Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Mini Shepherd's Pie


This is a perfect cold weather meal to make after working all day. I love Shepherd's Pie and love having a quick recipe like this when I make dinner after working all day. Just something about a small dish for dinner or dessert that I love. I love that I was able to make extra for lunch the next day. Here's the link to this delicious recipe
http://www.bakedbyrachel.com/mini-shepherds-pies/

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Lemon Chicken Noodle Soup


Since I caught a cold this was the perfect recipe to try. So good and was a great chicken noodle soup. Will make it again this winter. Here's the link to the recipe

Monday, September 29, 2014

Cheese Ravioli with Brown Butter Tomato Sauce



I love pasta, Kyle likes it also but not as much as I do. So I try to change it up each time I make it. I had the tomatoes from the farmers market and when I saw I had this recipe saved I knew they were perfect for it. This is my kind of after work dinner since it's quick and easy to make. Because after working a 10 hour day I really don't feel like spending hours cooking. Here's the link for this great weeknight meal
http://www.kevinandamanda.com/recipes/dinner/cheese-ravioli-with-five-ingredient-homemade-brown-butter-tomato-sauce.html#_a5y_p=1002970

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Breakfast Mini Quiche



Here's another make ahead favorite of mine, these are perfect for breakfast in the morning. They're so small I can eat them easily while doing my morning paperwork at work. I put mushrooms, carrots and zucchini in mine. I made a big batch of them and then wrapped them in our sealer (you can use freezer bags if you don't have one). Just like the pizza bagels you can customize these to your own taste and what ingredients you love. Here's the link for these
http://nwnightingale.blogspot.com/2012/03/baby-quiche.html?m=1

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Homemade Pizza Bagels


Yes I'm a big kid sometimes, but I really like those frozen pizza bagels. But I figured I could make them myself and they would be healthier than the frozen packaged ones and I can change up the toppings to whatever I like. These have my homemade sauce, pepperoni and mozzarella. Took the pic before they went into the freezer. Can't wait to mix up the toppings and make more of these. Since work is crazy for me this time of year I love having items like these that I can make ahead and freeze so they are ready when I want a snack or breakfast/lunch/dinner. Going to make another batch this week, I think a veggie version. Here's the link to make these for your freezer

http://www.shutterbean.com/2014/pizza-bagels/

Friday, September 26, 2014

Mac and Cheese with Chicken


This recipe looked amazing when I saw it on pinterest, but once I saw it was a Michael Symon one I knew I had to make it right away. No secret that I'm a huge fan of him and his recipes. He's the one chef that every recipe I've tried from him has come out amazing. This was a great dinner and even my husband loved it and he's not a fan of goat cheese (shhh, I didn't tell him what cheese was in this). Such a different take on mac and cheese and I can't wait to try this in his restaurant one day. Here's the link to the recipe
http://www.mybakingaddiction.com/mac-and-cheese-roasted-chicken-and-goat-cheese/

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Apple Bacon Stuffed Sweet Potatoes


I forgot to grab extra goat cheese (used the package I picked up for a mac and cheese) so I just made the topping and served over a sliced potato. This was really good and I love doing something different with sweet potatoes. Will try this again with the goat cheese because I'm sure it's amazing with it. Here's the link to the recipe
http://www.howsweeteats.com/2012/10/apple-bacon-stuffed-sweet-potatoes/#_a5y_p=2400297