chipotle lager chicken nachos

chicken chipotle lager nachos

Football season is right around the corner, and if you are like me, you’re trying to wrap your head around how to prep for a fantasy football draft this week!  One thing is for sure, if I’m going to be sitting in front of a computer bidding fake money to create my ‘dream’ team, a cold beer and some tasty food need to be by my side.  Luckily, these delicious nachos are the perfect combination of both! Simple to throw together in a crockpot, this juicy and spicy pulled chicken is the perfect topping with crispy chips and gooey cheese. No need to fret over my strategy for the upcoming fantasy draft with these bad boys by my side! Continue reading

zucchini soup with parmesan crisps

zucchini soup with parmesan crisps

Zucchini season can be overwhelming, my parents have been inundated this summer with squash the size of a forearm out of their garden!  But the joy of having a great crop like zucchini is developing tons of recipes to eat up all these veggies.  This super simple and delicious soup is a light and refreshing way to start a summer feast, not to mention it uses up a bunch of those zucs!

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grilled broccoli and tomato salad with feta

grilled broccoli and tomato salad

Grilling vegetables is a simple and delicious way to create a side dish for any summer meal.  And although broccoli might not be the first veggie you think of as a classic for the grill, this salad with the addition of red onion, tomatoes, and feta cheese is just the perfect amount of grilled goodness to add to your cookout menu. Continue reading

cilantro and citrus marinated pork roast

cilantro and citrus marinated pork loin

With the summer in full force, who has time to cook and create meals every night?  One quick and easy way to pack your fridge for the entire week is to cook a delicious roast and use the leftovers to create unique meals throughout the work week.  This simple marinade creates the perfect combination of zesty and savory flavors to set this pork off and keep you coming back for more.  Simply slice the pork for a sandwich at lunch or chop up a few pieces for a pork taco!  Any way you slice it, this pork roast is going to be a week-long hit! Continue reading

cranberry and chocolate chip cookies

chocolate chip cookies with cranberries and oats

Sweet tooth cravings attack at all times and although one of the joys of summer is fresh sweet fruit, last weekend I had the urge to bake cookies!  This is one of my favorite spins on the classic chocolate chip cookie with an added twist of tangy and sweet dried cranberries.  Along with the dried cranberries, the quick oats in the dough help to create the extra crispy texture that make these cookies the perfect dessert to dip in a cold glass of milk.  Needless to say, I might be cooking another batch of these bad boys next weekend since my first dozen is already all gone!

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