Whole Wheat Pumpkin Bread w Chocolate Chips

close up pumpkin bread with chocolate chips happily unprocessed

A classic bread with pumpkin and spices and chocolate chips We aren't even half way through September and I'm already making things with pumpkin.  … [Continue reading]

BEST EVER Meatloaf with a Brown Sugar Honey Whiskey Glaze

sliced meatloaf with honey whiskey bbq glaze on white plate

We have a great meatloaf recipe for you today and before you moan and groan let me first say something ... this meatloaf recipe with this honey … [Continue reading]

Honey Wheat Bread

close up honey wheat buns in basket with green cloth

Have you ever had that amazing dark, warm honey wheat bread at Outback Steakhouse before? Oh my!  There was times (many!) that I ate that whole loaf … [Continue reading]

One Pot Mediterranean Chicken and Rice

overhead shot one pot mediterranean chicken with rice sundried tomatoes kalmatta olives

  I hope you're into one skillet, easy clean up meals because this Mediterranean Chicken and Rice dish not only surprised me in it's ease of … [Continue reading]

Caprese Steak Salad with Mozzarella, Tomatoes in a Reduced Balsamic Vinaigrette

close up caprese steak salad sauteed mushrooms onions, lettuce, tomatoes, bacon in reduced balsamic dressing

Grilled Steak Caprese Salad with the most delicious savory reduced balsamic vinaigrette, you won't want to miss a drop! I'm pretty sure there is no … [Continue reading]

One Pot Lemon Pepper Chicken with Garlic Parmesan Risotto

Large cast iron skillet chicken thighs lemon pepper risotto garnished with lemons

Creamy garlic parmesan risotto with crispy roasted lemon pepper chicken on top ~ all cooked in ONE PAN ! Hi everyone!  With school coming up upon us … [Continue reading]

Crispy Golden Shredded Hash Browns

White plate with crispy golden shredded hashbrowns, 2 eggs sunny side up, 2 slices bacon, 2 strawberries with blue napkin and glass of milk

Go to breakfast in any American diner, Coney Island or restaurant and you will most likely be served a side of golden, crispy, delicious hash … [Continue reading]

How to Make Homemade Refried Beans

refried beans in white bowl with tortilla chips and jalapeno pepper

I have never been a huge fan of refried beans..  Maybe because I didn't really know what they were.  Growing up German my mom didn't cook a whole lot … [Continue reading]

Healthy Broccoli Cranberry Almond Salad

white plate with crisp fresh broccoli, slivered almonds, red onion, bacon in dressing

With all the summer salads floating around at family and company picnics this summer, you probably think you're making the healthier choice by picking … [Continue reading]

Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Banana Smoothie

This is one of my favorite smoothies.  Chocolate, peanut butter and bananas are a perfect trio of flavors!  It's super easy to make and we all usually … [Continue reading]

Roasted Butternut Squash & Quinoa Salad

Roasted butternut squash and quinoa with craisins, slivered toasted almonds

  I've been on a quinoa kick a lot lately.  I really try to eat it as often as I can.  It is light and fluffy.  It's not too filling and it … [Continue reading]

Hawaiian Pineapple Fried Rice

Pineapple Fried Rice with ham, peas, diced carrots in white bowl

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 … [Continue reading]

Huli Huli Chicken

Grilled huli huli chicken on white platter with scallions

  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 … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

Summer Israeli Couscous with Tomatoes, Cranberries and Basil

White bowl filled with Israeli couscous, diced cherry tomatoes

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 … [Continue reading]