pot meals are totally my jam. I mean you can never go wrong throwing a ton of chicken and fresh veggies into one single skillet and tossing it all together with a delicious peanut sauce! Not only is this recipe perfect for your weekly meal prep (because I must say these leftovers are even better a day later), but there is little to know clean up which makes this dish the perfect weeknight meal!

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One Skillet Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken + Gnocchi | Under 30 Minutes!

This EASY One Skillet Sun Dried Tomato Chicken and Gnocchi is the perfect weeknight dish tossed together with spinach, garlic and shredded Asiago cheese and made in under 30 minutes!  

Have y’all ever had gnocchi? Its a new obsession of mine! Especially when it makes it 10X easier to make a delicious and quick meal.

I don’t know about you, but I love enjoying a good comfort meal after a long busy work day, the only problem is I never feel like cooking!  That’s why I am ALL about one pot meals.  I mean they are ridiculously simple and take less than 30 minutes to throw together, so what’s not to love?!  You guys this recipe is creamy, super delicious and is made with ingredients that you can actually feel good about eating!

Comfort food + no guilt = my kind of dinner! Continue Reading “One Skillet Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken + Gnocchi | Under 30 Minutes!”

Slow Cooker Chicken and Mushroom Stroganoff

We had this stroganoff recipe last night – and let me tell you….NO LEFTOVERS. Yes my home is filled with foodlovers – BUT – we usually have some leftovers! Last night….NONE. It was that good! Also it was so easy to make!

It has minimal ingredients and the chicken cooks to tender and juicy perfection in the creamy mushroom sauce. The sauce is so easy and creamy and perfect with some noodles tossed inside.

I loved the flavor in the creamy sauce and the mushrooms hidden throughout were awesome. I have always loved stroganoff and this made the perfect meal for my family. This stroganoff is so simple we will make it again and again!

If you are looking for an easy to make slow cooker meal that your family will love, this recipe is it!  Continue Reading “Slow Cooker Chicken and Mushroom Stroganoff”

Crispy Cajun Shrimp Fettuccine


This recipe is a favorite of mine. I’m not always a fan of shrimp – neither is my mom. It honestly depends on the recipe. When I was a kid, we’d go to Cancun with my Aunt, Uncle and cousins, and I was obsessed with the coconut shrimp the resort served. We went there a couple years for spring break, and I was always so excited about this shrimp. For years after that I wouldn’t eat shrimp unless it was “coconut shrimp”. I know….bratty kid. ANYWAY – certain recipes have grown on me! THIS ONE IS PRETTY CLOSE TO #1.

Did I say it’s a favorite of mine? I’m talking crispy fried cajun shrimp on a bed of creamy fettuccine with a simple creamy sauce that really only requires 3 ingredients, unless you count the salt and pepper.

I have to say – looking at this recipe, you would not think it would take less than half an hour. It looks so good and only 20 minutes. The timing makes it a perfect weeknight dinner but you can still impress! I’m obsessed with those kind of meals.

But honestly, dinner couldn’t get any easier, and we’re talking 20 minutes tops before this dish will make its way onto your dinner table. So have at it!  Continue Reading “Crispy Cajun Shrimp Fettuccine”

Roasted Pork Tenderloin with a Cranberry Stuffing

A tasty pork tenderloin, stuffed with a cranberry stuffing.  Fancy enough for a small holiday gathering but easy enough for a casual any day dinner.    

It’s funny how in the spring, I can’t wait to ditch the oven and use the grill.  Because as soon as September rolls around, I’m thinking the exact opposite and the grill is left lonely so I can roast yet again.  There is just something comforting about this kind of meal. My mom told me last week how she was craving this dish – so yes, it’s July – this is definitely more of a fall recipe – but its DELICIOUS I just don’t even care.  Continue Reading “Roasted Pork Tenderloin with a Cranberry Stuffing”