Easy Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry

Easy Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry - A healthy 30 minute meal pack with flavor! Skip the take-out, this is so much better.

Easy chicken and broccoli stir fry is a healthy meal that can be on the table in 30 minutes. This recipe packs a flavorful and nutritious punch! It comes together incredibly fast and the vegetables are easily interchangeable. The sauce is lip smacking good! So skip the take-out and make this easy chicken and broccoli stir fry at home tonight. Easy Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry Heat the olive oil in a large heavy skillet.  Add the broccoli and peppers, saute for about 5 minutes. Remove the broccoli and peppers. Add the remaining oil and chicken, saute for about 3-4 minutes on each side. When chicken is done add the garlic,...

Savory Parmesan Rosemary Shortbread

Savory Parmesan Rosemary Shortbread - Fresh rosemary, parmesan cheese and loads of fresh cracked black pepper make this the perfect cocktail appetizer or just a snack.

Savory parmesan rosemary shortbread is tender, buttery, and exploding with cheesy herb flavor. Fresh rosemary, parmesan cheese and loads of fresh cracked black pepper make this the perfect cocktail appetizer or just as a snack. We couldn’t keep our hands out of the jar, even if we weren’t holding a cocktail in the other hand. Savory Parmesan Rosemary Shortbread Unfortunately, this shortbread is super easy to prepare. Beat the butter until creamy. Add the remaining ingredients and beat until it comes together in a ball.  Roll into a 10″ log and wrap tightly in plastic wrap. Freeze for at least 30 minutes or refrigerate for several hours. We refrigerate overnight,...

The Secrets To Amazing Smoked Chicken Wings Every Time

Amazing Smoked Chicken Wings - The Secrets to making amazingly delicious smoked wings with step by step instructions. These will be a smashing success at any kind of get-together. MUST TRY!

Smoked chicken wings … really? Yes. Heartedly YES! Emphatically YES! One of the first and most basic secrets about delicious chicken wings is that you can, indeed, smoke them. Most people will either fry or bake their chicken wings and they, more often than not, are good. Nothing wrong with a plate full of fried up wings. But if you’re interested in an entirely new flavor profile to your wings, if you want to blow away your guests at the next get-together at your house, please read on. I guarantee that if you follow these very basic steps, you will amaze them and they will clamor for more. It’s so...

Alabama White BBQ Sauce – Elevate Your BBQ To The Next Level

Alabama White BBQ Sauce - Perfect for any smoked meat, but you MUST TRY them on smoked wings!

White BBQ sauce?  There are so many regional sauces that offer different flavors. You have Kansas City BBQ sauce which is thick and tangy, slightly sweet. You have South Carolina sauces that offer a mustard base type sauce. In North Carolina, they’re proud of their strong vinegary thin sauce, perfect for a pig pick’in. There is Memphis style, Texas style … on and on. So what is this white BBQ sauce? Hello, Alabama! Alabama white BBQ sauce was introduced by none other than Big Bob Gibson in Decatur, Alabama. It is tangy, it is peppery, and it is good. It’s good on anything and it’s easy to make. But it is...

Healthy Marinated Fresh Vegetable Salad

Healthy Marinated Fresh Vegetable Salad - Quick and easy to make-ahead!  Healthy, crunchy, fresh vegetables tossed in a vinaigrette make this salad recipe ideal for your 4th of July gathering.

Healthy marinated fresh vegetable salad is ideal for everyday casual dining or outdoor entertaining. Quick and easy to prepare ahead. A perfect balance of fresh flavors and textures, it’s one of my personal favs! Healthy, crunchy, fresh vegetables tossed in a vinaigrette make this salad recipe ideal for your 4th of July gathering. Healthy Marinated Fresh Vegetable Salad Prep the tomatoes, broccoli, bell pepper, carrots, and cauliflower.  Toss them in a large mixing bowl. Add the vinaigrette ingredients to a jar with a tight-fitting lid or small mixing bowl and shake or whisk to combine. Pour the vinaigrette over the vegetables and toss to coat evenly. Cover and refrigerate overnight. A cool,...

Lemon Cheesecake Shortbread Bars

Lemon Cheesecake Shortbread Bars - These bars are delightfully tangy, sweet, cool, creamy, and oh so divine! A lemon lover's dream treat.

Lemon cheesecake shortbread bars a perfect spring or summer treat. These bars are delightfully tangy, sweet, cool, creamy, and oh so divine! A lemon lover’s dream treat. A buttery shortbread crust topped with creamy lemon cheesecake and a lemon streusel topping. Perfection! This dessert actually received several “oh my gosh” comments after the first bite. Lemon Cheesecake Shortbread Bars Make the shortbread crust first and bake while you prepare the other layers. The shortbread is just flour, powdered sugar, butter and a little salt processed in a food processor. Press into a prepared baking pan. Prepare the lemon streusel topping and place in the refrigerator until ready to use. Then make...

Best Ever Grilled Chicken Marinade

Best Ever Grilled Chicken Marinade - This marinade imparts the ultimate flavor experience and produces a juicy tender piece of grilled chicken. Be sure to add this to your 4th of July menu.

The best ever grilled chicken marinade recipe by far! For years we used Dale’s Steak Seasoning and then switched to Moore’s Original Marinade for the lower sodium content. I would mix those marinades with bottled Italian dressing and just go with it. Why not make a homemade version, right? Please don’t let the ingredient list frighten you away. I PROMISE this is the best marinade you will ever try and it’s super easy. It is 100 times better than any store-bought kind. Best Ever Grilled Chicken Marinade This marinade imparts the ultimate flavor experience and produces a juicy tender piece of grilled chicken. We grill year round and this chicken...

Southern Yellow Squash Casserole

Southern Yellow Squash Casserole - CRAZY delicious! Creamy, cheesy, easy side dish for any meal.

Southern yellow squash casserole is a go-to side dish for any meal. Put that summer squash to use in this delicious recipe. Creamy, cheesy, easy and crazy good! Even my husband who doesn’t like squash loves this dish. It’s sure to please all diners at the table. Southern Yellow Squash Casserole Saute the onions and squash in the butter until tender. Season generously with salt and pepper. I personally think you almost can’t add too much pepper to squash.  Once the squash is tender add in the garlic, saute another 2-3 minutes. Mix the sour cream, cream of celery soup, cheese, additional salt, and pepper to taste in a small bowl. Place...

Iced Cinnamon Macchiato

Iced Cinnamon Macchiato - Beat the heat, save money with my copycat version of Starbucks Iced Cinnamon Macchiato!

Beat the heat and save money with a homemade iced cinnamon macchiato! Macchiatos are so easy to make at home. You will almost wish you didn’t know how. Macchiatos are a layered espresso drink that starts with flavored syrup, ice, milk, espresso and another layer of syrup if desired. Iced Cinnamon Machiatto This iced cinnamon macchiato uses a simple homemade cinnamon syrup. Add the sugars and water to a saucepan. Whisk until the sugars are dissolved. Add the cinnamon sticks and simmer for 10 minutes on low heat. Remove from the heat, add the vanilla extract. That’s it, simple right? Store in an airtight jar or bottle in the refrigerator...

Fast And Easy Shrimp Piccata

Fast & Easy Shrimp Piccata - It's on the table in under 30 minutes. Shrimp sauteed in a lemon-butter-caper sauce. It's fresh, bursting with flavor and comes together fast.

Shrimp Piccata will become your new favorite go-to weeknight meal. It’s on the table in under 30 minutes. Shrimp sauteed in a lemon-butter-caper sauce. Serve over your favorite pasta, you can’t go wrong. It’s fresh, bursting with flavor and comes together fast. Fast and Easy Shrimp Piccata Start boiling the pasta according to the package directions.(reserve 1/4-1/2 cup of the pasta water) In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, and pepper.  Toss the shrimp in the flour mixture. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt 3 tablespoons of butter. Add the shrimp to the skillet and saute one for one minute each side. Don’t overcrowd the pan. You might...