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...

Cinnamon Roasted Almonds

Cinnamon Roasted Almonds

Over the summer I tried some cinnamon almonds made by my friend Cathy at Wives with Knives. The almonds were amazingly delicious and my kids, especially my daughter, loved them. I picked up a bag of plain almonds recently...

Parmesan Roasted Green Beans

Parmesan Roasted Green Beans

This is another side dish I found in my new Tyler Florence cookbook. I have used Parmesan on so many different roasted vegetables but this was the first time I used it on green beans and I loved it!...

Pork Medallions with Cider Sauce

Pork Medallions with Cider Sauce

I saw this tasty looking recipe on the Noble Pig’s site a couple of years ago and I finally decided to give it a try and I am so glad I did. This was such a quick and easy...

Raspberry Oatmeal Crumb Pie

Raspberry Oatmeal Crumb Pie

We were heading over to a friend’s house for dinner and I was asked to bring a dessert. My daughter really wanted to use the raspberry pie filling that we had in our baking cupboard so I went in...

Roasted Fennel with Olive Tapenade and Feta Cheese

Roasted Fennel with Olive Tapenade and Feta Cheese

My sweet husband bought me the new Tyler Florence Family Meal cookbook for Christmas and I was so excited! Tyler is one of my favorite chefs because his recipes are easy to follow, he uses fresh ingredients, and the...