Dinner

Easy and quick dinner ideas to help you get an a healthy dinner on the table fast!

Baked KC BBQ Ribs

Baked Kansas City Ribs

These Sweet and Tangy Oven-Baked Kansas City Style BBQ Ribs are made with homemade KC BBQ Sauce and KC BBQ Dry Rub. Not only are they great for watching The Kansas City Chiefs in the Superbowl, they’re great any time of year! Who says you can’t make great ribs in […]

Seafood Chowder

Seafood Chowder

This Seafood Chowder is fairly traditional and super delicious. It’s loaded with shrimp, scallop, and cod and thickened with crackers instead of flour. If you’re looking for prime-cold-weather soup, here’s a great Chowder to keep you warm! A foundation of flavor. Great soups are made with one common, under-appreciated ingredient […]

Wild Rice and Mushroom Soup with Sausage

Wild Rice and Mushroom Soup

Wild Rice and Mushroom Soup with Sausage is my first soup of the season! It’s not Squash Soup but it still screams Fall to me. This is loaded with kinds of veggies and it’s gluten and dairy free. Leave out the Sausage and sub Veg Stock for Chicken to make […]

Weeknight Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast

Weeknight Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast

Oh yes! Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast can be delicious and juicy and prepared in under 30 minutes. This here is my go-to recipe for when I’m short on time, energy, and maybe brain cells. I’m sometimes so busy that by the end of the day my brain just doesn’t want […]

Eggplant Parm

Eggplant Parm

Fried planks of breaded Eggplant, fanned with melted mozzarella and topped with homemade tomato sauce. This is my favorite Eggplant Parm recipe. Fun fact – Eggplant is the original parm. Melanzane alla parmigiana or just parmigiana is what it’s called in Italy. Chicken and veal are American creations. From what […]

London Broil

London Broil

London Broil is not a cut of meat. It’s a method of preparation to make tough cuts of meat more tender. It’s marinated for several hours and always cut against the muscle fibers. And maybe you can broil it – just not in London. I’m sure we’ve all seen London […]

Pad Thai

Pad Thai

I had a lot of fun making Pad Thai at home. In fact, I’ve been making this recipe about once a week for the past month. I screwed it up the first couple times so keep reading for my tips and tricks. This is a great recipe and it’s pretty […]

Salmon Poached in Coconut Milk

Salmon Poached in Coconut Milk

When you’re tired of grilled, baked, and broiled Salmon, why not Poach? Salmon Poached in Coconut Milk might be the best way to prepare fresh fatty Salmon. I was pleasantly surprised with this cooking method. The coconut milk doesn’t exactly add much flavor to the Salmon itself but that’s a […]

Chili

Chili

This is my basic forty five minute+ Weeknight Chili recipe that serves as the base for all other chili recipes. All the flavor comes from whole ingredients like onions, tomato, beef, bacon and chili peppers. None of that powdered stuff.

Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf

Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf

It’s time for BACON WRAPPED MEATLOAF! We’re taking your standard meatloaf up a notch by wrapping the meatloaf in bacon and glazing it with apple cider vinegar and brown sugar. Jump to recipe > Yup. We’re throwing ketchup to the wind and going straight for the good stuff. Make sure […]

Southwest Butternut Squash Turkey Soup

Southwest Butternut Squash Turkey Soup

I’m already thinking ahead to Thanksgiving leftovers with this Spicy Southwest Butternut Squash and Turkey Soup with Adobo Sauce and Chilis. This soup is smokey and spicy from Adobo Sauce and added Chilis but also sweet from the Butternut Squash and Corn. If you’d prefer, you could easily adapt to […]

Eat Up! Kitchen Split Roast Chicken

Split Roast Chicken

The Roast Chicken is a simple, nourishing, inexpensive, staple recipe that everyone should be able to prepare. There are a hundred ways to make it but this is my favorite. This post was updated on 2/19/2019 with additional photos and improved cooking time and temp. If you ask any accomplished […]

Flank Steak Stir Fry with Broccoli and Peppers

Flank Steak Stir Fry with Broccoli and Peppers

This simple stir fry with flank steak, broccoli and peppers comes together quick with one of the best homemade stir fry sauces ever! The most important step to this recipe is prepping the ingredients before you start cooking. Stir fry happens fast so you want to be ready.  Besides, a clean […]

Mexican Pork and Tomatillo Stew

Mexican Pork and Tomatillo Stew

  This simple and flavorful Mexican pork stew with tomatillos can be prepped in under 25 minutes. The sauce is made with just a few ingredients you’ll combine in a blender or food processor. The bright acidic tomatillos melt away and thicken the sauce as they stew with the pork for […]