Use Your Head – Finding Healthy Recipes

The internet is host to literally millions of healthy eating experts with their own version of recipes for what is and is not healthy. Many of these gurus even seem to contradict one another with the advice given to would be dieters. In fact, the Center for Disease Control and the American Medical Association have reported that some of these more »

10-Minute Arm Workout

10-Minute Arm Workout

Korean BBQ Tilapia

Korean BBQ Tilapia

I love trying new ways to serve up fish other than with rice and brocolli.  The Korean bbq sauce and the addition of eggplant and bok choy made this dish extra special. Print Korean BBQ Tilapia Ingredients4 tablespoons olive oil or vegetable oil, divided 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 1/2 teaspoons minced serrano chile with seeds 1/3 cup soy sauce more »


Grilled Eggplant and Tomato Ciabatta Bread

Who’s up for some ooey gooey cheesy Grilled Eggplant and Tomato Ciabatta Bread?  If you’re not, then you should be.  This delicious snack was not only delicious but super quick and easy.  So much so that I think that even my husband can assemble it!

Roasted Mushroom and White Bean Soup

Roasted Mushroom and White Bean Soup

One thing I love about this Roasted Mushroom and White Bean Soup is that it is think and creamy and there is no cream in it!  All done with broth and pureed beans.  Lovely!  I choose to use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth.  I also used a mixture of cannellini beans and garbanzo beans only because that’s what I had more »

Baked Gnocchi with Bacon, Tomatoes and Mozzarella

Baked Gnocchi with Bacon, Tomato and Mozzarella

This recipe for Baked Gnocchi with Bacon, Tomato and Mozzarella just screams comfort food.  It’s a perfect meal for any night of the week, because it’s so easy to make. But I especially love it for Sunday dinner with a leafy green salad and a loaf of crusty Italian bread. Now, I do love anything with bacon, but I have more »

Peel and Eat Shrimp

Easy Peel and Eat Shrimp

Easy Peel and Eat Shrimp There is only one food that is always a hit at any gathering no matter how you serve it and that is Shrimp!  This Easy Peel and Shrimp recipe is not only delicious but so simple to make and you can stock all the ingredients so that you can whip up this popular appetizer in more »

Roasted Butternut Squash

Roasted Butternut Squash

Roasted Butternut Squash This Roasted Butternut Squash recipe is amazing!  I made a double recipe of this planning on having leftovers and there was nothing left on the platter at the end of the night.  It was sweet and savory and how can you go wrong with browned butter, pancetta and blue cheese.  Even if you don’t think that you more »


Fresh Pea Risotto with Spicy Grilled Shrimp

I’ve got to tell you, I’ve made this recipe for Fresh Pea Risotto and Spicy Grilled Shrimp and couldn’t get over how delicious it was.  I probably could have liked the bowl clean if it would have been socially acceptable! Print Fresh Pea Risotto with Spicy Grilled Shrimp Ingredients1 tablespoon oil 1/2 tablespoon creole spice blend 1/2 pound shrimp (peeled and more »

Guinness Stew

One of the things that I love about cooking is sharing it with friends and family, everything from the preparation to sitting down at the table.  Here is the Guinness Stew Recipe that I will be making this Sunday in our first Let’s Cook Together event.  You can choose to make this recipe, pick your own or try a completely more »

top 10 meal planning ideas

Menu Planning Top 10

The most dreaded question by moms all over the place is “What’s for dinner?”  Figuring out the answer everyday is a tough job, but someone has to do it.  That’s why I came up with this Menu Planning Top 10 list to help you meet that challenge. Designate one night a week “Kitchen Sink” night.  Create a buffet out of more »

9 Moves to Shrink Your Muffin Top

9 Moves to Shrink Your Muffin Top

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