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Apple Sage Stuffing

  This recipe is derived from my mom’s wonderfully delicious stuffing recipe. It’s pretty close to hers except I added apples and the celery/onion ratio is a little different. Any stuffing I make is a tribute to my mom. I love her, she’s awesome, and growing up I was On bangs week nice body. Magnesium […]

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Sweet Cranberry Sauce

I love making my own cranberry sauce, I have tried many different variations and I finally made up one that I won’t go back on. I really don’t think I will ever need to change my recipe after this! I am SO EXCITED ABOUT IT!

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Herbed Green Beans

This is so simple you will wonder why you never thought of it before!  This simple recipe is sure to add a great dimension to your meal. You can easily change the herbs to match the main dish so you have a side dish that truly nods to the flavor and focal point of your meal.

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Jerk Seasoned Sweet Potatoes

I love sweet potatoes! I love them simply baked served with butter, I loved them mashed, I love them sliced, and in any other form you can think of. My husband, on the other hand, doesn’t. He doesn’t mind them, but usually doesn’t go out of his way to eat them. This recipe somehow did it […]

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Bow Tie Pasta Chicken Salad

Bow tie pasta combined with spinach, cranberries, honey roasted peanuts, chicken, fresh parsley, and a homemade sweet teriyaki dressing…need I say more??? This salad is SO GOOD!  My mom makes this all the time when she is hosting us. First off, it makes a ton, so its great because it will either last throughout the weekend, or […]

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Stove Top Brussel Sprouts

I like brussel sprouts, I saute them on the stove top quite a bit…but they don’t quite do it for me. Every time I eat them it’s almost anti climactic. Which is sad. So the other day I came home the my husband Matt had cooked dinner. I gratefully partook. Then I tasted the brussel sprouts. […]

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Zucchini and Quinoa Toss

Just when I thought it was impossible to think of anything else to do with zucchini, quinoa came knocking on my door. I have used quinoa before with no problems (and lots of enjoyment) so combining the two as the season of zucchini approaches just seemed like a natural fit! This is a great dish […]

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Chickpea Feta Salad

Chickpeas, feta, parsley and a few more key ingredients will keep you coming back for more when you make this simple salad! This simple dish blew me away! It has so many flavors that all blend well. I was very happy with how this turned out. I’ve been experimenting lately with bean salads. I love chickpeas (aka […]

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Zucchini Steaks

  This little dish was inspired by my friend who typically makes these in the oven. Since it was beautiful out and I was calling them zucchini steaks I thought I’d grill them! I’m glad I did, they turned out fantastic! In the words of Clare’s dad, “I’d give it a 10 star rating.” I’m […]

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Dessert Fruit Salad

This dessert fruit salad can be ready in less than 20 minutes! Strawberries, bananas, oranges, apples, and pineapple mixed together with a creamy pudding!  My mom always used to make a fruit salad, when I was growing up, that was so delicious. Of course I say “always,” when really it probably wasn’t all that often! It […]

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