Coconut Rice

Savory Coconut Rice

We make coconut rice at least once a month. It is Cora’s favorite way to have rice, and I must admit, I’m a pretty big fan myself! There’s just something amazing about this creamy rice, with flavors of ginger and garlic, that make it hard

Summer Vegetable Curry

Summer Vegetable Curry

If you have followed my menu plans for any length of time at all you know that I love curry! It very well may be my favorite food ever! I love trying new ways of making curry so that I can enjoy some variety while

One Pot Pasta Side View

One Pot Pasta with Ricotta Clouds

Do you remember the 2013 trend of One Pot Pasta? I was mind-blown when I first tried it, loving the simplicity. Boiling pasta in water, with onions, garlic, and tomatoes, was an easy dinner! I wondered if I could create something similar, but with a

Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberries have been really delicious this season! So bright, sweet, and juicy. While we love to eat strawberries by themselves, I have been looking for recipes to utilize them as well. I don’t normally like strawberry shortcake, as the shortcake I have had has been

Slippery Dumplings

Slippery Dumplings

The Difference Between Southern Dumpling and Slippery Dumplings Growing up in the south I know all about chicken and dumplings. Truthfully, I never liked them because the biscuit-like dumpling is too wet on the outside and felt like I was eating raw dough. I had

Street Tacos with Fresh Pico De Gallo

Street Tacos with Fresh Pico De Gallo

Taco Tuesday is our favorite night of the week, and these Street Tacos with fresh pico de gallo are always a hit! It is so nice to cook a meal that the entire family loves, so this is on our regular rotation! A Flavorful Marinade

Snickerdoodle Cookie

The Actual Best Snickerdoodle Cookie

Have you ever surprised yourself by making the perfect recipe? That’s what happened to me when I made these Snickerdoodle cookies. I expected good. I mean, I love a Snickerdoodle cookie! But these cookies? They are ridiculously good! I took some to my mom and

Pork Green Chili

Pork Green Chili

When planning for our Colorado state dinner I scoured the internet for the best pork green chili recipes. None looked like exactly what I wanted. So I took a little bit from a number of different sites and came up with my own version. We

loaded roasted potato slices

Loaded Roasted Potato Slices

I like to think of these loaded roasted potato slices as a slightly healthier version of a loaded baked potato. They just use a little olive oil and there is no butter, so I am calling these healthy-ish. The great thing is they taste like

chicken tacos

Chicken Tacos

Necessity is the Mother of Invention These tacos were created one night when Matt was out of town, and I was searching for something simple to make that both Cora and Levi would eat. I didn’t want to take a trip to the grocery store,

House Chicken

House Chicken

Monday Day Grill Day Mondays are usually “grill something” day at our home. In the summer that often means literally putting meat on the outdoor grill, but it can also mean cooking meat inside on the stove or in the oven. Essentially, Monday is “stand-alone

Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan

This Chicken Parmesan is the most flavorful chicken parm I have ever tasted! Pardon me for the humble brag, but I think it is top restaurant quality! The addition of fresh basil is not required to make it a good dish, but if you have

Baked Alaska

Baked Alaska

  Baked Alaska was a dessert for celebrations when I was growing up. We had it for my dad’s birthday many years, and occasionally for other special moments. I remember as a young child being enamored with the magic of this dessert! How does the

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Peanut Thai Curry

Thai food is my ultimate comfort food and this Peanut Thai Curry checks every box in what I look for in a perfect Thai recipe. Warm spices and coconut make this creamy sauce absolutely delicious, and the peanut butter adds a depth and richness that