In our lives currently, going out to eat is something that Brandon and I like to do...ALONE. Taking 3 kids, 4 years old and younger, throw some food allergies into the mix, cranky kids, short attention spans, just sounds like zero fun for us. So, over the past 4 years, we've really gotten into cooking delicious recipes in our own kitchen. My favorite is cooking AFTER the kids go to bed and enjoying a peaceful meal together, knowing the rest of the night is ours.

I'm hoping to build to this list as time goes on, with new recipes we've tried, and oldies. I'm so tempted to stay up late and fill up this page with all my go-to recipes for every occasion, but it's getting late and I've got to get up early with the kids tomorrow...

Main Courses
Creamy Italian Sausage Pasta
Lemon Garlic Roast Chicken
Chunky Beef 'n' Tomato Chili (can substitute turkey for beef)
Chipotle-Chickpea Tostadas
Favorite Turkey Burgers
Barefoot Contessa Lasagna
Linguine with Shrimp Scampi
Easy Lobster Paella
New Year's Pork, Sauerkraut, and Apples (crock pot recipe)

Croque Monsieur
Grilled Steak Sandwiches
Curried Chicken Wraps
Pesto Grilled Cheese

Mini Sweet Peppers

Parmesean Roasted Asparagus
Almond Spinach Salad
Broccoli Salad
Orzo with Roasted Vegetables
Grilled Corn on the Cob

Peach and Blueberry Crumbles
French Apple Tart

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins
Banana Muffins

Pimm's Cup
Tequila Soaked Watermelon Wedges
Painkiller (I use Cruzan Dark Aged Rum)
Holiday Punch