salmon piccata

Salmon Piccata over Fettuccine

Oh boy, where to even begin on this one.   So, for years my husband had been wanting to make fresh pasta. And to me,that seemed silly. I thought, “That seems like excessive amounts of work for something you can easily buy at the store”.  I can take or leave pasta – it’s never really …

fruit salad
Side Dishes

Crack Fruit Salad

If you love fruit and yogurt I can almost guarantee you will go crazy for this side item. Like the title claims, it is literally like fruit salad on crack – which I guess is a good thing? But this, I can assure you, IS GREAT.  I recently made this for a friend of mine …

yogurt dessert

Nutty Yogurt Dessert

Hubby and I are always on the lookout for quick and easy food and dessert (low-cal is just a bonus) ideas. Here’s one that we make many nights out of the week when you need a little something sweet but don’t necessarily want a bowl of ice cream.   Let us know what you thought!

twice baked chicken ziti
Main Dish

Twice Baked Chicken Ziti

When you want a fast and easy meal that also tastes dynamite – this should be one of the first recipes you think of. It reminds me of Fazoli’s Twice Baked Ziti (which I’m not sure they have anymore – are there even Fazoli’s around anymore?) This is a perfect dish for a college student …

red beans and rice
Main Dish

Red Beans and Rice

Oh my goodness are you going to love this recipe! It has been years in the making and I think I have it pretty close to the real deal that knocked me off my feet when I first tried it in New Orleans. The kicker here is, I make it vegetarian style. And the vegetarian …

butternut squash soup

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Velvety. That’s the word I would use to describe this if I had to sum it up in just one word. Given a few more I’d say buttery and rich are the other adjectives that could be used. Oh, and it’s just pretty freaking awesome. If you’ve ever had Panera’s Autumn Squash soup, this is …

cider hot apple

CrockPot Hot Apple Cider

This is such a great and easy thing to serve up for the holidays. It pairs so well with the rich, comfort meals and cold weather of November and December. To me, a Thanksgiving is incomplete without it. Add any other spices you love to this delicious mixture which doubles as a way to make …

chicken chile posole

Chicken Chile Posole

I don’t know why I am surprised every time I make this that it tastes as good as it does. I guess it’s because it’s pretty easy to put together, so it’s almost like the math doesn’t add up on how it is so packed with massive flavor. And you know what, there are some …

wild winter rice soup

Wild Winter Rice Soup

As the weather gets colder, the warm, comforting, hearty soups start to rise in popularity. This is one of those that should be added to your routine, in whichever way you prefer to change it up. There are so many ways that other people have changed this soup, but in every one of them the …