Vegetarian Recipes

Cranberry Pecan Crostini Appetizers

These cranberry pecan crostini appetizers make the perfect party appetizers

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BoursinCheese #CollectiveBias It’s time to make some Cranberry Pecan Crostini Appetizers! Cranberries are one of those foods that always seem to find their way onto the holiday table.  These lovely Cranberry Pecan Crostini Appetizers are the perfect way to…

Roasted Root Vegetable Medley

Roasted root vegetable medley

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SamsClubMag #CollectiveBias It’s time for a roasted root vegetable medley. Fall flavors combined to make this roasted root vegetable medley a hit with your family. For me, fall is the time for anything cooked in the oven. I roast…

Cinnamon Baked Apple Slices

cinnamon baked apple slices

Ever since I was a little girl, apples and pork were flavors that I really loved.  I often make homemade applesauce to go with a pork dish but for tonight’s dinner, I am using apple slices instead.  These cinnamon baked apple slices have a thick brown sugar glaze but is not too sweet, since I…

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds – Healthy cooking Recipe

How to roast pumpkin seeds for a healthy snack.

Roasted pumpkin seeds are a healthy and nutritious snack. They are filled with nutritional goodness and are very easy to do and are a great project to do with the kids, when pumpkins are in season. Roasted Pumpkin Seeds are Easy and a Fun Cooking Project to do. Don’t just throw those seeds away when…

No Bake Peanut Butter Energy Bites

no bake peanut butter energy bites

Are you looking for a really easy to make snack that is both nutritious and super tasty?  Try these no bake peanut butter energy bites. They are simple to make, ready in minutes and pack a nutritious boost with a taste that can’t be beat. These no bake peanut butter energy bites are a great way…

Chunky Roasted Tomato Vegetable Marinara with Pasta

Roasted Tomato Vegetable Marinara Sauce with Pasta

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SamsClubMag #CollectiveBias  I love to use roasted tomatoes in my sauces.  Roasting them in the oven brings out the natural sweetness of tomatoes and makes the BEST tasting sauce ever! This chunky roasted tomato vegetable marinara sauce with pasta…

Mediterranean Bean & Chickpea Salad

Mediterranean bean & chick pea salad.

Add a hearty fresh taste to your menu with this Mediterranean Bean & Chickpea Salad. My husband has long been a fan of Mediterranean food.  He’d eat it every day if I made it, I think.  I was a late comer to the love of these flavors.  To be honest, I judged before I tasted…

Gluten Free Black Bean Pizza with Corn and Veggies

gluten free black bean pizza

Let’s Talk Pizza – Gluten Free Black Bean Pizza with Veggies, That is. Okay, it is time to make your mouth dance.  As in, what the heck did you put on that pizza that makes it taste so amazing dance.    This gluten free black bean pizza is loaded up with some of the freshest ingredients…

Green Beans with Garlic and Mushrooms

Green beans with mushrooms and garlic in wine and coriander

Easy Summer Side Dish – Green beans with Garlic and Mushrooms. I love summer time cooking.  It gives me a chance to make vegetables the star item in my dinner time menu.  This recipe for Green beans with garlic and mushrooms is the perfect way to make a vegetable the feature on a summer dinner…

Caprese Tomato Basil Mozzarella Salad

Caprese Tomato Basil Mozzarella Salad

Add Color to your Dinner with this Caprese Tomato Basil Mozzarella Salad. For me, there is nothing quite like the taste of garden fresh tomatoes, especially those that you have grown yourself.  My tomatoes have just started growing this year and I am really enjoying the sweet taste and freshness of them.  This Caprese Tomato…

9 Tips for Cooking With Mushrooms

Tips for Cooking with Mushrooms – Buying, Storing and More! Mushrooms are one of my favorite vegetables.  They are a member of the fungus family and have been used in recipes since the early Roman and Greek times.  Mushrooms are very low in fat, packed with nutrients and delicious too.  It takes just a bit…

Gluten Free Vegetable Salad Rolls with Vietnamese Dipping Sauce

Appetizer recipes

These Oriental Inspired Vegetarian Salad Rolls were a hit at My Holiday Party. Do you love those the yummy vegetarian salad rolls with the spicy lime dipping sauce that you get at your favorite Vietnamese restaurant?   I have and wanted to try making them myself. This recipe for vegetable spring rolls is perfect for…

Vegetarian Pizza with Pineapple

Vegetarian Pizza with Pineapple and Basil

This Vegetarian Pizza is perfect for Meatless Monday. We love to have at least one night a week at our house where we do not eat meat.  But going without meat does not have to mean that your meals are boring. This Vegetarian pizza was a huge hit when I served it the other night.…

Roasted Italian Potatoes and Onions

Roasted Italian Potatoes and Onions

Roasted Italian Potatoes and Onions – A Delicious Side Dish. This recipe for Roasted Italian potatoes and onions is just delicious. The onions are crispy on the outside and have a lovely flavor and texture when you bite into them.  This recipe is super easy to do.  The potatoes  and onions take on a really…

Paleo Beef Avocado Blueberry Salad with Maple Mustard Dressing

Paleo Beef Avocado Blueberry Salad with maple Mustard dressing.

This Paleo Beef Avocado Blueberry Salad Takes Your Lunch to a New Height! Anyone new to a Paleo diet may start thinking they will get tired of salads, since they can be a staple of the food regime.  But This Paleo beef avocado blueberry salad is anything but ordinary, and is so delicious, you will…

Homemade Tortilla Chips And Salsa

homemade tortilla chips and salsa

How to Make Homemade Tortilla Chips with a Great Salsa I have to admit it.  I don’t have a lot of will power to resist the things that I love to eat.  They always say, don’t trust a skinny cook.  I guess it is safe to say that you can trust me with absolute confidence!…

Beef Veggie Salad with Pear Gorgonzola Dressing

Beef veggie salad with pear gorgonzola dressing.

Treat your friends to this Beef Veggie Salad with Pear Gorgonzola Dressing for Lunch. If you are trying to lose some weight, eating salads for lunch is a good choice.  You can load up on tons of healthy low calorie vegetables, add a bit of protein and come up with a great looking salad. This…

Gluten Free Tomato Mushroom Pizza

Gluten Free Tomato Mushroom Socca Pizza

Healthy Cooking with This Gluten Free Tomato Mushroom Pizza. Anyone who is following a Gluten Free diet knows the challenge that comes from trying to prepare some of your favorite foods. But, with a few substitutes and some creativity, that does not need to be the case.  This Gluten Free Tomato Mushroom pizza is made…

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Oatmeal chocolate chip cookie

Gluten Free peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookie

These gluten free peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookie – a Healthy alternative This recipe for a gluten free peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookie has all of the ingredients that I normally love in regular baked goods, but they have no refined sugar, and are wheat free. I have recently adopted both a sugar…

Franklin’s Gourmet Popcorn Review – #franklinspopcorn

Franklin's Gourmet popcorn

My review of Franklin’s Gourmet Popcorn. Can we say “movie theater popcorn at home?”  Franklin’s Gourmet popcorn will make you feel as though you are eating movie theater popcorn for any movie night at home! Seriously, this is the best popcorn that I have ever made at home.  According to their website Franklin’s Gourmet Popcorn…

Cookies that Crumble – Great Cookie Exchange Recipe Round up

8 recipes for your next cookie exchange

Make one of these cookies that are sure to delight at your Cookie Exchange. Who doesn’t love a great cookie recipe? They are generally quite easy to make and family members are sure to love them better than boxes of store bought cookies. And this time of the year, many people have cookie exchanges to…

Basic Scottish Shortbread Cookie Recipe

Basic shortbread cookie recipe

Tea time with this Basic Scottish Shortbread cookie Recipe. My husband is from England and every Christmas, I find him a box of Walker’s Shortbread cookies.  During the year, I do the cookies myself with this basic Scottish shortbread cookie recipe. The recipe is a cinch to make, and has only four ingredients: butter,  brown…

How to Roast Fresh Tomatoes

How to Roast Fresh Tomatoes

Roast Fresh Tomatoes Make Sauces Taste so Much Better This is the time of the year when tomatoes are in abundance if you have a garden or visit your local farmer’s market.  Don’t waste the left over tomatoes from your garden.  Fresh tomatoes are wonderful to roast.  There is nothing quite like the taste of…

Home made Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel

Home made pretzel. Add cinnamon sugar and whipped cream for a taste sensation.

Printable recipe – Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel. One of my favorite treats whenever I go to the local fair at the fair grounds is a cinnamon sugar pretzel.  The sweet taste and soft texture of it is so much fun to eat. This recipe reproduces that feeling for me. It’s delicious and light and just the…

Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes – Slimmed Down

Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Printable recipe – Lightened Down Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes This recipe for creamy garlic mashed potatoes is a slimmed down version of the original recipe.  Light sour cream and skim milk are the secrets to keeping the fat in check but not losing any of the flavor. The potatoes are cooked with garlic cloves in…

French Toast Breakfast Casserole

French Toast crock pot breakfast casserole

Printable Recipe:  French Toast Breakfast Casserole There is nothing quite like the smell of a crock pot breakfast that wakes you up for a great start to your day.  This recipe for French Toast breakfast casserole combines cinnamon and brown sugar with a maple syrup drizzle tastes just like French toast made on the stove…