Recipes Archive

Super Waffles

This is a very basic waffle recipe with some ingredient replacements to make it healthier. I wanted to make sure to use healthy oil, flax and whole grains to kick up the protein and fiber overall. I also reduced the sugar by replacing it with a baking mix. They turned out absolutely ...Read More

How To Roast a Sugar Pumpkin

Roasting a pumpkin is actually pretty easy. First things first. You want to make sure you have a sugar pumpkin, not the gigantic Halloween pumpkins for carving. Those great big ones are bred to be big and not for flavor. They end up a lot more stringy and strange textured. Sugar pumpkins ...Read More

Easy Gingerbread Oatmeal

Now that it’s starting to get chilly in the mornings, I love a warm breakfast. Especially a super easy one Plus, it’s December now so it’s perfectly ok to start making gingerbread flavored things (not that I’m over pumpkin season yet). So here’s what you need: 1/2 c steel-cut oats (or other ...Read More

10 Quick Ways To Become A Better Cook

When I saw this post by Adam Roberts, I knew I had to share it. These “quick tips” are essential advice for becoming a better cook. As most of you know if you have followed me very long, I grew up in a cooking household. I have been at my father’s ankles in the ...Read More

Vegetarian Breakfast Burritos

These have become kind of a staple in my house. I love that they are high protein, high fiber, low carb… oh and EASY! This is what I use. You could easily make them vegan by switching a couple of ingredients if you wanted to, but here’s how I do it. The ...Read More

Tomato Tartlets

For a light entree, try simple tartlets. Unroll a sheet of puff pastry, brush with olive oil, sprinkle lightly with parmesan cheese, and layer on plenty of grape tomatoes or slices in concentric circles. Bake for 20 minutes at 400° F. Heirloom tomatoes in different colors can be pretty. Add a green ...Read More

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes Think of the typical toppings on your baked potato — butter, sour cream, maybe cheese and bacon bits. If you substitute a sweet potato, you might not need any of that. Baked sweet potatoes are so full of flavor, they require very little embellishment. This can save you loads of ...Read More

Cheesy Mashed Potatoes & Cauliflower

This is a super easy recipe that you can make in big batches and refrigerate or freeze in portions to make things easier later. These have become my favorite kind of recipes because with full-time work and school, “easier later” become words to live by. Decide how big of a batch you ...Read More

Spanish Romesco Sauce

Searing tomatoes boosts their sweetness and flavor and is key to this piquant sauce from Spain. Pan sauté or slow roast several tomatoes in an oven with a whole head of garlic. Toss them in a blender with almonds, olive oil, and a splash of balsamic vinegar, and you’ve got Romesco sauce, ...Read More

Buffalo Chicken Breakfast Burrito

For Chicken: Put 4 large chicken breasts in your crock pot.  In a separate bowl mix 1 package dry salsa mix and 2/3 bottle of your favorite buffalo wing sauce. I use Moore’s because it’s got excellent flavor and the ingredients list is only about 6 items (that I can pronounce). Let your chicken ...Read More