Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole

No Thanksgiving is complete without sweet potatoes on the table.  Only, these are much lower in sugar so you can enjoy them as a side dish and not a dessert.  Thanksgiving is coming!  Aren’t you so excited??  It’s the start of the holiday season.  It’s where all the recipes from your grandmother get pulled out […]

Roasted Garlic & Caramelized Onion Potatoes Gratin Dauphinoise

Thinly sliced potatoes infused in a roasted garlic and caramelized onion cream sauce then topped with Asiago cheese and baked until tender ! Potatoes make me happy … potatoes with cheese make my heart sing … but potatoes with cheese AND caramelized onions AND roasted garlic make me ESTATIC ! This potato recipe is from […]

Unstuffed Stuffed Pepper Soup

All the comforting flavors of stuffed peppers without the fuss !   An easy, economical meal made with convenience foods from your pantry transformed into a hearty, filling and tasty meal.  Unstuffed stuffed pepper soup…. How’s that for a title? But that’s basically what this soup is.  It has all the ingredients that go into […]

Caramelized Onion, Mushroom, Spinach and Gruyere Frittata

Frittatas are basically crustless quiches.  They are light, fluffy and thick.  This frittata is full of  caramelized onions, mushrooms, baby spinach and a generous amount of gruyere cheese to compliment it all. A well-made frittata is one of the most perfect foods. It’s cheap, easy to make, quick-cooking, and makes great use of any leftovers—not […]

Roasted Butternut Squash & Spinach Lasagna

A vegetarian lasagna make with a creamy mixture of butternut squash puree topped with a spinach, garlic and ricotta cheese mixture and topped with mozzarella cheese. If you are looking for a great, no OFF-THE-HOOK, Vegetarian lasagna then friends you have found yourself a winner! Bookmark this recipe.  Print it.  Forward it.  Mail it to […]

Lemon Orzo with Asparagus and Cherry Tomatoes

This orzo is a great light side dish for spring or summer with its burst of lemon flavor, asparagus and ripe cherry tomatoes. I wish I could give the creator of this recipe credit, but I can’t seem to find it.  I originally got this Lemon Orzo recipe from Pinterest, but when I go back […]

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Roasted red peppers, chick peas, tahini, lemon, garlic and spices is all you need to make the most delicious, crazy creamy hummus ever! I feel like I am cheating on my regular garlic hummus since I started making this roasted red pepper hummus. I haven’t looked back. While I love the original garlic hummus, there […]

Roasted Butternut, Sweet Potato and Carrot Soup

This is BY FAR one of my favorite soups and I can hardly wait for Fall to come around so I can make it. With butternut squash, sweet potatoes, carrots and warm spices, like cinnamon and nutmeg it’s tastes just like fall in a bowl. The hardest part is wrestling with your butternut squash, so […]

Healthy Broccoli Cranberry Almond Salad

If you’ve ever had Whole Foods Broccoli salad you will love our lightened up version. It still has the crunchy broccoli, dried cranberries, slivered almonds, red onion and bacon, but the dressing is much lighter with no added sugar! With all the summer salads floating around at family and company picnics this summer, you probably think […]

Hawaiian Pineapple Fried Rice

Yes I am still on my Hawaiian food kick … please forgive me.  It’s only been 3 days since we got back and I am missing it more as each day passes. So the only way to comfort my longing for bright blue skies and 85° is to keep making food that reminds me of […]

Classic Carrot Summer Salad

Yum Here is a great summer recipe that will tickle those taste buds!  I know carrot salad may not sound so appealing to the kids but you have to trust me on this one.  Once they taste the sweetness of the pineapple and raisins they will be hooked! Traditional Carrot Salad has just carrots, raisins […]

Summer Israeli Couscous with Tomatoes, Cranberries and Basil

A light, refreshing vegetarian side dish using round pearl shaped Israeli couscous.  This can be served cold or at room temperature making it a great potluck dish to share! Have you ever had Israeli couscous before?  It is also called Pearl Couscous.  It is a small, round pasta that is simmered in either water or broth for about 10 minutes […]

Rainbow Macaroni Salad

I grew up in New York and we New Yorkers love our delis, I mean REALLY love our delis.  So much so they are on almost every corner of every street.   You have Italian delis and Jewish delis.  Both have their specialties, it just depends on what you’re looking for. The Italian delis have the […]

Tomato, Cucumber and Mozzarella Cheese Salad

A fresh crisp caprese salad with vine ripened tomatoes, cucumbers and fresh mozzarella cheese in a light vinaigrette served with fresh basil ~ an explosion of summer in a bowl! There really aren’t 2 flavors I love more together than tomatoes and basil.   Well, ok maybe 3 … when you add the mozzarella cheese! […]

Roasted Tomatoes and Asparagus with Parmesan Cheese and Almonds

It’s Spring.  It’s Easter and it’s also Asparagus season! This is a very simple side dish to make.  The flavors are simple and light.  You’ve got your asparagus, some grape or cherry tomatoes (halved) and slivered pine nuts. You throw it in a preheated oven and let it roast for 8-10 minutes while you could be […]