Valentines Day

Valentines Day Recipe Round-Up

Here are a few recipe ideas for your special Valentines Day dinner. I hope you all have a wonderful day! If you still need ideas, check HERE and HERE. Appetizers:  Roasted Shrimp Cocktail   Crostini with Gorgonzola or Brie,...

Trail Mix

Trail Mix

I pack a little snack in my kids backpacks every morning along with their lunches.  I was in the process of buying some trail mix packets when I realized two things. Trail mix is expensive! I had all the...

One Pot Meal ~ Roasted Drumsticks with Fingerling Potatoes, Mushrooms, Tomatoes, and Zucchini

One Pot Meal ~ Roasted Drumsticks with Fingerling Potatoes, Mushrooms, Tomatoes, and Zucchini

Due to a snow/ice storm for the last few days I couldn’t get to a grocery store so I had to be very creative when making meals. This recipe came to me by grabbing stuff  I had in my...

Thin Omelette with Sautéed Mushrooms, Ham, Spinach, and Extra Sharp Cheddar

Thin Omelet with Sautéed Mushrooms, Ham, Spinach, and Extra Sharp Cheddar

We’ve  had snow and  freezing rain for the last few days which makes the snow covered roads pure ice and very dangerous to drive on. Needless to say, we have stayed home, read a lot, watched movies, baked cookies,...

Garlic-Ginger Rice with Cilantro

Garlic-Ginger Rice with Cilantro

I wanted a simple and tasty side dish to pair with the Asian Vegetable Stir Fry and the Ginger-Sesame Thin Cut Pork Chops I was serving for dinner. I decided to use the base recipe for my Garlic Rice and...

Asian Vegetable Stir Fry

Asian Vegetable Stir Fry

I wanted a healthy veggie side dish to serve with the Ginger-Sesame Pork Chops that I was making for dinner. I grabbed red bell pepper, snow peas, broccoli, carrots, and shiitake mushrooms. I simply sautéed them in a little bit...

Ginger-Sesame Pork Chops

Ginger-Sesame Thin Cut Pork Chops

I had some thin cut pork chops and found a recipe on  Fine Cooking that sounded delicious. I let the meat marinate for 1 hour then patted the chops dry before cooking them in my hot pan. They took only...

Potato Soup

Potato Soup

My son stayed home from school today with a fever and cold. When I asked him what sounded good for dinner he said potato soup. I wanted to keep it simple and comforting but still fairly healthy.  My daughter...

Blackberry, Banana, and Peach Smoothie

Blackberry, Banana, and Peach Smoothie

After eating a bunch of junk food on Super Bowl Sunday, I wanted to make my kids a healthy after school snack today. I had some fresh blackberries and bananas but I needed to pick up some yogurt at...

Southwestern Salad with an Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing

Southwestern Salad with an Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing

I wanted to make a nice Southwestern flavored salad with an avocado dressing. I found a recipe online for the dressing at Sumptuous Spoonfuls that looked wonderful. I adapted the recipe to suit my family and it turned out...