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 […]

Huli Huli Chicken

  Huli Huli Chicken is something I never heard of before until my family and I went on vacation in Hawaii. Just saying it is fun! Huli Huli …. This chicken has to be the most flavorful and amazing chicken I have EVER had.  It is 5 stars as the day is long! I have been […]

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 […]

Grilled Mediterranean Chicken Kebobs

Yum Definition of Kebob:  small pieces of meat or seafood seasoned or marinated and grilled, often with tomatoes, green peppers, onions, or other vegetables, usually on a skewer which = FUN !!! Kebobs are such a fun way to change things up.  They always look so festive and well thought out.  I’m thinking kebobs are going to […]

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 […]

Sauteed Garlic & Balsamic Bella Mushrooms

It’s GRILLING season!!!! Whenever I say things like that it reminds me of Bugs Bunny.  There is a classic cartoon where Bugs and Daffy go back and forth between “WABBIT SEASON”  “DUCK SEASON”  “WABBIT SEASON”  “DUCK…” Anyway, now that I just totally aged myself, let’s talk mushrooms….. Sometimes we  forget how versatile mushrooms really are.   […]

Creamy Dreamy Deviled Eggs

Yum Do deviled eggs remind you of summer? I know summer is officially underway when the Deviled Eggs make their debut.  They are sooo not a winter food, nor are they a fall food.  Spring? ehh…they can try.  But you can almost feel the warm sun and hear the splash of the pool water when […]

Breakfast Egg Muffins

I watched a YouTube video the other day by Dr. Barnard.  I first heard of him a few years ago when I bought his book about reversing Diabetes.  Dr. Barnard is a Cardiologist and the recipient of the Lifestyle Medicine’s Trailblazer Award.  He has authored more than 70 scientific publications as well as 18 books. But he is […]

Chicken Enchilada Dip

We had friends coming over the other night for what I thought was AFTER dinner, only they were running late and hadn’t had dinner.   Have you ever been in that situation where you planned on putting one thing out only to have plans change and you needed something quick! I wanted to throw something together with […]

Taco Seasoning

Sometimes buying prepackaged store bought items can provide a convenience.  I’ll give you that.  But not when it comes at the cost of my families health.  The first ingredient in packaged taco seasoning is Maltodextrin, which has MSG in it.  And if you look further down the label MSG is listed AGAIN. What?   Why? If you have 3 […]

Weeknight 20 Minute Mongolian Beef

Boy do I have a delicious, deep savory beef flavored dish for you tonite.  And it only takes 20 mintues to make! Mongolian Beef is a delicious, classic Chinese(ish) recipe that is so super simple to make you can make it on a weeknight! I say Chinese(ish) because Mongolian Beef really became popular at PF Changs.  It’s […]

Creamy Garlic Parmesan Orzo

If you are in the mood for something creamy (but not too creamy), soft, luscious and garlicy then this Creamy Garlic Parmesan Orzo recipe is going to tickle you silly. Orzo has fast become one of our favorite side dishes in our house.  It’s super cheap, super easy to make and is just about the […]

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 takes advantage […]

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 […]

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