Easy Appetizers that Easily Pass as Fancy!

This time of year, almost everyone sees an uptick in visitors (whether drop-ins or planned), office parties, and family get-togethers. Life is already hectic for most, between work, school, and kids…that while the festivities are something we welcome, we don’t always look forward to the additional monthly costs of entertaining or the time it takes…

Inspiration for your Next Meatless Monday

A vegetarian diet is not for everyone. But is there a benefit to considering just one day per week when you do not eat meat? A number of organizations are introducing the concept of “Meatless Monday” as an option for healthier eating… and maybe a healthier planet. Here are some ideas for your next (or…

Repurpose your leftovers…ideas to get out of your dinner rut!

Rightovers: Leftovers Made Right Who gets excited about leftovers? They tend to be soggy, and no one brings out the special dishes to serve them.  But what if your leftovers were good enough to merit fancy bowls and compliments to the chef while still checking the most important leftover checkboxes: Quick and easy. Now, that’s…

Tell Me I’m Pretty and Feed Me Tacos…

Tacos CAN buy happiness. Passing along some inspiration for your next “Taco Tuesday”. Sometimes it is okay to eat your feelings… especially with your eating something inexpensive and healthy. SHRIMP TACOS WITH JALAPEÑO SLAW AND PICKLED ONIONS THESE TACOS COME TOGETHER SO QUICK AND EASY, YOU’LL EVEN HAVE TIME TO MAKE A MARGARITA!  INGREDIENTS 1 medium red…

Jarcuterie 101

Jarcuterie is popping up everywhere, from food blogs to five-star restaurants to your local grocery store. It’s easier to serve at home than you might think. All you need are a few tips, the right items,, and hungry friends. Jarcuterie’s Backstory Jarcuterie is based on Charcuterie, which is the French culinary tradition of preparing meats…

God Bless Potatoes!

Potatoes are an extremely economic food source, and very versatile. Currently, in my local market, 10lb bags are on sale for $4.99! Below are some of my favorite potato recipes, hopefully you like them! Cheers! PS…I found some interesting facts about potatoes on a blog I recently found (recommend https://www.onehundreddollarsamonth.com/) It seems there are other…

Top Picks: Favorite Low-Carb Recipes

EGG ROLL IN A BOWL THIS FAST, HEALTHY VERSION OF AN EGG ROLL (IN A BOWL!) HAS SERIOUS POTENTIAL TO BECOME YOUR NEXT WEEKNIGHT FAVORITE. INGREDIENTS 1 tbsp (15 mL) canola oil ½   onion 1 lb. (450 g) ground turkey sausage or pork sausage 1   red bell pepper 2 pkg (14 oz./397 g each) coleslaw mix  Optional: cooked white or brown rice…

Ever Made a Hot Chocolate Bar?

It’s the most wonderful time of the year—hot chocolate season! And there’s no better way to celebrate than with a hot chocolate bar. It’s not only the perfect pairing for at-home cookie exchanges or gingerbread house decorating parties, but it’s also easy to adapt to any party size. Here’s how you can spread some cheer…

One-Pot Chicken and Gnocchi

We have a tradition of “Sunday Supper” in our family. It’s a lot of fun…usually a little “fancier” than the run-of-the-mill week night (we even drink water from wine glasses 😉). Anywho, tonight was one of my favorites! Enjoy! INGREDIENTS 2   slices bacon, cut into ½” (1-cm) pieces 6   boneless, skinless chicken thighs (4 oz./125…

“What’s Poppin’” Stuffed Chicken

Do you ever get tired of basic chicken recipes? We have done a lot of grilling this summer (which is good and fun, but we were tired of the usual grilled chicken and needed a break) These turned out really well, I recommend trying them! This recipe can easily be adjusted for personal taste. Like…