Grilled Spice-Rubbed Chicken

*This recipe is intended for a gas grill that has more than one shelf* I have enjoyed cooking my entire life, but my interest began to peak when I entered high school. This was when I discovered the art of grilling. My mom received her breast cancer diagnosis when I was a freshman in highContinue reading “Grilled Spice-Rubbed Chicken”

Garlic White Wine Sauce

We eat a lot of chicken in my house. Not only is chicken healthy, but it is also extremely versatile. One of the most common cuts of meat we keep in the freezer are boneless skinless chicken breasts. Whenever we get on a health kick, (Not going to lie,this usually goes in cycles.) we tryContinue reading “Garlic White Wine Sauce”

Guacamole with a Zip

Sometimes I think that snack foods and appetizers are the best of all the food courses, and among all the many options in this food category, guacamole consistently comes out on top. Maybe it’s because it can be eaten with a little less guilt. Avocados are notoriously known as a super healthy food, so theContinue reading “Guacamole with a Zip”

Cajun Mayo – Add Some Spice to Your Sandwiches

Cajun mayo is an extremely easy sandwich topper to make, and I created it as the result of not having a required ingredient for a different dish in my fridge one night. A dish that everyone in my family has always loved is Cajun Chicken Bites. What really makes the bites special is the spicyContinue reading “Cajun Mayo – Add Some Spice to Your Sandwiches”

Spinach Stuffed Twice Baked Potatoes

There are certain foods in this world that somehow seem more elegant or fancier than the rest. Foods at the top of my “fancy” list include steak and twice baked potatoes. In fact, this is the menu twice per year in my household, once for New Year’s Eve and once for our anniversary. There isContinue reading “Spinach Stuffed Twice Baked Potatoes”

Skillet Fried Buffalo Chicken Tenders

It can be challenging to cook delicious meals on hot summer days. Running the oven makes an already warm house even hotter, and oftentimes appetites drop after a day in the sun. I like to lean towards two different methods of cooking when the temperature tips over 78 degrees –  grilling or skillet dishes.  OneContinue reading “Skillet Fried Buffalo Chicken Tenders”

Chili Cheese Dog Pudgy Pies

For a person that lives in Northern Wisconsin, I’m not nearly as outdoorsy as I should be. I don’t camp, fish, hike, or hunt. While admitting to these things is a pretty big character flaw in this neck of the woods, the one outdoor activity that I thoroughly enjoy is sitting by a campfire. MoreContinue reading “Chili Cheese Dog Pudgy Pies”

Baked Bluegill

It’s summer, and people are out fishing on the lake like crazy. This means the ever popular Friday Night Fish Fry is more popular than ever. I love a good fish fry, but occasionally I aim towards the healthier side of life. This means the fish should be baked instead. However, the problem with bakingContinue reading “Baked Bluegill”

Double Chocolate Cheesecake Muffins

Even though my mom loves to cook, growing up we didn’t make a lot of breakfast food. My sister wasn’t a fan of any of the breakfast meats, and I didn’t develop a taste for eggs until I was 20. Eliminating both the meat and egg options for breakfast didn’t leave us many options left.Continue reading “Double Chocolate Cheesecake Muffins”