Tomato, Cucumber and Mozzarella Cheese Salad

Aren't you just so stoked it's Spring ???   I just love when the supermarket smells of fresh fruits and veggies and there's nothing like a light and crisp summer salad, especially ones that have cucumbers in them.  They are so refreshing and full of yumminess. So today we have a great salad that … [Continue reading]

Lemon Orzo with Asparagus and Cherry Tomatoes

Yum 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 to track where it originally came from I just go in circles to dead end websites. Nonetheless, if you've never tried Orzo I … [Continue reading]

Roasted Tomatoes and Asparagus with Parmesan Cheese and Almonds

Yum 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.  … [Continue reading]

4 CopyCat Buffalo Wild Wings Sauces

If you are a Wing Connoisseur like me then you can certainly appreciate and understand how critical the wing sauce is that goes on top of those … [Continue reading]

No Fail Simple Wild Rice Pilaf

Happy March everyone !!!   This has been one wildly non existent winter in the Midwest.  We got into the 50s, 60s and 70s in February, so who knows … [Continue reading]

Black Bean Burger

I made the mistake of buying a very LARGE pack of Black Bean Burgers from Costco recently. I say mistake because they were the most flavorless … [Continue reading]

Roasted Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili

Before I dive into today's soul warming recipe I wanted to share with you a few things that have been going on behind the scenes at Happily … [Continue reading]

Lemon Quinoa

Happy January!  We have hit a deep freeze here in the Midwest.  The tree is down but the outside lights are still up.  I think they might be there … [Continue reading]

White Bean and Ham Soup

From our humble hearts to yours, we hope you had a magical Christmas with love and laughter with family and friends. And ham.  We hope you had ham … [Continue reading]

8 of the Best Weight Loss Foods

  Everyone knows by now that 'You Are What You Eat', right? We all know this.  We've heard it a hundred times before. One of the biggest … [Continue reading]

Cheesy Au Gratin Potatoes

I don't think I've come across a potato recipe that I haven't fallen in love with.  Let's face it, it's very hard to destroy a potato.  But the … [Continue reading]

Some of my favorite things

I've been getting a few emails lately about the kitchen items I use when I am cooking.  So I thought I would update My Favorite Things link up above … [Continue reading]

Coconut Macaroons

After I posted the recipe for the Candied Pecans it got me to thinking (very prematurely I might add) about other Holiday Treats.  Let's face it, … [Continue reading]

5 Hard Lessons I Learned While Photographing Food

Let me start this by saying I do NOT consider myself a great, good, or even mediocre photographer of food.  I still, even 4 years later, consider … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

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