• Healthy Sausage Meal Prep

    Healthy Sausage Meal Prep

    This Healthy Sausage Meal Prep is my go to meal prep recipe for easy lunches or dinners. Ready in under 30 minutes and easy to store for quick meals during the week. Or, whenever you need it. #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! How to make it? It’s simple! I usually clean out my refrigerator for these types of meals for leftover vegetables from other meals. For this batch, I used zucchini, onions, yellow pepper, orange pepper, garlic, and fresh parsley.…

  • 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.  

  • 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…

  • 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.…

  • 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 chicken breast. Butterflying the chicken also cuts down on the cooking time. First, season the…

  • Creamed Spinach with Eggs

    Creamed Spinach with Eggs

    Me and this Creamed Spinach with Eggs dish, go way back to my childhood in Romania. My mother made this Creamed Spinach with Eggs dish often and I imagine it was due to the fact that this is a very inexpensive meal to make and that it’s quick to get on the table for a family of five. It’s also very delicious and filling. Sorry Mom but, I made this my own with a few added ingredients. 🙂 All you need is some essential kitchen ingredients and cooked greens. I used spinach here, but you can substitute with whatever cooked greens you wish. Like: Swiss chard, dandelion greens, etc. I…

  • Charcuterie Board

    Charcuterie Board

    Are you ready to receive those guests?  Whether for the holiday season or a friendly get together, a simple Charcuterie Board with all the delicious bites is sure to get your guests eating and enjoying themselves.  The word Charcuterie is French, and it means cold cooked meats. While I love the cold cooked meats idea, I do need to pair them with cheeses, breads/crackers, fruit, veggies and nuts. I mean, why not?! So, this is my kind of Charcuterie Board. Add a glass of fine wine and i’m content! The more colorful, the better. And all these different textures on one platter make me so happy. So, for a holiday…

  • Potato and Sausage Stew

    Potato and Sausage Stew

    Potato and Sausage Stew: such a great one pot weeknight meal! Just a few ingredients in one pot, about 30 minutes of your time and voila! You got yourself a delicious Potato and Sausage Stew. A wonderful, quick, and definitely cozy meal. Every good meal starts with a little sautee of onions and other veggies, right?! Next, add the potatoes, the spices, chicken stock, and sausage slices or cubes and you’re done! Easy as that. Wait until the aroma hits your house too. I used Smoked Andouille Chicken Sausage from Trader Joe’s for this batch because that’s what I had on hand. Feel free to use any type of sausage you…