Rosemary & Fennel Roast Chicken

rosemary fennel roast chicken

Are you the type of person that has to keep yourself from watching the Cooking Channel or Food Network or sitting down and opening up your Bon Appetit’ or Food & Wine magazine, because once you start your day is shot from your sudden rush to the kitchen to start cooking?!  When we were renovating [...]


Pacific Cod with Mustard Caper Sauce


Last week before we left town for our Disney “bay-cation”, which we are wrapping up today after a very exciting 4 days here, I tried to get as little as possible at the store.  That meant that dinners had to get creative with stuff that we already had in the fridge, in the freezer and [...]


Herbed Chicken & Tomatoes over Angel Hair Pasta

herbed chicken and tomatoes

For my recent Mary Lillie Memory Club luncheon, I decided that since I was hosting at 11 am and wanted plenty of time to visit with everyone and not be stuck in the kitchen cooking that it would be great to prepare a main dish that could be made somewhat in advance.  The components of [...]


Mustard and Herb-Crusted Trout

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It’s a New Year, which means it’s time for some new healthy recipes from my favorite private chef, Aly!    The best way to assure our success in keeping our resolutions is to plan our meals ahead with good, healthy choices that don’t leave us a slave to the stove. This way we won’t be [...]


Tomato Jam Glazed Grilled Pork Chops

Tomato jam glazed grilled pork chops

As I sit here writing this pork chop post, my boys are in the other room playing with Evil Dr. Pork Chop and gang and it’s got me thinking that there is definitely a correlation between the fictional flying pig and this tasty dish.  While on one hand this pork chop is certainly not evil [...]


Barbecue Pork Nachos


I’m so excited to have Aly from Backyard to Ballroom on board as a monthly contributor for High Heels to Hot Wheels.  She comes with lots of culinary experience and creative kitchen talent and I think we are really going to love her visits each month!   Hi everyone! It’s Aly from Backyard to Ballroom! I hope you [...]


Shrimp Scampi

shrimp scampi

Oh, Boogey, my Boogey, the dinner bell rings. Eating good food is supposed to be the easiest thing. Just open your mouth and give it a try. I am so proud of you…..let me give you a high five! So, you know how I mentioned I am challenging myself to get Hunter to try new [...]


Baked Lemon Pepper & Dill Tilapia

baked tilapia

So, I am really on this fish kick right now! It must be because it’s summer, but all I want is the freshest, leanest food on my plate these days for dinner.  Baked tilapia is kind of a go-to dish for me either when I am in a hurry or want to eat a light [...]


Italian Chicken Spaghetti with Red Wine Sauce


I’m not very good about make-ahead meals.  Even though I know they aren’t, they just sort of feel like leftovers to me and I kind of feel robbed of my therapeutic time in the kitchen at the end of the day, but sometimes it is absolutely inevitable (and quite convenient) to have dinner ready in [...]


Seared Tuna with Balsamic Roasted Strawberries and Creamy Gorgonzola

ahi tuna with balsamic strawberries and gorgonzola

When it comes to food there’s good food, there’s really good food, there’s exceptional food and then there is the Holy Grail of food. This dish qualifies as the Holy Grail of food!!! The saltiness of the tuna coupled with the sweet of the strawberries and then the creamy Gorgonzola makes this the perfect combination [...]