Fancy Chicken Bow Tie Pasta

Happy Foodie Friday!!!! This dish is dressed up with somewhere to go….my stomach lol! Last week The Mister got back in the cooking game and made me one of his single man go to meals, Chicken Bow Tie Pasta (the fancy pinky version). I’m here to give all the details of what all went into this lovely creation. Continue reading “Fancy Chicken Bow Tie Pasta”

Chickpea and Chicken Soup


Happy Foodie Friday!!!! Let’s see, this week I tried my hand at a soup. I LOVE soup….or maybe it’s better to say I have a healthy obsession with soup. 

This recipe I found while scouring the web for quick delicious meals that don’t require a ton of free time besides throwing everything in a pot. The Chickpea and Chicken Soup solved that problem.

This dish has a good amount of developed slightly spicy flavor from the chunky whole tomatoes, cayenne, and paprika. Because the chicken legs are cooked in the broth prior to shredding the meat, you get another added layer of depth to help build on.

My favorite thing about this dish is the finishing touches of the earthy parsley and zing of lemon juice at the end. Hubby and I added more parsley than the recipe called for, but hey, to each their own. Our soup was light, yet curiously filling and a great end to a busy week.

Give it a whirl sometime, see what ya think! Til next time, happy eating!!!

Bobby Flay Inspired Steak Pizza

This is no ordinary pizza. This pizza has been the most requested pizza hands down by my husband since the first time I made it. At LEAST once a month I get the request for us to have this dish and with good reason….it’s the BEST pizza ever! Hands down! 

The recipe I used is a slight variation from the Bobby Flay original Pizza with NY Strip, Blue Cheese and Balsamic Glaze. For my dish I use the Garlic Naan in the bread section of most grocery stores. I do use the New York Strip as well. It has to be the NY Strip or one of those finer cuts because otherwise it just doesn’t do the pizza justice.

Chef Flays recipe calls for watercress, but I can never seem to find it so I sub in fresh arugula to give it a nice peppery cut. And then the cheese I never deviate: Monterey, Smoked Amish Blue Cheese, and shaved Parmasean. The blue cheese and parm really add a nice sharpness to the mild monterey cheese.  

The icing on the cake is a tangy sweet balsamic glaze that is striated over the top. Talk about absolutely delicious! I never have to ask hubby if he wants to eat this. He always wants to eat this lol!!!!

Til next time, happy eating πŸ˜‹

Pearl Street Station Cajun and BBQ Eatery

In the times I’ve eaten “hole in the wall” food, why is it that Gas Station restaurants tend to serve good food? Seems to go against nature to me. Pearl Street Station is a Gas Station that’s just one of those restaurants. It’s currently situated in the cozy town square of an ever growing Granbury Texas. Continue reading “Pearl Street Station Cajun and BBQ Eatery”

Roasted Portobello Mushroom and Asparagus Salad


Happy Foodie Friday!!! This week I’m featuring a copy cat rendition of a salad I had that was sooooo good I actually recreated it at home. Hubby doesn’t always get excited about salad, but this one, he has actually requested after trying it the first time.

This is a BJ’s Brewhouse recreation of their Roasted Portobello Mushroom and Asparagus Salad with Chicken (I added the chicken 😊). It’s a very simple and yet filling dish. Take crisp spring mix greens and load in the roasted veggies. I love the earthiness of Portobellos, plus they are meaty so it helps the salad fill one up. 

It’s topped with goat cheese for a nice gamey tang and cranberries that give the slight tart contrast that marries well with this dish. I chose to grill up some balsamic glazed chicken thighs and doubled the balsamic as the dressing. The chicken is optional of course, but us carnivores love our meat every once in a while. And then the final touch is a sprinkle of roasted pumpkin seeds. Strangely enough, the seeds taste a lot like sunflower seeds so either do the job I’m sure.

Well there you have it! A copy cat version of a salad so great, I actually brought it into the house lol!!!

Til next time, merry eats!!

Pregnancy Approved Poke

Happiest Foodie Friday!!!! Today I restart my foodie posts with a Hawaiian inspired dish of Poke. Since raw fish is off the menu for the next 3 months for me, I decided to improvise with a little twist on this enjoyable classic.

I started with a healthy helping of brown jasmine rice, layered with seaweed paper, avocado, cucumber, red onions and green onion. Instead of using raw tuna, I added cooked shrimp to my bowl and topped with a sprinkle of sesame oil and soy sauce. 

The meatiness of the shrimp gave it a familiar “sushi-like” texture. We especially enjoyed the aroma of sesame oil that floats over the bowl helping bring the whole dish together. Even if you’re not pregnant, this dish is a dish!!!!! 

Til next week, happy eating 😊

It’s Been Too Long

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Oh. My. Goodness!!!! I haven’t blogged in forever and I must say I genuinely miss writing. It has been entirely too long since I’ve mentioned a food post, a fashion post, or an adventurous post….and I’ve been hearing it from all sides too lol! I had to wait until I could be consistent so for the last few months I’ve been collecting photos in hopes of catching the blog back up. Now I believe it’s FINALLY time.

Continue reading “It’s Been Too Long”