No Noodle Lasagna Stacks

I love pasta. That has probably been the hardest thing I had to admit when I started tracking my macros and trying to stay within certain limits. I loved pasta so much that I was eating WAY too many grams of carbohydrates per day. But giving up pasta doesn’t mean I have to give up…

Egg Souffle…sort of

Three square meals a day is what you need, right? We have all heard recently about the benefits of eating 4-5 smaller meals per day, but where did the idea of three square meals come from? The Romans didn’t eat three meals. In fact, they usually ate only one large meal around what we call…

Breakfast Sausage in the Crockpot

Some of the best recipes I have every cooked are ones that I can dump in a crockpot and forget about it for a few hours. This is even more true when I can dump it into the crockpot, leave for a GNO (girls night out), and know that all my husband has to do…

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…

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…

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. …

Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya

I have been on a spicy food kick lately. A lot of the foods I have been choosing to make either are inherently spicy or I am finding ways to amp up the heat with the addition of jalapenos and other spices. Cooking with spice can be fun and a great way to explore different dishes….

Latin Macho Turkey Burger

I have ranted in a previous blog posts about the over use of sugar in our society and one of the reasons why I think sugar gets added to so many savory dishes is because we are looking for a way to amp up the flavor. Nothing is worse than an under-seasoned dish and a…