Wednesday, December 23, 2015

All Purpose Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken


With the holidays here and New Years on the way this recipe is a total time saver. It makes plenty and you can use it for a zillion different things. Lunch, dinner, appetizers, snacks just about anything.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop



It's time to link up your favorite things! Be sure to follow all your hosts. I know I love sweet comments from all of you! I look forward to seeing all your lovely links.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Penne with Creamy Chicken and Veggies {Barilla Gluten Free Pasta}

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Once a month I do my bulk shopping at my local BJ's Wholesale club. They have everything I need including  Barilla® Gluten Free Pastas. There seems to be a lot of issues around gluten these days. With Barilla Gluten Free you don’t have to worry about it! Make dinner a breeze for every member of your family.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop

  



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Friday, November 20, 2015

The Holiday Flavors of Rioja Wines {Spanish Spiced Turkey}




The holiday season is in full swing. Before you know it your kitchen will be pumping out glorious platters of food and your dining room will be bustling with friends and family from near and far. It's my favorite time of year! But let’s not forget the drinks!

Monday, November 16, 2015

One Pot Garlic Parmesan Noodles



Have you ever had that pasta in a box? The one with the seasoning packet that is full of sodium! Well I have back in my hay day when I thought everything out of a box was cooking. Here is another one pot wonder. A total time saver and super delicious. These noodles are so dang good. Like really really good! The whole family loved them.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Romantic Date Night Dinners with Bumble Bee SuperFesh




Getting out sometimes with you significant other well is sometimes just hard. Life, kids, work, well as we all know sometimes things just get in the way. Sometimes you don't even have the time to sit down for dinner, even want to cook let alone have a date night. Have you ever had date night in? Whether or not you have or have not SuperFresh® Fish is the perfect way to have one. Not to mention easy. I can not tell you how easy this was to make! Super delicious your significant other will think you slaved for days or even got take out to prepare this amazing meal. 

Monday, November 9, 2015

Easy Biscuit Breakfast Sliders {Make Ahead}


Nothing is better than an easy breakfast. I know for my son who leaves at the butt crack of dawn to catch the high school bus and who never has that extra time in the morning to eat, these are a winner. All he has to do is pop one right in the microwave and walla!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop




Happy Thursday! I can't wait for Halloween for all the adorable costumes and smiles!
Link up your favorite anythings below ans don't forget to stop and say hello to your host and co-hosts as well as your favorite links!

Monday, October 26, 2015

One Pot Grilled Chicken Queso Mac and Cheese with Barilla Pronto Rotini



With all the running around I do as a mom, dance, sports, after school activities etc, dinner sometimes is on the fly. I dislike dinner on the fly. I am a firm believer that my family needs to sit down together as a family and enjoy a home cooked meal. It is very important to me. With that being said let me introduce you to my friend Barilla Pronto Pasta. With the help of my local Stop and Shop where I shop regularly, I was able to get my Barilla Pronto Pasta fix!

Friday, October 23, 2015

Skillet Spinach and Artichoke Dip


You need this dip in your life, I promise. Then once you have it you will want it. For years I have baked this dip in the oven. Why I haven't a clue. Making it in a skillet is they way to go from now on. With it being sports season and all the games on TV this is the perfect dip for game day fun. Happy Friday!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Thursdays Favorite Things Blog Hop




Happy Thursday! One more day until Friday! My favorite thing this week is that We were able to finally get all our Fall planting done and decorated. I also love NY in the Fall, especially for reasons like this beautiful photo! This park is on my bucket list for sure! It's about a 7 hour drive north but it clearly worth the trip!


Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Chunky Chicken Pot Pie Soup



Soup or stew that was the question! I settled for a chunky soup. Everything you love about chicken pot pie minus the pie. it is still just as delicious! We have had some pretty mild weather here during the day. How ever the nights have been pretty chilly. 

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop



It's time to link up all of your favorite things! My favorite thing this week is we dodged that dang hurricane here in NY. Thank goodness for that. 


We did get some mild flooding and the bay near my house was pretty choppy. But all in all we dodged a major bullet! 
Now onto this weeks party....

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Cheesy Italian Sloppy Joe's



Happy October!!! 
I am hoping not to get hit with Hurricane Joaquin! It does look like NY will be getting some nasty weather over the weekend though. Honestly I will take it though. We have not had rain in what seems like forever. My poor lawn is officially  half dead along with all my neighbors. Rainy days like today call for comfort food. This sandwich is the epitome of a total comfort dish. All the deliciousness of a sloppy Joe turned Italian. Oh and it's smothered in 2 different cheeses from top to bottom.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop




Welcome to the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. We invite you to link up and share your favorite post or a post about your favorite things.
We can't wait to see what you share!

It's been a hectic week for me! I have to say my favorite thing has been me looking forward to some much needed downtime! Seeing we may be in for some wicked weather due to this hurricane down south I just may get it! 


Friday, September 25, 2015

Shortcut Chicken Cordon Bleu


Happy Fall ya'll! I am just loving this fall weather! It's still been fairly warm here in NY but the night have sure cooled down. I just love Chicken Cordon Bleu but lets face it it's pretty time consuming. When I saw this version on Pinterest of course I could not resist making it. Well it did not disappoint and was just as delicious as it looks. 


Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop




Welcome to the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. We invite you to link up and share your favorite post or a post about your favorite things.
We can't wait to see what you share!

Short and sweet...My favorite thing this week is that I'm finally not sick anymore! After a week in bed I have finally kicked it! Chicken soup works wonders!

Sweet Kale Salad {EatSmart Plant Powered Protein}

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With all the running around I do as a mom sometimes it is hard to make a decent lunch or dinner. The kiddos activities always seem to fall right around dinner time. While always trying to eat healthy I am an avid avoider of the drive through. With that being said my hunger woe's have been solved with the New Eat Smart Salad KitsNow they have a whole new line of plant powered protein salad kits. Can you say wowzers! I am an meat eater but I also try to limit how much meat I eat. Eat Smart Salad Plant Powered Protein Kits are the perfect balance. I had no clue you could get that much protein in a salad! 

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop

Welcome to the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. We invite you to link up and share your favorite post or a post about your favorite things.
We can't wait to see what you share!

My favorite thing this week is the changing weather here in NY. Living on an island you never know what your going to get weather wise. It's has been so crisp and cool in the mornings and just slightly warmer in the afternoon then back to crisp and cool at night. This truly is my favorite time of year! All the festivals, apple and pumpkin picking, and of course Halloween for the kiddos!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Fall Harvest Pasta Salad



Who says pasta salad has to end in the summer? We love to eat it all year round. Because of that I love to change up the flavors with whatever season I ma making it for. For this version I have combined my love of creamy broccoli salad and paired it with tri-colored rotini. It was a sure fire hit!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop

Hey there! I am pleased to say it's time for the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop and my Favorite thing this week is... 
As summer is coming to an end we sure did have a blast. Living so close to the beach is a luxury to us. We can walk to the bay or drive right onto the outer beach on the ocean side. 
I am not going to lie though I am looking forward to sweater weather! 




Friday, September 4, 2015

Grilled Cafe Rio Chicken Sliders



Remember this dressing from the other day? Well this is what I used it for! Normally you see Cafe Rio's Chicken shredded. Which by the way is amazing! But I wasn't into the shredded chicken kind of mood so I marinated the chicken breasts in the sauce for hours and then grilled them. Well the came out as expected delicious!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Cafe Rio's Creamy Tomatillo Dressing



School has officially started and my house is quiet! I am not going to lie I am happy to have my routine back. Mainly my blogging routine! I am sure you have seen this recipe on Pinterest like a billion times but it is just so delicious I had to share it with you.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Perfect Peach Southern Sweet Tea



It's almost over! Summer that is. As I sigh I am also looking forward to jeans, boots and comfy sweaters. How ever I am not ready just yet to let it go. I won't be posting any fall like recipes until that chill hits the air! So with that in mind and keeping with summer tradition I give you this fantastic drink.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Zesty Turkey Club Pinwheels



Guys I need some of your pantry organization tips! I happen to have 2 areas in my kitchen where I store numerous food items etc. I am having such a hard time finding what works for me. If you have any super ideas or pictures comment below or shoot me an email! I am all ears! I Thee Cook {at} Gmail {dot} com. Thanks in advance! Now on to these beauties...

Monday, August 10, 2015

Grilled Surf and Turf For Two




I can't believe it's August and I really can't believe that school starts in less than a month!
I am not going to lie I am a bit happy about that. The routine is key. Sometimes I just crave seafood. Being that we live on an island there is plenty of fresh seafood all year round. 

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Potato Hash with Bell Pepper and Onion



Nothing screams comfort food to me better than potato hash. The best part is you can have it for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner or heck snack on it.  If you are a starchy carb lover like me then this is a perfect AM dish to go alongside an egg or two.


Monday, July 13, 2015

Blackened Grilled Pork Kebabs





I have another kebab recipe to share with you! Summer grilling is one of my favorite things to do. I love creating new recipes to grill and also love tweaking old ones. This is a new one and its a good one. 

Monday, July 6, 2015

Chipotle Chicken Salad Pockets


How was everyone's 4th? Did you all eat enough for 10 people? I know I did. Speaking of food let me just tell you how good this chicken salad is. I'm not much of one for super spicy but this has just the right amount of kick. Not to spicy yet not to weak.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Lemon Berry Sponge Cakes


Is it me or did June fly on by? It's almost July and time for all of those fabulous cook outs and parties! These pretty little cakes are perfect to take along to all those parties. They are so super easy to make. Like done on 10  minutes. I am not usually one for store bought cakes but they are a time saver and taste amazing when you add all the ingredients.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

25 Bad Ass Burgers For Fathers Day

If you follow me on Pinterest hopefully you have seen mt awesome Burger Love Board. If not hop on over and check it out. If you are a burger lover like me this boards for you! It a stock pile of bad ass burgers from amazing food bloggers from all over. In this round up you will see some of my favorites. These are all perfect for a Father's Day bbq.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Grilled Honey Sriracha Chicken



Summer is officially here and I have been non stop grilling anything and everything! 
With that being said there is only so much grilled chicken you can eat. 
I decided to change things up a bit and go for a spicy version. 
Not only is it spicy deliciousness but it got an amazing sweet zing to it as well.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Grilled Italian Sausage Kebabs with Orzo Salad

    “This is sponsered post with Honest Cooking and Colavita, all my opinions are my own."




I have am so excited to share this post with you all today. I teamed up with Honest Cooking and Colavita a few months back. The generous folks over at the Colavita company sent me a amazing smorgasbord of fantastic Colavita products to try. I had so much fun using each and every product.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Sun Dried Tomato Caprese Pasta Salad


Are you looking for a healthy summer salad alternative? If so this ones for you! These are my absolute favorite flavors of summer. I love cold pasta salads but they are often covered in a high calorie dressings or mayo. This is a lovely alternative and looks super pretty to! 

Friday, May 15, 2015

Penne Fra Diavlo


It has finally hit the 80 degree mark here on this island! I am so happy to see everything in bloom except for  the allergies that come along with it!  I still would never trade it for snow. Forget that! We all know I am a self proclaimed carbohaulic. This is another one of those dishes. 

Monday, May 4, 2015

Baked Blackened Chicken Tacos with Southwest Relish



Baked Blackened Chicken Tacos with Southwest Relish | White Lights on Wednesday

Happy May! May is one of my favorite months. Mainly because my first born was born on Memorial Day my 31st 16 years ago. Sigh....where has the last 16 years gone. He can drive, he's looking at colleges, he has a girlfriend, he is taller than me, but...he will always always be my little {doodle bug} baby boy. 

Friday, May 1, 2015

Mother's Day Breakfast Ideas





It's that time of year again to celebrate all of  the special ladies out there!
Great grandma, Grandma, Mom, daughter, aunts, cousins, sisters, friends and so on....If she's a mama then she deserves breakfast....IN BED. Just sayin. So if you need a great breakfast idea pick one of these delicious dishes. 

Monday, April 27, 2015

One Pot Linguine Primavera with Barilla Pronto Pasta


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We all have crazy busy lives right? We plan our shopping trips and plan and prep our meals right? I don't know about you but sometimes I don't even have the time to do that. I am a huge fan of time saving meals especially one-pot wonders. We eat pasta at our house at least once a week. But it is often the same old thing.  I love finding new and exciting ways to enjoy it, and my life just a whole lot easier with Barilla Pronto Pasta! Let me tell you pronto it is! 20 minutes from start to finish. Let's not forget less dishes! I am all about less dishes.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Flank Steak and Raspberry Jewel Plout Salad

Steak and Raspberry Jewel Plout Salad | White Lights on Wednesday

Some of you may be asking what the heck is a Plout? The Pluot, a cross between a plum and an apricot, looks like a plum. But tends to be a bit more meaty and tastes more like sweet honey. Not to mention it’s gorgeous red color, hence the name. I had bought a bunch from the farmers market and was trying to come up with a way to incorporate them into a salad. Here you have it!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Roasted Vegetable Bread


This is an oldie but goodie recipe redo. I love to make this dish whenever we are hosting a dinner party or even just to snack on for a few days. All because well it's just that good. I could literally eat the whole thing and I'm totally serious.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Cranberry Chicken Salad


Sometimes life just throws us major curve balls. I have seen it more often than I would like to ever see again  admit. I never really dish my private business on here, it is a food blog. But sometimes you just need to take a break sit back and reflect on how lucky you really are. Life as we know it can always change in an instant. We had a pretty serious family emergency the last week. My precious nephew needed emergency brain surgery. If you follow me on Instagram you have seen his precious little face. Needless to say it's been an insane week of no sleep trips back and forth to the hospital and straight up worrying.  He is improving every day and hopefully will not have any further complications. He came into this world fighting 11 months ago and he sure is fighting now to heal quickly.