Best Ever Goulash

best ever goulash

Sometimes we find recipes in the funniest places.  This one was found in a doctor’s office magazine.  Pre-Pinterest if you found a recipe, you wrote it down, or ripped it out of a waiting room magazine.  I love goulash and grabbed this up immediately.  And it was so worth it! It does call for plenty of ingredients, but all you need is a good pot and a can opener. Besides browning the meat and chopping your onions and garlic, there’s...

Dad’s Tortilla Soup

dad's tortilla soup

Ok I called this Dad’s tortilla soup, because he originally made this for us.  Who knows where he got the recipe.  He had his favorites and they were his favs for a reason!  From his homemade orange bread to the Mexican caldo, we loved all of his concoctions.  This was no exception.  And we’ve been making it around here for years. You should see my recipe book I refer to when I make this.  It’s a binder I started when...

Braised Brisket and Shallots

braised brisket and shallots

It’s fall!  My favorite season for so many reasons.  The smells, football, cooler weather and of course the food!  It’s so nice to have a cozy sweater on while cooking a nice comfort meal.  One of the first meals I usually cook in the fall is braised brisket and shallots. The first time I made this meal, my family was flipping over it.  The first time I made this for guests, they were flipping over it.  So, I’ve got some...

Crockpot Texas Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwich

crockpot texas pulled pork bbq sandwich

School is in full swing and if your kids have after school activities there’s a strong chance you’re playing taxi driver for the next 9 months.  Usually, the last thing you have time for is to cook dinner.  I’ve found myself cooking half of it early in the day and finishing it off when the kids get in.  Well, that’s one way.  The best way is to get out the crockpot. A lot of people think they have to have...

Fig and goat cheese naan pizza

fig and goat cheese naan pizza

Fresh figs seem to be everywhere lately.  We’ve seen them in all the best restaurants, too.  I grabbed some the other day and paired with my favorite cheese!  Boom.  Gotta perfect pizza. This pizza would be a lovely lunch, a nice light dinner or the perfect appetizer! Naan is a wonderfully light bread that’s not heavy by any means, so you don’t get the chewy, thick, gluteny stuff that’s in regular pizza dough.  It makes a great pizza crust. Most...

Sheet Pan Portobello Tacos

sheet pan portobello tacos

I randomly found a recipe for sheet pan portobello tacos over 10 years ago and it comes into rotation when we’re feeling like we want to: #1 eat light and #2 make something super easy. Like everything else, it has morphed into a completely different recipe and I don’t even remember what the original was.  But, I love this so much.  My kids are mushroom superfans, so they’re always excited when I make this. Granted my daughter never eats a...

Pesto Chicken and Zoodles

I have a spiralizer that we’ve been using like crazy.  Zoodles have become a new favorite.  Even the pickiest here in the fam are embracing them.  So, pesto chicken and zoodles have been added to the dinner rotation. Zoodles have a nice texture to them.  Even if you’re a noodle devotee, you’ll be surprised at the nice consistency.  They have a bounce with a slight crispiness.  And incredibly easy to make! The first time I made them I kinda worried...

Spicy Meatball Soup

spicy meatball soup

Summer isn’t exactly soup season, but that doesn’t stop us from eating it every so often.  I was browsing through the Food Network Magazine when I came across the Moroccan Meatball Soup.  So, I tweaked the recipe to include the ingredients I had on hand and it became Spicy Meatball Soup. It looked fantastic, but I didn’t have harissa on hand, which would basically be the key ingredient to make it Moroccan.  So, I went to my Sriracha of course.  It’s...

Slow Cooker Basil Chicken Thighs

Sometimes if you have a crazy day, it’s just easiest to dump everything in a slow cooker and turn it on.  It’s magically ready at dinner time! The slow cooker is probably my favorite kitchen item.  During the school year when we have busy days and I know I won’t have time to cook dinner, that’s when I bust this out.  And I don’t know how I would have been able to function when I had a full-time job if I...

Easy Fish Tacos

easy fish tacos

Who doesn’t love fish tacos.  They are so good and anytime we’re at a decent restaurant and spot them on the menu, I’m getting them.  Everybody needs to have a recipe for easy fish tacos on hand. For so long I hardly made them. They always intimidated me for some reason.  I guess because I didn’t know where to start with the sauce or what fish to use.  But, Sriracha oh how you have change me!  I discovered mixing some of this...