Weeknight Dinners

Smothered Pork Chops and Cheddar Grits

I’ll make these cheddar grits whenever I want a quick and different side dish.  Click here for the recipe


Spicy Ramen with Beef and Bok Choy

I save the spice until the end so the boys can eat the Ramen and Ground Beef.  Click here for the recipe


Chicken Fajita Pasta with Spicy Alfredo Sauce

Don’t let the Evaporated Milk throw you; it makes this pasta creamy but keeps it lighter than a normal Alfredo.  Click here for the recipe.


Sausage and Peppers

Poblano peppers make this a little spicy but a hit of Balsamic at the end smooths it out.  Click here for the recipe.


Tomato and Mozzarella Risotto with Spinach

In the summer we sign up for a bi-weekly Crop Share at a local farm so I rely a lot on my vegetable-centric recipes.  For spinach, I will either simply saute it with some garlic as a side dish or I will make this super simple and tasty risotto for a filling meatless meal.  Click here for the recipe


Chicken with Creamy Mushroom and Snap Peas

Hands down one of my favorite weeknight dinners of all time!  I like to use thin chicken breasts and serve it over rice. Click here for the recipe

Cheesy Meat Loaf Minis

Even if you are more of a 3 ingredient kind of cook, you should totally try making taking your version of meatloaf out of the loaf pan and baking in individual sizes.  You can cover the whole thing with ketchup so every bite has that awesome crunchy crust! Click here for the recipe

Oven Baked Cheese Risotto with Broccoli


A great risotto shortcut that still comes out super creamy! Click here for the Recipe

Ina’s Tomato Soup with Orzo and Grilled Cheese


I use Gruyere for myself and the husband, but cheddar or American for the boys sandwiches – Click here for the Recipe

Giada’s Lemon Chicken Soup w/Spaghetti

This one was so good quick and easy I made it twice this month (and honestly
could go for a bowl of it right now!)  I love it without the chicken,
but for my meat-loving husband I add shredded chicken instead of cubed –
Click here for the Recipe