Zucchini Fritters

  We have so much zucchini coming up in our garden right now that I have been trying to come up with different things to do with them.  Zucchini fritters just sounded perfect for this post. Not only are they easy to make but it also makes for great leftovers.  You can also make the…

Easy Turkey Chili

I have been so busy lately that I haven’t had much time to post recipes. There’s been a lot going on and I’ll be sure to share those with you. But for now I wanted to bring you a quick and simple turkey chili. Weather here on the east coast feels like summer, but before you know it the cold…

Back to School Healthy Lunches

Classes are back in session. Now it’s time to get the lunch situation back on track. Packing healthy lunches is key. I want to make sure my kids are getting healthy options, but I also want to make lunch fun for them so they don’t get bored of the sandwich in the plastic baggie. I…

Roasted Tomato and Poblano Salsa

We have an abundance of tomatoes right from our garden.  They’ve provided a great amount of homemade sauce and tomato jam; not to mention their juicy goodness on a salad.  Another great option to add to this list is salsa. Instead of just chopping it up and putting it in the blender I went ahead and roasted my ingredients….

Loaded Baked Potato Salad

I’m not sure about you but we have lots of BBQ parties to go to this summer; including some of our own.  A staple at a lot of BBQs are potato salads.  Some people have recipes that have been passed down and some are very traditional.  For this potato salad I wanted to turn it…

BBQ jalapeño poppers

I can’t believe the 4th of July weekend is already here. It’s time to celebrate our Independence with lots of delicious foods. I’m sure many of you will be hosting a BBQ or going to one. These barbecue jalapeño poppers are the perfect addition to any get together and will leave the crowd wanting more. I…

Asparagus crostini fun

Asparagus is in season so it’s time to breakout those delicious recipes. I’m always looking for different ideas to entertain family and friends. This asparagus pesto is great for crostinis, where the toppings can be endless. Leftovers of the pesto were used to toss with pasta. This recipe will be sure to please all those…

Napa cabbage, Mango and Bacon Salad

Even though it’s still a little cold out there it doesn’t stop us from having a delicious salad.  Salads are so versatile you can add pretty much anything you desire.  This one is super easy and refreshing with a hint of sweetness from the mangos and orange juice dressing.  I hope you enjoy. Ingredients: 1 head…

Parmesan crusted potato wedges

Potato wedges are a perfect side to any dinner dish. Instead of frying my potatoes I went ahead and baked them. But before placing these wedges in the oven I dipped them in Parmesan cheese, yes cheese. I hope you give these a try they will not disappoint.  Ingredients:  3 large potatoes, cut into wedges …

Italian Cioppino Soup

It’s officially winter, and soup is in full effect in our house. I grew up with my dad making soups all the time, and this was one of them. It’s called cioppino, an Italian American seafood soup or stew. It’s a one pot delight. Enjoy and hope your keeping warm.  Ingredients:  1 lb cod, cut…

Fennel and potato gratin

Most people know about a traditional potato au gratin dish, but I wanted to give this classic a twist and add some fennel.  The results were delicious. If you’re planning on bringing a side dish to a party or just making it for a weeknight meal. Enjoy! Ingredients: 2 large potatoes sliced into 1/4 inch…

Wüsthof Knife set Giveaway

This review and giveaway is a special one just for all of you foodies. One of my favorite tools to use in the kitchen has to be a good knife and Wusthof is by far my favorite brand. If you enjoy the art of cooking and prepping you will love these knives, they are nice…