Posts Tagged ‘easy dinner’

After ten (amazing) days in Tahiti , we were happy to be home and excited to start “married life”. One of the aspects of married life we were looking forward to most? Home-cooked meals!! Vacation is amazing… but restaurant food can get old… On our first night home, and after a lengthy and thorough Costco trip… we had our first home made dinner as Man and wife: Chicken Parmesan.

SUPER easy! SUPER filling!


2 Chicken Breast (at least partially thawed)

1/2 Italian Dressing

1 tablespoon Italian Seasoning

1 Cup Bread Crumbs

1 Jar Pasta Sauce of your Preference

4 Slices Mozzerella Cheese

Grated Parmesan for Garnish

2 Servings Cooked Pasta of your Preference



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… pot roast and a fire…


…i’ve touted it 1000 times before… but i love my croc-pot and REALLY believe that it’s something everyone should have in their kitchen arsenal…

… i currently only have one weeknight that is not occupied by class or work… this means one night a week to go to the gym AND one night a week to cook for my boyfriend (which i love to do)…

…BUT THE CROC POT MAKES THIS ALL POSSIBLE (so glad i sound like an infomercial)…

…i throw everything in the croc the night before… plug it in before i leave for work in the AM… get my gym trip in after work… and come home to an incredible home-made meal… and a house that smells like i slaved for hours… i LOOOOOOOVE it…

… recipe after the jump…


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Guess it’s time for my 15 minutes……

I suppose this probably won’t be the last time I type away as a guest of my significant other and personal chef, considering I also dabble in throwing together easy and often surprisingly delicious meals. I say surprisingly because more often than not, I’m chopping and dicing and saute’ing and grilling without the slightest clue as to what I’m doing. Well, except for grilling. That I do. My weapons of choice are primarily a chopping knife and a good skillet. I don’t measure, I rarely mix, and I never bake. Then again, I don’t blog either. Whoops.

That being said, the following recipe is the result of a thrown-together, shot-in-the-dark attempt at stuffed bellpeppers. Call it luck, call it fortune, but everything fell into place perfectly and the dish became one of my favorite culinary creations to date: Roasted Raspberry Chipotle and Pineapple Terriyaki Stuffed Bellpeppers. Or Belkpeppers, if you like, since these green gems came straight from Belk Farms. Only the best in my kitchen. This kitchen adventure begins with X-Large or Jumbo green peppers – look for dark green peppers that are heavy, shiny, and square so they will stand upright. One pepper per person is usually plenty, depending on the size of the pepper.



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