Best One Dish Meals for Back to School

Best One Dish Meals | Delicious easy dinner recipes for back to school

School is back in session and crazy schedules abound. It’s the perfect time for some of our Best One Dish Meals recipes!

Watermelon Feta Basil Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Watermelon Feta and Basil Salad | An unusual, refreshing and irresistible summer side dish!

We made this refreshing Watermelon Feta Basil Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette while vacationing up in Northern Minnesota. So refreshing and irresistible on a hot summer’s day!

Mexican Chopped Salad with Cilantro Vinaigrette | A marvelous entree or side salad!

Mexican Chopped Salad with Cilantro Vinaigrette

This refreshing Mexican Chopped Salad with Cilantro Vinaigrette is a marvelous summer entree with fresh corn, jicama, avocados, tomatoes and more! Add some chicken or shrimp for a heartier meal!

Peach Blueberry Galette | A gorgeous summer dessert with all the flavors of pie without all the work!

Peach Blueberry Galette #SummerDessertWeek

My husband adores pies, but I have a love-hate relationship with pie crust. This scrumptious Peach Blueberry Galette has all the marvelous flavors of a pie without all the stress!! This post and recipe was created for #SummerDessertWeek! I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but as always opinions are 100% mine.

Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs with Fruit Salsa | An irresistible gourmet dog!

Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs with Fruit Salsa #SundaySupper

One hot dog a year is the max for this skinny chick.  But after making these sumptuous Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs topped with fruit salsa, my tune has changed! 

Zucchini Bread | Cinnamon Spiced Zucchini Bread Recipe

Classic Zucchini Bread #SkinnyTip

This scrumptious classic zucchini bread is nut free and spiced with cinnamon. If you have zucchini coming out of your ears, make a double batch and fill the freezer! You won’t regret it. Classic Zucchini Bread This time of year, I’m always hoping to find a donation of zucchini dropped off at my doorstep. No such luck, […]

Cinnamon Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce | An unusual tweak makes this the lightest, tenderest, most amazing bread pudding!

Cinnamon Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce

Last month, I headed to Kansas on a whirlwind adventure in the Flint Hills cattle country. One night we were treated to a gourmet chuck wagon supper with an incredible Cinnamon Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce as the grand finale! Disclaimer: I am a Certified Angus Beef® Brand Ambassador. I receive compensation for this role which includes […]

Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe | A cheesy, spicy chicken dip with the flavors of buffalo chicken wings!

Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe #SundaySupper

I don’t think I’ve ever eaten Buffalo wings, but from my first bite of this Buffalo Chicken Dip, I was an instant fan. I have been making this since 2010 and it’s always a hit!

Pumpkin Crème Brûlée with White Chocolate Whipped Cream #ChocolateParty

  October’s Chocolate Love Challenge, organized by Roxana of Roxana’s Home Baking, combines pumpkin with chocolate. I had been eyeing a pumpkin  crème brûlée and elected to top it will a sweet dollop of white chocolate whipped cream. A group of friends joined me in the kitchen for Crème Brûlée 101…where I demonstrated the procedure for making […]

Turkey Sliders with Roasted Tomatoes

I first made these Turkey Sliders with Roasted Tomatoes for our dinner one night. Bill raved about them—I think they were our first ever turkey burgers. But I also think these would be ideal for a Super Bowl gathering. My family wouldn’t complain as long as I keep adding them to our menu! By now, […]

Roast Pork with Mangoes | An amazing pork entree with true depth of flavor

Pork with Mangoes #FrenchFridayswithDorie

This Dominican Republic inspired Pork with Mangoes was shared with Dorie Greenspan by her friend, Alec Lobrano, author of Hungry for Paris.  After tasting this loin in a sauce of wine, vinegar, soy and honey in New York City, Alec brought his version to Paris, then Dorie made it her own. The Hunt for Lychees The title […]

Gérard’s Mustard Tart

Gérard’s Mustard Tart…Week 2 of French Fridays with Dorie I had to giggle when Bill came home from work, took one glance at this tart and asked whether it was for dessert. He’s not used to me baking such an attractive savory dish! He grew more dubious when I listed the ingredients…mustard, carrots, leeks. But […]

Tuna Salad with Fresh Dill~

I was the lucky winner of a Williams-Sonoma gift card via a blogaversary give away at Foodies@Home…be sure to check out their cute blog. I should never go into that store alone…I came out with some fabulous albacore tuna, cornichons (should have stopped right there!), a new cutting board and a few Apilco dishes. So […]

Mocha Cheesecake with Chocolate Chips | Luscious coffee flavored cheesecake speckled with mini chocolate chips!

Mocha Cheesecake with Chocolate Chips

I sent this dreamy Mocha Cheesecake with Chocolate Chips with my husband to work. An empty plate returned home with one sampler saying it was the BEST cheesecake she had ever eaten.