CHICKEN AND RICE CASSEROLE

Recently, I cooked a spatchcock chicken on the smoker. It was delicious but it was way more than two people could possibly eat. We had sandwiches the next day but the beloved put his foot down on having chicken for the third day in a row. This is usually the situation with any leftovers we…

SUMMER PASTA

Originally posted on parsley thyme & limoncello:
If you are looking for a quick, easy, and delicious meal, then look no further. This is it! ?   Nothing goes better in the summer than fresh, home-grown tomatoes and basil. It’s one of our favorite combinations. I first had something similar to this in California many…

BOILED PEANUTS

It’s one of those things you either love or hate! My family LOVES them! As I was making these, our daughter came in the front door and before she even closed the door she exclaimed, “I smell boiled peanuts!!” Before you panic, it’s not a bad smell, just one that is easily recognized. Recently, I…

GRILLED CHICKEN SHAWARMA with YOGURT SAUCE

If you could choose, which would you prefer? A slice of deli meat between two pieces of bread or juicy, flavorful, grilled chicken layered in pita bread with fresh veggies and a creamy yogurt sauce? This is a no-brainer for me and in the time it takes to grill the chicken you can have a…

QUICK PICKLED BEETS

Recently, our oldest daughter returned from a mini-vacation to North Carolina. She is my “foodie” daughter, and we are always looking for something new and delicious to share. While she wasn’t able to get the recipe for these pickled beets, I decided to come up with something that sounded like what she had eaten. This…