Friday, June 27, 2014

Sweet Potato Skins Stuffed with Adobo Chicken, Spinach and White Cheddar


Hi there, crazy mom here!  We have been enjoying summer and enjoying our family!  I've been a bit busy chasing after my running toddler!  He is now saying "trash," puts silverware away in random drawers, enjoys when I set off any alarm in the kitchen, and tries desperately to "help" touching the tongs to every surface he can reach.  I guess this is a good sign that Colton is enjoying the cooking process.  I cannot wait till he can clean too!

We are huge sweet potato fans in my house.  They are ridiculously nutritious, beautiful and SO versatile.  This recipe was adapted from halfbakedharvest.com as I modified the chili in adobo, and bumped up the greens content.  Stuffed skins are a great way to impress with leftovers.  Leftover greens, roasted chicken from last night, that last bit of cheese in the fridge.  The options are endless.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Clean Eating Soup: Chicken, Spinach and Avocado In Spiced Broth


So this little soup happened one spring day.  It was cooler than normal, and I was in the mood to make something fresh and filling.  What came out was this clean soup filled with yummy goodness and it took 15 minutes to make. I KID YOU NOT!

All you do is chop, sauté, infuse broth and pour over spinach and avocado. If you are vegetarian, feel free to use vegetable broth and leave out the chicken.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Turkey Avocado and Parmesan Burgers

It's another Turkey Burger recipe just in time for grilling season!


Whenever I ask my husband for inspiration "hon, what do you want for dinner?" 95% of the time the answer is the same.  "How about burgers?"  He says it so excitedly as if he didn't suggest it just a few days prior.  Now, I'm no burger hater, you should know that by now.  But I try to keep things creative and on the healthier side, so most of the time I roll my eyes and tell him thanks for the help and resort to my main dish boards on Pinterest, promising him that we will eventually have burgers, just not every other night.  Such a meat man.  We balance each other out.  

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Cappuccino Brownies

Once upon a time, a father goes to a work party.  He has THESE brownies.  He then begs his partner's wife to send his blogging daughter the recipe.  She gets it.  She makes them.  They are so good, she decides not to share them, but freezes them instead to enjoy by herself one by one.  The end.

Okay, okay... I did share them with my husband, and with friends.  But really guys- these are quite yummy.  AND they are mom friendly!  You can make them in three stages, chilling each stage as you go.


Friday, April 4, 2014

Thomas Keller Whole Roasted Chicken


Anytime a recipe says Thomas Keller, you can go ahead and assume PERFECTION.  I won't go on and on, because I don't think he would go on and on- not his style from what I have seen.  His cooking is simple, precise, and if you follow exactly what he says, you too can achieve it.

Poultry, thermometers, weight... it all freaks me out.  I'm so tired of stressing over THE BIRD.