Super Yummy Creamy Chicken Quesadillas

One of the things I miss most about South Texas is the amazing Mexican food. Really… There’s nothing quite like it! I got a hankering for some good quesadillas this week and created a meal that reminded me of a dish I could find in San Antonio. Creamy Chicken Quesadillas! I made these with my favorite new appliance, the Cuisinart Griddler grill and panini maker. (Honestly we use this gadget practically daily!) To whip up this dish, I combined cream {Read More}

Easy and Delish White Bean Chicken Chili + I’m on Yummly!

I’m so excited it’s fall! With the new season comes one-pot meals that are super yummy, healthy, and easy to make. One of my all-time favorites is White Bean Chicken Chili. But first I have some awesome news.I’m thrilled to share that I’m a new publisher on Yummly! Clicking on the orange Yummly button at the bottom of this post will automatically save your favorite recipes to your personal recipe box on Yummly. I’m hoping to dramatically increase the number of people who have {Read More}

Spicy Mozzarella-Stuffed Meatballs

Ahhh… fall is on it’s way. And with it, flavors and recipes I shelved for the summer in favor of grilling meats and veggies during the hottest months. Lately I’ve been pondering how I can incorporate more of Tom’s traditional Italian favorites into our dinners without defaulting to calorie- and fat-laden recipes. I’m excited to share this new creation with you today! Honestly, this recipe should have the word “skinny” in the title because I’ve gone to great effort to slim {Read More}

Watermelon Mango Pico de Gallo

Watermelon Mango Pico de Gallo is the perfect blend refreshing, spicy, sweetness on a hot summer day! I bought a couple of personal, seedless watermelons over the weekend and, by yesterday, hadn’t cut into them yet. I wanted to do something a bit different than usual and settled upon apico degallo for one of them (another yummy watermelon recipe is coming soon!) Watermelon, mango, jalapeƱo, red onion, cilantro, lime juice, and salt. Doesn’t it sound simply mouth-watering? It’s so flavorful {Read More}

Fresh & Healthy Guacamole

What better way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo than with fresh and healthy guacamole and an ice cold Corona? Living in San Antonio for 13 years gave me ample opportunities to taste some of the best guacamole you’ll ever find (my favorite is the tableside guacamole at Sazo’s at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter). I’ve spend years perfecting my own version to share with you today!   This year I’m subbing in a super healthy alternative to tortilla chips. It’s my {Read More}

Cajun Gumbo, Healthified and Made Easy

Did I ever mention I’m from Louisiana? Yes, indeed, I am! In fact, we had the band play this little ditty at our wedding: I’m even listening to it while I write this post. In case you’re curious, here’s Hank Williams’ version!  So anyway, I suppose my Louisiana roots are the reason I love all spicy, Cajun food. One of my favorite Cajun meals to make is gumbo. Now the “right” way to make a good gumbo is to start with a {Read More}