Archive for the ‘Recipes’ Category

Ultimate Reset – Day 1

So I’ve made it through the first day and already I found a new recipe that I love… a marinade for salmon.  This would be more impressive if you all knew my dislike of salmon.  The fact that not only did I eat it, but I also enjoyed every bit.. well that makes it stand […]

Ultimate Reset – Preparation Day

I’m sleepy… like all the time.  So when I wake up I have coffee.  I usually have another cup at work.  When I get home from work, I start job #2 – Mommyhood.  I’m usually a bit stressed at this point and often would like a glass of wine while preparing dinner to “relax”.  Then […]

Coconut Roasted Chicken and Veggies with Rice

I’m always looking for simple meals that are well-rounded but have that special je ne sais quoi.    The kind of recipe that you serve someone and they ask what’s in it.  This started as a recipe that my friend described to me at work.  I tweaked it a little and served it to company the […]

Cucumber and Feta Salad

I seriously love cucumbers.  I can eat them plain, pickled, with salt, in a salad.. doesn’t matter.  They’re just good stuff.  I sort of threw this salad together and had it with some grilled chicken the other night.  Perfect summer meal! Cucumber and Feta Salad 2 medium cucumbers, diced 1/2 of a large red onion, […]

Pesto Tortellini with Chicken

How have I not blogged this recipe?  I’ve probably made it a hundred times.  My father in law brought it up as one of his favorites.  So, that got my wheels churning to send this great one along.  It’s a balanced combination of pasta, chicken, and veggies. Pesto Tortellini with Chicken 2 tsp olive oil […]

Crock Pot Pulled Pork

A crock pot is a working Mom’s best friend.  Whenever I have to travel for work for the day, I whip out the old slow cooker and when I come home from over 2 hours of driving, dinner is ready.  I’ve made chicken, beef, and veggies all in my crock pot.  However I think one […]

Perfect Buttercream Frosting

Today is my daughter’s 3rd birthday.  I’m not exactly sure how that happened, I swear she was born like a week ago.  But suddenly here she is, no longer a baby and not even much of a toddler anymore.  Suddenly we have a little girl.  She requested a “Frozen” birthday party after the ever-so-popular Disney […]

Spanish Chicken with Chorizo and Potatoes

You know you’ve found a good recipe when you reheat leftovers at work and you overhear your coworkers saying “What smells so good?”.   They even asked where I bought my lunch, since it seemed they wanted some as well.   “Margo’s Kitchen” wasn’t nearly as witty to them as it was to me, but it was […]

Copycat Chicken Chow Mein

Ok I admit it, I’m a bit of a Pinterest addict.  I must say, however, in my defense.. I do actually make a lot of the recipes that I pin.  I even have tried out multiple cleaning “tips”, and used inspiration to make things for my kids’ birthday parties. So, when I found this recipe […]

Birds’ Nests

I love to find something SIMPLE that I can do with both kids.  Often I’ve tried to make something complicated and you lose their attention about 5 minutes into the process, and you’re then stuck both cooking and cleaning up.  This is something my Mom used to make with me, and I just topped them […]