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.

Teriyaki Beef Stir Fry – Easy and Tasty 30 Minute Meal

Bowl of beef stir fry

When busy weeknights roll around, some of my favorite 30 minute meals are stir fries.  This teriyaki beef stir fry is loaded with flavor and the goodness of healthy vegetables and is on the table in less than 30 minutes. This delicious recipe for teriyaki beef stir fry has tender slices of beef, sauteed with…

Grain Free Muesli – Kick the Carbs! Whole30 – Paleo

Muesli homemade recipe

This grain free muesli is great for those busy mornings when you don’t have time to spend preparing a cooked breakfast.  It has lots of proteins from the nuts and seeds, and is packed with healthy fats. What a great addition to your gluten free breakfast recipes! I have been trying to eat grain free…

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…

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 are 30 minute meals 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 to feed our hungry…

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

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #InspireWithCheese #CollectiveBias It’s time for some Easy Crostini Party Appetizers. 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…

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! If you have been reading my blog for long, you will know how much I love this time of the year.  I love everything about fall –…

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

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #DelightfulMoments #CollectiveBias It’s time for some 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…

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

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 is this basil garlic chicken.  It has a very flavorful sauce that is really easy to make…

Smokey 3 Bean Chili – Ready in 30 minutes

Smokey 3 bean chili is ready in 30 minutes

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 the crock pot or give it a low simmer on the stove for hours. But tonight, I just…

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 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 in parchment paper.  It is full of flavor and adds a wonderful presentation at meal time. Best of…

Cucumber Melon Salad – Refreshing Summer Treat

Refreshing cucumber melon salad

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 use of the plentiful fruits and veggies that are in season in the summer.  This delicious cucumber melon…

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, particularly 30 minute meals. But don’t let the word easy make you…

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! We love to grill at our house.  My husband is a wonderful grill master, and everything he puts on the grill comes out beautifully.  It’s up to me…

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…

Skinny Cauliflower Mexican Rice

skinny cauliflower Mexican rice

We love Mexican meals and the normal version of Mexican rice, but there is no denying that it can be a calorie heavy dish. This skinny cauliflower Mexican rice makes the perfect recipe substitute for the times when you are trying to keep your calorie count lower in your meal planning. It is one of my…