Thursday, August 27, 2015

Teriyaki Glazed Salmon with Pineapple Salsa

Teriyaki Glazed Salmon with Pineapple Salsa - get the recipe at
This Teriyaki Glazed Salmon topped with Pineapple Jalapeno Salsa received two thumbs up all the way around my table. When I saw this ginger and garlic infused recipe for teriyaki sauce, I immediately thought of all the salmon in my freezer. (The original teriyaki sauce recipe was written for pork chops, and I have no doubt it would be delicious that way as well.) However, I love what a great marinade does to salmon.

For anyone who is not a big fan of fish for the sake of fish, a marinade is an excellent option for adding more flavors and changing the overwhelming "fish-factor" in the meal.

There's an abundance of salmon in my house once again. Sean spent last week in Alaska and the amount of fish he brought back home has filled my freezer to capacity. There are so many new recipes that I can't wait to try, now that I have my hands on this abundance!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Pulled Pork Tacos

Crunchy Pulled Pork Tacos - get the recipe at
Crisp pulled pork, sweet and spicy barbecue sauce, and plenty of cheese are stuffed into crunchy taco shells to make some of the best tacos I've ever tasted! Taco shells are awesome to have on hand for quick and easy dinners. You can stuff them with almost anything and have an easy dinner in a crunchy "wrap" in minutes. Just about any leftover works when it's held in a crispy taco. And yes, my kids have tried stuffing taco shells with almost everything.

I'm partnering with Safeway and Old El Paso today to tell you about our favorite new tacos. Pulled pork is my go-to main dish for so many reasons: it can be made in the crockpot, it easily feeds a crowd, it makes spectacular leftovers, it can be used in countless ways! Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Barbecue Sundaes, Filthy BurgersPulled Pork Enchiladas, Pulled Pork Taquitos, tossed with taco salad, served with potatoes or rice.

I started piling leftover pulled pork on our nachos a while back and my kids frequently request Pulled Pork Nachos for lunch when we have pulled pork in the fridge. The other day, when I was starting to make lunch, my eye fell on the boxes of taco shells in the pantry. I couldn't resist trying out an idea for pulled pork tacos. And let me tell you, Pulled Pork Tacos are a great idea.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Rosemary Potato Skillet with Bacon and Fresh Corn

Rosemary Potato Skillet with Bacon and Fresh Corn - get the recipe at

The first time I made this recipe, I was inspired by fresh corn that my sister brought to me along with an abundance of rosemary from her garden. It turned out so well, I've been making this simple skillet dish a few times a summer since then, pretty much every time I have fresh corn in the house. I make this with canned and frozen corn as well, but it truly shines with the fresh corn.

This Rosemary Potato Skillet with Bacon and Fresh Corn dish was our dinner a few nights ago. I had originally planned to make some chicken to go along with this. However, it tasted so good when I sampled it; the kids and I polished this off and called it dinner. I absolutely love easy, one dish meals like this one.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Weekly Meal Plan for August 24 - August 30

Weekly Meal Plan featuring recipe for Skillet French Onion Chicken, Sausage Pasta Skillet, Pan Fried Italian Chicken Thighs, One Pan Tuscan Pork Chops, BLT Pizza, Slow Baked Potatoes and Chicken Skillet, Loaded Baked Potato Salad, No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Tart, and No Churn Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Happy Saturday! I'm sharing a great new Meal Plan this morning to help you put delicious food on your dinner table this week with as little stress as possible. I hope that these recipes inspire you, as you answer the never-ending question, "What's for Dinner?" I would love to know if you try a new recipe this week!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Zucchini Snack Cake with Orange Glaze

Zucchini Snack Cake - get the recipe at
Zucchini Snack Cake with Orange Glaze is a fluffy yellow cake with specks of zucchini throughout and a hint of orange flavor. This time of year, the zucchini is in abundance and there is endless potential for using this bountiful vegetable. Today, I’d like to introduce you to zucchini cake.