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...

Lemon and Garlic Roasted Shrimp

Lemon and Garlic Roasted Shrimp

My kids absolutely love shrimp so I decided to make this recipe I found on MyRecipes for their lunch this weekend. I let the shrimp marinate for 10  minutes prior to roasting and they turned out perfectly cooked and...

Maple and Cinnamon Roasted Delicata Squash

Maple and Cinnamon Roasted Delicata Squash

This is the perfect Autumn (or holiday) side dish. I wanted to try cutting the squash into slivers to roast this time because I heard that delicata squash skin is tasty. I drizzled olive oil, real maple syrup, and...

Pecan Pie

Pecan Pie

This is the last recipe my daughter and I made for our early Thanksgiving feast. My daughter basically prepared this pie all by herself and it couldn’t have been more delicious! She did a great job following instructions and...

Roasted Turkey

Roasted Turkey

I made an early Thanksgiving dinner last Sunday and I wanted to make a roasted turkey that was simple and delicious. I looked in my cooking “bible” The New Best Recipe Cookbook from the editors of Cook’s Illustrated and...