Ham & Gruyere Stuffing

It is full swing holiday season and no one wants to have the same exact meal at each gathering. While there is a basic structure (potatoes, rolls, stuffing, gravy, green bean casserole, etc.) of sides to go with the extra special centerpiece of a whole turkey, ham or other larger cut of meat, you don’tContinue reading “Ham & Gruyere Stuffing”

Bacon & Blue Cheese Burgers

Burgers are a staple in our home – typically we have at least one every week. It is just so much fun to see what combination of ingredients I can come up with week after week. And the whole family loves a burger – so I have plenty of willing taste-testers. Recently I decided toContinue reading “Bacon & Blue Cheese Burgers”

Chicken Noodle Salad

Oh these hotter days at the end of summer, I start to look for ways to limit the stove use at the hottest part of the day. I love a cold salad that can have the cooked components that can be made in the morning, so that they fully cool before combining them for theContinue reading “Chicken Noodle Salad”

Ginger Peanut Lime Dressing

Making my own dressings and sauces is always fun for me. I love trying to create flavor combinations and profiles to match the ingredients in the dish I am making. Sometimes it is just that the dish needs a sauce component and other times the sauce or dressing becomes the key component to it all.Continue reading “Ginger Peanut Lime Dressing”

Lemon Basil Shrimp & Rice

Quick meals are what Homemade on a Weeknight is all about. This recipe basically only takes as long as it takes to make the rice and you are ready to serve it up. Lemon Basil Shrimp & Rice has got an incredible flavor profile, the whole family is going to love it. It is aContinue reading “Lemon Basil Shrimp & Rice”

Jalapeno Dill Dressing

Making my own dressings has been something I wanted to do for years but could never figure out what the secret taste was for creamy dressings. And then one day it hit me – CHIVES! That’s what makes it have that perfect harmony. So now I play with variations of the my ranch dressing recipeContinue reading “Jalapeno Dill Dressing”

Jalapeno Popper Chicken Wraps

Wraps are so good for combining different flavor profiles because you can mash it all together to really taste it all. Chicken is a great protein to carry the flavors of jalapeno, and cream cheese that you expect from Jalapeno Poppers. Adding in the bacon, ranch and cheddar cheese make from a delicious and easyContinue reading “Jalapeno Popper Chicken Wraps”

Black Bean Salad #summersalads

If you need a simple summer salad that goes with just about any protein made in just about any style of cooking, then you have come to the right place! Black Bean Salad is so simple to make yet so tasty. The great thing about the simplicity flavors in this side dish make it aContinue reading “Black Bean Salad #summersalads”

Honey Lime Vinaigrette

I have moved to making all of my own dressings recently. Mostly it’s because I don’t want all the junk that they put in it to make it able to sit on a shelf for months. But also it is because you can really taste the difference in using fresh ingredients versus additives. Which isContinue reading “Honey Lime Vinaigrette”

Chicken Peanut Noodles

I cannot stress enough how much flavor is added when to take the extra effort to marinate meats. This recipe is no different – the marinade on this chicken really makes the whole dish work. Chicken Peanut Noodles is a delicious combination of a marinated and grilled chicken and a simple peanut dressing over noodles.Continue reading “Chicken Peanut Noodles”

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