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...

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Thanksgiving Leftover Ideas

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends. Here are a few of my favorite ways to use up my Thanksgiving leftovers. Some of these original recipes are made with chicken but I substitute my...

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Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas

Here are some of my favorite Thanksgiving recipes that will hopefully inspire you this holiday season.  I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!  Appetizers: Brie with Crostini and Grapes   Cream Cheese and Bacon Stuffed Jalapeño Poppers   Caprese...

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...