Monthly Archives: February 2015

Basil Pine Nut Pesto Sauce

  A great pesto sauce pairs deliciously with so many different foods! Pour it over pasta (or zoodles), use as a base sauce for homemade pizza, add flavor to roasted vegetables, pour over grilled chicken, pork chops or pork tenderloin, use in The Midwest Skinny Pesto Chicken Tacos. The list is endless!     The …

Almond Joy Cookies

Calling all Chocolate Chip Cookie lovers!! Put a unique twist on your traditional chocolate chip cookies, with this Almond Joy Cookie Recipe. Laced with Coconut Flakes and Sliced Almonds, stuffed with Bittersweet and Semi-Sweet Chocolate- this cookie will melt in your mouth! This cookie is gooey on the inside,  yet the toasted coconut flakes bring perfectly …

Rosemary Focaccia Bread & Boursin Cheese

  This delicious Rosemary Focaccia Bread is a household favorite in my family! Lather a piece of it with the Boursin Cheese and soon the entire pan will be gone.   It goes wonderfully with pasta dishes,  particularly Spaghetti with The Midwest Skinny’s Marinara Sauce.   The tricky thing about this bread is that the amount of …

Hosting My First Dinner Party

  Last weekend was my first time ever hosting (& cooking) a dinner party in my own home, all on my own. My mom and I always cook together – and hosting is one of our favorite things!- but she’s always there to put out any fires I cause and save the day! Taking what …

One-Pan Paprika Roasted Chicken

  As the snowy cold air makes its way to Indiana, a spicy dinner dish sounded like the perfect warm-me-up! This one-pan paprika roasted chicken with roasted carrots, mushrooms and red potatoes is super healthy yet full of flavor! It’s even good enough (& fail-proof enough) for company! So go ahead, throw a dinner party. …