lentil meatballs with vegetable pasta

Lentil Meatballs with Zucchini Noodles

You have never seen spaghetti and meatballs like this!  Tender, spicy lentil meatballs are perfectly paired with fresh garlic zucchini “noodles” and homemade marinara, creating a spin on a classic comfort dish that is usually rich in carbs and fat. This is one vegan meal that will even please the meat-eaters! My husband left me for Vegas–well,… 

Read More »

A creative twist on traditional lasagna that features pre-made ravioli, spicy pepperoni, tangy marinara, and a creamy filling made with cottage cheese and fresh spinach, this ravioli lasagna comes together in minutes and will be your family's new favorite way to enjoy pasta!

Baked Ravioli Lasagna

A creative twist on traditional lasagna that features pre-made ravioli, spicy pepperoni, tangy marinara, and a creamy filling made with cottage cheese and fresh spinach, this ravioli lasagna comes together in minutes and will be your family’s new favorite way to enjoy pasta! Yesterday, my son turned 10–that is DOUBLE DIGITS!  I am still in… 

Read More »

Skip the processed package spice blends. This will not only save you money, but will prevent you from ingesting the nasty additives found in many of those packages.

Homemade Spice Blends

Look into just about any kitchen pantry and you most likely find prepackaged spice blends. I mean how else would you make tacos, without that little handy spice packet? Is that you? Do you find yourself relying on those packets for not just tacos, but for vegetable dips, chili, and maybe even meatloaf? Well, today… 

Read More »

Shredded sweet potatoes create the base for a roasted red pepper and fresh spinach quiche, making this dish gluten-free, paleo, vegetarian, and delicious! Perfect for Easter brunch or a light dinner.

Spinach Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust

Shredded sweet potatoes create the base for a roasted red pepper and fresh spinach quiche, making this dish gluten-free, paleo, vegetarian, and delicious! Perfect for Easter brunch or a light dinner.   There is just something about brunch that gets me excited. I can’t put my finger on it. Maybe the eggs or pastries? Or… 

Read More »

A special Easter treat: Delicate scones made with Greek yogurt and flavored with fresh lemon and adorned with a lemon glaze. These scones are the perfect way to welcome in Spring, especially when shaped as a sweet little bunny.

Lemon Bunny Scones

A special Easter treat: Delicate scones made with Greek yogurt and flavored with fresh lemon and adorned with a lemon glaze. These scones are the perfect way to welcome in Spring, especially when shaped as a sweet little bunny.  On Easter morning, as the kids are busy finding the eggs that the magical bunny hid… 

Read More »

Eating healthy can be confusing. Here are 10 foods you may be purchasing thinking that you are doing yourself a favor but you actually should be avoiding. Let me help you make smarter choices on your journey to health.

10 Foods You Think are Healthy But Are NOT

Eating healthy can be confusing. Here are 10 foods you may be purchasing thinking that you are doing yourself a favor but you actually should be avoiding. Let me help you make smarter choices on your journey to health. Over and over I am told that eating healthy is so hard. And not hard because… 

Read More »

Homemade Chicken Pot Pie: Tender chicken and vegetables swim together in a creamy sauce that is adorned with a flaky homemade biscuit crust.

My Papa’s Chicken Pot Pie

Tender chicken and vegetables swim together in a creamy sauce that is adorned with a flaky homemade biscuit crust. Now this is my idea of comfort!!  I shared with you my husband’s comfort dish, now it is time to share with you mine. Growing up, we went to my Papa’s house every Sunday for Sunday… 

Read More »

Baked Carrot Cake Oatmeal: Start your day right with steel cuts oats mixed with shredded carrots, walnuts, crushed pineapple, and coconut milk that is baked together to perfectly mimic the flavors of a carrot cake, complete with a tangy sweetened "icing."

Baked Carrot Cake Oatmeal

Baked Carrot Cake Oatmeal: Start your day right with steel cuts oats mixed with shredded carrots, walnuts, crushed pineapple, and coconut milk that is baked together to perfectly mimic the flavors of a carrot cake, complete with a tangy sweetened “icing.” Today is my mom’s birthday. Happy Birthday Mom! My mom HATES oatmeal. Which makes me… 

Read More »

Rethink traditional Banana Cream Pie: A velvety vanilla custard is combined with fresh bananas and then tops a peanut butter pretzel crust, creating a perfectly sweet and salty bite of heaven.

Peanut Butter Pretzel Banana Cream Pie

Rethink traditional Banana Cream Pie: A velvety vanilla custard is combined with fresh bananas and then tops a peanut butter pretzel crust, creating a perfectly sweet and salty bite of heaven.   March 14 is National Pi Day. As a former Math teacher, this is a day I do not forget, even though my students may… 

Read More »

An updated version of a classic beef strognoff. A creamy gravy tossed with fresh mushrooms and beef and served over egg noodles is a hearty, comforting dish that is made with wholesome ingredients you can feel proud to serve your family or friends.

Updated Beef Stronganoff with Homemade Gravy

This is an updated version of a classic American dish, Beef Stroganoff. A creamy gravy tossed with fresh mushrooms and beef and served over egg noodles is a hearty, comforting dish that is made with wholesome ingredients you can feel proud to serve your family or friends.  Memories of my husband’s favorite childhood dishes usually… 

Read More »

A salad that celebrates winter and early spring produce. A bed of mixed greens tossed with purple cabbage and topped with grapes, pears, cranberries, feta, and roasted nuts and finished off with a fig and Dijon dressing.

Mixed Greens and Fruit Salad with Dijon Fig Dressing

A salad that celebrates winter and early spring produce. A bed of mixed greens tossed with purple cabbage and topped with grapes, pears, cranberries, feta, and roasted nuts and finished off with a fig and Dijon dressing.  A friend recently said she struggles to use all her fresh produce. I can not say I can… 

Read More »