Hot Cross Buns

I love making hot cross buns on Good Friday and delivering a basket full to good friends. I wanted to share two great recipes for you to try this year. They are super easy and absolutely delicious warmed up with some honey butter. You won’t regret the work that goes into these little bundles of…

My Top Five Breakfasts

I was menu planning for this upcoming week and I got way too excited about breakfasts. First, it is my favorite meal to cook. I love the array of food choices, the challenge of quick breakfasts, the ingredients and the way a good breakfast can boost my mood for the day. I.Love. Breakfast. I’m sharing…

MUFFINS…Sweet and Savory

Muffins are one of my favorite things to bake. I love that I can make a muffin that can be the meal or the perfect addition to our meals. Sweet or savory…muffins are easy, fast and delicious. I’m sharing a few of my favorite finds below. All have been tried and tested and LOVED in my…

Casseroles- The Dinner Savior

Casseroles come in two categories intentional and “Oh Crap, what can I make with THIS?”The casseroles I am going to share with you fall in the first category but I am a MASTER of the “Oh Crap!” casserole as well. All to often I am throwing together some edible concoction of pantry staples and refrigerator…

Roasted Chicken

Roasting a whole chicken is by far one of my favorite things to cook. For starters, it is incredibly simple. Secondly, my home smells wonderful all evening. Lastly, it is delicious and serves beautifully. Like making your own chicken broth? Well, the leftovers are the perfect base! Below you will find roasted chicken three ways:…

Family Friendly Drinks

Summer is the perfect time to make some special drinks to enjoy with your family. Mixed drinks for grownups are always fun at a get together or dinner BUT making something for the whole family to enjoy is just as good! So here are three that we have tried and loved. Peaches are fresh, in…

Chicken Free Tacos

Yesterday I posted three amazing chicken taco recipes that I have tried and loved. Today I am sharing a few different recipes for tacos- no chicken included! It is a phenomenal mix of cuisines, styles, fillings and flavors. Let me know which ones interest you! ***Please note: I often share recipes of my own creation…

CHICKEN TACOS & Tostadas- So Many Possibilities

                  Chicken tacos are one of my favorite things to make for dinner, even when entertaining. They are versatile, can be indulging or healthy, and spicy or sweet. There are so many options and with so many ingredients to choose from there are flavors for everyone. I’ve…

More Farmer’s Market Meals ….

Here are three more fabulous meals based around Farmer’s Market finds! I’m a fajita lover so the first is my fav! What is yours? From health.com Pepper Steak Fajitas Ingredients 3 cloves garlic, minced 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1/2 teaspoon chili powder 1 1/2 pounds skirt steak, cut crosswise to fit in skillet (about…

A Father’s Day Menu

I love cooking delicious food for my husband for Father’s Day. We throw healthy out the window on this Sunday and chow done on some great food. Enjoy. Breakfast. Breakfast is a big deal on Father’s Day. My husband is only every home for the entire day on major holidays and Sundays. This major holiday…

Stocking a Healthy Pantry

You can not cook well without decent ingredients. Not everyone, myself included, can afford the highest end products all the time. What we ALL can do is stock our pantry well so we can provide everyone at our table good meals throughout the day. An exhaustive list pf pantry items can seem overwhelming. When you…

Children’s Birthdays- Dinner and Cake!

This post is to share some things we are doing for our (almost) 5 year old son this month. He wants me to make him a pepperoni pizza for his birthday. Lucky for me it is one of my favorite meals to make! I used to make pizza on a cookie sheet. It was fine….