Beef Spring Rolls

Homemade Beef Spring Rolls for a fun appetizer or main meal. This past weekend we packed up our bags and headed out west to Ruidoso, New Mexico for a family getaway.  It’s such a short distance from where we live and there is nothing like sipping a cup of hot coffee on the front...

Ruby Red Chilton

It’s time for Happy Hour with this Ruby Red Chilton cocktail. Baby is down for a nap and I make my way to the kitchen for a 9am cocktail.  I’d say that is one heck of a way to start off the day, even if it is for testing and photography purposes only. (Wink, Wink)...

Loaded Cauliflower Casserole

This past weekend we spent ample amounts of time outdoors riding bikes, picking out pumpkins and finishing off yard work before the first freeze.  It may officially be Fall, but we are still experiencing summer weather with the highs in the 80’s.  I’m ready for 70-degree weather and plenty of back porch sitting with...

Autumn Salad in a Jar

Start your lunch off with this healthy Autumn Salad in a Jar recipe. Last night we rounded up the kids, packed them in the car and headed to our local Fair.  It had a petting zoo, rides for everyone and of course a huge array of food vendors both local and ones supported by...

Greek Lamb Hummus Pitas

Try these Greek Lamb Hummus Pitas for one unforgettable dining experience at home.  The whole family will love these pitas. Sandwiches and salads make quite the appearance around the table during lunchtime.  They are easy and something that everyone enjoys eating in our house.  I’ve never been a huge fan of mustard and there...

Chocolate Pumpkin Bars

Step into fall with these fun Chocolate Pumpkin Bars.  You can even let the kids do the swirling. If you’ve been on Facebook, Pinterest or Instagram for the past several weeks you may have noticed the slew of pumpkin recipes circulating around social media.  It’s pumpkin cookies, brownies, lattes, ice cream, bars, pasta and...

Nutella Oat Bites

Having school age kids, I know how important it is to send them off to school with a nutritious breakfast.  Every kid needs something in their bodies to help them process the information and give them a little bit of energy before lunchtime.  This past year I was able to attend a low-income school...

Chicken Thighs with Caramelized Onion, Butternut Squash and Bacon

I tried hard to hold out for summer as long as possible, but I just can’t do it anymore.  Bring on the pumpkin, apple, butternut squash and fig dishes.  I found a recipe the other day in a Heart Smart magazine.  Great photos and a great recipe caught my attention.  After sitting down to...