Tomato Gratin

This is a custom French summer dish that I tweaked slightly. The entire thing cost me $4 to make $2 for a French Baguette and $2 for some tomatoes. Easy, cheap and delicious ?! Okay now! This is also perfect for warming up at work for leftovers! The bread stays crispy and it tastes amazing!…

Oven ‘Fried’ Chicken

It’s crispy, its crunchy…you’ll hate that its soo good! This is an easy recipe to make on the week day or weekend and enjoy with family! Ingredients 1-2 cups flour 2 cups Italian bread crumbs ( I used Kroger brand) Chicken legs, thighs or breast 1 stick butter 3 eggs 2 TBSP milk 1 TBSP…

Alfredo Sauce

This is probably the greatest thing I learned to cook! Its simple, delicious and fancy as all get out. Ingredients: 1 stick of butter 1/2 cup heavy cream 1/2 cup Parmesan Parsley chopped Salt/Pepper Instructions: Melt your butter in a skillet, be sure to not let it brown. Once the butter becomes frothy, add in…

Creamy tomato sauce pasta

This was a last minute…what do I have in my fridge to make something delicious. Cooking takes about in total 25 minutes, 30 including prep. Ingredients (These ingredients are for a 1-2 person serving) 1  chicken breast 1/2 package of Farfalle 4 TBSP of Cream Cheese 1 1/2-2 cups of tomato juice 1 cup cherry…

Stuffed Mushrooms

When one finds mushrooms discounted for a $1.00 at Kroger, you need to find something to make and I decided to make stuffed mushrooms. First time making them and they were just bliss. Perfect for any occasion and sure to impress your family and friends! Ingredients Baby bella mushrooms 1 half sweet onion 1/2 cup…

Baked pears with goat cheese, honey and almonds

Looking for a lil sweet and savory dessert, that is guilt free and easy to make? Ingredients 2-3 pears whole Spreadable goat cheese 2 TBSP honey Candied almonds (I found these in Kroger in the salad section!) Instructions Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Start by slicing your pears length wise in thin slices, about…

Mushroom and zucchini orzo

This is a simple side dish or a meal in itself. Easy to make within 15 minutes, delicious and keeps well!   Ingredients 1 1/2 cup orzo 3 cups chicken stock (if youre vegetarian you can use vegetable stock or water) 1 medium zucchini, finely chopped 1 cup finely chopped mushrooms Fresh herbs (I used…

Pork tenderloin wrapped in Serrano ham

This pork tenderloin looks fancy and hard, but I swear its easier than you think. A delicious meal and only takes 30 min? I mean who wouldn’t want to try this?! Ingredients 1 lb pork tenderloin 4 strips of Serrano ham (can also use prosciutto, bacon, probably even turkey bacon!…the Serrano ham was on sale…

Mediterranean vegetable soup

A delicious light meal that’s easy to make and stores well! Ingredients 2 cans of diced tomatoes 2 cups chopped celery 1-2 cans of cannellini beans 2-3 large carrots chopped 1 zucchini 1 summer squash 1 medium sweet onion, diced 1 cup chopped kale 2 cups vegetable stock 2 cups tomato juice 2 TBSP olive…

Strawberries and Cream pie

Ingredients 3/4 cup  finely diced strawberries, plus some for garnish 2 cups heavy whipping cream Graham cracker pie crust, make your own…or I got a pre-made one for 85 cents at Aldi. 1 package of cream cheese, softened 2/3 cup sugar 1/2 cup  powdered sugar Instructions Start by creating a thick whip cream. You will …