Chopped Salad with Colorful Squashes in a Honey Garlic Vinaigrette

Zucchini SaladWe’ve had more than our share of fun these past few months. Fun that included more than our share of food.

That being said, it’s time to skinny up our diet before the holidays hit. My plan is to add extra salads back into our daily meal plans, starting with this chopped salad with crunchy squash, spicy red onion and sunflower seeds.

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Homemade Granola with Pumpkin, Pepitas and Chia Seeds

Before I forget to remind you, be sure to leave a comment for Monday’s NestFresh Giveaway. We choose a winner on Monday, November 10th!

Pumpkin Granola
I don’t buy granola at the supermarket.
Why would I, when I can make a healthier homemade granola that saves me money?

Store purchased granola is packed with sugar and sodium, so why would I bother spending my hard earned dollars on a crummy product, when making my own takes minutes.

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Scrambled Egg Recipe Using NestFresh Cage Free Eggs and a Giveaway

NestFresh Eggs

Long before I met Brandy, a marketing manager for NestFresh, at Foodista’s International Food Bloggers Conference, I was a fan of their 100% cage free eggs.
Eggs are a staple in most homes, with scrambled eggs being the version we love best in our house. NestFresh not only provides consumers with eggs that are antibiotic, chemical and hormone free, they support local farmers. Even better, their eggs are completely affordable.

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Slow Cooker Lentil Soup with Mushrooms and Parmesan Gremolata

Lentil Soup

Like much of the country, as evidenced by Monday’s list of family favorites, I’ve been on a soup and stew kick.
I thought I’d end this week’s recipe sharing with my latest creation –  a heart-warming lentil soup you can make in your slow cooker while you’re trudging through your weekend chores.

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Cinnamony Baked Apple Dessert with a Sweet Graham Cracker Crust

Apple and Graham Cracker Dessert

Dessert recipes have to be simple to make, or you won’t find them on my menu. I’m more of a cook, than a baker. Dessert making requires precision, and I love to wing it in the kitchen.

Since you can find an endless varieties of apples (with Fuji being this family’s choice), they make the best desserts if you ask me. They’re available year around, and you add them to almost any treat. They work equally well in pies, cakes, cookies, and crumbles.

Most importantly, everyone loves them, so you can’t go wrong.

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