Roasted Chicken Brie & Tomato Panini

While stocking my new kitchen when I moved, I found one of those on-the-counter grills on sale, and I just had to get it. While I’m still mastering some of the grilling techniques on it, I have learned how to get the beautiful grill marks on a panini. This sandwich turned out to be delicious….

Smoked Three Bean & Tri-Colored Pepper Chicken Chili

I ate chili for the first time at the age of 20 years old. Wendy’s was the chef, and my college roommate insisted it was the best. Having been scared of the meat & bean concoction up until that point in my life, I had decided to trust her. Good thing I did because chili…

Mexican Fiesta Enchiladas

I was living in my first apartment, sub-terrain unit #8, and a good friend and I decided we were going to tackle a Mexican dinner in my little galley kitchen. It was so little, when you opened the refrigerator, you could not get through as the door touched the opposite counter. None the less, we…

Parmesan Chicken with Tomato Balsamic Angel Hair

Ina Garten makes an incredible breaded chicken, and then tops it with fresh greens, homemade lemon vinaigrette and freshly shaved parmesan. I love making this dish on a warm spring day. I wanted to create a heartier meal though with her chicken for a cozy winter night. Hope this Chicken Parmesan warms up your evening!…

A Michigan Fall Chicken Dinner

After living in Michigan all my life, I moved to Florida in mid-September. Despite the 85+ degree weather outside, I was desperate for a fall meal. With fresh apples on my counter, I started cooking. Below is what I ended up creating, and it was delicious! Ingredients¬† 4 Skinless Boneless Chicken Breasts 4 Apples, skin…

Not Scary Seafood Paella

So tonight I had my parents, brother & sister-in-law over for dinner. It was the first official dinner I’ve cooked for all of them together in my new home. As such, I wanted to do something special. After searching for something new and exciting, I came up with the idea of making paella. It’s the…