Nashville Hot Chicken…..
has been around forever. However, it just recently became a craze. I grew up in Nashville and while I remember people referencing hot chicken, I don’t remember it being a thing until after I graduated high school. I’m HUGE fan of anything spicy, so I’m shocked I never had this dry rubbed spicy chicken sooner. The company I worked for out of college had the Nashville hot chicken restaurants, Bolton’s, vend at their music venue. Part of my job was working with the vendors. After telling the owner, Mr. Mathews, I’d never tried hot chicken he gave me some. I was hooked from that moment on. Shortly after this, hot chicken took (more…)
Mexican food is a staple in my house. I love a taco Tuesday. I am always looking for a way to get an extra Mexican meal into my week. These Mexican Fajita Bowls make a great dinner. They were extremely easy to make and delicious. This was definitely a what’s in the pantry dinner. We traveled to visit family in Nashville last week. My husband was traveling the week before, so I felt lucky to even find the ingredients to make this dish.
Ingredients Used For Mexican Fajita Bowls
The ingredients for this recipe were based on what I had on hand. I purchased a few pounds of organic frozen ground turkey from a local farm. When I went to make dinner, I was thrilled to find 1lb left in my freezer. I also had some peppers, 1 tomato, (more…)
Everyone has a favorite classic dish. As a child meatloaf was certainly far from my favorite, but for most American’s, including my husband, meatloaf is an absolute favorite. Meatloaf is a classic here in the states, but really it isn’t an American dish. There is a version of meatloaf made in a number of different cultures and it is thought to date back to as early as 5th century Rome. It’s no wonder most people love meatloaf, because clearly it’s stood the test of time. In the US, meatloaf became a family staple during the depression. During that time a family could really stretch a dollar by making the now “classic” version meatloaf with leftover ground meat, grains, bread or crackers to bind the dish and some sauce to top it off.
Like I stated before meatloaf certainly isn’t my favorite dish, but since my husband really loves it I figured I like to make a healthier alternative that I really enjoy as well. Meatloaf is a meal I really don’t think of during mid summer, but once fall starts (more…)
Spicy food is a slight obsession of mine. Whenever I eat out or even at home I’m always searching the menu for something with heat. Buffalo sauce tops the list of my favorites. I love wings, tenders, wraps, pizzas and anything else I can smother in the spicy sauce. My go to bar food are chicken tenders and while I love the spicy fried chicken, I do not love the amount of calories that comes with. Instead of going out to eat tonight for the glorious spicy hot fried tenders and having instant guilt and possibly a stomach ache from all the grease, I decided to take a stab at a healthier version at home.
My husband is from Michigan and on a trip back to visit his family we had Detroit style buffalo wings. There are many places around the states that serve this style of buffalo sauce and you likely has seen a similar version on a menu somewhere. It’s a tangier sweet and spicy (more…)
Grilling is almost like a summer olympic sport in my house. Ever spring I anticipate dustin off our weber and get out the charcoal. When the weather is finally warm enough, there is nothing better than a summer night spent grilling on the patio. Beer can chicken is something I always wanted to make. Don’t wait! Make it immediately before summer is gone. It is the juiciest chicken in the world. I cannot wait to make it again.
We recently had family in town. Since moving, we had not explored one of the oldest farmers markets in the country. It is a short drive from our new house. We wandered around the market with the plan to get groceries to grill out for dinner. A farmers market is an experience in itself. You can find so many different types of fruits, veggies, meats, trinket and this market had chickens and bunnies.
After visiting booth after booth to see the different items and prices we came across a butcher that had fabulous prices on free range organic whole chickens. I felt (more…)
After a week of amazing all-inclusive eating in Mexico, we needed a little detox coming back from our honeymoon. I didn’t want to do anything drastic. I just needed to do something to get back into a healthier lifestyle. This cabbage soup is low in calories. It
is loaded with yummy vegetables to help you naturally get to a healthier you.
I based this off a traditional diet cabbage soup. I kicked it up a notch by using bone broth to add additional nutrients into it and loaded up on the veggies for a natural detox. The week following our trip I limited my starches, cut out dairy, (more…)
Our honeymoon is just around the corner! I am so excited and can’t get Mexico off the brain that I decided to make these tacos. My goal for these tacos was to use as many colors as possible. To me Mexican food is all about flavor and using a wide variety of colored fruits and vegetables that thrive there. This recipe uses (more…)
A good breakfast sandwich is always something I look forward to whenever we are traveling. I love a bagel or english muffin with eggs, cheese and sausage. So, why not just make it at home? It’s a simple breakfast you can make in minutes and the homemade version tastes just like you local cafe for a fraction of the price and WAY better than any version at a drive through.
Start this recipe off by making the sausage. I used Tennessee Pride Sausage, because I’m a southern gal and (more…)
What’s In the Pantry Dinner Idea
White Wine Lemon Chicken with Roasted Potatoes
This week I had one of those nights. A hungry husband and nothing to make for dinner. I made this way to easy chicken and roasted potatoes with what I had on hand and it was a hit! For an easy dinner idea, look no further than a 30 minute (more…)
I’m sure some of you are wondering why my last two recipe posts have included bone broth. I use a lot of stocks and broths in the meals I cook. A lot of recipes call for stocks and they help add wonderful flavor to dishes, but there is a bigger reason I’m always adding in broths to my food.
What Is Bone Broth and Why Use It?
Bone broth is made by roasting animal bones with vegetables and letting them shimmer for hours.After you remove the bones, minerals and (more…)