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 →
Eat Your Veggies!

Eat Your Veggies!

I was planning on posting this before but life happens. The infographic is too amazing to not share though. It is all about vegetables and all the different varieties! Growing up I was pretty limited to veggies, but so were most other people. It was not until after I got married, and then still several more years, that I really discovered fresh vegetables and how delicious, healthy, and amazing they are. Now I love vegetables! I’ve actually started lowering our grocery bill and at the same time cooking healthier meals for the family by adding more veggies and using less meat. … Continue Reading →
Easy Grilled Teriyaki Meal

Easy Grilled Teriyaki Meal

I had not planned to do a recipe post about these meal, but when I posted this picture I had so many people asking me about it and for recipes so I thought I would go ahead and share. There is nothing overly complicated about the easy grilled meal either. Even a new cook or griller can manage this I think. We use pork tenderloin a lot in our home. It is inexpensive plus on sale a lot and freezes well, it takes on flavors of whatever you like, and it is quick cooking. If you find it on sale … 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 →
Vegetable Frittata with Roasted Asparagus and Tomatoes

Vegetable Frittata with Roasted Asparagus and Tomatoes

Today I’ve got a great and hear healthy recipe to share for a vegetable frittata with roasted asparagus and tomatoes. This is actually a vegetarian dish but I promise if you serve this to meat eaters they will not complain. A frittata is an egg dish, kind of like a crustless quiche. You can really put anything you like into them, but I adore this recipe with all of the veggies inside the actual frittata and the asparagus and tomatoes served on the side along with it. This would be great for a brunch, lunch, or dinner for just your … Continue Reading →
Cheesy Delicious Small Bites for a Big Party (recipes)

Cheesy Delicious Small Bites for a Big Party (recipes)

Hosting a holiday gathering does not mean you have to have a full sit down dinner. Instead try making lots of small bites and having a buffet where your guests can help themselves. This is actually much easier for the host as well because you can prepare so much ahead of time and then enjoy the party with your guests. Today I’ve got some delicous cheesy recipes and ideas for you all to include at your upcoming holiday party thanks to Jarlsberg cheese and Family Features! Plus be sure to check out the Jarlsberg Cheese giveaway on their Facebook page! … 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 →
[Infographic] Growing Mushrooms at Home

[Infographic] Growing Mushrooms at Home

Mushrooms are one of my favorite foods. When I was very little I thought I didn’t like them because my mom always said they were gross when my dad ate them. Then one day Dad had me try them and they were delicious! I’ve been hooked ever since then. My son loves mushrooms as well. Mushrooms can be very expensive though so I think I’m going to try growing some of my own at home. I found this week’s infographic which is all about mushrooms and growing them yourself. Wish me luck! Have you ever grown your own mushrooms? What … 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 →