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Balsamic Chicken & Vegetables – Easy 30 minute Chicken Recipe made in One pot

This one pot balsamic chicken recipe is one of my favorite 30 minute meals. Tender and juicy chicken is flavored with a tasty balsamic sauce that brings the vegetable to life. And even better, this delicious chicken recipe is a one pan meal, as well! We are all busy and most of us don’t have …

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Teriyaki Chicken with Vegetables – Time for Take-out at Home!

This Teriyaki chicken with vegetables is an Asian inspired dish that I love to make at home. It’s one of my favorite 30 minute meals! I used to be a huge fan of takeaway Chinese food.  Lately, though, I have not enjoyed it as much as I used to.  I don’t know if it is …

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Tips for Oven Roasted Vegetables – Roast Vegetable Cooking Times

This post will help with roast vegetable cooking times and give you some tips for perfect oven roasted vegetables every time. Roasting vegetables brings out their natural sweetness and is a great way to get kids to eat veggies.  It’s also an easy form of meal preparation, since all you have to do is cut …

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Baked Garlic Parmesan Chicken Recipe – Easy Sheet Pan Chicken and Vegetables

This baked garlic Parmesan chicken recipe is a sheet pan meal that is super easy to prepare and tastes amazing.  The chicken is crispy and so tender. The recipe is full of flavor and perfect for a family dinner for busy week nights. I love making sheet pan dinners. There is something about tossing everything …

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Slow Cooker Pork Roast with Applesauce & Vegetables

This slow cooker pork roast with applesauce and vegetables is a very easy recipe that tastes just amazing. The pork has a sweet rosemary mustard sauce that compliments the applesauce beautifully for a wonderful fall meal. Ahh…the wonders of crock pot recipes.  No other kitchen appliance can make a dinner with hardly any preparation at …

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Moroccan Meatballs in a Sweet Tomato Sauce – Middle Eastern Recipe

For a change of pace tonight, let’s make some Moroccan meatballs. Who can resist meatball recipes? Today, instead of spaghetti and meatballs, we’ll be travelling to another part of the world for a new taste sensation. This recipe takes Italian meatballs to a whole new level, by combining Middle Eastern spices and fresh herbs with …

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10 Tips for Hosting a Cookie Exchange – Fun Ideas for a Cookie Swap

A cookie exchange is not just for Christmas. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Valentine’s day and Easter are also popular times for cookie swaps. This type of party is a fun way to share your favorite cookie recipes, since many holiday gatherings include a party dessert table. December 22 is recognized each year as National Cookie Exchange Day. To …

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Vegan Wild Rice Recipe – Pine Nut Side Dish – Nutty – Delicious Side Dish

Are you on the hunt for a seasoned wild rice recipe? This vegan wild rice recipe combines this unusual grain with brown rice, and has a lovely flavor seasoned with fresh thyme and vegetable stock.  I used a combined brown rice and wild rice mix, but you can also make your own by mixing it …

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Baked Trout Recipe – Parmesan Panko Crusted Trout Fillets in the Oven

This baked trout recipe is crispy on the outside with a tender center that is seasoned with Dijon mustard and light mayonnaise. Parmesan cheese and Panko breadcrumbs make these rainbow trout fillets a hit at dinner! I used to fish a lot when I was younger. Catching lake trout and cooking them for dinner was …

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Skittles Cheese Balls – Sweet and Sour Super Bowl Cheese Ball Recipes

Are you looking for a Super Bowl recipe that will tempt your sweet tooth? These two versions of Skittles cheese balls are easy to prepare and use both sweet and sour Skittles candy as their topping. It’s that time of the year!  I love it when the Super Bowl rolls around each year. My daughter …

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Broccoli Cheese Chicken and Rice Skillet – Easy 15 Minute Recipe

If you are looking for an easy stove top chicken recipe with tons of flavor, you can’t go wrong with this broccoli cheese chicken and rice skillet dish. It has just six ingredients and is easy as can be. It is on the table in less than 20 minutes! One pot meals are a big …

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One Pot Sausage Rotini Bake – Authentic Italian Farmers’ Market Taste

Is your family looking for some new recipes right now? This one pot sausage rotini bake is super easy to prepare and clean up is a breeze, since everything comes together in one pot. And the taste?  TO DIE FOR!! Anyone who reads my blog knows that I am a big fan of easy weeknight …

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Taco Wraps – Spicy Mexican Tortilla Cheeseburger Wrap Recipe

This recipe for taco wraps takes the tastes of cheeseburgers and spicy tacos and combines them into one tasty Mexican tortilla recipe.  This is one of my husband’s favorite 30 minute meals. Do you love the taste of tacos?  If so, you’ll love this delicious lunch time meal.  (See my easy taco melts for another …

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Vegan Butternut Squash Soup – [Paleo, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Whole30]

The comforting feeling of a big bowl of soup is something that few other recipes can deliver. This Vegan butternut squash soup recipe is a remake of my traditional version with sherry. My husband and daughter love soups all year long. For me, soups are a fall experience but since my family is so fond …

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Southern Coleslaw Recipe – Quick and Easy Southern Style Slaw

This Southern coleslaw recipe is so bright and colorful and filled loads of flavor from fresh vegetables and home grown parsley. It is a quick and easy side dish that is perfect for your summer barbecues and parties. When my family asks me to make this Southern style coleslaw every time we have a barbecue, …

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Keep those Resolutions Going with these Healthy Recipes and Meal Plan

New Year’s Day may be a thing of the past for you, but its easy to keep those New Year’s resolutions going with one of these healthy recipes. They are tasty, easy and perfect for losing weight. We all have the best of intentions when we make New Year’s resolutions for eating healthy on January …

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Garbanzo Bean Salad – Mediterranean Chickpea Salad Recipe

This garbanzo bean salad is a delightful mix of beans, vegetables and fresh herbs in a tangy balsamic lemon dressing. It is very easy to make (less than 10 minutes) and tastes amazing.I love making garbanzo bean recipes. The beans are readily available and can be used in lots of ways, from hummus to curries …

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Amish Food is the Epitome of Real Home Style Cooking

Traditional Amish food is very simple and something that we associate with the group today. We think of it as comfort food.  It usually has simple, plain ingredients. Where are Amish people living in the US? The Amish people are found in the United States in several rural areas, but primarily around Ohio and Pennsylvania, …

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One Pot Lasagna Soup Recipe – Easy Hearty Ground Beef Italian Soup

This one pot lasagna soup recipe is a meal in a bowl brimming over with bite sized lasagna noodles, and rich marinara sauce smothered with cheesy goodness. Onions, garlic and fresh Italian herbs give this mouth watering soup a delicious aroma and taste.  Once you have had this soup, you may never ask for normal lasagna …

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Light Seafood Chowder – Healthy Fish Stew for Summer

This light seafood chowder is brimming over with the flavors of white fish, succulent seafood and healthy vegetables for a summer time soup that reminds me of days on the coast of Maine. I spent my summers in Maine doing things that Mainers do when the temperatures get hot, even though it is only for …

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Mediterranean Stuffed Peppers with Barley and Ground Turkey

These Mediterranean Stuffed Peppers are loaded with ground turkey, barley and fresh vegetables. They are super easy to make and so healthy and delicious. Stuffed bell peppers are a favorite meal of mine – because they are fun to eat, very easy to make, and always look so pretty on a dinner plate! They are …

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Easy Mediterranean Chicken Salad – Healthy & Full of Flavor!

This easy Mediterranean chicken salad features tender, boneless chicken breasts that are marinated in a lemon balsamic dressing that is full of the flavor of fresh herbs and garlic. This dish is the perfect summer salad that gives a big dose of Mediterranean flavors! Summer has arrived and that means it’s salad time. I love using …

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How to Make a Colorful Greek Chopped Salad for Summer

This Greek chopped salad has a summer time taste that pairs well with grilled meats or fish and it makes a really popular pot luck take along. The salad is full of bite sized ingredients that are so pleasing to the eye. You’ll be transported to the Mediterranean with every bite! Summer is the time …

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Recipe for Roux – Making a Roux to Thicken Sauces and Gravy

A basic roux starts with butter and fat of some sort. The traditional recipe is 1:1, but it depends on how thick you like your finished sauce to be.  This recipe for roux shows how to do a white roux, step by step, and also gives suggestions for making a blonde, brown and Creole roux, …

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