Monday, January 31, 2022

White Bean & Kielbasa Soup

white bean & kielbasa soup
This White Bean & Kielbasa Soup was soooo quick and easy. It was ready to serve in less than 20 minutes!

There are quite a few spices in this recipe that come together beautifully to make a perfectly seasoned soup. I’ve always loved smoked paprika so was really excited to see that listed as one of the ingredients. And yes…I am a kale lover so this soup was right up my alley. My kids, however, are not as big of fans although they do tolerate it as they know it is really good for them. They pointed out that it was really kaley 🙂 but they also said the broth was really good and ate it. So…👍

Sunday, January 30, 2022

Lemon Sourdough Cake

Super simple and delicious Lemon Sourdough Cake. I love that this cake isn’t overly sweet. It has a bit of a doughy texture yet it’s light and airy. Our whole family likes it and struggles with stopping after just one piece. It makes a 9×13 pan but it doesn’t last long in our house…a few days max and it’s already devoured.

3 Ingredient Easy Meatloaf

I’ve never been a huge fan of meatloaf but stumbled across this 3 Ingredient Easy Meatloaf recipe and thought I’d give it a try. I’m all for easy!

It really doesn’t get any easier than this. Dump the 3 ingredients in a bowl and mix them up. I used my potato masher to mix it up. LOVE this tool for browning meat so it worked wonderfully for mixing in the stuffing.

Friday, January 28, 2022

Quick and Easy Steak Fajitas

Quick and Easy Steak FajitasThese Steak Fajitas are so quick and easy that I’m not even sure it qualifies as a recipe! If you’re short on time but wanting to throw together a healthy meal, add this to your stash of go to recipes. You seriously can not get any easier than these Quick and Easy Steak Fajitas.

These are a go to in our house. I typically have extra tortillas on hand and I have a freezer full of venison so the steak is a quick grab. Onions are a pantry staple so the only thing I need to buy are colored peppers. I typically buy the three pack from Aldi or 6 pack from Costco. If I need a pepper for a recipe, I’ll have some leftover so…Quick and Easy Steak Fajitas gets added to the menu 🙂

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Chicken with Tomato Cream Sauce

Chicken with Tomato Cream Sauce
This recipe surprised me! I thought it would be just another chicken recipe that was ok but it was packed with flavor. This chicken with tomato cream sauce is a definite keeper for our family!

I chose to serve this dish over pasta. The sauce was a lot thicker than I expected so I thinned it with some pasta water…worked perfectly! The consistency was exactly what I was looking for and it still had a ton of flavor.

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

The BEST Dry Erase Erasers

I know you feel my pain! We use our dry erase boards ALL THE TIME which means we also use our dry erase erasers and markers quite frequently. Don’t even get me started about the markers. Seriously, they dry out way too quickly. Yes, some of that is operator error on the students part but some just get so light that I can’t even read what my students have written.

To make the situation worse, the markers don’t erase well…and that’s if the students actually have an eraser left to use that isn’t so full of ink that it smears more than it erases. Ugh! The erasers are gross…and they get gross quick. I was on a hunt for the BEST dry erase erasers.

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Chicken Sausage and Peppers

Chicken Sausage and Peppers
You’ll need about an hour from start to finish for this chicken sausage and peppers recipe, but if you have the time, it was worth the wait. So simple and just a handful of ingredients needed to make this healthy, tasty dinner.

It didn’t take too long to prep this meal. It’s the cook time that makes it lengthy. I’m lucky enough to have my son home so after I prepped all the ingredients, I left him post it notes with instructions (yes, that’s the teacher in me :)) on what needed to be done at what time so that dinner could be served at a decent time.

Monday, January 24, 2022

Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Quick, easy, healthy and filling…these stuffed sweet potatoes check all the boxes! Dinner can be on the table in 15 minutes and you only need 4 ingredients. That’s definitely a win in my kitchen!

I chose to use my air fryer to cook the potatoes to get that fluffy inside and crispy skin. Xander was recruited to put them in the air fryer so they would be done when I returned home from the girls’ practices. I prefer the air fryer over the microwave but when in a time crunch, the microwave works just fine.

Sunday, January 23, 2022

Lomo Saltado (Peruvian Beef Stir Fry)

beef stir fry
If you’re looking for a change from your traditional stir fry, give this Peruvian Beef Stir Fry a try. It is loaded with fresh veggies but has that kid appeal as well with the addition of the french fries. Before stumbling upon this recipe, I had never heard of Lomo Saltado. Now, my mouth waters when I hear it!

No Knead Sourdough Bread

No Knead Sourdough Bread

Looking for that perfect bread recipe to serve with dinner? This no knead sourdough bread recipe may become your new go to favorite! Since there is no kneading required and it requires very little effort. However, it does require some planning as the dough needs to be made the day before you plan to bake it.

The first thing you will need for this recipe is sourdough discard. I have a jar of sourdough starter that lives in my fridge (thank you Janinne). If you don’t have any YET, follow the directions here to make your own. Each week I take it out, make a new recipe, feed it, and put it back in the fridge to grow. We have “Sourdough Saturdays” so I remember to make a recipe using the discard each week 🙂