Main Dishes

If You Give a Dad a Rib, He’s Going to want to Grill

Kingsford ribs
Father’s Day is one of those "holidays" that doesn't really garner a large emotional response. Not from many children or from fathers themselves, for that matter. It mostly winds up becoming a day among so many others with the cliche tie or "world's best dad" mugs along with a hastily chosen card. The faint obligation of the day lends itself to not being taken as seriously. And men, being men, aren’t keen on going through the motions. Usually, it’s nicer just to eliminate the formality.

Puff Pastry Chicken Pockets

Puff Pastry Chicken Pockets
I'm on a roll lately with food in various iterations of pockets, pouches or packets. Roll a meal up in a convenient, portable presentation and I'll eat it morning, noon and night.These puff pastry chicken pockets are tasty, flaky little handheld chicken bites that burst open with flavor. You can whip up a batch in less than half an...

Parchment Packet Sesame Salmon

Parchment packet sesame salmon
Parchment packet cooking is my JAM lately. I swear I could make breakfast, lunch and dinner in a parchment packet. The best part is that my house would be clean afterwards, because that is the miracle of parchment packets!If you're not familiar with parchment paper, it's basically like wax paper that can go in the oven. Nana introduced me to it...

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 you know that some of our most-pinned posts on Someday I'll Learn are from Nate's...

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 between. November requires serious self-discipline for us to keep holiday hecticness at bay. So the whole...

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 pool, but there's something so comforting about the deep wood of our oversized dinner table,...

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 in minutes. Everybody wins! This post was sponsored by got milk? and this...

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. A long day of work, a warm cave, and a nice piece of woolly mammoth...

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 with John Wm. Macy's CheeseSticks, and it occurred to me awhile back that their CheeseCrisps...

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 blasphemy. Fortunately, I figured out how to make the BEST paleo tamales ever! The...