Gnocchi with Brussels Sprouts and Grapes

Gnocchi is the star of this meal, it’s tossed with Brussels sprouts, grapes and Parmesan cheese. An incredibly easy weeknight meal!

I am fortunate to partner with Social Stars and Wal-Mart Produce to bring you this post.  This original recipe and all opinions expressed within are my own. Gnocchi is tossed with savory Brussels sprouts and sweet grapes for an easy meal that will impress your family and friends! My son is leading a double culinary life.  He moans and complains about what I serve yet he manages to devour school lunches without blinking an eye.  I make … Continue reading →

Easy Chicken Soup Recipe

An easy chicken soup that will warm you and comfort you!

This easy chicken soup recipeis one wholesome bowl of deliciousness! Last week our church pastor gave a talk about rest.  I won’t recap it here, but the gist of it was we as humans are designed to rest.  We need breaks, we need to relax, we need sleep; it makes us more productive and allows us to perform better each day.  A few days after I listened to the talk, there was a short story on the radio about how lack of sleep actually causes our … Continue reading →

Creole Chili Recipe

This chili recipe is a kicked Creole dish with andouille sausage and ground turkey! Great game day grub!

This easy chili recipe is made with turkey, veggies and andouille sausage for a spicy cajun twist! I know talking about the weather is sort of lame, but I’m going to do it anyway.  It’s just that after a string of hot and humid days I finally feel a chill in the air.  A chill that feels like we are officially on the brink of fall.  Plus, if your grocery store is like mine than you’ve noticed all the pumpkins, the fall colored cookies and the … Continue reading →

Spinach and Artichoke Patty Melt

Creamy spinach and artichoke dip piled high on top of a thick patty melt!

A creamy spinach and artichoke spread makes the perfect topping for a patty melt! I spent way too much time pigging out on spinach and artichoke dip when I was younger.  It’s all TGI Friday’s fault.  As soon as they opened a location close to home it became a regular hang out for me and my friends.  We couldn’t afford much beyond a drink and appetizers, namely their spinach and artichoke dip!  Oh my gosh, was that good!  It was the perfect … Continue reading →

Chicken Pot Pie (Kid Friendly)

This chicken pot pie is so kid friendly and kid approved! The biscuit topping makes this chicken pot pie come tomgether quickly. It’s a great way to get kids cooking!

Chicken Pot Pie gets an update!  This version is biscuit topped and delicious.  A great way to get kids cooking in the kitchen! My oldest daughter has two dreams.  One is to be an Olympic gymnast and two, is to own her own restaurant.  How she will manage both?  I cannot say.  But far be it from me to doubt her 10-year-old dreams.  It COULD totally happen. While she is a talented gymnast, I’m thinking the restaurant business is her thing. … Continue reading →

Meatless Meals: Veggie Oven Melt Sandwich

A meatless meal heaven: veggie melt sandwich!

Meatless Meals couldn't be simpler with this oven baked veggie melt sandwich! I try to serve the family a meatless meal once a week.  I'll be frank, it's not all for dietary reasons, sometimes I'm just plain cheap.  I'll be picking nice plump chicken breasts at the grocery store when I decide I don't really feel like spending an extra $10 on more carnivorous food.  So I head back to the produce in search of vegetarian options. This is how … Continue reading →

Avocado BLT

The new BLT with crisp bacon, creamy avocados, garlic mayo, arugula and sundried tomatoes!

A fresh take on a classic sandwich!  This avocado BLT is sure to be a hit!  I have had some of the best BLT sandwiches while on vacation.  Incidentally, both have been in the south and both have held fried green tomatoes.  I make a pretty tasty  fried green tomato myself, but it’s a lot of work, causes a lot of grease to splatter.  It has to be a pretty special occassion for me to make them.  What do I do when I’m short on time but craving a … Continue reading →

Dilly Orzo Pasta Salad

A simple and easy pasta salad for any occasion!

This orzo pasta salad has only a handful of ingredients.  It’s quick, easy and absolutely refreshing! I have a fridge full of condiments.  I bet we all do.  If you were to open my fridge right now you’d find at least 2 half full bottles of bbq sauce, several salad dressings, lemon juice, lime juice, plum sauce, 4 different types of mustard, sun dried tomatoes, tahini, pesto, mayo and an assortment of pickled items.  I have too many condiments. … Continue reading →

Caesar Salad Recipe with Shrimp & Quinoa

This shrimp Caesar salad recipe begins like any other Caesar salad with Romaine lettuce and Parmesan . Shrimp, quinoa take it to a whole new level.

A Caesar salad recipe that's kicked up with shrimp and quinoa! The only thing I find more disgusting than a cooked, eaten chicken carcass is a lobster carcass.  Not that I've eaten a whole lobster or anything. My husband and I got engaged in Sanibel Island, Florida.  We went out to celebrate at a local restaurant known for its lobster.  I had every intention of consuming my own until I caught a glimpse of the tables around me. … Continue reading →