Category : Recipes

#MMHM: A Good Fall Cocktail

It is almost October and finally starting to feel like Fall. Personally I am ready for Fall clothes, pumpkins, hayrides and apple picking! I also like to have a good Fall cocktail recipe on hand that I can serve for adult Fall parties 🙂 This Pinterest inspired drink is called the Rosy Cooler and sounds delicious. Enjoy 🙂 Jenn Ingredients 2 medium strawberries, quartered 2 basil leaves, cut into thin strips 2 lime slices ½ oz. simple syrup 1 oz. […]

What’s For Dinner? Fall Crock Pot Meals!

With the official end of summer today, Fall is here! The weather is changing, schedules are busier and the need for quick & healthy family meals is a must! In the Fall & Winter I am a HUGE fan of my crock pot. Here are a few of my kids favorite crock pot dinners. Enjoy 🙂 Jenn Turkey & Sweet Potato Chili  *adapted from Skinnytaste* 1 lb lean ground turkey (brown in a pan prior to adding to crock pot) […]

What’s For Dinner? Crockpot Chicken Fajitas

Now that school and Fall activities are in full swing, I tend to use my crockpot at least 3 nights a week. My kids love fajitas and tacos, so these Crockpot Chicken Fajitas are the perfect weeknight meal for our busy weeknight schedule. I make this often and have tried a few different recipes, I prefer to make my own fajita seasoning (recipe below) although if you don’t have the time or ingredients for that, you can easily add a […]

What’s For Dinner? Grilled Peach & Salmon Salad

On days this hot I never want to put on my oven to cook & find that I always want to eat something light. This salad is perfect for tonight!! Easy, filling & healthy. Enjoy 🙂 Jenn   Ingredients: 1 peach, sliced Salmon (grilled or baked) Lettuce of your choice Gorgonzola cheese (about 1 tablespoon) Red onion, sliced Dressing: 2 tablespoons of olive oil 2 tablespoons of balsamic Salt & Pepper Grill or bake salmon, set aside. On a grill […]

What’s For Dinner? Homemade Tomato & Basil Soup

If you have a garden, are part of a local food share or have a neighbor or family member with a garden, most likely you have a surplus of tomatoes in August. There is nothing like fresh tomatoes. One of my favorite ways to use up those tomatoes is to make my kids their favorite tomato & basil soup, especially in late August/early September when we are getting ready for back to school time. It is an easy dinner or […]

What’s For Dinner? Roasted Corn & Shrimp Salad

This is a delicious summer meal and easy to make. In the summer I like to cook quick simple meals and spend less time in the kitchen and more time outside! This only takes about 10 minutes to prepare and is great to eat alone or over a bed of lettuce. Enjoy 🙂 Jenn Roasted Corn & Shrimp Salad 1 lb of raw shrimp  1 cup of roasted corn (Trader Joe’s sells this in the frozen section, or you can […]

What’s For Dinner? Caprese Skewers

Nothing says summer like fresh garden tomatoes! You can eat this for a meal, an appetizer or a side dish. These carprese skewers are simple and delicious! Enjoy 🙂 Jenn Caprese Skewers 1 pint of fresh cherry tomatoes fresh basil mozzarella balls balsamic glaze (Trader Joe’s) toothpicks *On a toothpick, stack a tomato, mozzarella ball and a piece of fresh basil. When they are all prepared, drizzle balsamic glaze and serve.*

What’s For Dinner? Summer Veggie Orzo

This week has been so hot and humid!  When the weather is like this, I hate the thought of cooking. I am always in the mood for something light and easy that doesn’t require me to turn on the oven. This was simple to make and filling. You could add grilled shrimp or chicken as well. Enjoy! Jenn Ingredients: 1 yellow squash, sliced 1 zucchini, sliced 1/4 yellow sweet onion, diced fresh spinach 1 pint of cherry tomatoes Orzo (I […]

What’s For Dinner? Summer Garden Salad with Homemade Honey Dijon Mustard Dressing

One of the best parts of summer, besides of course the weather, laid back days and vacations…the wonderful veggies! All of the veggies used in this salad came straight from the garden, I added some shredded grilled chicken and a hard boiled egg and made a homemade dressing. A simple and healthy weeknight summer meal! Enjoy 🙂 Jenn Salad:  Fresh spinach, cucumber, red onion, tomato, hard boiled egg and shredded grilled chicken.  Homemade Dressing: 1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar  1 […]

What’s For Dinner? Goat Cheese & Dried Fig Salad with Homemade Balsamic Honey Dressing

In the summer I like to be able to create quick and easy dinners so that I am spending more time outside and less time in the kitchen. This is a great salad and takes about 3 minutes to prepare! Enjoy 🙂 Jenn Homemade Balsamic Honey Dressing: (serves 2-3 people) 2 tablespoons of olive oil 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar 1 teaspoon of honey salt & pepper to taste whisk well. Salad:  1 bag of spring mix 2 tablespoons of […]