Corn Tostadas

Mexican food is super popular here in Arizona. In New England, where I am originally from, Mexican food is typically not so popular and typically not so good. It wasn’t until I moved here (15 years ago) that I started liking it. And especially when I ate at a few of my friend’s houses, who […]

Shrimp Fajitas

I usually make shrimp with pasta or we grill it with vegetables, but I was trying to think of a different way to make it since shrimp seems to be a big crowd pleaser in my house. I came across this recipe on Pinterest and had to make a few adjustment to it, but we […]

Polenta With Fontina and Eggs

This is kind of like having breakfast for dinner, but a little fancier than just the typical eggs, potatoes, and toast. The polenta and fontina cheese takes it to the next level (as my youngest son likes to say). It’s a great meal to serve during the week when you might be more pressed for […]

Minestrone

I love this time of year, even here in Arizona, when the weather cools down and we can start making soup and baking cakes and pies. I have been making this recipe for many years now and it’s probably one of my favorite soups. I make it with ground turkey, since I don’t eat pork […]

Herb Butter Roasted Chicken

One of my all time ‘comfort foods’ is a whole roasted chicken with mashed potatoes and gravy and roasted carrots. This version is roasted in the oven and is super easy, but my husband also likes to smoke the chicken on his Big Green Egg, which is pretty incredible tasting, but also requires a little […]

Pork Chops for a Busy Day

Ok, so I don’t eat pork, but the rest of my family does so I usually make them once or twice a month. One day, a few years back, the gas was out on the grill and I had thawed pork chops and had no idea what to do with them. I found this recipe online, […]

Chicken with Orzo and Zucchini

This is very simple to make and great for busy weekdays when you don’t have a lot of time to cook, but still want something healthy, light, and delicious. Ingredients: 1 cup dried orzo 1-1 1/4 lb. chicken tenders 1 tsp. dried basil 4 tbsp. olive oil 2 medium zucchini, chopped into 1-inch cubes 2 […]

Italian Quesdillas

Like most kids, my boys love quesadillas. But an ordinary cheese and tortilla quesadilla is just kind of blah with not that much flavor (probably why kids love them so much!). The difference with these quesadillas is the Fontina cheese, which adds so much more flavor and with the added vegetable they become a meal […]

Blueberry Flax Muffins

  There’s so much talk about the health benefits of flax, but to be honest I felt pretty intimadated about how to incorpate it into my diet. I tried putting it into the smoothies and it tasted so gritty and not the best tasting. Alas, I found these blueberry flax muffins on Pinterest and they […]