My Version of Scalloped Potatoes

After about three hours of studying veterinary terminology, my brain felt raw yesterday.  After all that work, I wanted to enjoy something hearty and very yummy for dinner.  Something that would stick to my bones to bless me with a good nights sleep.  Kevin ran to the store before he came home from work to check out the meat section at H-E-B.  Lamb chops were the winner.  They were cut up and packed fresh by the butcher.  For dinner, we enjoyed rosemary lamb chops, dill and garlic asparagus, and scalloped potatoes. I’ve been making my scalloped potatoes for years and I can’t believe I haven’t shared my recipe with you guys yet!  People would beg me for the recipe whenever I would bring them for a work potluck.  They are super simple, you just have to put your time and effort into it.  I also wanted to test out our new mandolin. Haha.

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Crispy Skin Cilantro-Lime Chicken Thighs

Not to toot my own horn, but I’m pretty sure I make some of the best crispy skin chicken thighs in the oven.  I know this recipe like the back of my hand, so its always fun for me to branch out and try something new with it.  Usually I brine the thighs in heavy salt water and other various seasonings.  This time, I made a marinade.  I wanted to make a Mexican dish, so I created a cilantro lime and garlic marinade for the chicken to bathe in.  Tender dark meat with some of the crispiest skin you’ll ever sink your teeth into, it can’t get any better than this.

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Lamb Scallopini Linguine

January 24th marked a year since I started my blog.  I’ve been able to share so much advice and recipes with you guys and it just makes me happy to know how much support I have.  I’m up to 1,004 followers which is way more than I’d ever thought I’d have by now. Thank you for visiting my blog for the last year! I did take a small break of blogging for the past few weeks.  I’m telling you, this third trimester sure is kicking my butt, but I’m back and ready for action!

When it comes to lamb, Kevin and I usually do chops or steaks.  We got some natural grass fed lamb scallopini cuts from our local meat market to try something new.  Pasta was the plan and we made it happen.  It was a delicious linguine, topped with seared lamb scallopini, tossed in a light lemon butter garlic sauce.  Here is how we did it.

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Honey Soy Garlic Glazed Chicken Thighs

Baked chicken is one of my go-to meals for when I don’t want to do too much for dinner.  I use the same cooking method every time, but sometimes I switch it up with a different glaze or sauce.  Sometimes I just season it and leave it without a sauce, sometimes I do a lemon or herb sauce.  Tonight I decided to top it with a honey soy garlic glaze.  It leaves your taste buds with the perfect amount of savory and sweet and a yummy Asian flair.

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Honey and Peanut Butter Pup Cookies

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July 23 is the date my babies Apollo and Bella were born.  They turned 2 this year and I thought I’d whip them up some homemade puppy treats.  This quick and simple recipe takes a jiffy to bake and will have your pups begging for more.  I like the thought of making my own dog treats because I know of every ingredient that is being put in. My dogs eat better than I do! The second I ask them if they want a cookie they go absolutely nuts.  Although they probably have no idea what we’re celebrating, I like to pretend they do. Continue reading “Honey and Peanut Butter Pup Cookies”