Chicken Flatbread Pizza

Chicken and Parmesan Flatbread Pizzas

Us calorie watching folks know that if we take one bite of our favorite foods, often referred to as “trigger foods,” it’s all over. We just can’t resist that second bite that turns into 3 slices of pizza, an entire bowl of chips, or gigantic plate of fries. That’s how I feel about pizza, especially the flatbread […]

Sweet Potato Quick Bread

Sweet Potato Quick Bread with Fragrant Rosemary

Back in the day when I was raising my kids we’d make homemade bread and pretzels. Jason and Lauren would sit across the counter from me as I’d knead the dough. Then I’d hand them a blob so they could roll out their own pretzels, or make their own mini loaves of fresh baked bread. […]

AppetizerSalmon and Cream Cheese Appetizer

Last Minute Easter Appetizers for Your Holiday Table

For whatever reason, time got away from me this Easter season so our celebration will consist of last minute appetizers. It’s been one of those months where my world has been in constant motion, and since the family has spread out in different directions for Easter, Mr. Mike and I will be sharing appetizers instead […]

Homemade Granola Bars

Homemade Granola Bars with Almonds, Dried Fruit and Dark Chocolate Chips

You’ll laugh when I tell you the inspiration for these chewy, chocolaty granola bars. On a recent shopping trip I discovered chopped dried plums on sale for half price in the baking section. Half price! How could I pass that up! It didn’t matter whether I needed them for a recipe I had in the […]

300 Calories or Less

Oatmeal, Apple and Cinnamon Pancakes

Recipe: Oatmeal Pancakes with Apples and Cinnamon

If you’re looking for a light and fluffy pancake, then you’re looking in the wrong place. While these pancakes won’t rival your local pancake house version or my classic pancake recipe, they are guaranteed tender and flavorful, and packed with good-for-you oats.

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500 Calories or Less

Spaghetti Squash with Beef

Recipe: Beef and Mushrooms in Rosemary Sauce Over Spaghetti Squash

If you’re skipping wheat and gluten these days and looking for an alternative to pasta, spaghetti squash probably isn’t for you. Especially if you’re a pasta lover. While I realize many a person might differ with me, I just can’t find the correlation between this stringy squash, and those tender pasta noodles swimming in a garlicky […]

Broccolette and Cod

Recipe: Roasted Broccolette and Cod with Orange Chili Hoisin Sauce

Do you remember the broccolette I bought at Costco a few weeks ago to serve with this chicken in a lemony thyme sauce? We liked that broccoli so much, we decided to dish it up with meaty chunks of cod, and lacking the energy for a multiple pan meal determined a roast in the oven was the […]

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400 Calories or Less

Chocolate Granola

Dark Chocolate Almond Granola

Chocolate granola for breakfast? Who eats chocolate for breakfast? Somewhere in Saturday’s post for a spicy Asian soup, as I was lamenting having to change my camera settings for daylight savings time and how it messes up my food photos, I also promised you a sweet dark chocolate granola recipe.

Mediterranean Salad

Recipe: Mediterranean Chopped Salad with Leafy Greens

A few years ago I took a cooking class where the chef’s specialty was Mediterranean cuisine.  She constructed a salad with tomatoes, red onion and spinach. It was so fragrant with oregano and fruity olive oil that I’ve been hooked ever since.

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Simple Suppers

Asian Shrimp Soup

Spicy Asian Shrimp Soup with Mushrooms, Carrots and Bean Sprouts

Wow! What do you think of my picture of this spicy Asian inspired soup? I’m working on my food photography skills folks, and boy does it show – not in a good way. The images of this gingery, garlicky shrimp soup are on the grainy side, but it was such satisfying meal, that I didn’t want […]

Mexican Chicken Saute

Recipe: Mexican Chicken and Quinoa Sauté

Just ask me to go to my happy place, and I’ll say if you serve me a Mexican inspired dish, I’m there. The versatility of Mexican spices – chiles, cumin, garlic, cayenne, and oregano work with almost any vegetable or meat you pair them with.

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