Foolproof Braided Brioche Loaf

BRIOCHE BRAIDED LOAF - This bread is as easy to make as it is beautiful #brioche #hmemade bread #happilyunprocessed

This brioche bread is soft, buttery and fluffy.   We braided it and then placed in a loaf pan, topped it an egg wash and sesame seeds for a perfect sandwich bread.There is something magical about making bread at home.  And Brioche bread has to be among my favorites, for 2 reasons: … [Continue reading]

Chicken Thighs in a Creamy Dijon Mustard Sauce

CHICKEN THIGHS IN A CREAMY DIJON SAUCE #chickenthighs #dinner #happilyunprocessed

Chicken thighs are nestled in between onions and cooked until golden brown.  Then some white wine, crème fraiche and 2 types of mustard are added along with some honey to make a tangy creamy sauce. I am on a Ina Garten kick right now and I already own about 6 of her cookbooks.  I decided to … [Continue reading]

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus with Garlic & Herb Cheese

PROSCIUTTO WRAPPED ASPARAGUS - Garlic and Herb cheese is spread over prosciutto and then wrapped around fresh asparagus and baked until tender #asparagus #prosciutto #appetizer #happilyunprocessed

This low carb appetizer uses fresh asparagus that is paired with a garlic and herb cream cheese and wrapped in salty prosciutto and baked until … [Continue reading]

Classic Bolognese Sauce with Tagliatelle (step by step)

CLASSIC BOLOGNESE SAUCE - An Italian Sunday dinner classic #bolognese #italian #pasta #happilyunprocessed

A slow simmered, full bodied Italian meat sauce that can be enjoyed on top of tagliatelle pasta or as the main sauce in lasagna alla Bolognese.  This … [Continue reading]

Easy Homemade Russian Dressing

HOMEMAD RUSSIAN DRESSING - spicy, tangy, sweet all in one. The perfect dressing for salad, to dip french fries, or on top of a Reuben #russiandressing #salad #healthy #happilyunprocessed

Creamy, tangy, sweet and perfectly balanced is what you will get when you make this homemade Russian dressing.  Perfect as a sandwich or salad topper. … [Continue reading]

Roasted Cauliflower Fritters with a Bloomin Onion Dipping Sauce

Roasted cauliflower fritters with a Bloomin Onion dipping sauce - roasting the cauliflower takes the water out as well as brings out that caramelized roasted flavor in these fritters #cauliflower #appetizer #vegetarian #happilyunprocessed

What sets these cauliflower fritters apart is the deep roasted caramelized flavor that comes from roasting the cauliflower beforehand.   Beyond … [Continue reading]

4 Ingredient Fluffy Banana Pancakes

4 Ingredient Banana Pancakes - get a healthy start to the day with these banana pancakes #banana #pancakes #breakfast #healthy #happilyunprocessed

4 ingredients and 5 minutes is all it takes to whip up a healthy breakfast that is not eggs!Who's up for some banana pancakes?Who's up … [Continue reading]

Mediterranean Bowtie Pasta Salad

MEDITERRANEAN PASTA SALAD with bowtie pasta, red onion, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, chick peas and feta cheese in a lemony vinaigrette #pastasalad #summer #sidedish #healthysidedish #happilyunprocessed

Bright, colorful and healthy veggies are tossed with Farfalle pasta and a lemony vinaigrette for a Mediterranean Pasta Salad that can be served … [Continue reading]

Creamy Cheddar & Broccoli Orzo

Creamy Cheddar & Broccoli Orzo - little orzo pasta is cooked in broth and married with a creamy cheesy sauce with little bits of broccoli #orzo #sidedish #healthy

Little orzo pasta is cooked in broth until tender and then married with a creamy cheesy sauce with tiny bits of broccoli for a healthy and super fast … [Continue reading]

Perfectly Roasted Steak Fries

perfectly seasoned and roasted potatoes on a baking sheet

Perfectly seasoned and roasted Yukon potatoes make the best thick and crispy steak fries.  They are an easy side dish for most any entrée - serve with … [Continue reading]

Creamy Potato Soup (without bacon)

CREAMY POTATO SOUP - diced potates, onions, garlic, chicken broth, cream is all it takes to make an amazing potato soup #potatosoup #happilyunprocessed #soup

Potatoes are simmered in chicken broth until tender and then added to a creamy broth with onions, garlic and cream and cream cheese, then pureed to … [Continue reading]

Ham Tetrazzini (no canned soups)

A weeknight dinner where the sauce is ready before the spaghetti is … spaghetti is cooked until al dente and then coated in a luscious creamy cheese … [Continue reading]