while the babies sleep, i cook

Suppertime

Salsa Verde Crockpot Chicken

Salsa Verde Crockpot Chicken

I was feeling all levels of lazy yesterday and chicken in the crock pot was calling my name. Tried something new and it was delicious! YOU WILL NEED: 1/2 jar @traderjoes salsa verde 1/2 jar @traderjoes tomato-less corn salsa 2 chicken breasts 1 tsp salt (optional) red pepper flakes […]

Pesto Tortellini

Pesto Tortellini

So easy, and delicious! I served this when Nate’s cousin Hank was in town and we had zero leftovers. YOU WILL NEED: 2 boxes fresh tortellini; I get the kind that comes in the refrigerated section, each box is 10 oz. (I used one spinach […]

SESAME CHICKEN 2.0

SESAME CHICKEN 2.0

When I made the sesame chicken pasta, I had extra of the fabulous, juicy chicken. So, here’s SESAME CHICKEN 2.0 I used the leftover sesame chicken (recipe on blog) and added it to @traderjoes cruciferous mix that I massaged in some of the extra dressing. WOW! I […]

Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Roasted Sweet Potatoes

ROASTED SWEET POTATOES I usually roast at least 3 at a time. If you are gonna go to all the work to do that chopping, make as well make a lot! They reheat like a dream in the oven. 1. Preheat oven to 400*(see note […]

Sweet Potato and Sausage Breakfast Hash

Sweet Potato and Sausage Breakfast Hash

So….Nate has been snacking a lot at night. I thought, “maybe I am not feeding him enough at dinner?” so I whipped up this super filling, manly, meaty meal for him. He LOVED it. He ate two bowls! Then he still snacked after dinner…men. Anyways, […]

Coconut Lime Brown Rice (in the rice steamer)

Coconut Lime Brown Rice (in the rice steamer)

Wanted to shoot you a quick recipe for the coconut lime brown rice I have been doing in my rice steamer. Gotta tell you, I used to just do water, but after adding 1 can of coconut milk, I don’t know if I will ever […]

Honey-Dijon Salmon

Honey-Dijon Salmon

Woo hoo! So excited to share a new recipe with you. Over the break I really only took a few food photos, but this one has to make the list. Tried a new simple salmon “glaze” and can’t stop making it. So easy! I have […]

Spaghetti Casserole (a HOW-TO)

Spaghetti Casserole (a HOW-TO)

Next time you make spaghetti, double it. Then, get yourself a nice large pyrex and layer the leftover noodles with all the leftover sauce. Don’t be stingy here. Sauce it up. Then top with some grated cheese. Any will do. Freeze that bad boy. Weeks, […]

Kate’s Spaghetti Sauce

Kate’s Spaghetti Sauce

I LOVE having homemade spaghetti sauce in the freezer. It’s the perfect quick, homey, hearty comfort food. Plus, it’s one of Nate’s favorites! NTK SPAGHETTI SAUCE 🍝 Mind you, this makes a TON! 6 quarts! Great for freezing. NOTE: you can do all beef if […]

Spaghetti Squash Boat

Spaghetti Squash Boat

made myself a little spaghetti squash boat tonight and it was divine! i wanted to share because i think this could be a great date night idea if you are #glutenfree, trying to eat low carb, on the #whole30, or just wanting a fun change up. it […]