~The Kitchen Wife~

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Chocolate and Butterscotch Chip Cookies


Have you ever had one of those days where NOTHING seems to go right, and you just need a little something to make your heart happy?  That was my day yesterday.  I know this is not what you are SUPPOSED to do, but when I am sad, I like to make something comforting, and one of my go-to's in my mom's Chocolate and Butterscotch Chip Cookies.  Growing up, she was the only one who made her cookies this way, and they are my favorite.  I can't wait to share this recipe with you, so...

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Monday, June 29, 2015

Vegetarian Pho

Vegetarian Pho

It's Meatless Monday, and do I have a treat for you!

One of the things I hear people say about vegetarian cooking is that it is boring, or that it is too expensive.  Well, today's recipe is about to prove both of the theories wrong!  Why?  Because this Vegetarian Pho only requires a few simple ingredients, and it has flavor that is out-of-this-world!  I can't wait to share it with you, so

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Monday, June 22, 2015

Spicy Thai Tuna Burger

Spicy Thai Tuna Burgers

Summer is officially upon us, and grilling season is here!  However, this doesn't mean you have to throw all of your healthy choices to the wind.  Not at all!  In fact, now is the time that you can really take your outdoor cooking to the next level, and my Spicy Thai Tuna Burgers are the perfect example of that.  With just a few simple ingredients you will be wowing your friends around the grill, and you will not believe how simple this is!  I can't wait to share it with you so...

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Rosemary & Garlic Roasted Potatoes

Rosemary and garlic roasted potatoes

Potatoes are the perfect side to just about every dish.  More often than not mashed potatoes are America's go to, but the beauty of potatoes is that there are endless ways to prepare them. Growing up, my dad made these delicious Rosemary and Garlic Red Potatoes.  They were so good that I can't remember there ever being any leftovers, and they could not be more simple to make.  I can't wait to share this childhood favorite with you so Let's Get Started!

Monday, June 15, 2015

How to Cook a Live Lobster

How to cook a live lobster.

 Hey everyone! If feels like an eternity since I have posted anything, but in reality it has only been a couple weeks.  We have been pretty busy around here getting ready for a couple major home improvement projects, so my time has been limited.  But with all of that being said let me tell you about what happened Friday!


Friday I received a gift.  Yes, a gift.  However, this was not your everyday gift.  No, this was quite possibly one of the most unique gifts I have ever opened.  It was the gift of LIVE lobsters, all the way from Maine!  I knew these beauties were coming to me, but I didn't realize that they would be alive.  So when I opened the box and saw four little sets of lobster eyes looking back at me, I panicked.  *lol*  To say getting them out of the cooler and into the crisper was a hilarious sight is an understatement.  Once I got them in there, I was left with the question "How am I supposed to cook these!?!"  Well, after talking to a few experts and doing a lot of googling, I was ready to tackle the beasts.  I have to say it was not nearly as difficult as you may think.  Also, there are a few old wives' tales that I now know can be put to rest.  So, without further delay, let me show you how I did it!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Sweet Chili Ranch Chicken Casserole


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Sweet Chili Ranch Chicken Casserole

Life is busy, and we all need that go-to recipe for nights when time is not on our side.  I'm talking the kind of recipe where you literally pop open a few cans, mix some things together, and put it in the oven.  The good news is that with a few simple ingredients and some of Hidden Valley Ranch's Sweet Chili Dressing that "throw-it-together" meal can be transformed into something that your family will ask for time and time again.  Take my Sweet Chili Ranch Chicken Casserole for example.  It literally takes minutes to put together, uses all pre-cooked or canned goods, and is finished in 30 min!  The secret is in the ranch.


I found my Hidden Valley Ranch Sweet Chili Dressing in the salad dressing aisle of my local Kroger.  It was clearly displayed toward the top of the shelf, and I had no problems finding it.

This recipe is so quick and flavorful I know you are going to love it!  I can't wait to share it with you so...

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Sweet Potato Fries


The official start of summer is upon us! With the availability of fresh produce being more abundant, I am finding myself wanting to make better choices.  However, making better a choice is not the same thing as depriving yourself of the things you love.  Take my delicious, oven-baked, Sweet Potato Fries for example.  All the great flavor and texture of their white, starchy cousin, but so much better for you.  I can't wait to share with you how I did it, so...

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