BLTA (Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, Avocado) Wrap

BLTA (Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, Avocado) Wrap

I think this may be my new favorite way to have a blta. I had a couple of pieces of bacon leftover from this mornings breakfast so I decided to make a blta. Instead of using bread I opted...

Herb Marinated Chicken Parmesan

Herb Marinated Chicken Parmesan

Typical Chicken Parmesan has a bread crumb or panko coating then fried followed by baking topped with marinara and smothered in cheese. It’s delicious but not very healthy. I decided to make a healthier version of chicken parmesan by...

Simply Roasted Carrots

Simply Roasted Carrots

I love making recipes that are difficult and include lots of ingredients – I guess I like a challenge. Sometimes though, I just like to keep it really simple. I recently made dinner and wanted a healthy but simple...

Parade's Community Table

Parade’s Community Kitchen ~ 20 Mexican Recipes Sure to Spice up Your Meals

This weeks contribution to Parade’s Community Table is some of our favorite Mexican recipes. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE RECIPES. I love Mexican food – what’s not to love? Vibrant colored food with a ton of flavor that is fairly quick and...

Gnocchi with Sausage and Spinach

Gnocchi with Sausage and Spinach

Today was an extremely busy day so I had no time to go to the grocery store. This dinner used up ingredients I had on hand and was finished cooking within 20 minutes – perfect for a busy weekday.This...

Roasted Mushrooms with Balsamic and Garlic

Roasted Mushrooms with Balsamic and Garlic

My son has recently fallen in love with Portobello mushrooms. He will also eat cremini mushrooms because they are baby portobellos, but doesn’t like any other mushroom – funny kid. I was making some steak and asparagus for dinner...

Tangy Lemon Bars

Tangy Lemon Bars

We had friends come over for dinner. I made Julia Child’s Favorite Roasted Chicken with Creamy Mashed Potatoes and my friend brought a delicious spinach salad. I found a recipe for tangy lemon bars on Oprah.com that looked too...

Turkey, Cranberry, and Cream Cheese on Toasted Ciabatta

Turkey, Cranberry, and Cream Cheese on Toasted Ciabatta

My friend Mo introduced me to this sandwich and I have loved it ever since. I gathered together the ingredients to make one for lunch today. I toasted the ciabatta then slathered it with cream cheese followed by the...

Parade’s Community Kitchen ~ Super Bowl Recipe Round-Up: Here are some of my favorite game day dishes

This weeks contribution to Parade’s Community Table is a round up of recipes for your Super Bowl Party. Click here to see the recipes. Are you ready for some football? Although I am not a huge fan of watching...

Roasted Carrot and Butternut Squash Salad with Mixed Greens, Extra Sharp Cheddar, and Pinenuts

Roasted Carrot and Butternut Squash Salad with Mixed Greens, Extra Sharp Cheddar, and Pine Nuts

I wanted to do something different than our normal House Salad so I roasted some carrot and butternut squash, once they were cool, I added it to some mixed greens, cubes of extra sharp cheddar, toasted pine nuts, and...