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 →
4 Amazing Slow Cooker Recipes for Thanksgiving

4 Amazing Slow Cooker Recipes for Thanksgiving

I love using the slow cooker, and other cooking tools, whenever I can to make my life easier especially on the holidays like Thanksgiving. The folks at McCormick have come up with four amazing recipes that will be perfect this Thanksgiving, or any day, that you can make right in your slow cooker. If you are hosting Thanksgiving dinner and have to cook multiple things you know that we all seem to run out of stove-top burners and racks in the oven. Utilizing slow cookers frees up those spaces. You can even put them in another room if you need … Continue Reading →
Grilled Beef Rack of Ribs and Country Barbecue Potatoes

Grilled Beef Rack of Ribs and Country Barbecue Potatoes

(Family Features) Firing up the grill is an American tradition. The farm families who produce the food so many people enjoy at backyard cookouts want to share some of their favorite grilling recipes, as well as an appreciation for how food gets from the farm to the table. Farmers like Amanda Folkens, from Iowa, Danell Kalcevic, from Colorado, and Nicole Small, from Kansas, have joined with more than 70 other farmer volunteers across the country in the CommonGround program as a way to talk with home cooks about how food is grown and raised. “On our farm, animal care is … Continue Reading →
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Sweet Peppers

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Sweet Peppers

This is another great side dish recipe for roasted Brussels sprouts with sweet peppers! If you think you don’t like Brussels sprouts because you grew up with them being boiled, please do give roasted Brussels sprouts a chance! (Family Features) It may sound contrary to your healthy eating plan, but the human body actually needs some types of fat for heart and brain health. One common source is cooking oil, such as olive oil. Of the cooking oils most commonly used in North America, such as olive oil, canola oil, peanut oil and various vegetable oils, olive oil contains the … Continue Reading →
Smithfield Balsamic Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Shallots and Mashed Potatoes

Smithfield Balsamic Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Shallots and Mashed Potatoes

We eat a lot of pork in our house and pork tenderloin is one of our very favorite things. Smithfield All Natural Pork was the base for this family favorite recipe for autumn today. You can find Smithfield All Natural Fresh Pork products, like the pork tenderloin, at Walmart. Disclosure: I was provided a gift card to purchase the products for this recipe as well as being compensated; recipe and opinions are my own.  If you do not have balsamic vinegar in your house you definitely need to pick that up as well, it is divine on just about everything! … Continue Reading →
Salsa Verde Turkey Burgers and Southwest Sweet Potato Salad [RECIPES]

Salsa Verde Turkey Burgers and Southwest Sweet Potato Salad [RECIPES]

Craving a burger but want something a little different? Tonight I was and I made Salsa Verde Turkey Burgers with Southwest Sweet Potato Salad. It was gooooo-ooooood! Turkey burgers, when done properly, are really a favorite of mine. Hubby tolerates them, but always prefers beef. You could make this with any kind of ground meat that you wanted, but I think turkey or chicken is your best bet. The lightness of the ground turkey easily takes on, but is not overpowered, by the salsa verde you mix into it. Originally I thought of doing sweet potato fries, but I know … Continue Reading →
[RECIPES] Greek Grilled Chicken, Feta Green Bean Salad, and Grilled Eggplant with Feta

[RECIPES] Greek Grilled Chicken, Feta Green Bean Salad, and Grilled Eggplant with Feta

This is what I made for dinner the other night and I thought I would share the recipes for the entire meal with you. None of this is overly complicated, I promise! Hubby actually did the grilling of the chicken and eggplant, but I do all the prep work. I love chopping and prepping things and he hates it so this arrangement works great for us. I am not Greek at all, and this is more of an Americanized version of a Greek meal I suppose. But, it works for me. All three of the items taste great together but … Continue Reading →
Oven Roasted Potatoes, Green Beans, Mushrooms and Onions with Thyme and Garlic

Oven Roasted Potatoes, Green Beans, Mushrooms and Onions with Thyme and Garlic

I really love veggies! Tonight for dinner I combined lots of yummy vegetables and roasted them since it is still cool enough to have the oven on in the house. This savory mix of baby potatoes, fresh green beans, sliced mushroom, and onion are flavored with fresh thyme and garlic. Roasted veggies caramelize a bit and that brings out those pretty brown colors which are actually the natural sugars coming out. There is a sweet nuttiness about them that is such a comforting flavor. I hope you will give this recipe a try and let me know what you think. … Continue Reading →
10 Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes

10 Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes

Are you still planning your Thanksgiving Day menu? Or have you been asked to bring something to someone else’s house for the feast? Here are ten side dish recipes that would be great for any Thanksgiving table! Baked Acorn Squash with Maple Glaze Recipe & Photo: The Kitchen Is My Playground I love how simple this recipe is and that there are only 4 ingredients! This is something that is a little different and looks gorgeous. Cast Iron Skillet Cranberry Stuffing Recipe & Photo: Juggling Act Mama Hubby will eat stuffing but it is not usually his favorite part of … Continue Reading →
Cilantro Lime Coleslaw Recipe

Cilantro Lime Coleslaw Recipe

Coleslaw has never been a favorite food of mine. Most of them that I tasted over the years just tasted like mushy cabbage in mayo and I was not a fan. However, I do like salads and thought I could come up with some coleslaw I might like. Last night I made this Cilantro and Lime Coleslaw for the first time and it was really good! Hubby loves coleslaw and eats it regularly so he was the better judge and he loved it too! Home run! The original recipe I found on AllRecipes.com but I adapted it to suit our … Continue Reading →