Double Chocolate Cereal Treats

If you’re looking for a super easy treat to take to the office or a holiday cookie exchange, these are it. They  are like a chocolate rice krispy treat, but even easier to make, believe it or not. No baking or melting butter on the stovetop help make these a perfect starter recipe for any […]

Pumpkin-Honey Beer Quick Bread

I can’t believe I’ve had this recipe filed away from Cooking Light since 2008. Talk about embarrassing. At least I can say it was worth the wait. I love quick breads, mainly because I don’t have the patience for traditional bread making with yeast and waiting for it to rise, etc. Plus, quick breads tend […]

Green Bean Salad with Feta and Walnuts

This quick and easy salad can be enjoyed year round. It would be a perfect addition for a Thanksgiving meal or summer barbecue and travels well. I love that it doesn’t have any crazy ingredients, I usually have most of them on hand. Anything with feta is an instant hit with me and this was […]

Sweet Potato and White Bean Soup

This soup is perfect to pack for a tailgater or keep in the slow cooker while you take the kids trick or treating. Mild and slightly sweet the entire family will enjoy it and, like everything I make, it’s super fast and easy. With a salad and some garlic bread you have dinner ready in […]

Sweet Potato Fries

I’ve made several versions of oven fries with ingredients ranging from oil to egg whites. Truthfully, I haven’t found a bad recipe yet, but this one doesn’t have any oil and no one missed it at all. I was hesitant to use the cinnamon, but followed the recipe and my family loved it. I’ll be […]

Buttermilk Pancakes

My son flew across the pond last weekend for college, so it’s safe to say it’s been a tough week around here. I preach all the time to not use food for comfort, but I can’t remember the last time I’ve been this sad. I’m willing to try anything to help with the ache, including […]

Chickpea Salad

My sister made this recipe for a family reunion and I was instantly hooked. I haven’t had chicken salad in years and forgot how delicious it is with the crunch of the celery and the zing of the dill pickles. No guilt with this one and it’s super easy to make for a tailgate party […]

Polynesian Shrimp Tacos

You know your recipe is a keeper when your family has seconds with dinner and then reheats leftovers for breakfast in the morning. I love that these tacos are simple, include ingredients that I usually have on hand and offer a unique twist to the traditional taco. Our family vacation is this week and I’m […]

Healthy and Delicious, Banana Bread Buckeyes

This is the first recipe I have made from The Toasted Pine Nut’s Blog and I am sold. These banana bread buckeyes are delicious and I love that she included hemp seeds – non-animal protein is always a win! To save time, I altered the recipe a bit. I didn’t melt the chocolate, instead I […]

Key Lime Tart

These are a super refreshing treat and a perfect no-bake dessert for hot summer days. My boys loved them and had no idea avocado was their key ingredient. Almond Crust 1 C. almond flour 5 pitted Medjool dates 2 T. unsweetened shredded coconut pinch of coarse salt Avocado Lime Filling 1 small avocado, pitted and […]

Coconut Mini’s | Bobo’s Bar Recipe Copycat

I love Bobo’s Bars, but they’re kind of expensive and a bit high in calories, if you eat an entire bar, so after reading the ingredients I was pretty sure I could make a similar treat at home. After 5 attempts I finally have what I think is the perfect coconut mini! These are a […]

Grilled Salmon with Lemon and Thyme

Sticking with our salmon theme, I decided to share our favorite recipe. I won’t lie, it’s hard for me to prepare fish, with the skin and making sure it’s deboned properly, but it’s so worth it. It’s quick to grill, is rich and filling and my boys approve. Growing up, my mom always prepared salmon […]

Summer Salmon

Salmon is a favorite in our house, especially in the hot summer months. We love it smoked, grilled, baked and rolled into sushi. Today we’re sharing one of our favorite summer salmon recipes. Enjoy!   Ingredients: 2 tbsp red curry paste 1/3 cup reduced fat coconut cream 1 1/2 tsp fish sauce 2 tbsp lime […]

Simple Spinach Salad with Mulberry-Mustard Dressing

I’m still working my way through the Superfood Kitchen and haven’t found a recipe that I don’t like yet. This salad is simple and beautiful. The pickled onions are an added step, but well worth it. While I’ve enjoyed this salad in the heat of summer, it would be a perfect addition to meals year-round […]

Black Bean Salad with Lime Cilantro Vinaigrette and Jicama Sticks

I was invited to a summer soirée and asked to bring something healthy and homemade, so this salad served with Jicama Sticks was the first thing that came to mind. I hadn’t ever made it, but love all the ingredients, so I knew it would be yummy! I loved that the crunchy jicama sticks would […]