Chipotle Shrimp Ciabatta Toast

Have you noticed that toast is all the rage these days? I’m pretty sure I ate two pieces of toast for breakfast for the duration of the 80’s and 90’s.  That was back when I had a metabolism and didn’t have to watch my carbs.  It was also when Tang was my breakfast drink of Continue Reading…

Denver Omelet Sliders

I like to take 2 hours to drink my coffee on weekends. I do not like to flip omelets. Oh, don’t get me wrong, I like to serve omelets.   I like even better to eat omelets.  But, I am not up to slaving over a hot stove on my weekend mornings.   If I do that, Continue Reading…

Skillet Lasagna Florentine

Just a quick post tonight because I wanted to share a  delicious, easy recipe with you. I had to share it right now in case you are exhausted from all the 4th of July holiday fun and you need a dinner that takes no effort, but you don’t want to serve your family bologna and Continue Reading…

A Saucy Giveaway!

The more experience I have with cooking, recipe development, and food photography, the more selective I am about the products I use.  My time is short and demands flavorful, versatile products that I feel good about using in my creations, even the ones just for the weekly dinner table.  I also like to support companies Continue Reading…

Skinny Oven Baked Jambalaya

Based on the response I got on social media to my Sheet Pan Chicken Quesadillas, I am guessing we all like sheet pan dinners…am I right? Well, I’ve outdone myself on this sheet pan dinner I’m bringing you today, because not only is it made in one pan, not only is it easy, not only Continue Reading…

Sheet Pan Chicken Quesadillas

I’ve been having a lot of fun creating new family dinners with Healthy Solutions Spice Blends No Sugar/No Salt products for their 2017 recipe contest.  I ordered the whole collection of eight spices so I wouldn’t be limited on my creations.  It’s a steal at about $25 bucks for eight packets of seasoning, each with multiple Continue Reading…

BBQ Chicken Meatza

You read that right…Meatza. I started making Meatza when pizza night no longer had a place in my life…cause pizza makes you chubby.  It’s not the piles of toppings, the olive oil, or even the gooey cheese that’s the culprit though…it’s the crust.  The Crust!  Why haven’t they told us this all our lives? That Continue Reading…

Skinny Bierocks Buns

I woke up with THE WORST COLD this weekend you guys.  I feel like a big truck ran over my head. I know most people don’t like to cook in this situation, but when I’m feeling down, I feel the need to bake things.  Fluffy, comforting things. Bierocks are pillowy little buns of dough stuffed Continue Reading…

Easy Orange Chicken Bowls

I’ve been firmly back on the healthy eating wagon for over a year now.  I’ve lost 54 pounds and I feel ten years younger…I think I look ten years younger too if I do say so myself!  A lot of people ask me if it’s hard to be a food blogger/cooking contest enthusiast and eat Continue Reading…

Ancho Beef & Quinoa Chili

PrintAncho Beef & Quinoa Chili Ingredients1.5 pounds Certified Angus Beef Ground Sirloin 2 fresh Poblano peppers 2 fresh jalapenos 1 cup corn (fresh or frozen) 4 tablespoons butter 1 large sweet onion, diced 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes 1 8 ounce can red enchilada sauce 1 Cup chicken broth 1 Continue Reading…