Posted in June 2012

Hummus-Crusted Chicken

“It tastes like KFC‘s chicken and mashed potatoes…but healthier.” After hearing that comment from my brother, I’m definitely going to work this recipe into my regular rotation. It’s been waiting patiently on my Pinterest board for a while, but I finally made it for last week’s Sunday dinner with the family. I almost forgot to mention that the recipe comes from Oprah’s … Continue reading

Chicken and Biscuit for One

I love Rachel Ray. I’ve watched 30 Minute Meals on the Food Network for years now, and her recipes never disappoint. Not to mention, she has that infectious personality that makes you wonder if she’s ever in a bad mood. If I were to become a chef, I’d want my career to resemble hers … and … Continue reading

Homemade Yogurt Parfait Bowls

I’ve enjoyed some “berry” good mornings for the last two weeks due to my latest breakfast obsession… homemade yogurt parfait bowls! During my first full day of work at Panera, I used my 50 percent employee discount to buy the new fruit and yogurt parfait with French vanilla yogurt, summer strawberries and blueberries and maple-pecan granola. After taking one … Continue reading

Spicy Salsa Meatloaf

Traditional? Yes. Boring? Not in a million years. Meatloaf has sat on my “recipes to try” list for some time, but I finally took a crack at the dinner staple last weekend. I couldn’t believe how incredibly simple the recipe was, which allowed me to put my twist on this classic American dish. Spicy Salsa Meatloaf Don’t be fooled by … Continue reading