Creamy Lemon Chicken Piccata

This chicken piccata is a great weeknight go to recipe! Perfectly cooked chicken in a creamy lemon sauce that is on the table in 30 minutes! Serve with your favorite pasta, noodles or rice, a veggie and salad. It’s week 6 of me working full time now and I think this past weekend was the […]

Tuna Cakes with Spicy Sriracha Aioli Sauce

I love crab cakes.  But I don’t love the cost.  Real crab can be very expensive so when I was in the mood for them the other day, I decided to make Tuna Cakes instead. These tuna cakes can be made as the recipe states, or if you like things a little hotter, add in […]

Candied Pecans

With the holidays coming up I am anticipating being ambushed at work with Holiday Cookie Exchanges in every department. I kind of like to go against the grain.  If everyone is baking cookies then why not bring it something a little different right? These pecans are first given an egg white bath and then coated in […]

Banana Bread (Gluten, Dairy, Sugar Free)

If your house is like our house, there are a few allergies and foods to avoid.  And whether you are cutting back or cutting gluten out entirely from your diet, the cravings for sinking your teeth into soft bread can be oh so real. Well we have finally come up with a gluten free, dairy free […]

Roasted Red Potatoes with Parmesan Cheese

Don’t you just love those little red potatoes you get at a wedding?  ME TOO!  And they NEVER serve enough, do they? Well this recipe is nothing like that.  I just thought I’d ask if you loved them as much as I do. I’m just kidding, because I actually like these oven roasted red potatoes […]

Restaurant Style Homemade Salsa

Boy what a ding-a-ling I am.  I have bought jarred salsa since the inception of time and it took me under 10 minutes to do it at home. And I didn’t even have to go out and buy anything. Salsa is one of those recipes where fresh ingredients are apparent.  You just can’t taste fresh […]

Crispy Baked Garlic & Parmesan Steak Fries

The grill has been fired up friends!  It is officially grilling season in the Midwest.  The temps are in the 60s and 70s and that’s good enough for me! I find that the side dishes to any bbq are as equally important to the entrée.   And what’s a big juicy grilled burger without big hearty […]

Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers

Yum I thought long and hard about what to call these peppers.  I thought as I ate, I ate as I thought. What do you call something that has no meat, well meatless, I guess.  But it’s more than that.   These peppers are packed with brown and black rice (wild rice), homemade tomato sauce […]

Mushroom Risotto (even a Novice can make!)

Yum I don’t usually tell stories in my recipes posts, but I had to take the time to write this one as … well, as it involved risotto. My husband I took the kids to Vermont last year to go skiing.  As we were driving back home through Canada, we hit a very nasty snow […]

Sweet Potato, Bean and Veggie Breakfast Hash

Yum So I’ve been perusing through my Forks over Knives book again.  Do you go through cycles where you don’t look at a cookbook for months then become obsessed with it again like me? I like this book, along with Engine 2 Diet.  I seem to go back to them often when I’m in need […]

Wild Rice with Caramelized Sweet Potatoes, Shallots and Mushrooms

I was looking for something to make for lunch yesterday and I’ve been doing pretty good at steering away from breads.  But for some reason I have a harder time at lunch.  Maybe because I was brought up with the traditional sandwich and chips or soup for lunch each day. So as I was deciding […]

Red Beans and Rice (GF/Dairy Free/Vegetarian)

Do you ever want to KISS {Keep It Simple Stupid}? There are days, even as a full time food blogger, that I need to get in and out of the kitchen but I still want to make something substantial and nutritious. The key for me, and should be for you, at EVERY meal, is protein […]