30-Minute Meal - Chicken Cordon Bleu + Roasted Veggies

30-Minute Meal: Chicken Cordon Bleu + Roasted Veggies

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods Inc. The opinions and text are all mine. As a work-from-home mom, I am constantly asked the most mind-boggling question – what do you do all day? To which I answer, “um, work”. Oh yeah, and simultaneously keep a tiny human alive and happy. Seems like a crazy notion, right?! And for some reason, this answer just leads to more unbelieving statements. “Wow, now that your daughter is in preschool, you must not know what to do with yourself?!” Uh well, Janet, I actually do… work, more. …

Simple Skillet Rotini Mac & Cheese

Simple Skillet Rotini Mac & Cheese

Summer is coming to a close, school is about to begin, and a cool breeze is lingering in the air. That can only mean one thing… it’s Mac & Cheese season! Yes, as vacations end and the real life grind resumes, you’re going to need some delicious, simple meals up your sleeve. I have just the recipe to shake off that summertime sadness, Simple Skillet Rotini Mac & Cheese. Oh yeah! With the help of DaVinci® Rotini, this meal is easy to create and will certainly put a smile on everyone’s faces. Let’s get cooking! If you’ve ever looked up …

Chicken Dinner, Tart, Savory

Blooming Chicken Dinner Tart

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. The opinions and text are all mine. Time is the most valuable commodity in a busy family’s schedule. From work demands, school agendas, basic household chores, and extracurricular activities, time isn’t something of abundance. But as any parent knows, it’s not the quantity but the quality of that extra free time that really matters: Putting down the phone to have an in-depth discussion about Elsa’s wintery powers; setting aside dirty dishes for an impromptu dance party to the Vampirina theme song; and sitting down to a …

tyson tastemakers, chicken, chicken dinner

Olive Oil & Herb Chicken

  This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. The opinions and text are all mine. I have a dilemma that I want to share with you. I like to call it the ‘appetizer recipe dilemma.’ Time and again, I find myself in this predicament and want to know who shares in my pain. I find an amazing hors d’oeuvres or dessert recipe, seek out all the ingredients, squeeze in the prep and cook time into my overwrought schedule, make the new dish to perfection, and then the all too painful truth dawns on …

crock-pot, bell peppers, téquila, skirt steak

Tequila & Chorizo Stuffed Bell Peppers

If you follow along regularly, then you know that this blog is actually just a side-job. My actual job is working as a food stylist and recipe developer for retail brands. Those perfectly curated Instagram accounts and unique recipes integrating products on their websites? Yup, those are mine and the other awesome professional food stylists that are living the dream. It’s fun (and quite delicious) work. So every once in a while, I like to share with you some of my favorite recipes I have created for the big guys. And today I have a yummy, summertime treat that is …

Beefsteak Egg Bake-14869

Beefsteak Egg Bake

I am about to commit a recipe developer sin and admit to you one of my deepest, darkest secret. I am not a natural cook when it comes to savory dishes. There, I said it! Now before you go about skillfully shish-kebabing me over a well-prepped grill, hear me out. No one is good at everything. I am an excellent sweets baker, drink mixer, flambo the heck out of a creme brulee sort of gal. But when it comes to creating a knock-your-socks-off dinner, I’m ‘eh’. Okay, okay. I am a little better than ‘eh’, but it took a long …

Ahi Tuna on Beet Greek Yogurt Slaw-13279

Ahi Tuna on Beet Greek Yogurt Slaw

  A few years ago, I vacationed with my husband in Hawaii. You would think that my most valued memories from that trip would be the quality time spent with my wonderful husband on the beach or one of our many romantic hikes in the jungle. But no, what stands out to me the most, like a beacon of delicious light in the haze of foggy memories, was the Ahi tuna.  I had it at every restaurant we ate at during our trip. I was obsessed. Yup, clearly you see where my priorities in life lie. Since that fateful trip, …