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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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Old Fashioned Candy Recipes – 20+ Candy Ideas to Tempt Your Sweet Tooth

Do you have memories of spending time with grandma making sweet treats? These old fashioned candy recipes will take you right back to those days! Candy is the perfect addition to a party dessert table. The holidays are a popular time for homemade candy recipes but, truth be told, I enjoy making it all year round! …

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Easy Muffin Recipes – Best Muffins for Breakfast or Brunch

These easy muffin recipes show why muffins are a favorite for on the go breakfast ideas. Muffins are one of the easiest breakfast foods to make. They are quick to prepare, and many can be done in one bowl or a food processor. Most need very little mixing so you don’t need to get out …

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Healthy Cinnamon Apple Muffins – Low Calorie WW Friendly

When you are trying to watch your weight, carb-filled items like muffins can be off limits at breakfast time. But not so with these healthy cinnamon apple muffins. These muffins have no flour, which makes them perfect for a gluten free diet. Instead of flour, I use rolled oats that have been pulsed to a …

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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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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. Keep reading to see them all. We all have the best of intentions when we make New Year’s …

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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 …

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No Bake Peanut Butter Balls with Chocolate & Coconut – Healthy Recipe

These no bake peanut butter balls make a great snack or light dessert. Honey, coconut and dark chocolate chips add a nice bite of sweetness and crunch to this delightful treat.  Looking for a post workout snack that is healthy and still tastes amazing?  Try these home made peanut butter coconut balls.  They are super …

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Red Velvet Cheesecake Truffles – Dessert Recipe

There could not be any more perfect cheesecake recipe for Valentine’s day or Christmas than these delicious and pretty Red Velvet Cheesecake Truffles. They are a great choice for any party dessert table. The combination of the deep red center and the white chocolate topping, drizzled with light red trails of sweetness is the perfect …

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Strawberry Buttercream Cupcakes – The Perfect Sweet Treat

These strawberry buttercream cupcakes use these two of my favorite flavors flavors and are the perfect dessert to tempt your loved one, (and yourself) on Valentine’s day (or any day for that matter!). Cupcakes are a great choice to add to any party dessert table. I love the taste of chocolate and strawberries. It’s decadent, but also …

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Oatmeal Cookie Recipe with Raisins and Walnuts – Low in Calories and Fat

This skinny oatmeal cookie recipe is soft and chewy with the crunchy taste of walnuts and sweetness of raisins and sugar free maple syrup. At only 70 calories, it’s a real diet winner! There is something about oatmeal cookies that screams comfort food to me.  I think it goes back to my early childhood when …

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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. Keep reading to find out more about the Amish people, their cooking and get some tasty Amish recipes. Where are Amish people living in the US? The …

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Baked Chicken Cordon Bleu – Only 6 Weight Watchers Points

This baked chicken cordon bleu is a lightened up version of the traditional Swiss favorite that is so popular in upscale restaurants. The chicken is wrapped around ham and melted cheese and then baked to perfection. April 4 is baked chicken cordon blue day. Find out more about the National Days in April here. Chicken …

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Buckeye Fudge – a Holiday Favorite

This tasty buckeye fudge is a wonderful mix of peanut butter fudge with a rich chocolate layer. It has all the flavor of Buckeye balls but is so much easier to make. The buckeye recipe is a decadent, delicious and holiday comfort food all rolled into one delicious bundle. They are a hit on any party dessert …

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Royal Icing For Gingerbread Houses with Just 3 Ingredients!

I love making Gingerbread houses for the holidays and a great starts with a recipe for the perfect Royal icing.  It makes the house easy to put together and tastes great, to boot. Gingerbread houses are so much fun to make.  We have a different one every year in our house. It is a tradition …

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Chocolate Cherry Macaroons – Low Calorie Cookies

These chocolate cherry macaroons have a light and crunchy coconut and egg white base that is topped with a maraschino cherry and drizzled with rich, dark chocolate. They are a great choice for any party dessert table. Chocolates and cherries – I can’t think of anything that goes better together.  If you love this taste …

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Holiday Kiss Cookies – A Festive Treat for Christmas

These holiday kiss cookies are an adaptation of a peanut butter version that my sister used to make for Christmas dessert but these are for those who don’t care for peanut butter. (WHO ARE YOU ANYWAY??) Many holiday gatherings include a party dessert table and these would be a hit for sure. The are the perfect …

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No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites (88 calories Each!)

These no bake chocolate peanut butter energy bites are full of flavor and have only 88 calories in each bite. They are easy to make, low in sugar and have a rich creamy chocolate peanut butter taste.   I love making energy balls.  Their high fiber and protein ingredients help to keep you full and they …

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Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake Bundt Cake

This chocolate cherry cheesecake bundt cake has a rich cherry and cheesecake center surrounded by dark chocolate cake and topped with a rich chocolate and icing glaze. It is the best of worlds – cheesecake and chocolate cake – made in one pan. This dessert would be a good focal point on any party dessert table. …

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Crostini Recipes – Easy Crostini Party Appetizers – Crudites Topping Ideas

Entertaining this time of the year can make for a stressful few months if you don’t have a few easy appetizers in your arsenal. Lucky for me, (and you!) these Crostini Recipes come together in a flash and are perfect for those times when guests show up with little notice. Do you like 30 minute meals? …

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Skinny Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with a Healthy Chocolate Frosting

These skinny dark chocolate cupcakes have a rich chocolate taste that will thrill any chocoholic. They have only 139 calories and even have a dark chocolate frosting! When you are trying to cut calories, rich dessert recipes may seem like a thing of the past, but think again! With this healthy chocolate cupcakes recipe, you …

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars – Easy No Bake Recipe

These delicious chocolate peanut butter oatmeal bars have a thick layer of peanut butter goodness between two layers of hearty rolled oats, all drizzled in deep, dark chocolate. These yummy no bake bars mean that they are super easy to make and there is no need to turn on the oven. The bars are the …

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Best Cookie Dough Brownies – Egg Free Cookie Dough Layer & Chocolate Glaze

These amazing cookie dough brownies have an egg free layer of cookie dough and a rich chocolate glaze. This recipe combines the best part of chocolate chip cookies and fudge brownies in one delicious bar. Keep reading to find out how to make them. Who doesn’t love cookie dough? Kids have been lining up for …

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Mini Cherry Cheesecake Cupcake Recipe

This recipe for mini cherry cheesecake cupcakes is a dessert that I love year round. It’s a great dessert to include on any party dessert table. It’s a long way away from the annual Cherry Blossom Festival.  That won’t happen until June 30 next year. I have recently discovered that one of my favorite fruits …

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