Crunchy Smashed Potatoes

Crunchy smashed potatoes are hands down my families favorite way to eat potatoes at home, now if I made french fries at home that would be their favorite, but I don’t so these tasty taters take the number one spot!I am often stumped when it comes to side dishes.  I’m not sure why, because honestly […]

Gluten Free Cornbread

This sweet moist cornbread is perfect on its own, with soup or chili , or if you’re my Cece with butter and dripping in honey!     We are not gluten-free, but I like to have certain recipes that I can make so that when the opportunity arises to bring someone a meal that’s gluten-free, I’m […]

Green Goddess Dressing and grilled vegetables

Green Goddess dressing, made with greek yogurt, is fresh, light and full of crisp flavors. It is so versatile! It can be made and kept on hand to be used with a variety of different recipes. I’m a saucy gal!  I love an abundance of condiments and sauces on any and all foods.  Salad make […]

How to Make Eating Vegetables FUN for Kids!

I am very excited to be partnering with Meijer to help promote the healthy eating-focused Produce for Kids® campaign!!  The campaign which launches May 31 and runs through June 27th is supported by 11 participating fresh fruit and vegetable companies. Meijer grocery shoppers are encouraged to support these brands by eating more nutritious fruits and vegetables. […]

Crunchy Asian Salad with Yogurt Lime Dressing

I am so excited about this salad!!  Why? Because my family loves it!  When my family gets excited by the food I make them, I get excited.  They were actually talking to each other about it!  Crunchy Asian Salad with Yogurt Lime Dressing was a buzz in our home.  Buzzzz!  I actually overheard Luke my “particular” […]

Herb Butter Baked Potato

Jazz up your ordinary baked potato with fresh herbs and garlic!  This recipe can easily be made ahead making it a great side dish for summertime cooking. Truth be told I don’t make potatoes often enough.  I’m not sure why because I actually love potatoes.  I grew up eating potatoes practically everyday.  That German and Irish […]

The Art of Making Salad

Truth be told I love salad, and more than anything I appreciate a well put together salad.  But honestly I do not love to make salad.  I don’t know why.  It’s really not that hard.  Maybe it’s because my favorite sort of salads tend to be a bit more complex.  Layered.  Full bodied.  No I’m not […]

Protein Packed Tuna Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing

It’s March and Spring Break is one month away.  You know what that means?!  I am going to have to don my bathing suit, and shorts.  No more hiding under big sweaters, scarves, and my long down parka.  Ugh!   I started on January 1 logging everything I eat into the My Fitness Pal app, […]

Cheesy Broccoli and Wild Rice Casserole

This side dish is full of surprises under the crunchy almond and cracker topping is a casserole full of textures and flavors that will find you going back for seconds and hoping there are leftovers for tomorrow! I love a good old fashioned mushroom soup laden side dish just as much as the next guy […]

Meal Plan Monday – Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is officially right around the corner.  T10 days and counting till Turkey Day!!  Can I get a Woot Woot?!  I honestly start looking forward to Thanksgiving dinner as soon as the leftovers are gone which is like Friday night around here.  We always say “why don’t we have roast turkey dinner at other times […]

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