Recipes

Parmesan Crusted Chicken Tenders

Parmesan Crusted Chicken Tenders

Parmesan Crusted Chicken Tenders. Yum.  You guys!!!  This recipe is SO easy to make and my kids went crazy about it.  I had some shaved Parmesan Cheese leftover from Costco and wanted to make something quick but yummy for my family.  I also had some […]

Healthy Menu Plan January 2017 Week 4

Healthy Menu Plan January 2017 Week 4

My mom was in town this week and we had a lot of fun touring different retirement communities and watching my son be Aladdin in his school play.  It was a busy but fun week!  While I made a healthy menu plan for this week, […]

Healthy Menu Plan January 2017 Week 3

Healthy Menu Plan January 2017 Week 3

So…Dave went to the doctor and was told he needed to lose a little bit of weight:)  He was sent home with some healthy menu plan tips and advice and will go back for a follow up visit in a few months.  To show my […]

Potato Spinach Egg Scrambler

Potato Spinach Egg Scrambler

This is just a quick little post to share one of my favorite ways to get vegetables in for breakfast.  I LOVE making Egg Scramblers.  This one is a Potato Spinach Egg Scrambler, though you can really adapt it to what you have on hand […]

Cheesy Broccoli Rice

Cheesy Broccoli Rice

What’s for dinner?  Have you ever heard those words?  I know I do, ALL THE TIME lately.  When you have a gaggle of kids like I do, you are constantly trying to come up with good meals.  That said, more often than not, you need […]

Zucchini Chili – Delicious and Nutritious

Zucchini Chili – Delicious and Nutritious

With summer comes an abundance of zucchini in my garden.  While the harvest is amazing, I needed to come up with different ideas on how to use it so I decided to make a Zucchini Chili.  I must say, it was a HUGE success.  My […]

Strawberry Balsamic Salad

Strawberry Balsamic Salad

Today for lunch I made a Strawberry Balsamic Salad recipe.  It was SO good!!!  I live in California and right now we are surrounded by local, fresh strawberries.  There are several strawberry stands close to my home and it is my favorite time of year […]

Four Cheese Italian Lasagna with Bolognese Sauce

Four Cheese Italian Lasagna with Bolognese Sauce

Italian lasagna with a homemade bolognese sauce is a special treat for our family.  I was SO lucky to marry into a family with an Italian heritage.  “Boompa,” as we called him, was 100% Italian and my husband is quarter Italian, so I have learned […]

Fluffy Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Fluffy Chocolate Chip Pancakes

For my daughter’s birthday we made Fluffy Chocolate Chip Pancakes topped with strawberries, whipped cream, pure maple syrup and Butterfinger baking bits (these were really good!).  The combination of peanut butter, chocolate, maple and whipped cream was super yummy.  We have a birthday tradition that […]

Creamy Pumpkin Maple Bisque

Creamy Pumpkin Maple Bisque

For lunch I wanted to have a hearty and healthy soup and so I made a Creamy Pumpkin Maple Bisque soup to go with my salad.  I have to say I was SHOCKED at how good it tasted.  I’m not a huge pumpkin fan (unless […]

Creamy Avocado Ranch Dressing

Creamy Avocado Ranch Dressing

Today I want to share a recipe for a healthy Creamy Avocado Ranch Dressing.  As I have tried to improve my health while still having moderation, I really wanted to come up with something creamy to put on my salads.  The main ingredient?  Cottage cheese.  […]

Ham Bean Vegetable Soup

Ham Bean Vegetable Soup

Today I wanted to share my recipe for Ham Bean Vegetable Soup.  I like making my soups from scratch.  I feel like they are healthier and so much heartier!  It’s also a good way to use garden vegetables as well as food storage dry beans.  […]