baked spaghetti squash with meatballs

baked spaghetti squash with meatballs

One of the most universal comfort foods that most of us can identify with our childhood would be none other than a delicious plate of spaghetti and meatballs.  Even as I have grown older, a dose of this pasta classic is the perfect meal for the end of a tough week.  But also as I have grown older, I realize that this childhood favorite might not be the healthiest of meals!  Enter one of the best kept secrets in the squash world, Spaghetti Squash!  This squash is not only super affordable, but also simple to roast off and keeps your refrigerator stocked for days.  Topping the squash with tomato sauce and spicy turkey meatballs is a great guilt-free alternative to those carb-filled recipes of your childhood! Continue reading

marinated pork, black bean, and tortilla strata

marinated pork, black bean, and tortilla strata

Still trying to finish off the last of that delicious cilantro and citrus marinated pork roast?  Well look no further because I have a simple solution to not only clear out the fridge but also fill up your stomach for breakfast!  With a spin on the classic strata, this tortilla based version has the perfect flavors to make your Tex Mex breakfast dreams come true.  By adding a little bit of green chiles, Monterey Jack cheese, and scrambled eggs over layers of tortilla,  this pork has a chance to become the star of yet another savory meal! Continue reading

spicy ginger and lime glazed chicken legs

chicken drumsticks with ginger and lime glaze

Chicken legs are the perfect way to test out new flavors and this marinade is a sweet and spicy combination that really packs the punch.  Not to mention, drumsticks are always a cheap way to feed a crowd and perfect for summertime cookouts.  With a combination of Asian sauces and spices plus the addition of lime juice, make sure you have enough drumsticks for seconds and thirds!  Continue reading

eggplant parmesan panini

eggplant parmesan panini

Eggplants are in season and my tummy couldn’t be happier!  A great option for meatless Mondays, this panini is a spin on the classic Italian flavors of eggplant parmesan.  With gooey layers of cheese, crispy oven-baked eggplant, marinara sauce, and baby spinach for a touch of green, this panini is a tower of perfection squeezed together in warm toasty bread.  One things for sure, don’t expect to need a big dinner if you eat this bad boy for lunch! Continue reading

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

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