Quick soups are the best lunch or dinner option for the cooler months! Warm up with a bowl of this quick loaded baked potato soup that is packed with veggies and toppings. This quick soup has a broth base which makes it lighter than other heavy potato soups. This lighter baked potato soup option is perfect for a hearty meal that won’t weigh you down but definitely does not skimp on flavor! Once the temperatures in Arizona hover around or below 100 degrees, I’m all about homemade soup. I know that may sound insane, but in Arizona that really is… Read More
Pumpkin sheet cake is the perfect dessert to share this fall! It’s packed with fall spices and pumpkin, so it’s bound to be a hit! It’s so easy to make and share with friends! The maple cream cheese frosting makes this dessert almost irresistible. Whenever I need a fall dessert to feed a crowd, I know that a pumpkin sheet cake is the answer. I thought of the idea for a pumpkin sheet cake a few years back when I was in charge of bringing dessert to family dinner. I needed to be able to feed almost ten of… Read More
Switch up your normal dinner routine and give this pistachio dijon mustard chicken a try! You’ll be surprised when your whole family can enjoy it. Even if you aren’t a huge fan of pistachios or mustard usually (I wasn’t either), I bet you’ll like this combination! This fancy breaded chicken is baked in the oven so you can focus on the other parts of your dinner while it bakes. I love making breaded chicken. It’s one of my go to dishes that has become a comfort meal for us. So this pistachio dijon mustard chicken may sound like it would… Read More
It’s been far too long since I have done one of these and I have been (over)thinking about doing one for weeks now! I have been busy preparing some new fall/winter content lately, so I thought this would be a perfect time to catch up with you all and try get some of your thoughts and opinions about A Joyfully Mad Kitchen and what you’d like to see next! I am so grateful to each and every single one of you that visits this space, whether it’s frequently or a one time visit from Pinterest. I wish I could fully explain… Read More
Herb crusted apple pan seared pork tenderloin is the perfect fancy but easy dish you can make at home. You’ll be surprised how quickly this decadent pan seared pork tenderloin comes together. The entire tenderloin is seared, baked and then topped with a sauce of apple chunks and herbs. Serve over a bed of Yukon gold potatoes and you’ll feel like you’re having a steakhouse dinner right at home. I love quick dinners for those crazy evenings, but I also love when I can take the time for a meal that’s easy and may take a bit more time than… Read More
This Vanilla Tequila Bread Pudding is the perfect easy dessert to serve to a crowd or just for two! This boozy bread pudding has the perfect blend of spices and is topped with a scoop of ice cream and a splash of vanilla tequila. Bread pudding has been a favorite dessert of mine for quite some time. I think it started when I first had it at the restaurant I worked at in college. My time as a server there really opened my eyes to so many new foods and luckily, bread pudding was one of them.