Baked Falafel

Baked Falafel

We are big falafel fans! It is fun street food that feels like a very light, but still substantial meal. It also is so versatile that we never really get sick of it: Good on salads, sandwiches, pitas, rice bowls, etc. Falafel is a go-to at our favorite local restaurant (also where they have the […]

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THE BEST Chipotle Chicken Marinade

THE BEST chipotle chicken marinade! Everyone will ask you for this recipe! It is perfect for jazzing up your summer grilled chicken. Chipotle peppers in adobo give this easy marinade a hot and smoky kick.

Our favorite marinade for grilled chicken! This is a very easy recipe that also feels really special and unique. It’s a go-to for summer get-togethers because it’s easy to make a huge batch and people LOVE IT. Every time I’ve made this for people, they have asked for the recipe. Which I think is the […]

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Basil Cream Sauce

For as much as I love every individual ingredient in pesto, combine them all together and it is just a BIG swing and a miss for me. I’m pretty sure it’s a texture thing. I want it to be creamy! but it is always sort of gritty and I don’t want grit on my pasta. […]

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Sloppy Joes (from scratch!)

Let’s take a minute to acknowledge the sheer quantity of sloppy joes we have consumed in the Jackson household this summer in pursuit of the perfect joe. IT HAS BEEN A LOT. I would say we are bordering on being joe-d out, but I just don’t think that’s possible. Sloppy joes are the perfect summer […]

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Mexican Chicken Stew

Mexican Chicken Stew | Chicken thighs get baked with pinto beans and salsa in a Dutch oven for easy, hearty Mexican comfort food.

Something about summertime makes me crave all the mexi-style comfort food. Maybe because Mexican is so fresh while still being a filling, comforting meal. Maybe because we now have air conditioning so effective that it has me reaching for foods that are HOT even on 80 degree days. Whatever the reason, this Mexican chicken stew […]

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Coconut Curry Mini Meatballs

Mini Curry Turkey Meatballs in Ginger-Coconut Sauce | An easy recipe for curry turkey meatballs cooked in decadent coconut cream with stir fried veggies. These meatballs are so simple and quick to make - they’re ready in under an hour. Stir in chopped cilantro and lime juice for a weeknight flavor boost.

There is a lot of division in the world, but I think we can all agree on one thing: miniature versions of our favorite foods make them even more lovable. Meatballs are a fun addition to the weekday dinner rotation. Especially mini ones. Bite-size foods are conducive to an ultra-efficient food delivery system where cutting […]

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White Bean Salad

When thinking about summer potluck side dishes, my requirements are as follows: Easy to make ahead Fresh summer flavor galore No heating/cooling required before serving Not super expensive to make on the large scale Here is an ideal summer side dish. It’s an easy salad that is embodying all the summer freshness for me. Log […]

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Very Basic Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken

THE BEST shredded Mexican chicken in the slow cooker. Good in tacos, enchiladas, fajitas, quesadillas, burritos, or in salads! Chicken breasts and homemade Mexican seasoning cook in the crock pot with green chiles for an easy Mexican chicken.

I am weirdly into Mondays. They seem like the day to set the tone for the rest of the week, and one of the most important Monday predictors of how my week will go is: what is the food situation in the fridge looking like? A typical Monday in my life involves crockpotting. This is […]

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Roasted Strawberry Chicken

Roasted Strawberry Chicken | An easy, no-marinade chicken that’s perfect for weeknights! This recipe uses strawberry jam for a sweet strawberry flavor. Chicken breasts bake in a strawberry-balsamic sauce that glazes onto the chicken as it cooks.

We were in the throws of packing up our apartment when I got the sudden and insatiable urge to know what would happen if chicken were to be baked in strawberry jam. Perfect, I thought, I’ll get rid of a partially-used jar of strawberry preserves AND make a delicious dinner. I am the best packer […]

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One Pot Cajun Chicken Pasta

One pot pastas became all the rage a few summers ago after this recipe came out, and I have to say that I am INTO it. One of my least favorite kitchen tasks is draining pasta. It’s a heavy pot that’s awkward to carry and is also full of boiling water. The likelihood of a […]

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