Turkey Italian Sausage, Mushroom, Marinara, and Ricotta Pasta Bake

Turkey Italian Sausage, Mushroom, Marinara, and Ricotta Pasta Bake

This recipe is a mouthful to say but it is absolutely delicious to eat! I had a jar of marinara sauce to use up as well as some turkey Italian sausage so I decided to make a pasta bake....

Tapenade Pork Chops

Tapenade Pork Chops

I immediately knew I would make this recipe when I saw it in the Everyday Food – July/August 2011 issue. I had leftover tapenade from my Grilled Tomatoes Tapenade recipe so I decided to make this pork for dinner....

Three Olive Tapenade

Three Olive Tapenade

I was going to buy some tapenade at the store for my Grilled Tomatoes Tapenade recipe but after seeing the price for a small container I decided to make it at home. I used a few leftover black olives, some...

Scored Baby Potatoes

Scored Baby Potatoes

My friend Currié recently made these potatoes for a birthday get together and I loved them. I decided to adapt them a bit by using small baby Dutch potatoes (my friend makes them with russet potatoes). I sliced them...

Caprese Baked Eggs

Caprese Baked Eggs

This is my new favorite breakfast. I know I say that a lot, but I really, really, mean it this time. This is a quick and simple recipe to prepare and it tasted so delicious! I loved the flavor...

Grilled Tomatoes with Basil, Garlic, and Lemon

Grilled Tomatoes with Basil, Garlic, and Lemon

This was a wonderful side dish! I loved the sweet grilled tomatoes with the tangy and flavorful drizzle of olive oil, garlic, fresh basil, and lemon juice – it was a perfect combination of flavors. My son even liked...

Pork Tenderloin Tacos with Tangy Slaw

Pork Tenderloin Tacos with Tangy Slaw

I had a pork tenderloin to use up so I decided to make tacos. I found a recipe on the Food Network for a tangy slaw that looked good so I adapted it a bit and used it as a...

Orange, Pineapple, and Banana Smoothie

Orange, Pineapple, and Banana Smoothie

My kids are hot, tired, thirsty, and hungry after swimming lessons so I recently made them a tasty smoothie to cool them down and fill them up after a long afternoon of swimming. I looked in the refrigerator to...

B, L, T, A, E (Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, Avocado, and Egg Sandwich)

B, L, T, A, E (Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, Avocado, and Egg Sandwich)

Oh my. This is really and truly my new favorite sandwich – it was messy but SO GOOD! What could be better than really tasty bread with soft and creamy avocado slices, crisp lettuce, sweet vine ripened tomatoes, salty...

Pineapple, Banana, Coconut, and White Chocolate Chip Bread

Pineapple, Banana, Coconut, and White Chocolate Chip Bread

My kids wanted to bake something for their afternoon snack so after looking in my cupboards to see what we had to use we went in search of a fun new recipe to try. This bread was easy to...