Rosemary and Basil Roasted Vegetables

I never did a Thanksgiving recap, so this post will kind of be that.  The day ended up being a success and the food was heavily praised.  I love being able to make a Thanksgiving dinner that’s healthy and enjoyable all at the same time.  Who says you need to have too much food or…

Cornbread, homemade

Well folks, last night was one of the first nights I had some downtime in over a week.  I’ve worked non-stop (through the weekend even) from last Monday and I can’t tell you how much I’m looking forward to this weekend.  The weekend itself will be jam packed, but at least it won’t be jam…

Turkey, Quinoa, and Tortilla Bake

If I’m like some of you out there, I’ve got turkey come out of my ears thanks to Thanksgiving.  This has left me wondering what I’m going to do with all this turkey. Even throwing out a little bit is an absolute no-no; I feel guilty when food is tossed out because I think of…

Sweet & Salty Popcorn to end a girls night

Last Thursday a girl friend and I decided it was time to have a wine night.  We’ve been trying to plan one for a while but it hadn’t been working out.  Finally we made it happen. For dinner I decided I’d make balsamic chicken in the crockpot.  I’ve made this before and it is, hands-down,…

Lemon Roasted Chicken

Over the weekend I finally went grocery shopping.  Real grocery shopping, not the “run to the store for a couple ingredients” shopping. What came from this shopping trip was a quick stop in Costco because I wanted a big container of spinach.  While there I also purchased a couple whole chickens and thought making one…

Bean and Tortilla Soup

Updated: 10.16.13 – I changed up this post a bit because I realized this soup is more versatile. — Last week I was looking to make soup in the crockpot but wasn’t sure what kind I wanted.  What I ended up mixing together was really easy and basic. Ingredients: 1 chicken breast, cubed (optional) 1…

Kale Stuffed Chicken Breast

Before I get into this recipe, I need to tell you a little story that I find amusing: Last night I went to the store because I needed conditioner.  The brand I use no longer has the formula I’ve been using for over a year.  So I needed a new conditioner.  I considered switching to…