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Peach BBQ Sauce with Bourbon is sweet and tangy, flavored with jalapeno pepper and sweet onion. This sauce is great slathered on chicken, pork chops, ribs, or even grilled salmon.

Peach BBQ Sauce

Peach BBQ Sauce with Bourbon is sweet and tangy, flavored with jalapeno pepper and sweet onion. This sauce is great slathered on chicken, pork chops, ribs, or even grilled salmon. Barbecue is a religion in the South. We take it seriously, and it’s a noun, not a verb. You cook barbecue, you don’t barbecue. And …

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Large pot of Southwest Chicken Soup with a spoonful over the pot.

Southwest Chicken Soup

Southwest Chicken Soup with jalapeno peppers, Anaheim peppers, and Monterey Jack cheese. It’s a little spicy and but light and nutritious! You’ll love how easy this spicy Southwest Chicken Soup is! There is a bit of chopping with the vegetables, but you can knock that out in about 20 minutes. Then you just put it …

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A white bowl of homemade taco seasoning on a cutting board.

Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe

Homemade Taco Seasoning made with chili powder, onion powder, garlic and other spices is a versatile seasoning mix to have on hand, not just for tacos but for any type of roasted or grilled meat. Try this easy version and get rid of the packet for good! When you’re ready to make tacos, the last …

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fish with apricot chili glaze

Apricot-Chili Glazed Fish

This apricot-chili glazed fish is tangy enough for adults but sweet enough to be kid-friendly. It’s super easy to make and great for a dinner party! Do you make New Year’s resolutions? I do, every year. Sometimes I’m successful, sometimes not. This year I’ve stayed away from my traditional ones of eating better, exercising more, …

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Baked Shrimp Scampi

Baked Shrimp Scampi

Baked shrimp scampi with garlic, butter, and fresh herbs is simple and a great make ahead dinner recipe! When we have folks over for dinner, I like to use recipes that I can make ahead of time so that cooking during the time guests are here is minimal. For that reason, I tend to use …

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Balsamic Roasted Chicken

Chicken is a go-to weeknight dish for many busy moms, and keeping it from becoming boring can be something of a challenge. This recipe is easy to prepare but the complexity of flavors will delight your family and even make for great leftovers. I like to use a whole cut-up chicken, but have also used …

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Brisket

Oven-Roasted Brisket

Oven-Roasted Brisket is braised in the oven, low and slow, with onions, garlic, and beef broth. It’s tender and full of flavor! When I ask for dinner suggestions from the men in my family, beef is almost always at the top of the list: ribeyes on the grill, hamburgers, pot roast, short ribs—pretty much any …

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Chicken with 40 cloves of garlic—the garlic is mellow and lends wonderful flavor to the slow cooked chicken!

Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

Chicken with 40 cloves of garlic—the garlic mellows in the oven and lends wonderful, rich flavor to the slow-cooked chicken! When you tell someone you’re about to serve Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic, you see their eyes immediately widen and you can imagine their thoughts…I won’t be able to talk to anyone for days…40 …

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Easy Ribs

Easy Ribs

Easy ribs baked low and slow in the oven with a barbecue rub. These are fall-apart tender and so easy! Your family will love these ribs! There are few things better than ribs cooked all day in the smoker, low and slow with applewood chips, until they fall off the bone and fill your palate …

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Fried Rice

Fried Rice

Fried rice that you can make at home! It’s easier and better than take-out and you can add vegetables as you want! Take-out fried rice is often greasy–it is fried, after all–and tasteless. But even bad fried rice is still usually consumed by the non-discriminating palates around here. And sometimes, take-out is not available or …

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Easy Chicken in Garlic Sauce with sherry and soy is fast and healthy!

Chicken in Garlic Sauce

Easy Chicken in Garlic Sauce with sherry and soy is fast and healthy! Hints of Asian flavor with just a little sweetness make this chicken good enough for your regular menu rotation! Chicken, chicken, chicken. Blah, blah, blah. It’s healthy but boring. My family loves fried chicken, but of course, we can’t eat fried chicken …

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