Summer Family Fun – Ideas and Recipes for Backyard Family Time

Summer Family Fun – Ideas and Recipes for Backyard Family Time

Even though we are getting closer to the end of summer there is still plenty of time left for summer family fun. Just head out to your own backyard for a day full of fun and quality time together making amazing memories. When it is time for dinner, work together as a family to create a fabulous family dinner of Grilled Panzanella Salad and Cheesy Flatbread Pizzas. Top of the evening after the sun goes down with more outdoor fun and a dessert of Apple Honey Crisp. Do let your inner kid run free on this day. Think back to … Continue Reading →
Buffalo Chicken Pasta Bake

Buffalo Chicken Pasta Bake

Last week I created my version of a Buffalo Chicken Pasta Bake. Moore’s Marinades sent me a bottle of Moore’s Original Buffalo Wing Sauce and I wanted to do something other than just wings. I was thinking of Caitlan, D and the twins when I decided to make this recipe. The twins are not always good about eating their veggies so I wanted to get some extra vegetables in the recipe. D needs to avoid gluten more than he does. Plus I wanted something easy for Caitlan to throw in the oven once she got home from work. I know … Continue Reading →
Homemade Fireball Cinnamon Whisky Caramel Sauce

Homemade Fireball Cinnamon Whisky Caramel Sauce

Are you already drooling? As promised, here is my recipe for homemade Fireball caramel sauce. This is the perfect sauce to serve over a luscious bowl of vanilla ice cream and savor slowly. So how did this recipe come about? As you all know, I am a huge fan of Fireball as a drink. I also love trying to find new ways to enjoy this fiery cinnamon beverage, like my Hard Apple Cider Bread Pudding with Fireball Sauce. Desserts are not something I make a lot of because I’m not that great of a baker but I do still enjoy … Continue Reading →
Delicious, Nutritious Outdoor Dining

Delicious, Nutritious Outdoor Dining

Dining outdoors can not only be delicious but also nutritious. Even though there are great bbq meals during the summer, not all of your meals have to be that heavy, greasy, or messy. These lighter meals can also be prepared in whole or in part ahead of time. This makes it easy to get lunch or dinner on the patio table in record time. Thanks to Family Features and culinary.net for sharing great healthy eating tips and recipes including a Turkey, Spinach & Apple Wrap, Warm Grain Bowl with Wild Salmon, Almonds and Salsa Verde, and Baked Greek Chicken Salad. Take … Continue Reading →
July is National Ice Cream Month Plus Fun Infographic

July is National Ice Cream Month Plus Fun Infographic

You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream! Did you know that July is National Ice Cream Month? What a cool holiday to celebrate, pun intended. I do love ice cream, although I eat a super small scoop these days plus a little topping (stay tuned for a Fireball caramel sauce recipe later this month). Hubby loves ice cream, he puts peanut butter on his. Growing up I have memories of my Grandpa H. having ice cream each evening. It was always vanilla ice cream with Hershey’s chocolate syrup and he would mix it all up so it … Continue Reading →
Chicken with Burst Cherry Tomato Sauce #Recipe

Chicken with Burst Cherry Tomato Sauce #Recipe

Oh my! This recipe for chicken with burst cherry tomato sauce is so easy and delicious! Chicken breasts are one of the most common proteins used these days but you need to add something to give them some flavor. This savory sauce is simple to make, uses fresh ripe tomatoes, plus you can cook the chicken and sauce all in one skillet. Hubby is always a fan of when I use fewer dishes when cooking. If you have really large chicken breasts, try slicing them in half to make 2 smaller pieces out of 1 – this also will cook … Continue Reading →
Edamame Quinoa Salad Recipe

Edamame Quinoa Salad Recipe

I love healthy salads like this that are based on grains with tons of veggies and flavorful ingredients. This Edamame Quinoa Salad was inspired by The Girl Who Ate Everything’s recipe, but I changed it up a bit to suit my own tastes and what I had on hand. The salad is so yummy and flavorful and very satisfying. I make this in big batches, like the recipe below, for me to eat at lunch throughout the week. To change it up throughout the week you can add things like leftover chicken, shrimp, feta cheese, etc. Whatever you have on … Continue Reading →
Celebrate National Strawberry Day February 27 with Strawberry Sorbet (recipe)

Celebrate National Strawberry Day February 27 with Strawberry Sorbet (recipe)

Your mouth is watering looking at this strawberry sorbet, isn’t it? I know mine is! I love strawberries and so when the Pritikin Longevity Center + Spa (I would love to go to this spa) shared this recipe from Chef Anthony Stewart I knew I had to share it with you too. Today is National Strawberry Day (February 27) so this sorbet made with strawberries is a perfect way to celebrate. Not only is it delicious, but it is also healthy! Notice there is no added sugar or cream in the recipe. The recipe does call for fresh ginger juice. Most … Continue Reading →
Steak with Garlic Shrimp Cream Sauce Recipe

Steak with Garlic Shrimp Cream Sauce Recipe

Yesterday was Valentine’s Day and I cooked dinner for Hubby and I. Many go out to eat on Valentine’s Day but I prefer to stay at home. I can cook, even a bit fancier meal, for less than it costs to go out and we don’t have all the crowds and waiting in line as if we go out. Hubby is a meat and potatoes kind of guy so that was my focus for the meal this year. I decided to make filet mignon with garlic shrimp cream sauce along with roasted garlic mashed potatoes and roasted asparagus. Bragging on … Continue Reading →
A Healthier Casserole – Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Quinoa

A Healthier Casserole – Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Quinoa

Many of us are tryig to eat healthier in the new year. Chicken can be a very lean meat for us but it is important to realize all the extras you put into it, especially in casseroles (or hot dish). I’ve been working with #SandersonFarms for  few months now and currently we are focusing on healthier eating. (Disclosure: I am compensated via OM Media on behalf of Sanderson Farms for my recipes and sharing.) Casseroles are a truly American classic comfort food but we all know that typically they aren’t the healthiest meal even though they are filling. I decided … Continue Reading →