Roasted Parmesan Zucchini Coins

In my opinion, zucchini is one of the most underrated healthy foods. It can be used in so many different ways and tastes delicious! So, with that being said, this recipe is one of my favorite quick side dishes. It is so, so easy to make, and only spends 5-7 minutes in the oven. YouContinue reading “Roasted Parmesan Zucchini Coins”

Oven Baked Seasoned Steak Fries

Everyone knows that even though all bar food is good, the true star of every basket is the fries. Fries are a classic side served with every burger and sandwich, and perfect fries are always seasoned just right – because there definitely IS such a thing as too much salt, and nobody enjoys a potatoContinue reading “Oven Baked Seasoned Steak Fries”

Sunday Slow Cooker Roast Beef Dinner

One of my favorite parts of the weekend is having time to cook large and scrumptious meals, but as we go into autumn and winter, time isn’t as much of a factor since I love to pull out the slow cooker during these seasons. While it’s great to have amazing food all week long, there’sContinue reading “Sunday Slow Cooker Roast Beef Dinner”

Cheater’s Twice Baked Potatoes

One of my husband’s favorite sides to have with a meal is a twice baked potato; unfortunately, while they are delicious and not overly challenging to make, twice baked potatoes take an abundance of time to make. Every time that I make twice baked potatoes, Cole comments and asks why we don’t have them more.Continue reading “Cheater’s Twice Baked Potatoes”

Slow Cooker Jalapeno Black Beans

Tacos, fajitas, enchiladas, or burritos – no matter what the food of choice is, most people have one of these items at least once a month. Heck, I know there are some people that religiously participate in Taco Tuesday every week. No matter what item is on the menu, one thing remains the same forContinue reading “Slow Cooker Jalapeno Black Beans”

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”

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”

Frijoles

Mexican cuisine is one of my absolute favorites, and no matter which restaurant I’ve been to, it has never failed that the beans were one of the best parts of the dish. However, whether I was making tacos, fajitas, or enchiladas in my own kitchen I always found the bean portion to be disappointing. ThereContinue reading “Frijoles”

Dill Pickle Chip Dip

This recipe takes me straight back to the tiny galley kitchen in the first apartment that my husband and I shared. We were still in college, and the only good things about the apartment were that it was near the walking trails and had a beautiful view of the Eau Claire River. Everything else wasContinue reading “Dill Pickle Chip Dip”