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Candy Cane Kiss Cookies – Peppermint Kiss Cookie Recipe

These candy cane kiss cookies have a sugar cookie base topped with a peppermint candy kiss. They not only look great but taste amazing too. This delicious sweet treat is the perfect peppermint cookie recipe for a cookie swap. Each year for Christmas my sister would bring cookies with a Hershey kiss center to our family …

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Balsamic Chicken and Mushrooms in a Garlic Cream Sauce

This balsamic chicken and mushrooms recipe has a garlic cream sauce that is super tasty. It’s Whole30 compliant, gluten free and Paleo. Best of all, it’s healthy, easy and delicious! The dish comes together in one pot and is one of my favorite 30 minute meals. I love one pan meals.  They are so easy …

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Roasted Carrot Salad with Cranberries and Pecans – Hearty Fall Roast Veggie Salad

This roasted carrot salad with mushrooms, cranberries and pecans is topped with feta cheese and dressed with a tangy balsamic dressing. Fall is a great time to serve salads that are made with roasted vegetables. I love having hearty salads as a lunch time meal. Adding something extra to a normal garden salad gives you …

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Roasted Carrots and Mushrooms with Thyme – Savory Roast Carrot Side Dish

This roasted carrots and mushrooms dish is flavored with fresh thyme and roasted in the oven to bring out the naturally sweet flavor of the carrots. It’s scrumptious! Using fresh herbs for cooking recipes adds so much flavor. For today’s recipe, the fresh thyme is one of the stars! Don’t know how to cook veggies in the …

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BBQ Ranch Chicken Casserole – Hearty Chicken Bake with Barbecue Sauce

The cooler weather is on the way and for me that means cooking lots of casseroles.  This BBQ Ranch Chicken Casserole is rich and hearty and the perfect way to warm you up on a cool autumn night. And the fact that it’s one of my 30 minute meals makes it an added bonus for …

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Basil Garlic Chicken with a Buttery Tomato Sauce

This basil garlic chicken is rich and easy to make. It’s pretty enough for company but comes together quickly for any weeknight meal. I am always trying new recipes that feature chicken.  We eat it several times a week and get tired of the same recipes, even if we love them the first time I …

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Steak Doneness – Mastering the Heat for Cooking Steak

One of the first questions that a waiter asks us when we order a steak in a restaurant is “how would you like it done? Steak Doneness is simply a gauge of how thoroughly cooked your piece of steak is. Do you know how to determine the doneness of beef? Cooking tips like these will …

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Teriyaki Beef Stir Fry – Easy and Tasty 30 Minute Meal

When busy weeknights roll around, some of my favorite 30 minute meals are stir fries.  This teriyaki beef stir fry is loaded with flavor and the goodness of healthy vegetables and is on the table in less than 30 minutes. This delicious recipe for teriyaki beef stir fry has tender slices of beef, sauteed with …

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Whole30 Breakfast Recipes – Easy Paleo Ideas to Start your Day

These Whole30 Breakfast recipes are some that I used to get me going in the morning and allowed me to see that eggs can be cooked in more than just one way! Even though my Whole30 is done, many of these breakfast recipes have become favorites for both me and my husband. If you have …

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Paleo Banana Nut Muffins – Gluten Free – Sugar Free – Dairy Free

These Paleo Banana Nut Muffins are simple to make and have no added sugar. They are one of my favorite quick grab and go breakfast recipes for those mornings when you have to get out the door in a hurry. Baking can be a challenge on a Paleo diet, but these Paleo baking tips will …

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Grain Free Muesli – Kick the Carbs! Whole30 – Paleo

This grain free muesli is great for those busy mornings when you don’t have time to spend preparing a cooked breakfast.  It has lots of proteins from the nuts and seeds, and is packed with healthy fats. What a great addition to your gluten free breakfast recipes! I have been trying to eat grain free …

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Caramelized Mushroom Breakfast Bowl – Paleo – Whole30 – Gluten Free – Dairy Free

This amazing caramelized mushroom breakfast bowl combines bacon and eggs with fruit, avocados and spinach for one delicious and filling start to the day. It’s an added benefit that this dish is one of my 30 minute meals, too! I love a breakfast recipe that can be assembled and served in a single bowl. Doing …

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Healthy Breakfast Bowl – Paleo Gluten Free Breakfast Recipe Without Eggs

This healthy Breakfast Bowl is a rich and filling mixture of dried fruit, apples, raw nuts, coconut and other good for you ingredients.  It makes a great alternative when you are tired of the eggs if you have been following a whole foods eating plan like Paleo or other high protein plans. A real plus …

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Breakfast Chicken Hash with Peppers and Mushrooms – Whole 30 Compliant

This breakfast chicken hash with peppers and mushrooms is quick and easy to make and has a lovely flavor.  The recipe is Clean Eating, Whole30, and fits right into a Mediterranean diet. (If you substitute sweet potatoes, it is also Paleo.) It is the perfect combination of fresh flavors and hearty comfort food goodness. This recipe makes …

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The Descendants Hawaiian Cheesecake Dip

Are you a movie fan who also loves snacking? Get your movie night party off to a great start with this tasty Descendants Hawaiian dip. The dip is named after the 2011 American comedy drama film which was directed by Alexander Payne, featuring George Clooney. (yum for both the dip and the star.) This delicious …

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Strawberry Peach Jalapeño Salsa with Home Made Tortilla Chips

This Strawberry peach jalapeño salsa makes a great easy appetizer. I love to serve it with home made tortilla chips. I love easy party food.  My husband and I often entertain with no notice and it’s great to have a few recipes that are perfect party food, but that can be put together quickly.  If you …

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Salmon in Parchment Paper – How to Cook “Fish en Papillote”

For today’s recipe, I will be showing you how to make salmon in parchment paper. You won’t believe the flavor that comes from such an easy process. The culinary word for this type of cooking is “fish en papillote.” It comes from a French word meaning paper and cooks any type of fish beautifully, even …

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Cucumber Melon Salad – Refreshing Summer Treat

This delicious cucumber melon salad is my latest addition to my salad recipe collection and my family just loves it. When summer hits and the temperatures rise, the last thing I want to be doing is cooking in a hot kitchen.  For me, summer time means lots of different salads. They are refreshing and light …

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