Thai Pumpkin Soup

Thai Pumpkin Soup

I really enjoy Thai food so when my trainer friend, Nicole, told me about this Thai Pumpkin Soup I just had to get the recipe! I CAN NOT tell you how much I love that coconut milk, or coconut water, or coconut spread so I'm game to try anything with it in it!! ...I made a few adaptations but she was right!! It's "souper" yummy! Enjoy!!   Thai Pumpkin Soup is very mild … [Read more...]

Chocolate Fondue for Two

Chocolate Fondue for Two...

Is there a funner way to say I love you than Chocolate Fondue? I'm thinking NOT! Hey, and while we're thinking... Chocolate Fondue recipe would work just the same with white chocolate or dark chocolate too!  So, pick you're sweet hearts favorite variety of chocolate and let the Fondue-ing begin : )     Fondue is a romantic dessert to enjoy for just two or it's even a … [Read more...]

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip

I ran across this Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip   on www.What Megan's Making.com and believe me it's REALLY good! I love a good cookie dough (drew loves it even more...) so, when I saw this Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip recipe I had to give it a try! ...Plus, I had all the ingredients on hand so not even a trip to the grocery store could stop this sweet treat!  I like the … [Read more...]

Gram’s Clam Chowder

Gram's Clam Chowder

Gram's Clam Chowder is about the most comforting food in the world to me, I love it ... A LOT!  It reminds me of home and of Gram and when I'm in need of a little comfort food, it's what I'm in the kitchen a fixin'...   Life is precious and I'm reminded time and again how much every moment counts... we never know what's going to happen.  Last weekend I received news about my … [Read more...]

The BEST French Dip Sandwich on the planet

The BEST French Dip on the planet

I consider myself a French Dip Sandwich Connoisseur, of sorts.  It has only been my favorite sandwich for pretty much my whole life... I remember exactly when AND where I ate my first French Dip. When I was young I'd spend a few weeks every summer with my dad, grandparents, and family.  My Grandma Betty would always take my sister Camey and I to this little restaurant that served a … [Read more...]

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Buffalo Chicken Dip

For those of you that like to spice it up a bit, you gotta give this Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe a try!   It's really good but definitely on the hotter side... kinda tastes like Buffalo Chicken Wings! (and I'm not necessarily a true lover of hotness, I just occasionally give it a go!)       My handsome nephew, Carter, told me how to make this Buffalo Chicken Dip!  … [Read more...]

Super Bowl Sage Sausage Dip

Super Bowl Sage Sausage Dip

Super Bowl is just about a week away and this Sage Sausage Dip has got to be on your appetizer's list for the BIG game!!  It's seriously like a party in your mouth : )  I'd just plan on making a double batch cuz this amazing combination disappears in a FLASH!!  (I couldn't even hardly get the sage sausage dip outta the pan)     *I had to use my iPhone for some of the … [Read more...]

Valentines Pretzel Treats

Valentines Pretzel Treats

Valentines Pretzel Treats are cute and tasty! They're super easy to make to spread a little of that Valentine's love around : ) My friend Clare brought something similar to bowling a couple of weeks ago so I snagged her idea but made them cutsie for Valentines Day!!  (her version had a pecan on top instead of a cherry heart)     My kids really liked these little … [Read more...]

Quick Spaghetti and Focaccia Bread

Quick Spaghetti and Focaccia Bread

I LOVE to make homemade spaghetti sauce when our garden is on and I have tonz of fresh vegetables to play with, but when it's wintertime I fall back on these Quick Spaghetti and Focaccia Bread recipes! Quick Spaghetti is waayyy better than anything from a jar and nearly as speedy to throw together!  We like it on whole grain pasta, throw in a can of your favorite veggie, bread in the … [Read more...]

Lemon-Blueberry Yogurt Loaf

Lemon-Blueberry Yogurt Loaf

I saw this Lemon-Blueberry Yogurt Loaf on www.sweetpeaskitchen.com and I thought to myself, "what a wonderful combination!!" I've just got to try this Lemon-Blueberry Yogurt Loaf... as I read the recipe  I was a little suprised to see a 1/2 C oil in there with all that moist yogurt! SO, I decided to replace half the oil with applesauce (my fav way to lower fat content in anything … [Read more...]

Chocolate Banana Smoothie

Chocolate Banana Smoothie

Chocolate Banana Smoothie is just a little something I whipped up this morning!  It's yummy with Chocolate Whey Protein Powder but if you only have Chocolate syrup then that'd work just fine too!  Even the non-chocolate lovers in our house like it!  (YES, those people exist!) Enjoy this  Chocolate Banana Smoothie any day of the week!  It's healthy and good for you … [Read more...]

Southern Black Beans and Rice

Southern Black Beans and Rice

Southern Black Beans and Rice is a Crock Pot dish that is simply delicious! Five reasons to eat more beans: 1- The fiber in beans helps you feel full faster and prevents overeating. 2- Beans are an excellent (and inexpensive) source of protein. 3- They can lower your cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart attack. 4- Beans have a positive affect on blood sugar, giving you … [Read more...]