Ginger-Molasses Cookies

Ginger-Molasses Cookies

I saw this recipe on Ina Garten’s site and wanted to make them for my kids’ school lunches this week. I wasn’t sure if they would like the crystallized ginger so I had them try it first. My daughter...

Green Beans with Caramelized Shallots

Green Beans with Caramelized Shallots

Sometimes simple recipes are the best. I have made all sorts of fancy recipes using green beans but I have to say, this might be my favorite. I caramelized shallots until tender and golden brown then did a quick...

Pork Tenderloin Stuffed with Spinach, Roasted Bell Pepper, Mushroom, and Parmesan

Pork Tenderloin Stuffed with Spinach, Roasted Bell Pepper, Mushroom, and Parmesan

I had a pork tenderloin in the refrigerator to use up so I went in search of ingredients that I could stuff it with. I found some fresh spinach, roasted bell peppers, a few mushrooms, fresh basil, and some...

Creamy Garlic and Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

Creamy Garlic and Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

I found this Alton Brown recipe on the Food Network and couldn’t wait to make them. We love mashed potatoes in my house and I am always looking for new ways to make them. I adapted this recipe to...

Pecan, Coconut, and Cherry Granola

Pecan, Coconut, and Cherry Granola

Homemade granola is so easy to make, tastes WAY better than store bought granola, and is so much healthier (if you want it to be). I decided to whip up a batch this weekend. I had an afternoon snack...

Veggie Mini Frittata with Asparagus, Tomato, Spinach, and Extra Sharp Cheddar

Veggie Mini Frittata with Asparagus, Tomatoes, Spinach, and Extra Sharp Cheddar

I wanted something light and simple for lunch today so I decided to make a veggie mini frittata. I grabbed some eggs, asparagus, spinach, and extra sharp cheddar from the refrigerator and found some grape tomatoes on the counter....

Spicy Broccoli and Sharp Cheddar Topped Baked Potato

Spicy Broccoli and Sharp Cheddar Topped Baked Potato

I was craving a baked potato for lunch so I decided to make one. I steamed some broccoli then sautéed it in a bit of olive oil with crushed red pepper flakes. I topped the potato with sour cream,...

Rice and Mushroom Stuffed Chicken Breasts with a Lemon Mustard Sauce

Rice and Mushroom Stuffed Chicken Breasts with a Lemon Mustard Sauce

I was craving a comforting meal without it being too heavy. I decided to make up a box of rice and combine it with sauteed mushrooms and onions. I stuffed it into a couple of chicken breasts and baked...

Scalloped Potatoes

Scalloped Potatoes

We were having friends over for dinner the night before Thanksgiving and I was served a ham and scalloped potatoes. I found a lighter recipe for scalloped potatoes in one of my favorite cookbooks, The Best Light Recipe by...

Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary

This drink is inspired by my sister who was enjoying a delicious Bloody Mary with a Cilantro and Lime Vodka while I was talking to her on the phone the other day. I decided to grab the ingredients and serve...