Ingredient: ground black pepper

5-Minute Smoky Chipotle Salsa

5-Minute Smoky Chipotle Salsa

I will never be ashamed about eating store bought salsa. There is always a MINIMUM of 2-3 varieties in my fridge/pantry at all times. Chunky, smooth, mango, black bean, I like them all. BUT, there is something extra special about making your own salsa. And […]

Easy Slow Cooker Butter Chicken

Easy Slow Cooker Butter Chicken

Recreate your favorite Indian takeout meal with this easy Slow Cooker Butter Chicken. Indian cooking can be intimidating to first timers. But, don’t be! Once you have a few staple spices in your pantry, you’ll find yourself making it more and more. And this Butter […]

15-Minute Sesame Noodles

15-Minute Sesame Noodles

Need a quick dinner? 15-Minute Sesame Noodles to the rescue. In less time than it takes for you to cook up some pasta, you can mix up an easy asian-inspired, sesame sauce. Even better, I always have the sauce ingredients on hand! No last minute […]

Creamy Dreamy Mushroom Fettuccine

Creamy Dreamy Mushroom Fettuccine

This pasta recipe is creamy, comforting, and even slightly romantic food at its finest. In the time it takes to boil water and cook pasta, you can make the easy mushroom cream sauce. If you’re looking for a meal that’s on the lighter side, keep […]

Healthy Chicken Tenders – Air Fryer or Oven

Healthy Chicken Tenders – Air Fryer or Oven

Hi, I’m Kathleen. I am and always will be obsessed with chicken fingers, tenders, and nuggets. Fun fact: in college (although I did cook for myself often), frozen chicken nuggets were one of my favorite pre or post bar fuel snacks. And I may have […]

Spicy Black Pepper Shrimp Udon

Spicy Black Pepper Shrimp Udon

I love takeout just as much as the next person, but sometimes you crave something homemade. I have good news. Not only do these stir fried shrimp udon noodles use almost entire pantry ingredients, but they come together in less than 30 minutes. That’s even […]

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup is a staple recipe you need in your arsenal. A warm and comforting soup with Mexican-inspired flavors. Slight smokiness from the fire roasted tomatoes, corn, and spices. And just the right amount of kick from the cayenne pepper and diced […]

Chili Lime Tilapia

Chili Lime Tilapia

Chili Lime Tilapia is your weeknight dinner solution. Tilapia fillets are glazed with an easy chili lime marinade and then baked for just 12 minutes. A perfect, quick weeknight dinner for two. After a long day at work, you just want to get dinner on […]

Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip

Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip

As we say goodbye to summer, we enter another very exciting season – tailgate season. I am not known to be in the know about football. Don’t ask me questions about which players I like or which are the best teams in the league. What […]

Balsamic Skirt Steak with Basil Chimichurri

Balsamic Skirt Steak with Basil Chimichurri

When I manage to wake up early enough, one of my favorite weekend morning activities is visiting the farmers market. I love wandering down the rows and rows of colorful, local, in season produce. It’s like a game picking out new things to experiment with. […]

Easy Cheesy Overnight Egg Bake

Easy Cheesy Overnight Egg Bake

I’ve got the perfect weekend breakfast (or add some mimosas and you’ve got brunch) recipe for you. Using just a few simple ingredients – we’re even using store bough hash browns to really up the easy factor. But to take the easy factor to the […]

Chicken Gyro Salad

Chicken Gyro Salad

This salad has the 3 F’s I demand any salad to have. Filling, Fresh, and Flavorful. All the flavors of a gyro that we all know and love, but in salad form so we feel a little bit better about it. This Tzatziki is so […]

Instant Pot Creamy Tuscan Chicken Pasta

Instant Pot Creamy Tuscan Chicken Pasta

This pasta is a real winner. Super easy to come together. The pasta and chicken cook together in the Instant Pot (in chicken broth to really amp up the flavor), then all you need to do is stir in the remaining ingredients. Just one pot […]

Instant Pot BBQ Chicken Wings

Instant Pot BBQ Chicken Wings

If Monday’s Instant Pot Salsa Chicken recipe convinced you to bust out your IP, or even take the plunge and buy one, then I have another recipe for you to try out. I used to always make my chicken wings in the oven and it […]