Dinner

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 […]

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 […]

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.  […]

Oven Baked Chili and Corn Bread

Oven Baked Chili and Corn Bread

We LOVE chili and corn bread and tried making some Oven Baked Chili in a cast iron skillet for dinner.  I made this chili from scratch (using tomatoes from my garden, cilantro, and dry beans from my food storage).  I placed a layer of corn […]

Orange Walnut Chicken Salad

Orange Walnut Chicken Salad

I have been craving a different kind of salad lately and so I decided to make an Orange Walnut Chicken Salad.  It is a fantastic blend of flavors and super healthy for you.  A great combination of both protein and produce!  I made a Honey […]

Portuguese Kale Sausage Potato Soup

Portuguese Kale Sausage Potato Soup

Today I made a Portuguese Kale Sausage Potato Soup.  All I can say is WOW!  It is simple and quick to make and my children LOVED it!  It is made using Portuguese kale, sausages, potatoes, corn, onion, and chicken broth.  It tastes sort of like […]

Chicken Lo Mein with Vegetables

Chicken Lo Mein with Vegetables

We decided to shake things up with dinner last night and try something new.  Chicken Lo Mein with Vegetables is a cross between a chicken stir-fry and Ramen noodles. I took several fresh vegetables that I had, including cabbage, broccoli, turnips, mushrooms, and celery, and […]

Pizza from Scratch

Pizza from Scratch

Homemade pizza from scratch.  Honestly, once you’ve had it, nothing else really compares.  Tonight’s dinner was surrounded by the sounds of “Mmm” and “Oh” and “This is so good!” and “That sauce is amazing!”  It was so prevalent that I almost started laughing at the […]

Chicken Taco Salad Supreme

Chicken Taco Salad Supreme

Our family LOVES taco salad!!!  We make many different variations which I’ll touch on briefly in this post.  This is our “go to” dinner several weeks of the month.  It is healthy, filling, fast, and we can adapt it depending upon what ingredients we have […]