Triple Chocolate Fudge Brownies

These Triple Chocolate Fudge Brownies are full of dark chocolate goodness and they have the perfect fudge texture. They’re so good on their own, but even better topped with vanilla ice cream and hot fudge. Yum! My husband isn’t a traditional cake lover; cheesecake and pound cake top his list. So, since I’ve made cheesecake…

Triple Chocolate Cookies

Triple Chocolate Cookies are super chocolaty and chewy. This recipe is quick, simple and yields about 90 cookies. It’s a perfect dessert to bring to a party. It’s officially that time of year when holiday parties and potlucks are abundant. This weekend my daughter’s dance studio had a potluck. I’ve been so busy lately but I wanted…

Snowball Cookies

These buttery cookies are quick and easy to make. Snowball Cookies look like puffed up sugar cookies topped with snow. A perfect cookie to make during the holidays or anytime you’re in the mood for a tasty treat.   Yesterday, I was inspired by National Cookie Day to make a batch of my grandma’s favorite…

Barbecue Bacon Turkey Burgers with Caramelized Onions

Barbecue burgers have to be my favorite burger. Going out to a restaurant and getting a burger topped with cheese, onion rings and dripping with barbecue sauce is so satisfying. But when I’m not indulging at a restaurant and I’m craving a good barbecue burger I make this Barbecue Bacon Turkey Burger with Caramelized Onions.…

Mexican Quinoa Chili

Mexican Quinoa Chili is a tasty, hearty and healthy dish packed with not only flavor but vegetables. This meal has so much flavor, the meat is never missed! I developed this recipe for Mexican Quinoa Chili during the big quinoa craze a few years ago. I had never heard of the grain before and in…

Roasted Broccolini Risotto

Roasted Broccolini Risotto is simply delicious. Creamy rice, layered with flavors of sweet onion, garlic, white wine and cheese and all topped with roasted broccolini. I hadn’t eaten risotto until about 5 years ago. For awhile there, I really got into those cooking reality shows and risotto was one of the most commonly featured fancy…

Banana Orange Pear Green Smoothie

Sometimes I really crave a smoothie and not just any smoothie, a healthy smoothie. The other day I was in that mood and I made this Banana Orange Pear Green Smoothie. The great thing about a smoothie is how easy they are. Basically, if you throw in a little greens like spinach, kale or wheatgrass and…

Tropical Orange Carrot Smoothie

This Tropical Orange Carrot Smoothie is the perfect summertime breakfast! It’s a wonderfully healthy breakfast to kick start your day. The combo of orange, pineapple and coconut oil transports me to a sunny day at the beach. How I love an ocean breeze… But if it isn’t summer and you don’t have the privilege of…

Pineapple Cucumber Green Smoothie

For the last week or so, my husband and I have been on a smoothie kick. We’ve found that when we start our day with a smoothie filled with fruits and veggies we feel better throughout the day. Does anyone else feel the same way? Additionally, making a smoothie is a quick and simple way…

Cream of Broccoli Soup

Cream of Broccoli Soup is absolutely delicious. There’s something about it that is so comforting and flavorful at the same time. It has to be one of my favorite ways to eat broccoli. And adding to the awesome factors of this soup — it is incredibly simple and so quick to make. That’s what I call…

Loaded Potato Soup

As the weather begins to get frosty, warm meals are a go to. Autumn is officially soup season in our house, and there is no better warm meal than a nice big bowl of homemade Loaded Potato Soup. I used to make this soup for my husband because he absolutely loves potatoes. But now my…

Southwest Fire Roasted Tortilla Soup

Southwest Fire Roasted Tortilla Soup is colorful and tasty, the perfect soup to serve at a fiesta or to warm you up on a cold day. So I have a confession – I rarely use my slow cooker. Last year I got a nice new one with all the bells and whistles but I still…

Parmesan Garlic Potato Wedges

Parmesan Garlic Potato Wedges are crisp on the outside, soft on the inside with the perfect balance of seasoning, garlic and cheese. For the the french fry lovers out there (like me), I promise, you won’t miss the fried version. Homemade french fries are so simple to make, they’re healthier than the fried restaurant version…

Baked Buffalo Wings

Baked Buffalo Wings are crispy, tender and healthier than traditional wings because they’re baked not fried. The other night I made Baked Buffalo Wings — one of my all-time favorite snack foods. However, Baked Buffalo Wings are on my list of foods I rarely make. Not because they aren’t delicious, because they absolutely are, but…

Red Potato Salad

We’ve enjoyed some sunny spring weather recently which got me in the mood for summery food. So, I went out and bought some red potatoes to make our favorite potato salad. This Red Potato Salad is my family’s absolute favorite potato salad. What makes it so tasty is the addition of bacon and Dijon mustard.…

Healthy Chocolate Chip Banana Pancakes

  My family absolutely loves fancy breakfast. My husband’s a waffle man, but I prefer pancakes. Our kids on the other hand can’t get enough of either. So we’ve experimented with many varieties of waffles and pancakes over the years. While classic buttermilk pancakes are tasty, my kids always prefer it if I add chocolate…

Coconut Blueberry Oatmeal

Coconut Blueberry Oatmeal takes a simple breakfast to a whole new level. Coconut Blueberry Oatmeal is beyond the standard butter and brown sugar oatmeal, it’s a hot cereal breakfast you’ll actually crave. And as an awesome bonus — it’s healthy!   I’m going to be perfectly honest — I’ve never been an oatmeal lover. As…

Sausage and Scrambled Egg Stuffed Waffles

Sausage and Scrambled Egg Stuffed Waffles are crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside and filled with a perfect balance of eggs, cheese and sausage. Topped with a dollop of  Irish butter and a swirl of maple syrup, it’s the perfect all in one breakfast and one of the best waffles! Years ago…

Healthy Lemon Zucchini Muffins

Healthy Lemon Zucchini Muffins are a fun twist to traditional zucchini muffins. They’re bright, fresh and to top it off they’re good for you. I just love healthy muffins! I’ve made zucchini muffins and bread for years. I’ve made it with nuts, with chocolate chips, double chocolate with cocoa powder and chocolate chips. I’ve made…

Banana Almond Butter Mini Muffins

Delicious, moist Banana Almond Butter Mini Muffins are perfect little fun treat. A cute little muffin with a nutty surprise center. I wanted to share a fun little twist on banana muffins. Banana muffins are probably one of the most popular muffins — right alongside zucchini and pumpkin, they top my list. I love how…

Simple Heart Shaped Biscuits

This year for my daughter’s seventh birthday she asked for cooking stuff. She wanted to learn to cook just like me. That warms my heart. I really enjoy cooking and baking with my children. Even though I’m often left with a mess of flour to clean up, we’ve got something tasty to eat and memories…

Strawberry Spinach Salad

When I eat this Strawberry Spinach Salad I’m instantly transported to summer. The combination of strawberries, apples, cucumber, blackberries, feta cheese and pecans topped with a sweet poppyseed dressing on a bed of baby spinach are delightfully light and fresh. The addition of grilled chicken make it a complete meal that’s healthy and satisfying. Despite…

Chocolate Cheesecake Dirt Cups

Chocolate Cheesecake Dirt Cups taste like a fancy dessert but look like fun kid food. They’re an enjoyable spring or summertime activity for kids. Young chefs will have fun making their treat and eating it too! Traditionally “dirt in a cup” is a fun kids dessert made with chocolate pudding, topped with crumbled chocolate cookies and…

British Fish Biscuits

British Fish Biscuits are a semi sweet cracker perfect to accompany your afternoon tea or coffee. I cook a lot. And while one of my primary goals is to make healthy food for my family, I also like to cook food that makes them happy. That’s where treats like cookies and cakes come in. I…