Summer Garden Chicken Stew

This Summer Garden Chicken Stew is the perfect filling summer dinner. Utilizing garden fresh tomatoes and basil, the slow cooker makes it simple and easy. Continue Reading

Homemade Spice Mixes

Homemade spice mixes are the perfect way to have ready-made seasonings on hand when cooking. Save time, money and add flavor with these DIY spice blends.  Continue Reading

25 Recipes Using Beans & Lentils

A collection of 25 delicious recipes using beans and lentils. Perfect for Meatless Monday inspiration, healthy lunches and filling dinners. Continue Reading

Grilled Chicken Fajitas – Cookout Week

These Grilled Chicken Fajitas are made completely on the grill from start to finish. Making them the perfect entree for Cookout Week and perfect for easy, summer dinners.  Continue Reading

Banana Split Popsicles – Summer Treat

These Banana Split Popsicles are the perfect, creamy, delicious summer treat! Made with only 3 ingredients they taste just like a banana split! Continue Reading

Mini Key Lime Bites – 2 ingredient dessert

These Mini Key Lime Bites are the perfect, refreshing, healthy summer dessert. With only 2 ingredients and no baking required, they are simply delicious. Continue Reading

Healthy Lunches – Meal Prep Monday

Tips and ideas for creating healthy lunches in advance for the entire week. Meal Prep made simple so you look forward to lunch. Continue Reading

Watermelon Panzanella Salad Recipe

Watermelon Panzanella Salad is the perfect refreshing summer recipe. Crisp arugula combined with juicy watermelon and toasted bread for the ultimate salad. As the weather gets warmer, the last thing I want to do when making dinner is turn on the oven. Ya feel me? Instead, I find myself gravitating towards grilling outside or making refreshing salads in the dog days of summer. This Watermelon Panzanella Salad recipe is one of my favorite to make because - It's so easy, ready in ... Continue Reading

Crackers with Cucumber Relish

These Crackers with Cucumber Relish are light and refreshing. In less than 5 minutes, you can have the perfect fresh summer appetizer!  I absolutely love summertime. Besides having an unwavering love of warm weather and flip flops, summer is a favorite season of mine for entertaining. Hosting outdoor dinner parties or just spontaneously having people over for wine and appetizers on warm summer evenings is so much fun. Cheese & Crackers used to be my go-to for an easy entert... Continue Reading

Strawberry Bellini Prosecco Pops

Bubbly and refreshing, these Strawberry Bellini Prosecco Pops are the perfect way to cool down and enjoy a cocktail, popsicle style!  Cocktails and Mocktails for May Celebrations Since May seems to kick off the bridal showers, graduation parties and other festive celebrations, it's fitting that this month's Recipe Redux challenge was to share a cocktail or cocktail recipe. I've been seeing these Prosecco Popsicles all over the internet recently and immediately was drawn to the idea of a ... Continue Reading

Vegetarian Wonton Bites – An Easy Appetizer Idea

Disclosure - I received free samples of Sabra Hummus mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Sabra and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time. Dinner Party Mayhem Let me set the scene of how it looks at my house an hour before we are having people over for dinner... I'm typically in my robe, frantically trying to finish my hair and makeup, while simultaneously picking up toys off the ... Continue Reading

Cinco de Mayo Cocktails – Healthy Recipes & Tips

Cinco de Mayo for me typically means 3 things: guacamole, margaritas and turning another year older. Yep, my birthday is on Cinco de Mayo. As far as birthdays go, it's a fabulous day to fall on.  There is always something to do, margaritas are the house "special" everywhere you go and it's perfectly acceptable to eat your body weight in tacos. What else could you ask for on your birthday? While my husband's Light & Fresh Margarita recipe will always be my favorite, ... Continue Reading

Grilled Steak & Pineapple Skewers – Healthy Grilling

This Grilled Steak & Pineapple Skewers recipe was originally posted last summer, but recently won a Healthy Griller Award from Wayfair! It was featured in this fantastic Healthy Grilling article, featuring some delicious recipes and healthy grilling tips from fellow food bloggers.   Along with focusing meals more on vegetables and starting the Meatless Monday movement at our house, I've been trying to add more fruit to our actual meals. We eat fruit (the kids especiall... Continue Reading

Dry Rub BBQ Chicken #RecipeMakeover

This Dry Rub BBQ Chicken recipe offers a healthy alternative to bbq sauces and provides a great, smokey flavor on your grilled chicken.  I'm rounding out this #RecipeMakeover Week with a simple, delicious recipe for the main event...BBQ'd chicken. My Love for BBQ Chicken I love the smokey and tangy flavor that barbecued chicken provides. However, many bottled bbq sauces contain so much sugar and other additives that I tend not to use them. I've tried making my own bbq sauce but they ... Continue Reading

Jalapeño Lime Coleslaw #RecipeMakeover

This light and fresh Jalapeño Lime Coleslaw is the perfect healthy side dish for your upcoming summer BBQ's. As I shared in my post from earlier this week, I've joined a great group of bloggers participating in #RecipeMakeover Week. The goal for all of us is the same, share healthier versions of some of our favorite recipes. For me, I decided to focus on BBQ related recipes in an effort to get ready for summer! I kicked it off yesterday with a Healthier Creamy Potato Salad recipe, ... Continue Reading