Yellow Squash Taco Casserole

Some weekends I just don’t feel like doing a whole bunch of meal prep to make one meal. I want to enjoy my time off, and that is what I did this past weekend. Instead of spending all morning or afternoon working on prepping vegetables and meats, I got to spend my days working on…

Low Carb Breakfast Pizza

I have been on a spaghetti squash crust kick lately. I think it is because it is so simple to use and works with almost any dish. It doesn’t have a strong flavor and, depending on how you cook it, will either completely disappear into the dish or adds a nice texture like al dente…

Double Chocolate Pumpkin Cookies

If I was forced to pick the a flavor combination that I would love to eat forever, I would struggle to pick between dark chocolate mint and dark chocolate pumpkin. I love mint anything but I am a fall baby at heart and absolutely adore pumpkin flavors. I am a PSL girl and have figured…

Bourbon Chicken

My husband and I recently stopped by the local ABC store to purchase a bottle of bourbon and a bottle of vodka, and neither of them was for the purpose of drinking. Both were purchased for my cooking needs. I make my own homemade vanilla extract and needed vodka to make more. If you have…

Parmesan Garlic Zoodles

When you are macro counting, you become hyper aware of carbohydrates. And I have come to the realization they are EVERYWHERE! So that means you do end up with restrictions on the types of foods you can and cannot eat if you want to stay full all day. So, by personal choice, I said goodbye…

Blackened Cod

Recently I was in Columbus OH for a conference and one evening we went out to dinner in the Short North. If you have never been to Columbus before, the Short North is an area of Columbus chalked full of wonderful restaurants, shops, and local flair. The restaurant we chose to eat at had a fresh…

Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce

In my post about homemade applesauce, I mentioned rhubarb sauce and how amazing it was. That made me start to crave it so much that I had to make a small batch last weekend. Growing up, my parents had (and still have) two huge rhubarb plants in their backyard that yielded so much rhubarb, we…

Shrimp Taco Salad with Corn Salsa and Mangoes

Taco salad? With shrimp? And mangoes?! Yes please! You had me at taco, but when you added shrimp and mangoes, all bets are off. Shrimp is always a plus but if I was being honest, the mango was what won me over. A nice ripe mango can elevate a dish to a whole other level and…

Chicken Meatball Gyros

About 10 years ago, when I worked with international students at a large university in the south, I was introduced to Mediterranean foods including falafel, humus, and gyros. The students would cook dishes traditionally served in their families during the annual international week events and there was always at least one group of students making…

Eggs in Spicy Tomato Sauce

My life’s goal is to open my own Bed and Breakfast in the mountains. Because of this, whenever I travel, I try to find a quaint little B&B to stay at. In fact, staying at B&Bs is where I found my love for several different breakfast dishes that are now part of my regular meal rotations….

Summer Vegetable Quiche

Fresh is always best in my opinion. And when you can get your vegetables from your local farmer’s market or a local farm, even better! Sourcing your food from local farms is a great way not only to support the local economy but it also is a lot healthier for your family and the environment. …

Garlic Dijon Chicken

My go to protein is and has been chicken. It is such a versitle meat that you can grill, roast, sear, add to dishes, mask the flavor, add other favors, etc. Chicken also is low in fat, which is always a plus as that means I can get my fats through eating peanut butter! Given…