They are crunchy rolls of savory spiced chicken, beans, corn, spinach, onions, and bell peppers with melty, gooey cheese. They're fabulous as an appet
Any Brussels Sprouts fans here? Me neither. At first, anyway. I grew up hating the "Tiny Cabbages", and refused to eat them. When I married my husband, he begged me to try them, which is strange because he isn't a big veggie lover, so I thought I would give them a go. We had them steamed in a butter sauce and how wrong I was! They were delicious! To me, anyway. I was still trying to find ways to get my kids to like them. I ran across a recipe for Buccatini with Brussels Sprouts, Sausage, & Gorgonzola Cheese on Italian Food Forever, so I adapted it for the tastes of my family and it was a success! I had to change it up for two reasons: 1, Availability of ingredients in our small city and 2, No way would I get anyone to eat chopped nuts on a dish. I know, crazy right? I have to choose my battles. My daughter loves it and at least my son doesn't actively complain when he eats it, which is still a win. Husband loves it as well. So whether you love them or hate them, you might like this dish. Try it out and tell me what you think! If you have access to Buccatini & Gorgonzola, you can go and try the original too.
Summer is here and yellow squash are in high season! This dish is a great Southern classic. Don't let its looks fool you; it is delicious! The eggs and cheese form a more substantial layer in between the soft squash and crunchy crackers.
With Back To School in full swing, I wanted to share a healthy breakfast shake recipe with you. This doesn't taste "healthy", and if the kids don't watch you make it, they won't even know that there's spinach in it!
Baked Potatoes can be a boring main meal, and are usually relegated to a side dish in favor of something more exciting front-and-center. These potatoes though, oh man, are so delicious, and can be the perfect main attraction. My mother taught me how to make them and once you've tasted them, you'll never go back. They are coated in olive oil and a heavy layer of sea salt before baking. The sea salt soaks through the skins and imparts a wonderful flavor. The skins are completely edible, and so delicious, that every time I make these, there are clean plates all around. And if you have kids, you know what a feat that is!
I just made these creamy tomato curry meatballs for dinner last week and they were phenomenal! A little bit spicy (or not, to your taste), a lot creamy, and such a difference from a traditional tomato-based meatball sauce. I got the idea for these from an Indian restaurant staple that I adore: Curried Lamb Balls. But since lamb is not something that I can just pick up from the grocery store in my area, I had to make some substitutions; I used shortcut ingredients and a quickie sauce base that will get these on the table in no time! Since these are not exactly a low-cal choice, I tried to balance it out by serving with a seven whole grain rice and some steamed veggies. You can make sub sandwiches with these, serve them over egg noodles or rice, or add in a sneaky veggie like Cauliflower; The options are endless!
One of our favorite dips is a hot and creamy Spinach Artichoke dip served with tortilla chips. I make it pretty often for special nights like movie night or when we have guests come to hang out. I guess I feel like since it's packed with veggies, it's semi-healthy despite all the cheese! This dish just wouldn't be the same without it's topping of Progresso Italian Bread Crumbs. They turn a so-so dish into a winner by giving it an added crumbly texture and and a taste you wouldn't believe! Try the recipe yourself the next time you need a quick and tasty dip, and don't forget to use your coupon for Progresso Bread Crumbs at Publix for a bonus discount on your meal prep!
This is another one of my favorites that my mother used to make, or something like this, and it makes the perfect brunch or lunch dish, as well as a meat-free dinner. She never measured anything, so when I went out on my own, I received loose directions about cooking times, and developed this version by trial and error. This quiche is crumbly, and stuffed to the gills with spinach, tangy Feta, gooey Mozzarella, caramelized onions, garlic, and salty Parmesan. You can also add bacon, chopped ham, sausage, or chicken for a savory kick if you want to change it up.
Ah, Fall. The changing of the leaves brings with it cooler weather, crackling firepits, holiday planning, and pumpkin everything. It's time to cozy up in your warmest, cutest pajamas. I was sent the most adorable hooded nightshirt from Richard Leeds International. My daughter loves the characters from Monsters Inc. and Monsters University, and she went wild for this fun & fuzzy Mike Wazowski lounger. Check out the review below along with a HUGE giveaway with 11 winners!
'Tis the season for everything pumpkin! I have been making pumpkin treats galore this season, and I got this idea for a Pumpkin Pie Milkshake as a way to use up my leftover pumpkin puree. My family loves Pumpkin Pie and they love milkshakes, so why don't I put those together? I wanted it to have the taste of the crust as well, so what better cookie to top it with than crumbly, delicate, buttery Scottish Shortbread? If you like Pumpkin Pie, I guarantee you'll fall for this shake!
Fall is my favorite time of year, and not just for the Pumpkin Spice Lattes; I love getting cozy with the kids in our snuggliest PJs! You may have seen all of the adorable PJs at Walmart; Chances are they are from Richard Leeds International, and the PJs they sent me certainly fit the bill of "adorable." Get face time with your favorite Disney characters in a set of warm microfleece pajamas this Fall!
Thanksgiving will be here before you know it, and what better way to get breakfast out of the way AND whet their appetite for the feast to come than these easy, make-ahead Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Rolls iced with a simple, 4-ingredient icing that will melt in your mouth! If you're not quite ready to think about Thanksgiving cooking and just want a sweet treat, these are the perfect pumpkin rolls. Fluffy, pull-apart bread is rolled up with layers of sweet pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice, and then topped with a gooey sweet icing. Enjoy!
Planting your own vegetable garden is a great way to cut down on your grocery bill, grow varieties that aren't available in your local stores, and avoid harmful pesticides without shelling out more for an organic label. It can also be therapeutic, helping you unplug and slow down during your day. You may think that you need a big space for a garden, but you don't. You can take what you have and use the Interplanting method to get the most out of a small vegetable garden space.
Summer vacation is here and I couldn't be more excited! It's time for long days, warm weather, swimming, exploring, and adventures. To kick it all off I organized a fun Family Movie Night Party, and with #DataAndAMovie we made it an all-day event! I'll show you how I did it, and give you recipes for yummy flavored popcorns and a refreshing Watermelon Mint Cooler to help you organize your own Kick Off Summer movie night snack bar!
I have a delicious recipe for you today: potato balls. The potatoes are crunchy on the outside, soft and creamy on the inside, and can be stuffed with a variety of flavors. Talk about comfort food! These are stuffed with a bold and savory South American-inspired ground beef mix, but you can use ground turkey or chicken if you like. You can spice it up with diced peppers or tone it down to fit your tastes, and they are amazing served with sour cream and salsa or a sriracha mayo. Enjoy!
Watermelon is king during the summer months, and today I have a refreshing drink recipe for your long, hot summer days: a Blueberry Watermelon Lemonade!
Guess what, guys? It's time for Pumpkin Spice everything! Many have been eagerly awaiting the delicious treats that become available this time of year, but it doesn't have to stop with pies and cakes. You can make your own DIY Pumpkin Spice Candles to warm your home with the yummy scents of fall while unwinding with your favorite latte.
Hi, guys! I have a brand new recipe for you today using mushrooms, the Healthy Living Made Simple superfood for September and October. I'm using baby portobellos and stuffing them with a savory Mediterranean mix of Italian sausage, fresh garlic and spinach, and feta cheese, and topping them with a little melted mozzarella. They are a super-delish use of this superfood and they're easy to make too!
Hi, guys! Today I have a fantastic dish for you that is one of my family's favorites, and if it includes pasta, it's obviously one of my favorites too! This dish features penne pasta swimming in a garlic parmesan cream sauce laced with fresh spinach and diced tomatoes, then topped with an Italian seasoned, sautéed chicken breast. Sprinkle on some extra parmesan and you've got a dish that will wow everyone!
With the holidays rapidly approaching, it's time to start thinking about entertaining. You guys know I love a tasty dish, but there's nothing like shortcuts to make a get-together come together quickly. I have a fantastic recipe for an Orange Pecan Cranberry Chutney that makes the perfect sauce, spread, or dip during the holidays and it takes less than 20 minutes to whip up! You can make a big batch to have on hand when you need a quick dish to bring to a party and use it in so many ways, like as a dip for these delish breaded mushrooms and a sauce for cocktail meatballs. Give it a try and you'll be hooked on this tart, sweet sauce that's perfect with any savory dish!