How to Prepare Wagyu Steak Burgers
Jan01

How to Prepare Wagyu Steak Burgers

The holidays are here, and they make an excellent opportunity to show off cooking skills with large family dinners or small intimate gatherings. Cooking a unique take on a luxury meat – such as making Wagyu steak burgers – can be exciting for guests and surprisingly easy for you. Wagyu beef is known for its rich fattiness, which makes burgers unbelievably moist and juicy.     How to Prepare Wagyu Steak Burgers There are...

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The Commuter Mom’s Guide to Healthy Crock Pot Cooking
Nov30

The Commuter Mom’s Guide to Healthy Crock Pot Cooking

When I think of crock pot cooking, I think of comfort food — the rich and thick, stick to your ribs (and thighs) kind of meals that grandma used to make. Those meals were delicious but not always nutritious. It is possible, however, to make healthy meals in a crock pot with just a few tweaks on your favorite classic recipes. What if you could skip the drive through and come to home to a hot and healthy home-cooked meal?...

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Stuffed Banana Peppers
Apr28

Stuffed Banana Peppers

I’m so excited! We have a ton of giant banana peppers in our garden this year. I HAD to find a way to use them. Sure banana peppers are yummy pickled, but I wanted a more exciting recipe for these mellow beauties. That’s when I decided to create this unique stuffed banana peppers recipe.  This recipe is different than the usual hearty stuffed bell pepper. Since banana peppers are smaller and milder in...

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Turkey Mini Meatloaf Recipe
Jan08

Turkey Mini Meatloaf Recipe

Weeknight dinners can be stressful. Between homework and extracurricular activities, sometimes we’re left with little time to prepare healthy family meals. Meatloaf takes too long for a weeknight meal, but my family loves it so I came up with an alternative. This is a super-easy Turkey Mini Meatloaf Recipe. Sometimes it pays to take shortcuts and although it’s not 100% from scratch, it’s much healthier than fast food...

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Chicken Potato Soup Recipe
Oct19

Chicken Potato Soup Recipe

I posted this recipe about a year ago, but decided to give it a face lift and share it again. It’s really yummy and I hate to think you missed it last year! 😉 I’m sure you agree, there’s nothing better than a nice hearty bowl of soup during the fall and winter months. I love walking in the door and smelling the delicious aroma of soup simmering in the Crockpot. It’s also a sneaky way to get my kids to eat...

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Healthy Vegan Chili
Jun11

Healthy Vegan Chili

I’m not officially a Vegan, but I love cooking and eating healthy. The vegan lifestyle is inspiring to me. In an effort to delve into the Vegan world of cooking, I decided to create a Healthy Vegan Chili recipe. It turned out to be REALLY DELICIOUS and it’s TOTALLY HEALTHY too. Doesn’t get much better than that! Give it a try, it’s easy and I promise you won’t be disappointed.   ...

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Coconut Chicken Bites
Apr09

Coconut Chicken Bites

I’ve been on a coconut kick lately. I drink coconut milk and coconut water pretty much every day. It really is a healthy addition to any lifestyle. So, I was wondering how I could incorporate coconut into a dinner meal. That’s when I came up with this recipe for Coconut Chicken Bites.  Both myself and my youngest son Alex are allergic to shrimp, so I thought I would add a twist to coconut shrimp and make my own...

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Classic Pot Roast Recipe
Nov20

Classic Pot Roast Recipe

Everyone loves a hot bowl of classic pot roast. Especially during the winter months. Something about the smell when you walk through the door always makes you feel warm and cozy. I’ve found that the key to a nice flavorful pot roast comes from pan searing the meat before slow simmering in the Crockpot all day. This is a family recipe and it’s always a hit in my house. I know you’ll love it. Just give it a try!...

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Cheesy Chicken Potato Soup Recipe
Sep26

Cheesy Chicken Potato Soup Recipe

There’s nothing better than a nice hearty bowl of soup during the fall and winter months. I love walking in the door and smelling the delicious aroma of soup simmering in the Crockpot. If you’re looking for a flavorful recipe with simple ingredients, I have the answer for you. This cheesy chicken potato soup recipe is always a hit in my house. It’s also a sneaky way to get my kids to eat some vegetables. Shhh, don’t tell them I said...

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Grandma’s Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe
Sep23

Grandma’s Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

Everyone loves a nice bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup. There’s nothing quite like grandma’s classic recipe to make you feel all warm and cozy inside. If your grandma was anything like mine, she always had a welcoming home filled with fragrant soups and stews cooking. My grandma didn’t like to waste food, so this recipe uses leftover roasted chicken. I will give you my Grandma’s Chicken Noodle Soup recipe. My family loves it, and...

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Garden Fresh Recipe: Tomato Basil Soup
Sep05

Garden Fresh Recipe: Tomato Basil Soup

Tomato Basil Soup Recipe Using fresh vegetables and herbs from your garden is a delicious and wonderful way to add variety to your daily menu. Fresh veggies and herbs are loaded with health benefits. The key is finding delectable ways to prepare them to ensure you won’t waste any of your hard work in the garden. If you enjoy growing tomatoes and basil, I have a terrific garden fresh recipe for tomato basil soup. Health benefits of...

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Healthy Taco Salad
Aug26

Healthy Taco Salad

    Eating healthy food is important, but sometimes it gets boring eating salad day after day. Here’s a suggestion to spice up your salad, and the best thing about this recipe is that it’s still a healthy option. When I think of taco salad, healthy is the last word that comes to mind. I think of a greasy bowl filled with fatty meat and a little lettuce mixed in so restaurants can call it a “salad”. This option is...

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Stuffed Banana Pepper Recipe
Jul29

Stuffed Banana Pepper Recipe

  My family grows banana peppers every year. Banana peppers love the summer heat and produce mass quantities of peppers. We always wonder what to do with all the peppers? Pickling banana peppers is always a nice option. You can top sandwiches and salads with pickled banana peppers or simply pop and eat them. Another fabulous option is to make stuffed banana peppers. They are delicious this way! Here’s a simple stuffed banana...

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