Simple Marinara

Simple Marinara

After a busy weekend I wasn’t up for cooking much. I grabbed a few items from the pantry and refrigerator and threw this marinara together. I let mine simmer for a couple of hours but it would also be...

Snickerdoodle Cookies

Snickerdoodle Cookies

These are, by far, my very favorite cookie. I am a big fan of cinnamon so these cookies always make me smile. My son had a buddy over to hangout today so I made a batch of these cookies for...

Parade's Community Kitchen ~ 14 Valentine's Day Treats Sure to Make Your Loved Ones Feel Special

Parade’s Community Kitchen ~ 14 Valentine’s Day Treats Sure to Make Your Loved Ones Feel Special

This weeks contribution to Parade’s Community Table is 14 Valentine’s Day treats sure to make your loved ones feel special! Click here to see all of the recipes. What’s a great way to show your special someone that you care?...

Baked Mini Frittata with Sautéed Spinach, Tomatoes, and Onion with Extra Sharp White Cheddar

Baked Mini Frittata with Sautéed Spinach, Tomatoes, and Onion with Extra Sharp White Cheddar

I was in the mood for a healthy lunch so I went to see what I had in the fridge. I found a couple of eggs, a handful of spinach, a bit of an onion, a little extra sharp...

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 Kitchen ~ 20 Mexican Recipes Sure to Spice up Your Meals

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...