Crockpot Fajita Shredded Chicken

This recipe is so simple. The crockpot does all of the work! Just throw everything in the crockpot in the morning, forget about it all day, shred the chicken and boom, you’ve got perfect taco meat. Bonus: Get my homemade tortilla recipe here. I came up with this recipe last night using what I happened to…

Frying Pan Chicken

Frying pans. Who knew? Meet your new favorite chicken recipe! I am so excited to share this delicious, easy dish with you all. I created this dish for Disney Dinners: Tangled, determined to come up with something tasty that’s served in a frying pan. I’ve since made this at least a dozen times and it’s…

Orange Whole Grilled Chicken

Is there anything more fun than putting a whole chicken on the grill? I absolutely love buying whole chickens – this beauty cost me just $4 – but when the temperature starts rising, I don’t want to run my oven for an hour and a half to make my beloved Roasted Chicken. So I ask…

Homemade Fairytale Pumpkin Purée

Making homemade pumpkin purée might just be my new favorite thing to do in the kitchen. Not only is it incredibly fun (and thrifty!) but also makes the house smell amazing. It only takes about 15 minutes of hands-on time to get the best tasting pumpkin purée of your life. Are you ready? I know…

Mango Spring Rolls

I love making spring rolls. They’re so fun! These mango spring rolls have fresh mango and red bell pepper, shredded carrots, leaf lettuce, cool vermicelli, basil and mint. What’s not to love? Dip them in my favorite peanut sauce and you’ll be swooning! I especially love to make these during parties where appetizers tend to…

Spinach and Blackberry Salad

I served this dish as the first course at Disney Dinners: Haunted Mansion topped with Ghost Hand Pies. If you’re not adding buttery, cheesy hand pies on top, feel free to throw in bread crumbs or a nice goat cheese. Spinach and Blackberry Salad 6 cups baby spinach 2 pints blackberries 2 plums, cut into eight…

Watermelon Feta Checkerboard Salad

A whimsical summertime salad This is a great way to impress you guests! There’s just something about watermelon, mint, and feta cheese. I grow English mint in my garden and just swoon over this flavor combination. As for the balsamic reduction, you can either reduce balsamic vinegar in a saucepan over medium heat or buy a…

Mediterranean Crockpot Chicken

Looking for an easy slow cooker chicken recipe that’s fancy enough for company? You’ve found it! Let me start by saying: I am not a big slow cooker person, but I vowed to use my slow cooker more this summer, when I don’t want to stand outside and grill nor heat up my house with…

Gazpacho

What, pray tell, is more refreshing on a hot summer day than a bowl of gazpacho? The Spanish no-cook dish is perfect for summertime when tomatoes are in season and you can’t be bothered to heat the house with the oven. It’s common to use soaked, leftover bread as an ingredient blended into gazpacho but…

Kissing Cherries Chicken

Airline chicken topped with the most incredible cherry sauce over a bed of rosemary roasted potatoes  This dish is a winner. If you’re looking for the perfect summertime chicken dish, you’ve come to the right place. (Technically, you could make this all winter with high-quality frozen cherries, if your heart desires.) Here a fresh cherry sauce is spooned…

Peach Burrata Salad

There are few things as wonderful as fresh peaches in the South. I brought these beauties back from Vogel Orchard in Fredericksburg, which is known for their incredible peach season, and couldn’t wait to play with them at the lake house this weekend. I made this gorgeous salad for dinner with my mom along with…

Mexican Zucchini

The perfect summer side dish! I love recipes that don’t require any measuring. That’s my favorite way to cook! This dish is crunchy, flavorful, and refreshing on a warm day. It also looks damn fun! Zucchini is peeled into ribbons and tossed with freshly squeezed lime juice, chili powder, salt, and pepper. That’s it! Raw…