Chicken with Creamy Lemon Caper Sauce & Roasted Asparagus #SundaySupper

For most working moms, chicken is a staple. Whether boneless skinless, whole, or even nuggets, we all have it in our freezer, and let’s face it.  We have it, because we know our kids will eat it.  They’re programmed from birth to love chicken nuggets and many  are taught that any new protein, “tastes like…

Southern Sweet Tea Brined Chicken Biscuit Sandwich #SundaySupper

The real name of this sandwich was “Sweet Tea Brined Cornbread Crusted Chicken Biscuit with Fried Egg,” and the more accurate description is even longer. However, the sandwich itself, regardless of name length, is one cohesive, Southern-inspired, piece of heaven, and while it seems difficult to make, it’s actually quite easy. **My tip is to…

4th of July Celebrations: Key Lime Cream Puffs #SundaySupper

July 4th is just around the corner! American Independence Day is celebrated on the 4th of July every year, because it represents the day that the Declaration of Independence was adopted and that the United States became an independent nation. People love to throw big celebrations on the 4th of July with plenty of food…

Grilled Cheese Sandwiches aren’t just for kids anymore

Let’s face it; on the comfort food scale, grilled cheese sandwiches rank pretty high. They’re great regardless of the season; they can be eaten alone or with a bowl of soup; they have endless possibilities.  And, I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love them.

Not Your Average Sausage Pizza and done in only 30 minutes!

As usual, when I’m testing recipe ideas, I’m asked multiple times, “what’s for dinner?”, to which I reply, “a new recipe.”  That, undoubtedly is met with, “what’s it called?”, to which I sadly snap, “It doesn’t have a name.” I don’t mean to be short with my husband and kids, but when I’m trying to…

Kid Friendly Recipe: Zuppa di Ravioli (Ravioli Soup) #SundaySupper

With 2 kids, who, at times, will complain about everything put in front of them, I need to use ingredients that they are guaranteed to like, while sneaking in healthy stuff like spinach, squash, peppers, celery.  While I don’t advocate lying to your children, bending the truth and playing dumb are perfectly acceptable. If my…

Forget Taco Tuesday, Bring on the Tots! #IdahoPotatoes

What started as a joke has taken a life of its own.  As popular as “Taco Tuesday” has become, last week, I proposed the birth of “Tater Tot Tuesday,” and to my surprise, the idea was a huge hit on Instagram and Twitter. Last night, I tested the idea on my kids and husband, and…

Off-the-Beaten Path Florida Vacation Excursions

Having grown up and lived in Central Florida for 40+ years, I pride myself on being able to enjoy this state without needing to step foot in a theme park and without having to stand in lines for hours. In our 13+ years of parenting and travelling, we’ve amassed a list of destinations that we’ve…

Sweet Tea Brined Chicken Pancake Tacos #WeeknightDinner

As most of us parents with kids know, feeding the family can be a challenge.  Between work and meetings and extra curricular activities, we still have to find time to make dinner.  Add to that the fact that many kids are picky eaters, creating menus that are both exciting and healthy can seem impossible. However,…

Best Off-the-Beaten Path Seafood Restaurants in Florida

As a lifelong Floridian, wife, mother of two, and proud theme park hater, I’ve done my fair share of trekking the back roads and off-the-beaten-path destinations in the real Florida, and no matter where our adventures take us, there is one rule that we eat by…NO FAST FOOD and NO CHAIN RESTAURANTS! Simply put, whether…

Mom’s Swiss Steak

Growing up, my mom would frequently make what she called Swiss Steak.  At the time, I had no idea why she called it that, because no part of it seemed “Swiss” to me.  Seriously, when I think “Swiss,” I think cheese and chocolate, and neither were in this dish.  The cuts of round or cube…