Definitely the most popular, and quite possibly the tastiest recipe on the blog so far has been Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa. It was one of the first truly healthy recipes I attempted, and it inspired me to keep trying healthier options. I realized just how quick and easy salmon is to prepare, and now I’ve found a new delicious flavor combination! Apple & Horseradish Glazed Salmon. YUM.
We have a favorite pizza joint in STL, Katie’s Pizzaria. They have the best fried ravioli you will ever ever ever have. If you’re in Saint Louis, you have to give them a try. They also have delicious pizza. My favorite has always been the Apple & Prosciutto Pizza. There’s just something about the salty flavor mixing with the sweetness of the apples. Delicious.
When I think of lemon chicken, I think of the TV show Everybody Loves Raymond. Lemon chicken was the one dish Debra, Raymond’s wife, could cook and she made it often. It was talked about so many times on that show; I decided to make it for my family. I don’t remember which recipe I tried, but let’s just say it didn’t end well. I wondered why lemon chicken was such a big deal and never tried it again. That is until…
I have always loved seafood, especially salmon and tilapia, but have never cooked it until recently. I’ve been trying to make healthier dishes lately, and its always a plus when they are easy as well. This dish blew me away. Prep time and cook time COMBINED…it took 15 minutes. Combined!!! I’m in love.
I never realized how flavorful pears could be until mom made her Almond & Pear Tart earlier this year. Since then, I’ve been hooked. Good pears are so juicy and delicious, they don’t need much help in showing off their flavor. Simply drizzling with balsamic, crumbled honey feta, and honey roasted sunflower nuts. So so good.
I’m so excited to announce a new series here on the blog! I’ve partnered with one of my very favorite bloggers, Meg from The Housewife in Training Files to create The Rookie Housewife Cooking Series (see what we did there? haha) Meg picked sweet potatoes as our ingredient…and then we both created a recipe based off of that. Since this was our first time trying this, we only chose 1 required ingredient. We might make it harder in the future…you’ll have to stay tuned!
I had to try this a couple times to get it right, and I think I’ve found the perfect combination. I love the light and fluffy texture, and the berry flavor really shines through. I used only blackberries in the mousse and topped with raspberries, making a great pairing. If you want the mousse to be a bit more tart, you could do half raspberries, half blackberries in the mousse. Both ways are great!
I love all of my mom’s home cooking…but I have a couple favorites. Some that never ever disappoint are her Creamy Chicken Soup, Spaghetti and Meatballs, and Sherry Chicken. I literally crave them all the time. And then there is her Baked Chicken Salad Pie.
Mom adapted this recipe The Blue Owl Restaurant & Bakery in Kimmswick, MO (Missouri does have a few perks)…and it is one of my all-time favorite meals. Its cozy, hearty, and just feels like home.
I got this recipe from my friend Chris at work. His wife reads the blog (HI JULIA!) and they were so sweet to think of me with this drink. This was Chris’s grandma’s SECRET recipe for the perfect bloody mary. We are all very very lucky to be in on the secret! I followed it exactly, and I hope his grandma would be proud of how they turned out. It really is the most delicious bloody mary I have ever tasted!