Main Dishes

Ham and Cheese Sliders for a Crowd

Ham and cheese sliders for a crowd
I'm sharing a recipe from Oma today. She was making these ham and cheese sliders while I was over awhile back and I couldn't help grabbing my camera and capturing the process because they are so, so, SO good and so surprisingly simple! Did...

Seared Butter Pork Chops with Brown Sugar Onions

Seared butter pork chops with brown sugar onions
Thanksgiving is this week, but to be honest I just can't get into any of the festivity right now. This has never been my favorite holiday. It's sandwiched smack dab in the middle of happy-haunted Halloween and oh-so-cozy Christmas, with Nate and three of our kids' birthdays peppered in...

20-Minute One Skillet Creamy Spinach Bacon Chicken

20-minute one skillet creamy spinach bacon chicken (wow, that's a mouthful!)
With the more rhythmic and scheduled fall season taking hold, Nate and I are starting to be more mindful about having meal time together with the kids. It's bittersweet to bid goodbye to summer. I love slushies in the sand and floating in a shimmery...

Quick and Easy Gluten-Free Chicken Fingers

Quick and easy gluten-free chicken fingers (made with almond flour with an easy one-to-one substitute option for cassava flour). These have a really slight tang that keeps adults interested and keeps kids drinking up their milk!
We are in full-blown back-to-school mode around here, which means I've been in desperate need of easy dinners and after school snacks. These gluten-free chicken fingers cook up in a flash and they're allergy-friendly, so I can be prepared to feed the whole family...

A Fire, A Kettle, A Dinner

Dad smelling the food
Some things are simple. The best are the things that bring family together. And a lot of the time, those things are edible. Edible things definitely bring family together. Food has been a common gathering place for families since...well...the invention of families....

Savory Tiramisu with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Basil

Savory tiramisu with sun dried tomatoes and basil.
We're all familiar with the ladyfinger-rum-coffee concoction called tiramisu, but have you ever heard of a savory tiramisu? That's right. Get ready to sink your teeth into this mouth-watering combination of crispy crackers, melting cheese and tangy sun-dried tomatoes. We're working...

Easy Paleo Tamales with Shredded Chicken and Salsa Verde

Paleo tamales made with a velvety combination of coconut flour and pumpkin seed flour. It gets its flavor from salsa verde and butter.
It's the holidays and you know what that means. Food! Lots and lots of food. Tamales are a big tradition for my family, but I've started trying to stick more to my paleo diet lately. That means no corn for me. I know, I know, it's utter...

Decorate-Your-Own Holiday Pizza

How to throw a holiday decorate-your-own pizza party. It's super-easy with some different types of cheeses, ready-made pizza dough, cookie cutters and toppings.
Pizza is awesome and so are the holidays, so a holiday pizza just makes sense. Amiright?!Everybody seems to be one-upping each other with elaborate party themes this season, but this one is super-simple. Get a bunch of pals together with a ton of toppings and cookie...

Tic Tac Toe Pizza for Kids’ Lunches

Tic tac toe pizza - a simple snack for kids lunches
I mentioned awhile back that the oldest boy has started preschool. He's been learning so much that I decided to enroll the middle kid as well. Now I'm REALLY looking to kick lunch up a notch to keep my dudes excited about the changes in their lives! Little...

Coffee Beef Roast for the most Tender Chuck Steak Ever

Coffee can make any cut of beef absolutely fall-apart tender
Bear with me, here. I know that "coffee beef" sounds bizarre, but it is actually a match made in heaven. That's my nickname for my dutch oven, by the way. Heaven. Coffee Beef: My Favorite Chuck Roast VariationCoffee Beef: Braised...