Hot Brown Baked Potato

Hot Brown Baked Potato |

 The Hot Brown Sandwich with it’s cheese sauce, chicken and bacon have become the perfect baked potato topping! There are certain foods that are all about the filling.  My mom used to make stuffed peppers and stuffed cabbage a lot when I was a kid.  Nothing would deflate my good mood quicker than when I found either of these dinners were waiting for me. I'd eat the filling easily enough, it was the limp, soggy cabbage and the shriveled … Continue reading →

Pesto and Goat Cheese Pizza

Pesto and Goat Cheese Pizza |

 A simple homemade crust is topped with a quick sauce, pesto, mozzarella and goat cheese!  I love dining out but I hate ordering wrong.  I fear it actually.  We only go out to eat once or twice a week so I really want it to count.  I don’t want to waste my one “night off” on bad food.  The pressure of it all makes me so indecisive. I consider myself an adventurous eater.  I relish the thought of trying new cuisines and varying dishes. … Continue reading →

Steak Salad with Avocado Dressing

Pan seared steak rests on a spinach salad loaded with goodness! A simple avocado dressing finishes it all off!

A simply seasoned steak is cooked to taste, then placed atop a spinach salad that is piled high with quinoa, corn, black beans and radishes.   A creamy avocado dressing tops it all off! Writing my baby shower post from yesterday  got me thinking about when my own kids were born.  I have been reminiscing about what it was like to go from zero kids to one, then two, then three and how my parenting has changed along the way. Frankly, I’m … Continue reading →

Walnut Pesto

Walnuts and basil blended together for a twist on the classic pesto sauce!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pompeian. Heart-healthy walnuts and fresh basil are combined in this beautiful pesto sauce!   I’m fortunate that my kids like vegetables.  In fact, they surprise me sometimes.  Edamame, spinach, avocados, broccoli and cauliflower are usually eaten with voracity.  While they don’t LOVE asparagus and brussels sprouts, they do eat them without many complaints.  In fact, … Continue reading →

Spicy Shrimp Boil #ShrimpShowdown

Spicy Shrimp Boil |

I received products for this post, however all opinions are 100% my own. Get ready for some finger-licking fun!  Shrimp, potatoes, sausage and corn boiled together with lots of spice! Finger food at it’s finest! Three years ago, my good friend introduced my family to Frogmore Stew.  Being naive northerners, we had no idea exactly what “Frogmore” was but we were open to trying it.  We never looked back!  That was hands down one of the best … Continue reading →

Southwestern Hash

Southwester Hash with spicy sausage, potatoes, veggies and of course eggs!

This Southwestern Hash has lots of potatoes, spicy sausage, vegetables and perfectly cooked eggs! A simple, flavorful meal that is perfect for breakfast, dinner and everything in between! I didn’t always want to be a mom/food blogger.  When I was a kid, I alternated between wanting to be a ballerina, a pediatrician, a teacher and a vet.  I might be stating the obvious, but I never held any of those jobs.  I wonder, what’s the percentage of … Continue reading →

Potatoes Anna

Buttery sliced potatoes baked up to perfection!

Buttery layered potatoes baked until crisp and golden! The first time I ever made these potatoes was also one of the first times I ever hosted family for Easter.  My husband and I were newly married and had recently purchased our first home.  I decided it would be fun to host my in-laws and both sets of grandparents on my husband’s side.  I went all out.  I purchased special linens for the table, cloth napkins and table … Continue reading →

Caramelized Onion and Sausage Pizza

Pillsbury pizza crust topped with sweet caramelized onions, savory Italian sausage and creamy Gouda cheese!

Pizza night gets sophisticated!  Simple caramelized onions, spicy Italian turkey sausage and creamy Gouda cheese  are spread over a pre made pizza dough for a quick and easy meal any night of the week! One of the first few meals I made for my husband after we got married was a Malaysian pizza.  It sounded promising.  It had fiery spices, peanut butter, chicken... so many flavors I love.  I had high hopes as I spread out the crust and topped … Continue reading →