Slice and Bake Cookies

Slice and Bake Cookies Did you know you can take your favorite chocolate chip cookie or shortbread recipe and turn it into slice and bake cookies? I got a wild hair the other day and decided to try my hand at home-made slice and bake cookies. To do this I took the basic Toll House…

Black Bean Burgers Your Family will Love

I came across this recipe many years ago. It was what we consider a “keeper” in my house because these are totally black bean burgers your family will love. We honestly couldn’t wait to make these again after the first time. These are incredibly easy to make. If you like to do meal prep on…

Black Bean and Corn Salad

In trying to eat healthier I have been trying to incorporate beans into our diet more. I have been playing with cooking my own beans – like my earlier recipe for cooked black beans. I have also made my own homemade re-fried beans! This recipe for black bean and corn salad came from one of…

Mexican Street Corn Bowls

I’ve been hoarding recipes and thought it was time to spend some quality time in the kitchen testing them out. This recipe for Mexican Street Corn Bowls is delicious, easy and a family pleaser. I tried this in January – but imagine how tasty this would be with the fresh summer corn that is at…

Shrimp Salad

This recipe for Shrimp Salad with Mint-Chili Dressing was a total hit. This year I’m starting off with healthy cooking to get the husband in the groove for the rest of the year. Between the two of us, he lacks willpower and caves to the call of a bag of cookies. Though I shouldn’t complain…

Healthy Eating Chicken Burrito Bowl

Sometimes it feels like too much effort to make a prepared dish, especially when you’re working on healthy eating. I found a bunch of recipes calling themselves such-and-such bowl. They seemed like an easy way to put dinner together with little effort. I came up with this healthy eating chicken burrito bowl recipe. Let me…

Edamame & Corn Salad, I’m Holding onto Summer

Yep, I’m still holding onto summer. I’d been holding onto this recipe for Edamame & Corn Salad forever and was so happy I finally gave it a go. It was DELICIOUS. Can’t wait to make it again next summer when corn is back in season! I guess if you’re really in a pinch you can…

Turkey Stuffed Bell Peppers

This recipe for turkey stuffed bell peppers was created one night when I was trying to come up with something different to do with ground turkey. There are only so many turkey burgers and turkey hash dishes one can make without going mad with boredom. The family liked this dish and have asked that I…

I Love Sloppy Joe’s

My all time favorite quick dinner are Sloppy Joe’s, and as a result I always keep a can of Sloppy Joe sauce in the pantry. However to my horror, as I went to pull a can out one night,  I realized I had been so busy with work that I didn’t even know I had…