Roasted Green Beans

Roasted Green Beans

This is such a quick and easy way to prepare green beans. I love roasting vegetables because they taste so much better to me than steamed or sautéed. I simply seasoned these green beans with sea salt, freshly cracked...

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Swedish Meatballs

I was craving simple comfort food and I remembered my friend Currié saying she loved making Swedish Meatballs so I decided to give them a try. They were fairly simple to make and had just a little bit of...

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Frittata with Jalapeno Chicken Sausage, Spinach, Roasted Bell Peppers, and Feta

If you read my blog often then you know I love to make frittatas because they are an delicious and easy breakfast to make and a great way to get rid of ingredients that need to be used up....

Spinach Lasagna Soup

Spinach Lasagna Soup

I always crave soup in the winter so I decided to make a pot for dinner. I looked in the refrigerator to see what I had on hand and I found turkey Italian sausage, ricotta cheese, and fresh basil...

Linguine with Roasted Bell Peppers, Chicken Sausage, Spinach, and Feta

Linguine with Roasted Bell Peppers, Chicken Sausage, Spinach, and Feta

I recently picked up some Gruyere & roasted garlic chicken sausage and decided to toss them with pasta, roasted bell peppers, pine nuts, spinach, and feta cheese. The flavorful sausage, the sweet peppers, the nutty pine nus, and the...

Beef, Bean, and Pepper Jack Baked Flautas

Beef, Bean, and Pepper Jack Baked Flautas

We were all craving Mexican food so I grabbed some lean ground beef from the store and whipped up these tasty baked flautas. The refried beans made them creamy and the beef was really flavorful while the pepper jack...

Mini Pumpkin Tartlets with Homemade Cinnamon Whipped Cream

Mini Pumpkin Tartlets with Homemade Cinnamon Whipped Cream

My daughter came home with a book from her school library called “Fairy Tale Feasts” A literary cookbook for young readers & eaters. First of all, how cool is it that she checked out a cookbook? I love that!...

Cheesy Vegetable Chowder

Cheesy Vegetable Chowder

It’s been cold and rainy here in Portland and I was craving something warm and comforting for dinner. I decided to make a big batch of veggie soup. I found this cheesy vegetable chowder recipe on Lulu the Baker...

Spanish Coffee

Spanish Coffee

It was a cold and rainy day on Thanksgiving so my husband decided to make us each a Spanish coffee. What could be tastier than hot coffee with kahlua, rum, a bit of triple sec, and homemade whipped cream?...

Twice Baked Maple & Cinnamon Yams with Mini Marshmallows

Twice Baked Maple & Cinnamon Yams with Mini Marshmallows

This dish reminds me of my childhood. My mom would make a baked yam dish for Thanksgiving that was topped with marshmallows and I loved it! I decided to recreate that childhood favorite but with a new twist. I...