Grilled Pizza with Spinach, Tomatoes, and Pine Nuts

August 6, 2011 0 comments

Sometimes there is nothing better than a slice of pizza.  Even when you have it 3+ times a week…which is what I have been doing the past few weeks. Too much? Nahh, I haven’t grown sick of yet because it has all been homemade and I’ve tried so many different dough recipes and topping combos. During the summer vegetables are so fresh and taste delicious raw. For this pizza I used […]

Whole Wheat Spinach and Cheddar Scones

August 1, 2011 2 comments

This weekend I visited family in northern Maine.  They rented an adorable cottage on a lake. It had a perfect view of the water and a personal dock for swimming and kayaking.  I mostly floated on a tube to avoid the mushy lake bottom. You know that feeling when you step into a lake and your foot sinks into really wet, seaweed covered sand. Yeah, ew. So that’s why I […]

Barbecue Pulled Chicken

July 26, 2011 0 comments
Barbecue Pulled Chicken ll Serve on a whole wheat bun or just on its own! ll www.littlechefbigappetite.com

I’ve made this pulled chicken for so many people and it always gets rave reviews. It’s delicious served on a whole wheat bun or on its own with a side of grilled corn! Don’t worry about having all of the exact spices on hand. If you need to mix and match a little bit, it’s a really forgiving recipe. This recipe makes a lot, but the leftovers are even better the […]

Healthy Banana Bread

July 17, 2011 1 comment
Healthy Banana Bread

I love banana bread. But you probably knew that already. Here is my problem with banana bread: EVERYONE has a recipe. And EVERYONE claims that their’s is the best. So how are you supposed to know which one to make? Well, that’s why I’ve tried them all. Now, I’m gonna go ahead and call myself a Banana Bread connoisseur. Yup, I like the sound of that. Makes me sound real official. I’ve […]

Spaghetti and Meatballs

July 11, 2011 1 comment

Travis and I had been eating chicken all week and I was so tired of it. Chicken Parmesan, grilled chicken, chicken stir fry, chicken quesadillas, chicken this, chicken that. ENOUGH chicken. No more chicken! We were both ready for a change. I had been craving spaghetti all week and neither of us had ever made meatballs before, so we decided it would be a perfect time to try. And let […]

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

July 7, 2011 0 comments

I have a confession. I just have to tell you. I mean, if we’re going to be friends, then you probably should know… I don’t really know how to put this, so away with it… I have a disgusting, unhealthy, obsession with peanut butter. I’m talking spoon to jar, to mouth, to jar, to mouth, to jar…yeah you get the idea. Shhh stop it. I know it’s gross. You’re cringing. […]

Chinese Orange Sesame Chicken

June 27, 2011 0 comments

Last week I went to my favorite Chinese restaurant and had the most delicious Sesame chicken. Sometimes people complain that they leave Chinese restaurants feeling stuffed and almost sick. Not me. Nope. I went home and starting dreaming about making my own Sesame chicken. But this time I would make it a little sweeter by adding fresh orange juice. Yup, always thinking about food. One problem: I don’t own a wok. […]

Curried Rice Salad

June 23, 2011 0 comments

I love summer. Want to know why? For me summer means BBQs, family gatherings, delicious summer dishes, and fresh fruits and veggies. Oh yeah, and ice cream sundaes. And sunburns. I love you SPF 75. What I love so much about this rice salad is that it is so versatile. Want more heat? Use the whole chile pepper. Less curry flavor? Omit some. Not a raisin person? Try currents instead. Any way […]

Cherry Pie

June 20, 2011 2 comments

For Father’s Day all my dad wanted was a cherry pie. …even though no one else in my family likes cherry pie… …but it was Father’s Day… …so, what Dad wants, Dad gets… But, he doesn’t just get ANY cherry pie. He gets a cherry pie made from scratch. No pre-made crust for you, Dad. Nope. Because I love you. A lot. And because playing with dough {is fun} reminds […]

Glazed Carrots with Honey and Thyme

June 8, 2011 1 comment

I LOVE cooked glazed carrots. Not raw carrots. Raw carrots taste earthy to me. I need them to be cooked and have a light sugar-y coating and then I could eat so many. The whole bag. You think I am kidding? I can (will) eat all of these. (BIG appetite, remember?) Don’t those look yummy? Lightly glazed and sprinkled with thyme. Mmmm. Perfect – in time to eat with my […]