Italians love their cheese and they sure love their cured meats. Everywhere we went in Tuscany, we were served cheeseboards and charcuterie. Oh, and the seafood! They make the most delicious seafood. It almost always came on a wood cutting board and it was always amazing. Read More
Today, I bring to you these cute Mini Caprese Salads. In an attempt to make prepping my wife’s lunches for work a bit easier, we have turned to mason jars for easier storage and simpler eating. Mini Caprese Salads was one of the very first meals I made for her in small masons. She loves them so much that I have been making them every week for the last two months! Thank God we are taking a 50 day road trip so she won’t get tired of them. Read More
Hello beautiful people of the Americas, around the world & beyond! I am at another point in my life. I feel rejuvenated and I feel one with myself and God. I just feel elevated to another point now through exercise and healthy eating. I’ve broken through some old chains and kicked down the walls. With Him anything really is possible. God is really good because when you are persistent in prayer, He succeeds it all. Sometimes I don’t really know what I’m asking Him for but He always knows best for me and He gives me all that I need. For a long time now, I’ve shared before, I’ve been struggling with my exercise and workouts. Some days I am more active than others, whilst on a daily basis I battle with whether or not to get up and take a run or a brisk walk. Read More
Today, Cathy and I are at it yet again! In preparation for a very impromptu BBQ by the pool with the family, we decided to make a few sides to go with some delicious burgers. Don’t worry, I will share the recipes for the burgers later. It might surprise you but the burgers are not the star of the show this evening. This Loaded Baked Potato Salad and the BBQ Roasted Veggies that will follow this post are the definite show stoppers for tonight! Read More
Some days I don’t have anything to write but have a fabulous recipe to share and other days I have nothing to share and something fabulous to write. Sometimes this happens. That block in your mind that doesn’t let you speak out what’s really in there. Today, I have to prepare my anniversary gifts because it’s tomorrow! According to this post anyway, it was two days ago. Sometimes I also pre-post my posts as I have days I have nothing to cook but already did a food photoshoot for these pretty little apricot and parm stuffed babies that I had to share this!!
These are the best for all those on the go mornings off to work or whathaveyou. Don’t keep skipping breakfast when you can make a nice batch of these! Separate them into tupperware containers or little plastic bags to go for every morning. Go through your day without having to starve your body of the nutrients and wholesome foods it needs. I make different combinations of these in my cupcake maker but making them in the oven is just as good! They are creamy, juicy, and extra savory without any salt at all. Read More
Lots of ideas on the back burner and lots of time passing me by without doing anything about it. This week I have really put my all into making these ideas come to life in my kitchen. Now, I get to bring this to your dining table. Well almost. I’m on your computer screen or your phone so now I’m practically in your head with this recipe. I am just head over heels for this one! I never get to sample my recipes with more than just honey and I but I have guests over and they absolutely loved it. From the smell of the juices coming from the oven to the melting cheese all over the pan and somehow ending up wrapped around my fingers, this Chicken Cordon Bleu is the bomb and has no flour at all whatsoever. Read More
I know you guys may be thinking, “This girl is overdoing it on the casseroles and Thanksgiving food posts”, but I had to do something to get rid of all my leftovers, as well as share my holiday recipes, before I went on my trip to Baltimore/DC/Alexandria.
I hate going on a trip and leaving food to go bad! It’s such a pet peeve. Read below to see how you can practically turn any leftovers into a delicious, healthy, and nutritious casserole. Read More
This is a recipe that has become a staple for our family Thanksgiving spread. For years, I have been in charge of the “Corn Casserole”, but; every year that I gained more and more weight, I realized something in the foods I was eating was not right. This was one of those dishes.
Last year, when I became my 360 degree lifestyle change, Thanksgiving changed, too. Most of the family was willing to compromise with me and not bring the usual loaf of bread or even add unnecessary marshmallows to the infamous “Sweet Potato Casserole” that has been served every year since I can remember, thanks Mom.
I did not have a blog last year around the holidays or at least I didn’t keep up with it so I thought I would share such a warm delicious dish that can, honestly, be served at anytime year round. Of course, this also comes without the guilt. Every holiday that went by, I seemed to add more and more sour cream and cheese, as if I needed it. This got to the point where my casserole did not bake thoroughly in the year 2010. I remember clearly how it had to stay in the oven tons of extra time and I did not want to admit that I kept adding junk because I never thought it was enough.
This year, just like last, I served myself a decent plate of my favorites (as long as they were made without sugar and flour) and had no guilt or shame for doing so. I hope you enjoy this dish just as much as we do and, now, you don’t have to feel guilty either. Read More