Apple Pie Scones

$2.53 recipe / $0.32 each
Apple Pie Scones -

Happy Monday! I hope you had a fantastic weekend. Because our heat indices were in the 110's this weekend, I played it safe and stayed inside (read: "was lazy"). I topped off my lazy Sunday by making a batch of these Apple Pie Scones. Coffee + fresh scones + movie = best Sunday afternoon ever! I love scones because they're only ever so ... [Read More]

Simple Tomato Cucumber Salad

$3.05 recipe / $0.76 serving
Simple Tomato Cucumber Salad -

I'm a firm believer that side dishes should be kept simple. I like my main dish to be the star of the show, and who wants to make dinner more any more complicated? Keep it simple. So, when I was contemplating a side for my Lemon Pepper Chicken with Orzo this week, I knew I wanted something simple and fresh. This Simple Tomato Cucumber ... [Read More]

Lemon Pepper Chicken with Orzo

$5.34 recipe / $1.34 serving
Lemon Pepper Chicken with Orzo -

Welcome to another episode of "How can so few ingredients make such a delicious meal?!" Skillet meals, my friends. They're a miracle. For this skillet meal I combined chicken thighs seasoned with lemon pepper, orzo cooked in chicken broth, and a healthy dose of parsley and feta. It's so simple, yet so good. Add a quick little side ... [Read More]

Smoky Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower

$3.36 recipe / $0.84 serving
Smoky Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower -

You know you're on to something good when you're cooking vegetables, but it smells like there's a pizza in the oven. I guess it was something about the garlic, oregano, and Parmesan that made this Smoky Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower smell so much like pizza, but I don't care why. After smelling that for 30+ minutes I was ready to devour ... [Read More]

Garden Vegetable Lasagna Roll Ups

$11.70 recipe / $1.95 serving
Garden Vegetable Lasagna Roll Ups -

My freezer is lookin' a little bare these days, so it's time to start making some stuff that I can freeze portions of for nights when I just want to pop something in the microwave. These Garden Vegetable Lasagna Roll Ups are perfect for that. I can freeze two "roll ups" in individual containers and have a super hearty and delicious meal ... [Read More]

Peanut Butter S’mores Pots

$1.22 recipe / $0.61 each
Peanut Butter S'mores Pots -

There's nothing that says "summer" like ooey-gooey s'mores cooked over an open campfire. But for city and apartment dwellers, that summer treat might just be an ancient childhood memory... Until now. Say hello to the S'mores Pot. A crumbly graham cracker crust, a melty middle layer of peanut butter and chocolate chips, and a gooey, ... [Read More]

Spicy Cashew Crunch Stir Fry

$9.10 recipe / $2.28 serving
Spicy Cashew Crunch Stir Fry -

Stir fry is my bes fran. It's a great way to use the leftover vegetables in your fridge. Just toss them into a hot skillet, add a scrumptious sauce, and you're done. Plus, stir fry sauce can be tweaked in a 100 different ways so you always have a new flavor to keep your taste buds on their toes (eww, imagining taste buds with toes just ... [Read More]

Taco Salad Skillet

$7.86 recipe / $1.97 serving
Taco Salad Skillet -

Oops, do I make too many taco dishes? NOT POSSIBLE. Okay really, I'm sorry if you're not as into tacos as I am, but I just can't help it. Today I was craving the classic American style taco with seasoned ground beef, cheese, iceberg lettuce, and a crunchy corn shell. I changed up the presentation by layering all of the ingredients ... [Read More]

Tropical Yogurt Parfaits

$3.96 recipe / $0.99 each
Tropical Yogurt Parfaits -

If you're not on the "overnight oats" train, it might be time to hop on. Overnight oats are an amazing way to eat oats cold, which is perfect for the summer. Instead of boiling oats in water, you let them soak overnight in the fridge, which gives them a fabulously soft and chewy texture. But letting them soak in water would be just ... [Read More]

Sweet Potato Tacos with Lime Crema

$6.86 recipe / $1.72 serving
Sweet Potato Tacos with Lime Crema -

Tacos are one of my favorite summer quick fixes. They don't have to be complicated and they're not too heavy. Fresh toppings keep the meal light and summery, and allow for personalization. For these tacos I made a quick sweet potato and black bean hash, then topped the tacos with an insanely good lime crema. Okay, so it's not actually ... [Read More]

Chicken Kale Caesar Wraps

$8.56 recipe / $2.14 wrap
Chicken Kale Caesar Wraps -

I still had a few carrots in my fridge and half of a rotisserie chicken, so I decided to mix them up into a delicious Caesar-ish chicken salad and stuff them into a wrap. The perfect no-cook, cold lunch or light dinner for this hot weather. No, wait, "hot" is an extreme understatement. Scorching? Steam bath? Let's just say it's so hot ... [Read More]

Crunchy Chinese Chicken Salad

$9.62 recipe / $1.20 per cup
Crunchy Chinese Chicken Salad -

The "cold and crunchy" summer food cravings continue for me. So, this week I reached into my vault (text files that I created 15 years ago when I first moved out on own) and pulled out a seven layer chicken salad recipe that my mom used to make. It's one of those really easy but delicious recipes that shows up at potlucks and has probably ... [Read More]