Super Simple Fresh Tortillas

This is a double of the original recipe I found. My small family finished off a single recipe of 8 small tortillas in one sitting. This makes about 12 larger tortillas. 4 cups Flour 1 tsp. Salt 1 1/2 cups water 6 Tbsp. Olive oil Mix by hand until just combined. Turn onto lightly floured … [Read more…]

Better-than-Your-Current Pizza Crust

I have tried several pizza dough recipes in my 4 years cooking. We all agree this is the best. When we first got married, I was still cooking my moms long loved pizza dough. There’s nothing wrong with it. {Although she too has moved onto bigger and better pizza dough’s…) But it hated me. And … [Read more…]

Dumb Rice

A favorite. My kids call it by the endearing name “Chicken and Rice”. Someone else I know calls it “Dumb Rice.” Not quite as endearing. So you choose what you want to call it. Which ever you pick probably says a lot about your personality (See what I named this recipe? Not so endearing. Ya, that … [Read more…]

Italian Sausage Sauté on Pasta

This is a dinner I have thrown together once a week for the past two weeks… And I’m planning it again tomorrow! I tend to prefer pasta dishes that are full of cheese and cream but… Claire-Roo can’t handle cheese so I have been forced to expand! This meal is basic, and yummy!

Our Favorite Shredded Beef Tacos

This is all I need to show you to convince you these tacos are AMAZING: Here’s what you need: 3-4 pound chuck roast 3 Tablespoons butter Salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, cumin – lightly sprinkled over roast 1 can Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes 1/2 cup salsa 1/4 cup beef broth lime, tomatoes, cheese, … [Read more…]

Spicy Scallop with Wine Sauce on Fettuccine

Even though I am 12 weeks pregnant, apparently I can crave scallops!I am so glad I don’t have terribly bad morning sickness this time around! Food is so wonderful… I originally found this recipe on Pinterest, but I had to modify it a little bit because I had to work so hard to get a … [Read more…]

Kung Pao Shrimp {PF Changs Copycat}

One of my favorite restaurants is PF Chang’s. And my absolute favorite dish is Kung Pao Shrimp! This recipe is as close to their’s as I’ve gotten, and it’s pretty darn close! (When I don’t have shrimp at home… I make Kung Pao any-protein-I-have-on-hand! Chicken… Beef… Pork… veggies if I get desperate!)

Creamy Dijon Pasta with Chicken and Mushrooms

Ingredients: 1 package spaghetti pasta, cooked according to directions 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts 1 cup sliced button mushrooms 3 tablespoons olive oil 3 cloves minced garlic 1/2 cup toasted slivered almonds 4 oz white wine 2 cups whipping cream 3 tbsp Dijon mustard Salt and pepper to season First, you have to get that … [Read more…]

Chicken Molé

I boiled a whole chicken the other afternoon… which is not my favorite way to cook a chicken, but its a good deal. Alternatively, you can cook a couple of chicken breasts. Chicken Molé is one of my favorite things to eat with tortillas. I realize this is not a traditional time consuming molé, but it … [Read more…]