5 Minute Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal Smoothie

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal Smoothie

Smoothies make the perfect healthy breakfast for busy mornings.  This Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal Smoothie is my go-to breakfast for these cooler days.  It only takes a few minutes to throw everything into the blender, then I pour it into a travel mug, stick a straw through the top and off I go. The protein and oatmeal keep me going all the way until lunch, and

Quick & Healthy: Sunflower Seed Spinach Pesto over Grilled Chicken

grilled chicken with pesto

Quick and Healthy Sunflower Seed Pesto Sauce over Grilled Chicken Spring is in the air, and that means one thing to me: time to break out the grill.  There is just something about cooking on the grill that invokes a feeling of immediate relaxation.  And that’s a welcome feeling after a winter spent standing over the stove braising meats and stirring stews. I prefer to

Greek Stuffed Chicken – a quick and eacy chicken recipe

Greek Stuffed Chicken

Greek Stuffed Chicken – an easy chicken recipe The last month has been exceptionally hectic around here.  I like to think that I’m prepared for times like these, but even I can get so swept up in the daily grind that I loose track of what’s going on our plate every night.  So, all of you who write me emails wondering how I manage to

Korean Beef Tacos

korean beef tacos

Quick and easy Korean Beef Tacos Ever had Korean Beef Tacos?  I hadn’t either until last weekend, and now I’m hooked.  I can’t wait to make them again.  I’ve heard about these tacos for quite a while now.  They were made super popular by a food truck in L.A. called Kogi Korean BBQ To Go, and are now almost a staple in the world of

Mini Meatloaf Muffins

mini meatloaf

These mini meatloaf muffins are a standard menu item around here.  Why wouldn’t they be – they’re the ultimate family-friendly weeknight meal.  And they freeze beautifully, so I can pull a few from the freezer and reheat them while I saute some vegetables for dinner in a flash.  Making them in the muffin pan not only means that they cook faster, but they’re also completely

Roast Beef Sliders

Roast Beef Sliders

Next week we are heading to Western New York, where my husband grew up.  If you’re familiar with Western New York then you must know about the Beef on Weck.  It’s a sandwich of roast beef and horseradish on a kimmelweck bun.  A kimmelweck bun is covered with carraway seeds and lots and lots of salt.  My husband adores these things.  I really have no

Apple Cider Pork Chops

Apple Cider Pork Chops

It’s incredible to me how meal that comes together so incredibly easily can taste better than most meals I can get at a restaurant.  There is really nothing to this at all.  Just a short marinade and a little time on the stove and dinner is ready.  The ease of this dinner is tempting enough, but it’s the taste of these Apple Cider Pork Chops

Harvest Spice Breakfast Cookies

Harvest Spice Breakfast Cookies

Isn’t fall baking the best?  It’s hard to decide what I like best about fall baking, the aromas or the flavors of all those warm, savory spices.  Or maybe it’s the feeling of coziness I get when I look out the kitchen window onto the colorful trees in the distance.  Actually, its all of these things together that make fall my favorite time to be