Easy Taco Casserole Recipe

Some days I go to the grocery store and plan out my meals well in advance. Other days I look at my freezer and pantry and wonder to myself 'What the heck can I make with this stuff?'. Usually I am asking myself this about an hour before my family expects to eat something for dinner. Talk about pressure to perform, right? Tonight was one of my wing it kindof nights. I had thawed out some ground sausage from my local farmer but needed something to do with it. A quick Google search of ground sausage recipes found me a number of suggestions so I … [Read more...]

Meatless Monday Recipe: Caprese Salad with Orzo #sponsored

This Meatless Monday post is sponsored by SC Johnson but all opinions expressed here are my own.With kids heading back to school this month, our schedule is a bit more hectic during the week, leaving us with less time to prepare dinner. This recipe for Caprese Salad with Orzo contains fresh tomatoes and basil, which are both plentiful in gardens throughout August. The inclusion of pine nuts and mozzarella cheese makes this a filling and well-balanced meatless dish. The orzo used in this recipe is a small, rice shaped pasta available in most … [Read more...]

Baked Salmon with Cucumber Mint Sauce

I am a huge fan of growing your own produce. Gardening is not only great exercise but it is also a wonderful way to get organic produce for way cheaper than you see it at the store or farmer's market. This summer, I tried a different approach to growing cucumbers. I normally plant a rather long variety of cucumber in hills in my garden. This is probably what most people do, right? Well, I have trouble with them taking up too much room and getting eaten by bugs as they hang out in the mulch around the garden beds. This year I chose a smaller, … [Read more...]

Deluxe Tuna Casserole Recipe Makes Good Comfort Food

As a kid, my mom used to make tuna casserole all the time. The good old red can of cream of mushroom soup was a staple in my mother's kitchen. Well, I pretty much stopped buying canned soups because I was a bit suspicious of the ingredients. When I was at Whole Foods a couple of weeks ago I found an organic cream of mushroom soup and decided it was time to spruce up mom's recipe a bit. I bet everyone has their own memories of tuna casserole and you have probably made this comfort food recipe for your own kids. Here is my version of the classic … [Read more...]

Sunshine Sweet Corn Recipe: Homemade Corn Chowder #Sweetlife #sponsored

This corn recipe post is sponsored by Mom Central Consulting for Sunshine Sweet Corn but all opinions expressed are my own.I have been living in Georgia for 13 years now and there are certain aspects of 'southern food' that I have just not learned to enjoy. I detest okra and collard greens and whoever thought  boiled peanuts would be tasty is in serious need of help. However, I have come to LOVE the fact that I am only hours away from Florida, which has some incredible produce available almost all year round. I am already finding fresh corn … [Read more...]

Chicken and Avocado Soup #Recipe and $100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway #AmazingAvoCinco #spon

This chicken and avocado soup recipe is sponsored by Avocados from Mexico and The Motherhood but all opinions expressed are my own.Have you ever gotten together with friends for a pot lock meal and been awed by someone else's creation? Sometimes, I am amazed at the different types of recipes that people can come  up with when given the same ingredients. One person may see peanut butter as a dessert ingredient while another might see it as part of a spicy dip for chicken. The possibilities are endless when it comes to creating new … [Read more...]

Asparagus and Sausage Strata : An Easy Egg and Asparagus Recipe! #spon

This asparagus recipe is sponsored by Eggland's Best eggs but all opinions expressed here are mine alone.One of the things I love most about eggs is their versatility. There is no reason you cannot have eggs for breakfast, lunch, or dinner depending on how you prepare them. There is also no reason you can't have vegetables for breakfast! The combination of eggs, sausage and sun dried tomatoes  in this asparagus recipe works well, no matter what time of day you decide to serve it. Aside from being very versatile, eggs are also extremely … [Read more...]

Walnut Crusted Tilapia with Mixed Greens

Once every couple of months I head to Dekalb Farmer's Market and stock up on their fresh seafood. Having grown up in New England, there are very few varieties of seafood that I don't like. I have not been impressed with the seafood selection at most of my local grocery stores so when I go to the farmer's market I by tons and put it in the freezer. This particular market has incredibly fresh fish and many varieties are still swimming around in tanks! Tilapia is a firm white fish with a very mild flavor. It is the perfect fish to use when you … [Read more...]

Chicken and Broccoli Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe

This Chicken and Broccoli Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe is an easy dinner recipe the whole family will love. Broccoli is one of my favorite veggies and I am always looking for new ways to serve it to my family. Since homemade Alfredo sauce is a sure fire hit in my house, that is what I make. However, you can also make this with your favorite jarred Alfredo sauce as well.The Best Pasta for Alfredo When looking for the best pasta for Alfredo, choose a wide pasta that will allow the cheese sauce to cling to it. Wide Alfredo noodles will take … [Read more...]

Montreal Meatball Wraps Recipe

Okay, last night I was originally going to make meatball subs for dinner but was too lazy to go to the grocery store just to buy grinder rolls! Upon rummaging in my fridge, I came across these wraps that I had bought last week for lunches and thought I would give this meatball wrap idea a go! Just a very simple recipe for the meatballs using an organic  Montréal Seasoning from the Teeny Tiny Spice Co. of Vermont™. It is a slight modification of the recipe that came with the spice itself:Montreal Meatball WrapsMeatball … [Read more...]

Thai Omelet Soup Recipe with Tomatoes, Onion and Scallion

This Thai Omelet Soup with Tomatoes, Onion and Scallion is an easy soup recipe for busy weeknight meals.  If you are really ambitious, you can make your own vegetable stock and freeze it back.  Using peanut oil in this omelet soup gives it a wonderful flavor, however, you can use olive oil if you prefer.  Top your finished soup with quarters of fresh tomatoes and fresh green onions right before serving.  What is Thai Omelet Soup? You can also call this Thai omelette soup or just … [Read more...]