Latin Black Bean Soup – Meatless Monday

This Latin Black Bean Soup recipe makes the perfect accompaniment to dinner, especially for Meatless Mondays. Full of flavor with a little kick, it's easy to make and delicious to eat. My friend Sarah made this latin black bean soup once when we ... Continue Reading

Homemade Ricotta Cheese – Meatless Monday

In today's world there is such an emphasis on things being "quick", "easy", and "fast". This is especially true when it comes to food and meals. It's easy to get lost in the pre-packaged or ready-to-eat foods that we lose sight of the joy of cooking ... Continue Reading

Homemade Flavored Coffee Syrups

Homemade flavored coffee syrups are a healthier and easy way to jazz up your coffee without the added sugar! I remember when I was younger I never understood the appeal of coffee. I had tasted it on occasion and hated the taste! It was so bitter ... Continue Reading

Post Holiday Healthy Lunch Idea

If you are anything like my family, then your holiday consisted of a carbohydrate filled feast. Which was followed up with leftover turkey sandwiches and endless amounts of pie. By Saturday, I felt like I was sweating mashed potatoes and was ... Continue Reading

Mini Brownie Parfaits – Bite Size Dessert

The holidays are upon us, which means a lot of food, drink and celebration! Many holiday celebrations involve desserts, which are one of my favorite parts of a meal. So I was excited to find out this month's theme for The Recipe Redux blogging ... Continue Reading

My Favorite Fall Frugal Activities

Since becoming a one-income family, we learned quickly that as the holidays approach, setting a budget for entertainment is really important. The fall season usually brings on a lot of holiday meals, celebrations and gift giving. All which can ... Continue Reading

Healthy Thanksgiving Menu Additions

Some great tasting, healthy Thanksgiving menu additions for all you last minute planners out there.  We are hosting a thanksgiving brunch this year and then headed to my sister-in-laws house for the main event. Hosting Thanksgiving dinner can be ... Continue Reading

Thyme Roasted Carrots Recipe

If you don't count appetizers or dessert, side dishes are the main attraction for me at any holiday meal. I find turkey and ham enjoyable, but I leave lots of room on my plate for the side dishes. I'm not gonna lie, carbohydrates are usually my ... Continue Reading

Tomato White Bean Soup Recipe – Meatless Monday

This Tomato White Bean Soup recipe with Kale Pesto makes the perfect hearty, filling and delicious dinner.  One of my favorite dinners lately has been a nice, warm bowl of hearty soup with a green salad on the side. It's so simple but also filling ... Continue Reading

Wild Blueberry Chutney with Creamy Brie

The perfect holiday appetizer, this Wild Blueberry Chutney with Creamy Brie is easy to make, delicious and packs a healthy punch.  Disclosure: By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Wild Blueberries and am eligible ... Continue Reading