• Chicken Sausage Stew with Potatoes

    Chicken Sausage Stew with Potatoes

    This Chicken Sausage Stew with Potatoes is delicious, easy to make, and on the table in under 25 minutes. Grab the recipe below! Inspired by a dish I have grown to love at an early age. A Hungarian inspired dish, of potatoes and paprika. It was a staple in our household and well-loved by all. #ad This post is a paid partnership with Al Fresco Chicken. However, all opinions and thoughts in this post are my own. Thank you for supporting this blog and the brands that make it possible! I used Al Fresco Sweet Italian Style Chicken Sausage in this version of the dish, with sweet red peppers, celery,…

  • Black Bean Burgers

    Black Bean Burgers

    These Black Bean Burgers are simple to make, packed with flavor and most importantly, they are tasty AF! Serve them on a bun, Ezekiel bread, flatbread, crumbled up on a pita... The options are limitless. I like them on a bed of baby lettuce with tomatoes, onions, avocado, and topped with my Chipotle Chili Dressing.  

  • Roasted Chickpeas

    Roasted Chickpeas

    I love chickpeas and I especially love roasted chickpeas. They are a great addition to any meal and a wonderful snack too. If you haven’t tried them or made them yet, you are definitely missing out. So good!! Love an easy recipe? This is the easiest thing you will ever make. All you need is a can of chickpeas, your favorite spices, avocado or olive oil, a baking pan and an oven. I use avocado oil in most of my cooking but, olive oil works well here too. Start by opening that can of chickpeas and drain them. Rinse the chickpeas and place them on a plate lined with paper…

  • Kale Soup wit Bacon and Parmesan Cheese

    Kale Soup with Bacon and Parmesan

    So I made soup yesterday. I made this Kale Soup with Bacon and Parmesan cheese. It is super hearty and so delicious! I keep a stocked pantry. If you’ve been to my house you’ve seen the madness that’s in there. Sometimes it’s organized and sometimes it is not because my children love getting their hands on anything they can, every five seconds. This is the absolute perfect time to organize pantries and refrigerators and freezers. It is a great time to use up what you’ve been putting off only because it was easier to go to the store and buy other ingredients. Since we are stuck in the house due…

  • Baked Cheesy Spinach Dip

    Baked Cheesy Spinach Dip

    This Baked Cheesy Spinach Dip has been a staple at recent family and friends gatherings at our house. It is not only delicious, but it is also easy to prepare especially because it can be prepared ahead of time, refrigerated, and baked before your guests arrive. I mean it could be prepared the night before, which I love and is very helpful. Easy entertaining at its finest. Now, I’ll be honest, this Baked Cheesy Spinach Dip is not the healthiest of appetizers. It contains a lot of  mozzarella and parmesan cheese as well as sour cream and cream cheese. The healthy parts are the spinach and the garlic. Which is…

  • Trader Joe's Charcuterie Board with Shopping List

    Trader Joe’s Charcuterie Board with Shopping List

    Let’s face it. This is the party season. The holidays are almost here, my friends, and this Trader Joe’s Charcuterie Board with Shopping List is perfect for the busy entertainer. Your shopping is simplified and your execution made easy with the model below. A little light prepping and chopping is needed but not too much. Wash the veggies, cut the cheeses, and arrange into a beautiful spread for all to enjoy. Prep it all ahead of time, refrigerate in storage containers or Ziploc bags and arrange just before your guests arrive. Leave the Boursin Cheese in the foil wrapper and sprinkle the top with the Everything but the Bagel Seasoning.…

  • Garlic Smashed Potatoes

    Garlic Smashed Potatoes

    I have been making these Garlic Smashed Potatoes for years. If you know me you can attest that I made them a lot this summer. I will continue to make them all fall and winter because they are perfectly delicious and easy to make. The Petite Gold potatoes from Kroger’s Private Selection Brand are my favorite to use for this recipe. If those aren’t available, I also love the tiny potatoes from Trader Joe’s. Both will do the trick for these Garlic Smashed Potatoes. This is a perfect side dish for a small or a large party. These potatoes can be prepped well ahead of time and baked just before…

  • Basil Pesto

    Basil Pesto

    Basil Pesto for President!!! All summer long I enjoy beautiful homegrown or market bought basil in the form of Pesto. Basil Pesto is the bomb. Seriously! This Pesto is so versatile… It pairs well with a variety of dishes. The recipe is very simple and it is nut-free. Not because I can’t have nuts, I just never added them to the recipe to start and I feel it’s just as delicious without. If you feel so inclined, add a good handful of pine nuts or walnuts to your batch. Have you ever made pesto and it turned brownish and yucky by the next day? Yeah, it’s happened to me a…

  • Chicken Piccata

    Chicken Piccata

    I have been making this Chicken Piccata recipe for years. It never gets old, it’s easy, quick and super delicious. This recipe is perfect for a weeknight meal or a weekend feast. The best part, you only need 30 minutes for it. This Chicken Piccata recipe is made for 2 to 4 people. It is how much I make for my husband and I for a meal and sometimes we have one serving left over. It is perfect reheated as well. I highly recommend butterflying the chicken breast and tenderizing it. I love a thin breast and it also cuts down on the cooking time. Season the chicken with kosher…

  • Deviled Eggs

    Deviled Eggs

    Ready for Easter? Make these Deviled Eggs for the holiday. They are quick and easy to put together with just a few ingredients. 10 minute eggs were used for this recipe. I brought a small pot of water to a rapid boil and placed the eggs in the boiling water. I set the timer for 10 minutes. When done, I rinsed the eggs under cold water and allowed them to cool off on the counter. Next, I peeled the eggs, cut them in half, mashed the yolks in a small bowl and added the rest of the ingredients. I mixed them well to make a smooth-ish filling for the eggs.…