Roasted potatoes, sausage & asparagus

Roasted potatoes, sausage & asparagus

Raise your hand if soccer, dance classes and various other extra-curricular activities have you going so many different directions you can’t hardly catch your breath. Oh, good. So it’s not just me then. I have a few go-to dinners for nights like that. Most of them involve a crock-pot, but the one I’m ’bout to share with you is an oven meal. It’s totes perfect for early fall nights when you’ve poured a glass of … Continue reading Roasted potatoes, sausage & asparagus

Sausage, pepper & pierogi skillet

Sausage, pepper & pierogi skillet with mustard cream sauce

I have developed a fondness for one-dish (or one-skillet, one-pot, one-pan–you get the idea) meals. They work fabulously for soccer practice nights when we have to eat like speed racers, plus they make for easy clean up. Win-win, right? Bonus points for deliciousness. This recipe, my friends, wins on all counts. Funny story about this post: Jeff and I dreamed up this dinner one day during our marathon grocery shopping trips in town. Have I … Continue reading Sausage, pepper & pierogi skillet

Sausage, kale & butternut squash lasagna roll-ups

Sausage, kale & butternut squash lasagna roll-ups

Raise your hand if you’re a lover of lasagna. Yeah. Me too. I don’t typically make lasagna very often, though. I don’t know why I drag my feet on it; it just seems like a complicated dish when really it isn’t so bad. I will say that in spite of my lasagna reservations, I have made lasagna rolls several times this season. Truthfully, I don’t think they’re any less complicated than a traditional lasagna. They … Continue reading Sausage, kale & butternut squash lasagna roll-ups

Wild mushroom & chicken pot pie

Wild mushroom & chicken pot pie (Raglan Road - Pie in the Sky copycat)

Have you ever been to Ireland? I, to date, have not but I’m lured by its ancient castles, its emerald countryside and its festive pubs. The closest I’ve ever come to actually visiting a pub in Ireland is visiting an Irish pub at Walt Disney World–Raglan Road. Raglan Road is located at Downtown Disney and is easily ranked in my top three favorite restaurants on property. Not only do they feature an authentic ambiance and … Continue reading Wild mushroom & chicken pot pie

Broccoli cheddar soup with potatoes

My favorite creamy broccoli cheddar soup (this one is the best recipe because it includes potatoes!)

Saying so might make some of you want to stone me, but I’m just the teensiest bit jealous of all of you who are facing winter weather. Don’t get me wrong; I wouldn’t trade these 80º days for snowfall accumulation that can be measured in feet. But I do long for a chilly night every once in awhile. There is certain comfort in cozying up with a steamy bowl of soup and then reading in … Continue reading Broccoli cheddar soup with potatoes

Mexican potato casserole stack

Mexican potato casserole stack - the ultimate Mexican comfort food!

Several months ago I developed a new dinner recipe. It’s (surprise!) a Mexican-inspired casserole made with ground turkey, potatoes and plenty of cheese. We’re talking comfort food at it’s finest here, friends. It took me about three tries to get the recipe perfected but it took me even more tries than that to get a decent picture. I guess it’s just not the most appetizing looking meal. Believe me when I tell you, though, that … Continue reading Mexican potato casserole stack

Bacon & pineapple nachos with bbq “salsa”

Bacon & pineapple nachos with bbq "salsa"

I feel like if the FCC knew what I’m about to share, they’d require a public service announcement. Something like: Caution! These nachos may be habit forming. Because, um, they totally are. I made them last weekend as an experiment and–no joke–three bites in Jayce declared that they were, indeed, the world’s best nachos. In spite of the fact that Fridays aren’t a designated recipe sharing day here on The Spot, I had to push this post to the … Continue reading Bacon & pineapple nachos with bbq “salsa”

Crock-pot chicken Florentine soup

Creamy Crock-pot chicken Florentine soup made with real food ingredients

Is it cold where you are? Because–not to brag–but, um, as I write this it’s 73º at my house. The low tonight is going to be 50º though, so I am justified in posting a soup recipe today. It is, after all, January. Official soup appreciation month, or something like that. So today I want to share this yummy comfort food recipe with you. It brings slow-cooked chicken and sun-dried tomatoes together with whole wheat … Continue reading Crock-pot chicken Florentine soup