Archive | April 2012

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Grilled Zucchini

I LOVE when my husband makes vegetables on the grill. The grill taste cannot be duplicated in the oven or on the stove. The bonus part to veggies cooked on the grill is that there are no extra pots or pans to wash! Last night my husband went out to the store with the intention […]

Baked Chicken and Tortellini with Alfredo Sauce

The other day I was looking for a new quick and easy meal on Pinterest. (Love Pinterest!) I stumbled across this yummy looking dish from Blog is the New Black and decided to make my own version of it. I am not normally a big cheese and Alfredo sauce fan, but this sounded too good […]

Spicy Black Eyed Peas with Red Pepper Relish

When my oldest daughter was about three years old, she had dinner at my parents’ house while we went out. When we picked her up, I asked what grandma had made for dinner. She told me she had hot dogs and eye beans. It took us a few minutes to figure out that my mom had served black […]

Grilled Corn on the Cob

Being from Illinois, corn is a staple in our house. It is something everyone will eat and with my family, that is rare. When I was a kid, my family cooked corn on the cob by husking it and placing it in a pot of boiling water. I always thought the corn got water logged […]

Super Easy Crockpot Pulled Pork for Picky Eaters

I am sorry I have been away from my blog for the last two weeks. Sadly, I have been so busy with my kids’ activities that there has been very little “dining” at our house. The first week my husband was traveling all week, so dinner (and driving the kids) was up to me. This […]

Gnocchi Gratin with Emmentaler Cheese and Bacon

When Mark cooks, it is usually meat on the grill and some kind of side. We grill year round in Chicago as long as it is not too far below freezing or too windy. It is hard to keep the temperature up in those conditions. Much of the time, Mark makes his sides on the […]

Stuffed Peppers

I remember the first time I made stuffed peppers for my husband. We were only married a few months and at the time I could only cook a few different meals. That night I decided to be creative and make him stuffed peppers. I had no idea what I was doing so I just winged […]