30 Minute Meals

These 30 minute meals are perfect for the busy cook who doesn’t have a lot of time to spend on meal prep. They may be quick, but they have all the flavor in the world.

Sauteed Mushrooms with Spinach and Garlic

Sauteed mushrooms recipe

I have to admit it – I am a mushroom girl. I’ll eat with eggs for breakfast, in a salad for lunch and incorporated into main courses for dinner and I am proud of it!  These sauteed mushrooms are combined with garlic and baby spinach. They are ready in 15 minutes and go well with just…

Whole30 Breakfast Bowl – Paleo Gluten Free and Vegan

Whole30 Breakfast Bowl with bananas and almonds

Trying to follow a Whole30 diet can mean that you get “egged out” for breakfast.  I love eggs as much as the next person but sometimes I just want a warm bowl of something without eggs. Can you relate?  Then try this Whole30 Breakfast Bowl.  It is a rich and filling mixture of dried fruit,…

Breakfast Chicken Hash with Peppers and Mushrooms – Whole 30 Compliant

Chicken hash and avocado

This breakfast chicken hash with peppers and mushrooms is quick and easy to make and has a lovely flavor.  The recipe is Clean Eating, Whole30, and fits right into a Mediterranean diet. (If you substitute sweet potatoes, it is also Paleo.) It is the perfect combination of fresh flavors and hearty comfort food goodness. This recipe makes…

Pretzel Crusted Chicken Tenders

Pretzel crusted chicken tenders

I love bite sized pieces of chicken for easy appetizers.  They are easy to put on a skewer and this makes dipping really easy.  These Pretzel Crusted Chicken Tenders are a great party appetizer but the family will love them for a main course, too! I recently saw a recipe for pretzel crusted chicken breasts on…

Lemon Cheesecake Bars with an Animal Cracker Crust

lemon cheesecake bars

Cheesecake recipes are some of my favorite desserts. I love to combine cream cheese in just about any baked goods. I love the creaminess of it and the decadence that it gives to the recipe. These Lemon Cheesecake Bars have a fun animal cracker crust and they taste just amazing.Making a crumb crust is very…

Snickers Peanut Butter Cookies

Snickers peanut butter cookies

I woke up this morning for a yen for cookies. I have a bag of Easter candy in the corner of my office that keeps calling my name and I decided that I should do something with the candy before it all ended up in my stomach. At least with these Snickers Peanut Butter Cookies,…

One Pot Balsamic Chicken & Vegetables – 30 Minute Meal

One pot Balsamic Chicken

There are two important features that my favorite recipes all have – they can be done in less than 30 minutes and/or they can be made in one pot. This delicious Balsamic Chicken & Vegetables recipe has both!!   We are all busy and most of us don’t have hours to spend cooking each night…

Easy Crostini Party Appetizers

These four crostini appetizers will start your next party off with a bang. They are very easy to make and perfect to serve with cocktails. #InspireWithCheese #ad

I am on a roll lately with all of the opportunities for entertaining.  It seems that every weekend, from now until January, there is one opportunity after another to get together with our friends. That can make for a stressful few months if you don’t have a few easy appetizers in your arsenal.  Lucky for…

Creamy Garlic Mushroom Chicken

Garlic mushroom chicken

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #thetalkofthetable #CollectiveBias The following content is intended for readers who are 21 or older. It’s time for some creamy garlic mushroom chicken. Fall is the time for comfort food in our house. We love rich and wholesome dishes that…

Apple Pecan Stuffed Pork Chops – It’s Time for Fall

Apple pecan stuffed pork chops

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SmithfieldCares #CollectiveBias It’s time for some apple pecan stuffed pork chops! Apple Pecan Stuffed Pork Chops bring the flavors of fall to your table. If you have been reading my blog for long, you will know how much…

Buttermilk Corn Bread Muffins Recipe

buttermilk corn bread muffin

To me, fall is the time for comfort food in all its glory. There is nothing quite like sitting down to a hearty meal when the temperatures dip and thoughts of winter are on the mind.  And what personifies comfort food better than fluffy buttermilk corn bread muffins? They make a great side dish and…

Banana Pumpkin Pie Spice Waffles

Banana Pumpkin Pie Spice Waffles

September is such a great month. For me, it is the start of the upcoming holiday seasons. I have so much fun this time of the year, moving from one holiday to the next.  A staple feature of most of these last few months is the use of pumpkins. These banana pumpkin pie spice waffles…

The Descendants Hawaiian Cheesecake Dip

Descendants Hawaiian Dip

Get your movie night party off to a great start with this tasty Descendants Hawaiian dip. The dip is named after the 2011 American comedy drama film which was directed by Alexander Payne, featuring George Clooney. (yum for both the dip and the star.) It has fast become one of my favorite easy appetizers for…

Basil Garlic Chicken with a Buttery Tomato Sauce

basil garlic chicken in a buttery tomato sauce

This Basil Garlic Chicken has a rich and flavorful buttery tomato sauce that is sure to please. I am always trying new recipes that feature chicken.  We eat it several times a week and get tired of the same recipes, even if we love them the first time I make them.  My latest new creation…

Smokey 3 Bean Chili – Ready in 30 minutes

Smokey 3 bean chili is ready in 30 minutes

This smokey 3 bean chili is ready in a flash and tastes like you spent hours making it. One of my favorite go to meals when I really want to please my husband is chili.  He loves anything spicy and has never met a chili he didn’t make friends with!  Normally, I cook it in…

Strawberry Peach Jalapeño Salsa with Home Made Tortilla Chips

Strawberry peach jalapeño salsa

I love easy party food.  My husband and I often entertain with no notice and it’s great to have a few recipes that are perfect party food, but that can be put together quickly. This Strawberry peach jalapeño salsa makes great easy appetizers. I love to serve it with home made tortilla chips. Start your next party with…

Salmon in Parchment Paper

Salmon in parchment paper

Salmon in parchment paper makes a lovely presentation and is a super healthy way of cooking this fish. Salmon is one of my favorite fish varieties.  I love the richness of it. It’s so easy to prepare and super good for you too.  For today’s recipe, I will be showing you how to make salmon…

Cucumber Melon Salad – Refreshing Summer Treat

Refreshing cucumber melon salad

When the heat of summer is upon us, this cucumber melon salad is the perfect meal time addition. When summer hits and the temperatures rise, the last thing I want to be doing is cooking in a hot kitchen.  \For me, summer time means lots of different salads.  They are refreshing and light and make…

White Chocolate Snickerdoodle Blondie Bars

Snickerdoodle white chocolate blondie bars

These white chocolate snickerdoodle blondie bars will satisfy your sweet tooth, for sure! I adore the taste of anything with the word snickerdoodle in it.  I make snickerdoodle cookies at Christmas time, when the aroma of cinnamon is so satisfying to me. I’ve even come up with a snickerdoodle bread!  But then I got to thinking,…

One Pot Sausage Rotini Bake

one pot sausage rotini bake

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PickedAtPeak #CollectiveBias It’s time for a one pot sausage rotini bake. Anyone who reads my blog knows that I am a big fan of easy weeknight meals. But don’t let the word easy make you think that It means…

Homemade Parmesan Herb Salad Dressing

Parmesan Herb Dressing

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FreschEats #CollectiveBias Time to pair your pizza with salad and a Parmesan herb salad dressing. We love pizza night at our house. It gives me a chance to relax a bit on my cooking time for those really busy nights…

Grilled Pork with Mango Salsa

Grilled Pork with mango salsa

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #AllNaturalPork #CollectiveBias It’s time for some grilled pork with mango salsa! This grilled pork with mango salsa recipe is the perfect choice for the upcoming grilling season. We love to grill at our house.  My husband is a wonderful…

Grilled Cilantro Lime Shrimp Kebabs

cilantro-lime-shrimp

We barbecue at our house most of the year.  Normally, it’s chicken or beef that lands on the grill, but today I decided to add to my shrimp recipes with these grilled cilantro lime shrimp kebabs. We don’t get much in the way of snow in the winter so our outdoor grill is perfect for…

Red Pepper and Toasted Pine Nut Hummus

Red pepper and pine nut hummus

Whenever I used to go to pot luck type parties and someone brought hummus, I turned my nose up at it. For some unknown reason, I thought that hummus appealed only to die hard vegans and vegetarians and didn’t make party food. But, recently I have had the opportunities to try a lot of varieties…