Category Archives: Dinners

Roasted Garlic Tenderloin Dinner with our favorite EVOO


This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Carapelli. All opinions are 100% mine. This dinner seems to be quite involved – but in reality it hardly took us much time at all to create and it was DELICIOUS!!! We enjoy cooking with EVOO – (extra virgin olive oil) Have you ever…

Shrimp & Bok Choy Stir-Fry


We have never cooked with Bok Choy before. I am not sure why not but we really enjoyed this dish. It was simple and so flavorful!! It’s now added to our list of must make again!! This recipe is not our own completely but we changed a few things to make it more like what…

Summer Cashew Chicken Salad Sandwich


I have never made this before or even eaten it.  Years ago a friend mentioned making it for a party. It just sounded good. Well as many of us know– it’s HOT OUTSIDE and I just did not want to cook and some odd reason I remember this chicken salad out of the blue. I…

Lemon Garlic Pepper Chicken Pasta by Chef Chad


Lemon Garlic Pepper Chicken Pasta- say that 4 times really fast. HA!! This dish was amazing. The family ate 2nd helpings (including the kidlets) and then the left overs were negotiated for lunch This makes enough for at least 8-10 servings. So you can feed guest on just 3 chicken breasts and they are sooooo…

Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes


We got the recipe from  – A Taste of Home Cooking website. We loved it. We will be making this again!! YUM!! Served it with a side of baked beans and had a very easy dinner. Tasted just like a cheesesteak but much easier. Only difference with our version is we threw in a bunch…

Cheesy Chicken and Spinach Enchiladas


We love to make our meals around the sales we get at Publix.  This past few weeks we were able to get great deal on chicken, Chi-Chi Tortillas & Philadelphia cooking cream. Also in our stockpile we had plenty of Rotel and frozen spinach. And was able to use our 1.00 off any cheese coupon…

Cheesy Chicken and Spinach Enchiladas – Guest Blogging over at Couponers United


  We are GUEST BLOGGING over at COUPONERS UNITED today!! You do not want to miss this AMAZINGLY yummy dinner.  We did the entire meal with coupons!! We learned all our tricks and tips from COUPONERS UNITED as well. They post daily coupons you can find for many stores to save up to 90% on…

Cheater Spinach & Artichoke Quesadilla


As much as we love to cook- we are just as excited to come up with something “semi-homemade”. But we call them cheaters. Because we felt like she cheated through this dinner. We made this dinner for Cinco de Mayo. Inspired by Tijuana Flats. Pack of 10 large flour tortillas Started off with our favorite…

Goat Cheese & Spinach Stuffed Burgers


A week ago I posted about stuffed pork loin here. We had extra ingredients and LOVED the mixture so very much, we added to it to make a little bit more and stuffed it inside of burgers. We started with 2 lb of hamburger meat and made 16 evenly sized balls. We seasoned the meat…

Cheese & Spinach Stuffed Pork Loin


Chad is quit the chef. He has only gotten really into cooking about 2 1/2 years ago and he enjoys it. His palette is so sophisticated. I love that because my children get exposed to all different foods. I can’t think of very many 6 yr olds that know what goat cheese or shallots are….

April Fool’s Day – Cupcakes for dinner


Can you imagine the look on my kiddlets faces when we served them cupcakes for dinner?!?!  They looked at us all cross eyed.  My kiddlets knew we were cooking dinner and dessert at the same time. So they figured April Fool’s we were going to have dessert 1st, dinner second. However- they are still wrong….

Homemade Sushi

Making sushi at home is quite easy. Its just the preparation that takes up all the time. Also cooking the rice takes a bit of time. But once you have everything ready, putting it together is quite simple. We used a mat just like this. You can find it here – Bamboo Sushi Mat with…

Garlic Shrimp Skewers

Another family favorite (I seem to say that alot lately but it is true) We have alot of favorites and Chad does a good job of coming up with them! Ingredients- 1 lb of peeled and de-veined shrimp 3-4 tablespoons of olive oil heaping pinch of coarse black pepper heaping pinch of coarse salt 4…

Grilling Oysters

1st of all if you are local- you have to check out they have wonderful seafood- wholesale to the public. We got 1/2 bushel of oysters (fresh- harvested 2 days ago off the coast of Texas) In Orlando area!! 23.00 for 100 of them. That is 4 meals for us!! Anyways- Grilling Oysters in…

Grilled Tomatoes & Cheese


Grilled Tomatoes are the FASTEST vegetable you can make!! My kids were not very sure about this till they tasted it!! What is important when making this- you use very large beefsteak tomatoes.  Large ones- and you cut them very thick. Ingredients- 1 large tomato pinch of coarse salt pinch of cracked black pepper approx…

Both deaf since the age of 3, Chad and Mary Beth enjoy not only raising their little family but photographing together, cooking & crafting as well. Living in Central Florida with their ... Read More About Us »