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Roasted Sweet Potatoes

If you read my blog you know that I love roasting vegetables. I decided to roast sweet potatoes with butter, cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar. The house smelled amazing while they roasted. They were simple to make and tasted...

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Meatloaf

My mom’s meatloaf was a favorite of mine growing up. I loved eating it hot from the oven and then in sandwiches the next day. I have only made a few changes to my mom’s original recipe. I always...

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Black Bean, Green Chile and Sharp Cheddar Baked Flautas

Okay, so I love Mexican food – can you tell? I was going to make chicken baked flautas but I got very lazy and decided black bean and green chile would work great. They were extremely easy to make...

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Carrot, Coconut, and Walnut Muffins

Okay, so I am on a muffin kick lately. I must say, this is my VERY favorite muffin so far. They were moist, fluffy, sweet and crunchy. I always try to make a treat for our friends when they...

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Greek Steak Pita with Tzatziki Sauce and Marinated Red Onion

I’ve been enjoying Greek flavors lately and was craving an easy and healthy yet tasty dinner. I marinated some flank steak, made a cucumber tzatziki sauce and made marinated red onion. I threw it all together in a pita...

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Roasted Carrots in a Balsamic Vinaigrette

I love carrots but usually eat them raw. I decided to try roasting them and I am so glad I did. I roasted them with salt and olive oil first, then toss them in a simple balsamic vinaigrette. The...

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Chicken Noodle Soup With Homemade Noodles

There is something so comforting about chicken noodle soup when you don’t feel well. My daughter was home sick today so I decided to make her this soup. She loved it, like usual, and had two full bowls. Making...

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Cinnamon Crumb Cake

A good friend of mine was coming for dinner and I wanted to make her a special dessert. I know she loves cinnamon so I was excited when I found a cinnamon crumb cake in my Cooking Lightcookbook. I...

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Chile Verde

I grabbed some tomatillos the last time I went grocery shopping because I wanted to try cooking with them. I love Mexican food and really enjoy salsa verde so I decided to give them a try. I found a...

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Refried Beans

I love Mexican food but I had never tried making my own refried beans before. I know I cheated by using canned beans but I just didn’t have time to soak dried pinto beans. They were very quick and...