I’m a big fan of one pan recipes, especially ones that involve pasta of any kind. Although many pasta dishes can be heavy and filled with bloat-inducing ingredients. This one is an exception. This Skillet Orzo with Spinach, Beans and Lemon recipe discovered over at Bush’s Beans has just enough pasta without going overboard, combined with a healthier combination of ingredients.
The nice folks from Pillsbury invited me, along with several bloggers, to create some great new cookie recipes for the holidays. I took the opportunity to enlist our teenage daughter to help create these Marshmallow Creme Filled Chocolate Dipped Sandwich Cookies. They were easy and fun. Although they may look at little complicated, they’re quite simple. Really! The most difficult (if you can call it difficult) thing is planning extra time for chilling in between steps.
With the holiday gift-giving season just around the corner, I’m trying to begin making my list and hunting down some of the items to spread out the spending a bit. The last few years I’ve waited until the last minute. Hopefully this year won’t be the same. So, you can imagine how happy I was to hear from the nice folks at UncommonGoods.com about sponsoring a gift-giving idea post AND giveaway too.
This post is sponsored by Dole. What a fun time we had last week at the Girls Night In, sponsored by the new Dole Banana Dippers. We all chatted, laughed, and caught up on each other’s lives, while Sleepless in Seattle played in the background. Harses, harses, harses … Of course we had to have…
This post is sponsored by Dole. With our busy schedules summer always affords a bit of time to catch up with girlfriends, and what better way than a Girl’s Night In? Everyone can come as they are, ready to relax and catch up. Of course a few sweet treats are always a nice addition—a requirement…
I rarely cook Asian inspired meals at home during the week. I don’t know why. Asian cuisine isn’t typically difficult. It’s just something that I don’t think about during the week, again, falling back on our “regulars.” I decided on trying to create a Hibachi Style Garlic Steak and Shrimp combo using the Sauté Express® Sauté Starter Garlic & Herb.
White wine, lemon, and rosemary were added to tie it all together to create Savory Roasted Chicken, Potatoes and Vegetables, a one pan wonder that can be made in 30 minutes. And boy did our home smell wonderful while it cooked. Plus, I was able to enjoy a quick clean up afterwards and get on with more important things in our life.
We have a few go-to recipes that appear almost every week in our menu lineup. Shrimp and pasta is one of those. It’s come to be one of my daughter’s top requests. I usually toss a basil pesto or some combination of the same flavors together, but thought I’d take the opportunity to switch things up just a tad for this week’s Weeknight Wins Blogger Challenge: “A New Twist on an Old Favorite.”