Recipes

All of my recipes

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.  […]

Chicken Avocado Lime Salad

Chicken Avocado Lime Salad

I’ve been craving chicken salad sandwiches lately and had some leftover rotisserie chicken, so I decided to make a Chicken Avocado Lime Salad to put on my bread.  It is SO simple to make, and so yummy.  The avocado adds a creaminess to it that […]

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 […]

Honey Walnut Granola

Honey Walnut Granola

Honey Walnut Granola is a delightful blend of honey, oats, walnuts, almonds, pecans, cinnamon, vanilla, coconut and olive oil.  I was really craving homemade granola but wanted to make a recipe using honey instead of sugar and so I adapted this recipe from one my […]

Apple Cinnamon Syrup

Apple Cinnamon Syrup

Apple Cinnamon Syrup is a delightfully light syrup with an intense flavor that is sure to please.  Since beginning our 30 day sugar fast, I have been desperate for something sweet.  This is the perfect solution!  I made some 100% whole wheat bread using honey […]