Archives for the month of: March, 2017

Here’s an easy recipe for light puffy breadsticks: just throw some cheese and herbs on a sheet of puff pastry and bake! You can customize these with your favorite pizza/breadstick toppings.

Puff Pastry and Cheese for an awesome batch of breadsticks


  • 1 sheet puff pastry
  • 1/4 c. grated Parmesan cheese
  • to taste: garlic powder, parsley flakes, and/or oregano
  • crushed red pepper flakes


Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Lay the puff pastry flat on the parchment paper and sprinkle on the cheese. Add garlic powder, parsley flakes and/or oregano to taste.

Using a knife or pizza cutter, cut puff pastry in half (going the short direction). Then cut the long way into 1-inch strips.

Bake for 7-10 minutes or until golden brown.

Before serving, top with crushed red pepper flakes.

Just add cheese and herbs to puff pastry and cut into breadsticks - So easy and delicious


recipe adapted from 4 Ingredients by Kim McCosker & Rachael Bermingham

One-Dish Rotisserie Chicken and Orzo Bake

One thing I buy every time I go to Costco is a rotisserie chicken (or two. or three. whatever). The kids love it straight off of the bone but it’s also great for recipes that call for cooked chicken. Of course, if you want to be a total overachiever (ha!) you can make a whole chicken in the slow cooker, and use that in place of the rotisserie chicken.

Anyway, on to the main attraction:

One Dish Chicken and Orzo Bake Recipe



  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 c. uncooked orzo
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 2 c. chicken stock
  • 2 c. rotisserie chicken, shredded
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • optional: 1 sliced zucchini and/or 1 c. halved cherry tomatoes
  • optional toppings: grated parmesan cheese, red pepper flakes, parsley flakes


Step 1 – Preheat oven to 450° F.

Step 2 – Place all ingredients, including salt and pepper, in a 9×13-inch baking dish (optional: add zucchini and/or cherry tomatoes during this step). Mix well.

Step 3 – Bake for 25 minutes, stirring two or three times while baking. Serve warm and add optional toppings.

recipe adapted from 30-Minute One-Pot Meals by Jo Cismaru