One Pan Orzo Chicken and Vegetables

I came up with this recipe during tough food times. Its simple and plain and yet rich and decadent. You get just enough fat from the boneless and skinless chicken thigh that the Orzo becomes creamy much like Risotto. Simple enough to throw it in a pan, add water and salt, turn up the heat, add the Orzo and Veggies in just…

Spice Mixes

COWBOY SPICE MIX 1 Tablespoon Salt ½ Tablespoon Turmeric 1 Tablespoon Smoked Paprika 1 Tablespoon Ground Onion 1 Tablespoon Ground Garlic 1 teaspoon Sugar ½ teaspoon Celery Seed 1 teaspoon Ground Coriander ½ teaspoon Ground Mustard *Make another batch this time without sugar, and add cayenne pepper to have “Spicy Cowboy” on hand! RANCH SPICE…

Vanilla Latte Brownie

The Vanilla Latte Brownie I’m a girl that needs chocolate. And sometimes nothing will do but a chocolate cake. But this brownie is the perfect middle ground. It’s a cakey light full of rich deep chocolate flavor lightened with just enough frappe vanilla essence. The core of the recipe is from Ina Garten’s “Outrageous Brownie”…

Chicken Wings the deep-fried healthy way?

Originally posted on The Meal Matters Most:
Chicken Wings from Brick House Tavern (Photo credit: powerplantop) I had a challenge on Twitter yesterday about whether I’d be eating (and I think buying a round of) chicken wings in the name of health. Ok, I’ll take that challenge. Can chicken wings be healthy? Or at least let’s say less unhealthy?…

Pad Thai (Noodle-less version)

A noodle-less version of Pad Thai Simple and Easy Noodle-less Pad Thai. Chicken Pad Thai at a local restaurant was one of my favorite new discoveries. My daughter sometimes wants nothing else. I’ve failed so many times trying different recipes and never quite capturing the flavor I fell in love with. Unfortunately restaurant Pad Thai…

A Little Healthier Slutty Brownie?

The name of these brownies cracks me up. They allude to a dessert that is ‘sleeping’ around with other desserts, which is actually appropriate visual for these very dense and naughty delights.  You have a layer of chocolate chip cookies with a layer of Oreo cookies under a layer of Brownies. The flavor combination is a chocolate childhood memory walk of…

Honey mustard Rosemary chicken

This is an incredibly delicious and stupendously simple recipe that makes great tasty chicken you can pair with dozens of different vegetables and side dishes. I love that it uses stock pantry items I always have on hand: Honey and Mustard. I like to use dark meat thighs for this but you could just as easily use breast…