Category : Recipes

Easy Greek Chicken Pitas

Confession: I’m a bit of an introvert and not very good at hosting people at our house.  I always enjoy it when we do have people over, but for some reason, I just don’t do it that often.  As my kids are getting older (they’re currently 4 and 7) I’d like to start inviting family and friends over more frequently.  One thing that I don’t love about hosting is the time you have to spend to prepare all of the food (let’s not even get into cleaning the house!).  Last weekend I got the idea for this Easy Greek Chicken Platter and I have to tell you, it’s going to be my new go to hosting meal.  It’s easy, take almost no time at all and with all of those toppings choices, there’s sure to be something for everyone.  I have another confession, I took some major help from my grocery store to pull this off – details below!  

Spicy Ginger Beer Margaritas

Picture this – It’s a beautiful day, the sun is shining, it’s a long weekend, maybe you’re relaxing by the pool, or you’re hanging out with friends or family in your back yard, and in your hand is a crisp, refreshing, perfectly balanced slightly spicy slightly sweet and tart Spicy Ginger Beer Margarita.  Does that not sound like an absolute dream?!  You’re in luck, because I happen to have the recipe to the perfect summer drink below and it also happens to be the start of a holiday weekend.  You can make this happen, let’s do this.

Teriyaki Pulled Chicken Sandwiches with Mango Slaw

Alright you guys, Memorial Day is one week away, do you know what you’re making?  No?  Fear not, I have you covered!  You’re making these Teriyaki Pulled Chicken Sandwiches with Mango Slaw.  They’re perfectly salty from the teriyaki sauce, sweet and juicy from the mango, crunchy from the purple cabbage, all stuffed between a steamed, soft bun.  Can’t you just envision sinking your teeth into it?  At which point your say, mmmmmm this is so delicious.  Don’t worry, I can take this one step further for your laid back, easy breezy Memorial Day – it can ALL be prepped in advance.  You see you’re off socializing, playing with your kids, kicked back in your hammock soaking up the sun.  What you are not doing?  Slaving over a stove.  Winning!

Orange Pineapple & Coconut Smoothie

Raise your hand if you’re ready for summer!  If you could see me, I’m waiving my hand high up in the air.  I’m so ready for the slower pace that summer brings.  There won’t be any running around to various soccer activities, packing school lunches, or spring yard work to contend with.  I’m looking forward to laid back gatherings with friends and family.  As my mind is on summer, I’ve found myself craving tropical flavors, and this Orange Pineapple Smoothie delivers major tropical vibes.  It’s cool, refreshing, healthy, and will give you a natural energy boost – I mean what more can you ask for?

Fettuccine Alfredo & Teriyaki

You guys – I like you, which is why I’m begging you, pleeeeease make this dish.  I started making this Fettuccine Alfredo & Teriyaki over twelve years ago when I was in college and it’s been a constant ever since!  The combination of the two sauces is to.die.for, I promise.  It’s a salty and sweet match made in heaven.  Trust me, you will be shoveling this in, it’s that good!

Strawberry & Cream Ice Cream Sundaes

 

Strawberries and cream, these two just simply belong together.  The key to these delicious strawberry and cream ice cream sundaes is: fresh strawberries!  This is the perfect dessert to have during strawberry season.  It has the flavors of strawberry shortcake, but it takes it up a level, letting the strawberries be the star!  This sundae is so easy to make and tastes absolutely decadent.  Once bite and you will be hooked! 

Lemon Rosemary Martini

Spring is here!  Okay, so we’re in the second week of May already, but it’s Spring and Mother’s Day is quickly approaching.  Don’t worry, I have you covered in the cocktail department.  This Lemon Rosemary Martini is the perfect treat for your Mother’s Day plans.  You will feel like you are at a five star resort, even if you are just relaxing in the backyard!

Eggplant Parmesan Lasagna

Who doesn’t love lasagna?  It’s cheesy, rich and comforting.  Now imagine that you took eggplant parmesan and turned into lasagna.  Yup, that’s right, eggplant parmesan lasagna.  Its crispy, creamy, and oh so incredibly delicious.  You will quickly become addicted to this Italian comfort food miracle.  Did I mention it reheats like a dream?

Roasted Red Pepper Hot Sauce

You might be thinking to yourself – hot sauce?  Why should I make my own hot sauce?  Let me tell you why- this roasted red pepper hot sauce is full of flavor.  It enhances any dish from fajitas, to soup, to quinoa bowls.  Yes, it’s spicy, but it also adds a complexity of flavors beyond just being “hot”.  And with only 5 ingredients it’s a piece of cake to whip together.