Food is my jam. I LOVE food. Any kind of food too, I’m really not picky. My love for food leaves me in my kitchen most days, trying recipes, creating new recipes, tweaking recipes and expanding my love of, yep you guessed it…FOOD.

I love food and cooking so much that I want to share with you three of my all time FAVORITE recipes. Easy to make, completely delicious and guaranteed to be a repeat family favorite!

Chicken Apple Quesadilla

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes

3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1 green apple

2 cups shredded gouda cheese

4 tortillas

salt and pepper to taste

1 cup your favorite BBQ sauce

Preheat the broiler on your oven and turn on your BBQ. Salt and pepper both sides of your chicken, and grill until cooked, flipping halfway through (it should be around 10 minutes on each side). Place aside.

Grab your cookie sheet, line it with tin foil and non stick spray, and get your tortillas. I prefer to fold my tortillas in half before I stick them on the cookie sheet so I can see where each fold is going to go, and then I layer the cheese and apple on one half.

Chop your chicken into strips and place on top of the cheese and apple and then fold the tortilla in half. Place under the broiler for 10 to 15 minutes or until the cheese is melted, checking halfway through so the tortilla doesn’t burn.

Serve with around 1/4 cup of BBQ sauce for dipping and enjoy!


Chicken Enchilada Bake

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time 50 minutes

Serves 6

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 onion, diced

3 garlic cloves, minced

1 cup corn, frozen or thawed

1 15 oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed

3 Roma tomatoes, diced

1 4oz can diced green chiles

2 oz. cream cheese

1 cup enchilada sauce

2 cups of shredded, cooked chicken

1 cup shredded Pepper Jack cheese

Preheat your oven to 350 and spray your 9x13 pan with non-stick spray. Grab a medium skillet, heat your olive oil over medium heat and add in your onion and garlic. Cook until the onions are translucent, around 3 to 4 minutes. Add in your corn and black beans, cooking for an additional 5 minutes and then add in your tomatoes, cooking for an additional 5 minutes or until the tomatoes start breaking down. Once the tomatoes start to break down, add in your green chiles and cream cheese, sautéing until the cream cheese is melted completely. Then place that whole mixture into a large bowl with your shredded chicken, add in your enchilada sauce and mix until well combine. Cover and cook for 30 minutes, uncover, top with the cheese and cook for an additional 10 minutes or until the cheese is melty.

Serve immediately! I liked this one topped with avocado, sour cream, cilantro and green onions! Enjoy!

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Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes


Pre-packaged crust

1 cup pizza sauce

8-12 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese


1 head of red leaf lettuce

1 Roma tomato, diced

3 Peppercinis, diced

1/4 cup of salami, diced

1/4 cup black olives, sliced

1/4 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded

1/4 cup of red onion, finely sliced

1/4 to 1/2 cup balsamic vinaigrette

Preheat your oven and cook the pizza dough according to the instructions on the package. After the dough is cooked, put on your tomato sauce and cheese and cook for an additional 5 to 10 minutes until the cheese is melty and bubbly.

Cut your pizza into slices and put aside. Place all of your salad ingredients into a large bowl, toss with the dressing and place on top of the pizza! Enjoy!

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