sweet potato and black bean chili tortilla bowls

sweet potato and black bean chili tortilla bowls

These Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili Tortilla Bowls give you all the nutrition and yumminess from the veggie packed high fiber filling without needing a huge tortilla to wrap it all up.  It is vegetarian fall comfort food at it’s best! I originally shared...
peppermint pattie cheesecake

peppermint pattie cheesecake

This Peppermint Pattie Cheesecake is one of those show-stopping Christmas desserts that will become a family tradition every holiday season. Unlike traditional cheesecake, this one is made with lighter ingredients so that it is lower in calories, but still very creamy...
southwest cobb salad

southwest cobb salad

This healthy Cobb Salad has a Southwest twist. Along with the traditional bacon and hard-boiled eggs, this Southwest Cobb Salad also has black beans, corn, jicama and cilantro on top. Back in my food stylist heyday I worked day in and day out with the same photography...
peach cobbler smoothie

peach cobbler smoothie

Here is a twist on Peach Cobbler in the form of a protein packed peach smoothie, with sugar-free protein powder, oats and cinnamon. Only 185 calories per serving, 21 grams protein and 4 grams of sugar! It’s a great breakfast, mini meal or workout recovery snack....
the curry wedge salad

the curry wedge salad

Today I have a BIG giveaway and a recipe for this ridiculously yummy iceberg wedge salad with creamy yogurt curry dressing, golden raisins, cashews and bacon. It is a mash-up twist on the Classic Wedge Salad. I have wanted to make a classic wedge salad with cherry...
italian beef and marinara stuffed portobellos

italian beef and marinara stuffed portobellos

Skillet roasted portobello mushroom caps stuffed with beef with Italian seasoning, marinara and shredded cheese. These portobellos will remind you of the flavors of a meatball sub, without the guilt! I just signed up for a spring share for our wintertime CSA. For the...
gluten-free sweet potato praline bundtlettes

gluten-free sweet potato praline bundtlettes

A fall baking giveaway and a recipe for gluten-free sweet potato praline bundtlettes. I want to marry these bundtlettes.   In all my years of writing this here blog I have never expressed a desire to marry any of the food items I have created, so that’s sayin’...
chicken noodle italian wedding soup

chicken noodle italian wedding soup

What happens when Chicken noodle soup goes on a trip to Italy? You get Chicken Noodle Italian Wedding Soup. It is made with healthy home-made lean chicken meatballs, onions, carrots and celery simmered with greens and noodles.  Then it is topped off with the best...
mini beef wellington pot pies

mini beef wellington pot pies

Mini Beef Wellington Pot Pies with mushrooms and savory gravy in flaky home-made tartlet shells. A tasty appetizer to serve for a Downton Abbey Party!  Creating This Mini Beef Wellington Recipe Downton Abby starts up again today, and a few of my blogging friends...
sweet potato marshmallow s’mores cookies

sweet potato marshmallow s’mores cookies

These healthier cookies are my new fave! Sweet Potato Marshmallow S’mores Cookies. They’re inspired by a mash-up of s’mores and sweet potato casserole topped with marshmallows all wrapped up in these cute little cookies. They are whole grain and egg...
eggnog pumpkin bread with cinnamon streusel

eggnog pumpkin bread with cinnamon streusel

If you’re heading over the river and through the woods, what better way to say Happy Holidays than with a healthy home-baked gift of eggnog pumpkin bread with cinnamon streusel from the kitchen? This past spring I went to King Arthur Flour Blog and Bake on the other...
shepherd’s pie loaded baked potatoes

shepherd’s pie loaded baked potatoes

A mash up of loaded baked potatoes and shepherd’s pie. A new comfort food classic. Welcome! If you’re new here you may want to sign up for my email list or follow me on facebook to keep up with the latest posts. The first time I made this recipe was a...

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