Juicy lemon baked chicken, crispy potatoes, and asparagus sprinkled with smoky bacon, all baked on a sheet sheet pan.

Sheet Pan Lemon Baked Chicken and Vegetables

When I went to college at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, I was given an interesting variety of hand-me-down kitchenware. There were some seventies-inspired Corningware baking dishes with the little blue flowers, pastel Tupperware containers, some simple...

Roasted Garlic Spinach Dip

I came very close to naming this recipe “not on a first date dip” because it contains a full head of roasted garlic. If you have never tried roasting garlic before it is so simple to do and is absolutely...

Chicken and Pickled Jalapeno Pizza

The pizza I concocted this week was admittedly a bit unusual, but ended up being fantastic! As with many of the dishes I make, it  started with the basic concept of something we know that we like, such as pizza,...
A simple, spicy shrimp cocktail appetizer recipe

Sriracha Shrimp Cocktail

This past week has been a frustrating  computer week in our house. I am very glad to finally be posting this amazingly quick and easy Sriracha shrimp cocktail recipe because I am happy to finally have a computer that works!...
A grilled vegetable salad with fresh ingredients, pasta, and a light dressing that is ready in minutes.

Grilled Vegetable Salad

Relaxing with a dinner of grilled vegetables mixed with a light dressing and pasta on a warm summer night. What could be better? My husband doing the grilling on the hot grill! This grilled vegetable salad was delicious served warm...
Spicy sausage stuffed peppers with Tex-Mex flavors and cheddar cheese that are simple to prepare

Sausage Stuffed Peppers

In our house, spicy foods are on the menu at least a few nights out of the week. This recipe for sausage stuffed peppers uses hot pork sausage with a variety of seasonings to make a filling for the peppers...
Crispy, fried chicken wontons with a spicy buffalo dipping sauce are a fun game day appetizer.

Buffalo Chicken Wontons

If you are not a fan of spicy foods then this appetizer recipe is not the one for you. These spicy, fried buffalo chicken wontons packed the heat and had tons of flavor. The crispy wonton wrapper had a perfect...