Weeknight dinner inspiration can be a challenge. My family wants to eat dinner every. single. night. It's exhausting! Trying to come up with something simple to make, healthy, and delicious is a tall order. I've really been working to bring you just that—easy weeknight meals that everyone will love, staring with these Barbecue Chicken and Spinach Stuffed Sweet Potatoes.
Happy 4th of July! I hope that you are grilling hot dogs and hamburgers with your friends and neighbors today. Or maybe taking my Key Lime Coconut Bars to the pool this afternoon (like I am).
Does anyone remember the restaurant Radius 10 that used to be on McGavock Street in Nashville? It closed in 2008 but I still think about their fish tacos. Really. They were so good and I have never had fish tacos quite as good as theirs ... until now!
Lunch is always a difficult meal for me to get inspired about. Midday, I want something light yet filling, fresh and satisfying that will last me through the afternoon. Salads are always a good go-to lunch option but most are uninteresting and ultimately unhealthy, which completely defeats the purpose of eating a salad in the first place. This salad is not one of those—it is flavorful, healthy and a lunch you'll be excited to dive into!
Today is the first day that it FEELS like spring. It's warm out, the sun is shinning and it makes me excited about upcoming days at the pool. I don't think I've ever been so ready to say goodbye to winter!
Something I always like to keep in my refrigerator is fresh pesto. It is so versatile and makes putting a meal together really easy. Traditional pesto is made with basil and pine nuts (which tend to be really expensive). I like to change it up with these two recipes.
I tend to think of Guacamole as a summer-time appetizer but it also makes for a great football season staple. The grocery stores are chock-full of avocados right now—and have plenty that are ripe and ready to eat.
My favorite cocktail is a good Margarita. Emphasis on the good. To me, a good margarita doesn't include sweet-and-sour mix. I love me some cheap greasy Mexican but most of those restaurants serve pitchers of premixed Margaritas that are bright green in color and chalked full of sugar—yuck!