Category : Lunch

Heirloom Tomato & Bacon Tortellini Pasta

I hope you all have had a nice weekend!  It’s Sunday night here and we are getting ready for the week ahead.  We have work, camps, a swim meet, swim practice, and a pool party to look forward to on Friday.  With the official start of Summer beginning a few days ago, I have the best, simplest, most delicious dinner for you to make – Heirloom Tomato & Bacon Tortellini Pasta!  This dish comes together super quick, is packed with flavor (thank you, bacon) and is both comforting and refreshing.  I promise it will quickly become a summer staple in your home.

Chicken Fajita Pizza

Hello!  It’s a lively Saturday night here in North Carolina – we’ve been to Five Guys, Best Buy and cleaned out the garage – I know, I know, you’re completely jealous aren’t you?  At least I can say that I’ve discovered you’re next pizza craving – chicken fajita pizza!  What could be better than combining fajita flavors and ingredients with a pizza?  You can customize the toppings to your own preferences, think jalapenos, lettuce, tomatoes, cilantro, sour cream….or better yet, rummage around your fridge and use what you have on hand.  Either way, it’s bound to be delicious.

Barbecue Chicken Grit Bowls

Hello!  We’re acclimating to summer break over here, which so far has meant sweltering heat and figuring out which day camp my son is supposed to be at for the week.  On top of that, I’ll be 33 weeks pregnant tomorrow and the heat index here in North Carolina is over 100 degrees – save me!

Enter these barbecue chicken grit bowls!  This meal can be made in 30 minutes, requiring only one pot on the stove, and it’s downright delicious.  It’s creamy from the grits, tangy and sweet from the barbecue sauce, crunchy from the coleslaw and a fun surprise of quick pickled cucumbers.   It has ALL of the flavors of a barbecue with minimal effort required – a win in my book for sure.  If you’ve never made grits before don’t worry, not only do they taste amazing, but they’re easy to prepare – I promise!

Italian Chicken Caprese Sandwich


Happy Fri-Yay!  Today was the last day of school for my second grader woohooo!  Although work, sports and summer camps will still dominate our schedule – it’s nice to switch up the routine sometimes right?  Take for example, this Italian Chicken Caprese Sandwich.  Now you might be wondering – what in the world is an Italian Chicken Caprese Sandwich?  Imagine taking the best parts of an Italian sub and combining them with a Caprese Salad – Boom!  Mind blown right?  Now imagine that you can make the whole sandwich on your grill in give or take 30 minutes.  Feel free to sip on lemonade or a cold glass of wine, prop your feet up because tonight dinner is handled and it’s fast, easy and suuuuuuuper tasty.