Crockpot Tri-Tip Tacos

  I saw tri-tip on sale at our grocery store and decided to give it a try. First we marinated it and then put it on the grill. And it caught on fire! haha it was still way yummy after we cut off all the burnt edges. So I figured that that probably wasn’t the best way to cook it with the marinade I had tried. The next time I got it I forgot about the “fire incident” and tried it again…same thing happened! So the next time I tried the crockpot. And boy was it good! We just ate …

Crock Pot Teriyaki Chicken

I had spent the whole day swimming with my kids and realized when we got home at 3 that I needed to have dinner ready by 6:00 when the husband walked in the door. This dinner totally pulled through for me and my husband was shocked that I had made the sauce from scratch! EASY Crockpot Teriyaki Chicken adapted from: Scattered thoughts of a Crafty Mom 4 chicken breasts 3/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup soy sauce 6 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon pepper 4 1/2 teaspoons corn starch 4 1/2 teaspoons water cooked …

Honey Lime Enchiladas

These enchiladas are a favorite in our house! And after I make them my husband takes the left over s to work the next day or two! They are yummy and even my little boys ask for seconds! Honey-Lime Chicken Enchiladas 1/4 cup honey (heaping) 2 teaspoons chili powder 2 large chicken breasts, cooked and shredded 12 corn tortillas 1/4 cup lime juice 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 cups shredded mexican cheese 1 cup heavy cream 1 large can of green enchilada sauce (my favorite is macayo’s) 1 Tablespoon cooking oil Combine honey, lime juice, chili powder and garlic in …

Bacon Carbonara

Bacon Carbonara

This dish was a step up from your regular ol’ spagetti or alfredo from a jar pasta dish. But it totally a good week day meal. The sauce is creamy and extra delicious! I didn’t add any chicken to mine, but I am sure it would be great with it too! Bacon Carbonara sauce:4 eggs1/2 cup cream2/3 cup parmesan (plus extra to sprinkle on top!)1 teaspoon died parsley1 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon pepper1/2 teaspoon Red Pepper flakes (be very careful with this one! I added too much my first time and it was almost unedible! If serving kids I would only …

Chicken and Mango Kabobs

The other night for dinner I decided to do a kabob night for dinner. It was something different and the kids thought it was fun to eat! The chicken and mango kabobs were some of my favorite kabobs I have ever had! Chicken and Mango Kabobs (adapted from Williams and Sonoma) 6 Tablespoons Olive oil 1/4 cup lime juice 1 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 Tablespoons sugar 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast (cut into small 1- inch cubes) 3 ripe (but still firm) mangoes (cute into 2-inch cubes) In a bowl wisk together …