Crusty French Bread

Crusty French Bread

If you read my blog you know that making homemade bread is very intimidating to me. I saw this recipe for crusty French bread on a blog called Lynda’s Recipe Box┬áthat looked so delicious and fairly simple to make...

Mushroom and Turkey Italian Sausage Stuffed Shells

Mushroom and Turkey Italian Sausage Stuffed Shells

I had some leftover mushroom marinara I needed to use up so I decided to make some stuffed shells with mushrooms, spinach, and turkey Italian sausage. It was a super simple recipe to make and tasted fantastic. If you...

Charred Vegetable Salsa

Charred Vegetable Salsa

This is one of the Mary Sue Milliken recipes my kids made at the Kids’ (good-for-you) Cooking Academythat we all really loved. Charring the vegetables gives the salsa a deep rich flavor and the tomatillos give it a nice...

Tuscan White Bean and Roasted Garlic Soup

Tuscan White Bean and Roasted Garlic Soup

I ended up catching a cold during our adventure in Hollywood so I decided to make a big pot of soup for dinner. I didn’t feel like going to the grocery store so I searched online for a soup...

Frigidaire Kids' (good-for-you) Cooking Academy

A Fantastic Experience – Frigidaire Kids’ (good-for-you) Cooking Academy

I was recently contacted by Frigidaire to join them in a Save the Children event to kick off their new campaign called Kids’ (good-for-you) Cooking Academy. Basically, Frigidaire flew my children and I to Hollywood, put us up in...

Sesame Green Beans

Sesame Green Beans

I recently had some sesame green beans while eating dinner at a friends house. I loved the beans and wanted to re-create them at home. My girlfriend was out of town on a much needed vacation so I looked...

Carrot-Ginger Rice

Carrot-Ginger Rice

I can’t tell you how much I loved this rice! It was sweet, spicy, and so flavorful. The ginger and cayenne pepper really gave the rice a nice kick, the tender onions and carrots made it sweet, and the...

Garlic-Ginger Chicken

Garlic-Ginger Chicken

I found this recipe in the October issue of Food Network Magazine that sounded really simple and tasty…I was right. The chicken had a really wonderful garlic-ginger flavor and was so tender and juicy. I served this Chicken with...

Shredded Beef and Avocado Tostada

Shredded Beef and Avocado Tostada

The shredded beef from the Beef and Sweet Potato Baked Taquitos was so delicious that I couldn’t wait to eat the leftovers. I made these tasty tostadas for lunch and they simple, healthy, and tasted fantastic. I loved the...

Shredded Beef and Sweet Potato Baked Taquitos

Shredded Beef and Sweet Potato Baked Taquitos

We were heading to a friends house to celebrate his birthday. His wife wanted me to bring Taquitos to pair with the Tortilla Soup she was making. I decided to make the taquitos using ingredients and flavors from one...