Day Boat Cod with Melted Tomatoes and Shaved Fennel and Orange Salad

Day Boat Cod with Melted Tomatoes and Shaved Fennel and Orange Salad

Day Boat Cod with Melted Tomatoes and Shaved Fennel and Orange Salad (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. This recipe for cod with melted tomatoes and shaved fennel and orange salad combines healthy olive oil, fish, fruits and veggies all … Continue Reading →
Pomegranate Stuffed Pork Loin Roast, Jeweled Couscous and Roasted Green Beans RECIPE

Pomegranate Stuffed Pork Loin Roast, Jeweled Couscous and Roasted Green Beans RECIPE

We are in the midst of the holiday season and many of us will be hosting dinners for our family and friends. The recipe I have created today is an entire meal for you that is as delicious tasting as it is festive in appearance. Pomegranates add a burst of flavor and pop of color to the entire dinner.   I created this recipe with Smithfield All Natural Fresh Pork … Continue Reading →
Balsamic Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Shallots and Mashed Potatoes

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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … Continue Reading →
Air Fried Tostones (plantains)

Air Fried Tostones (plantains)

Tonight we had Mexican food for dinner and I decided to try and make some tostones in my air fryer. Tostones are twice-fried plantains. These are the things that look like bananas but they are not. I actually hate bananas so trust me when I say plantains do not taste the same because I love plantains. Here is how I made my air fried tostones (plantains). **UPDATE 5/30/17:  Thanks to … Continue Reading →
Roasted Cauliflower with Shallots, Garlic, Thyme and Parmesan RECIPE

Roasted Cauliflower with Shallots, Garlic, Thyme and Parmesan RECIPE

Cauliflower is one of my favorite vegetables and I find it is actually fairly versatile. Tonight I tried roasting the cauliflower with the addition of shallots, garlic, thyme, and then a sprinkle of some fresh Parmesan cheese. The result was a deliciously nutty flavor without any of that cabbage-like flavor that cauliflower can sometimes have. Cauliflower has a high nutritional density. It is low in fat and carbohydrates but has … Continue Reading →