Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

My oldest stayed home from school today due to being sick. As soon as there is even a slight sniffle or cough in my household, I start gathering the ingredients for this soup. I save all my chicken bones from roast chicken dinners and rotisserie chickens in the freezer and I have recently started saving…

Spring Birthday Dinner Party

Recently we were asked if we would host a dinner party by a friend for his dear wife’s upcoming birthday. A dinner party for twelve guests with a main dish with wow factor and allergy-friendly side dishes were the only criteria. Nicole (the birthday girl) is an amazing cook who is really creative especially since…

Asian Meatballs

I recently stumbled on a blog that I have enjoyed getting some dinner inspiration from. I love Asian food (must be the Asian heritage 😉 ) and we eat some form of ramen bowls once a week. It’s so easy and filling and packed with flavor. I have made Asian meatballs in the past but…

Chicken Shawarma and Middle Eastern Rice

Last week I made a new recipe that I have never made before. I love Middle Eastern food and this was easy for a weeknight meal, it just required a little bit of prep work. I served the sliced chicken on whole wheat pita bread with diced tomatoes, a quick yogurt sauce and a side…

Instant Pot Butter Chicken

Last fall I purchased the Instant Pot after hearing about it from a friend. Apparently, it is all the rage with Indian professional women who want to prepare Indian food for their families after a full day of work (who knew?).  My mom made Indian meals almost nightly after a full work day when I…

Birthday Dinner

Today my hubby is thirty-five. That’s old, right?  It seems old.  What is worse is that I’m not that far behind.  <Shudder>  My mom reminded me tonight that in a few years, I’ll be forty.  Thanks, mom. My husband has been asking me to make beef bourguignon for several years now but I have never…

Meatless Monday – Lentil Rolls

I broke a cardinal rule tonight.  I made a separate meal for my kids.  I always swore I would never be the mom who is a short order cook, trying to make sure my kids will eat something.  Anything.  So far, in the 3 1/2 years of motherhood, my kids have done pretty darn well. …