Lime Essential Oil in the Kitchen

Did you know that you can use essential oils to cook with, marinate, or enhance flavors in your daily diet? 

For example, lime essential oil is amazing to use in a marinade for your tacos.


Instant Pot Thai Chicken Thighs

Instant Pot Thai Chicken Thighs

These flavorful chicken thighs are perfect for dinner, while leftovers can be shredded to make healthy and delicious wraps for lunch the next day. 

One trick to this recipe is to add enough liquid to the peanut sauce prior to cooking. If the sauce is too thick, the Instant Pot may not be able to reach adequate pressure. So, if you decide to add more peanut butter, be sure to adjust the amount of liquid, as well. (more…)

Chicken with Pecorino Cream Sauce

Chicken with Pecorino Cream Sauce

Pecorino Romano is a well known and distinctive Tuscan cheese made from 100% sheep’s milk. It is sometimes used interchangeably in recipes with the more mild Parmesan. However, due to Pecorino’s stronger flavor profile, this isn’t really an ideal swap. (more…)

Venison with Whiskey Mushroom Cream Sauce

venison with whiskey mushroom cream sauce

We broke out the good China for this dinner.  That’s paper plates in case you didn’t know.  🙂  I am tired of washing dishes in this FEMA trailer.  I miss my dishwasher!

Tonight, we used our last package of venison backstrap that some wonderful angels from Hondo, Texas, sent to us after Harvey destroyed our home.  The sauce in this dish is a wonderful combination of Irish whiskey, balsamic vinegar, onions, mushrooms, and some other stuff. (more…)

Sheet Pan Beef Fajitas

Sheet Pan Beef FajitasThis is how dinner should be: Fast, easy, and full of flavor! You can have this tasty meal on the table in 30 minutes if needed, or you can marinate the steak ahead of time with some olive oil and the dried spices listed below for extra flavor. (more…)

Spinach Stuffed Pork Chops

spinach stuffed pork chopsThis flavorful one-pan meal only takes about half an hour to get on the table, so it is perfect for those busy weeknights when you want something a little healthier than take out. (more…)

Herb-Roasted Chicken with Red Potatoes & Kale

Herb-Roasted Chicken with Red Potatoes and Kale For best results, use a larger three-quarter size sheet pan instead of a standard 13” x 18” half sheet pan for this recipe. This will allow the vegetables enough room to be spread into a single layer without overcrowding, while keeping all ingredients to one single pan. (more…)

Easy Weeknight Keto Pepperoni Pizza

Keto PizzaThis delicious and guilt-free keto pepperoni pizza features a melt-in-your-mouth baked cream cheese “crust,” plus all the incredible flavor you’ve come to expect from this perennial favorite. (more…)

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