Monthly archives: August, 2014

Pumpkin Spice Syrup

Pumpkin Spice Syrup

Who likes pumpkin spice lattes? I like just about anything pumpkin! 🙂 This homemade version is quick and easy and I think it taste way better than anything your going to find at a coffee shop. You also get the advantage of  knowing exactly what is in and can customize it to your personally preference. Plus,…


Cowboy Cabbage

Cowboy Cabbage

So, I read on another blog about using shredded cabbage in place of pasta with spaghetti sauce, cabbage noodles? I have used spaghetti squash and zucchini before and like both as substitutes for pasta (my husband does NOT like zucchini) so while I wasn’t sure I thought I would give these cabbage noodles a try….


Chile Rellenos Casserole

Chile Rellenos Casserole

After moving to Phoenix, I discovered New Mexico Hatch Chiles, you can only find them for about a month out of the year here and all the stores make a big deal about having them in stock (the reason I tried them in the first place). They are so good! A nice kick and a…


Curried Cauliflower

Curried Cauliflower

Cauliflower I have heard is one the the healthiest food with high nutrient density and low cal, it’s very versatile, and the best part? My 4 year old is soo in love with it! How can you say no to a 4 year old begging for a certain vegetable at the store? Anything to get…


Cucumber Tomato Salad

Cucumber Tomato Salad

This is a great quick and easy side! Or a great base to a more elaborate salad, try adding some olives and feta cheese, amazing! There are a lot of possibilities you can do using this as a base if you want to get creative 🙂 If you do something fun, share your ideas with…


Simple Caprese Salad

Simple Caprese Salad

Caprese salad makes a great summertime light lunch (at least in my opinion). It is so simple and easy to make too. I would love it if I could figure out these whole homemade mozzarella thing, but my attempts have not produce mozzarella (I think I need to find some good quality raw milk and…


Berry Mint Salad

Berry Mint Salad

Wow, this salad was sooo good! I was a bit disappointed that my 2 year old loved it so much, she gobbled her’s all done and helped herself to some more and then ate most of her brothers. He didn’t like it, but still willingly ate several bites when asked, so I think he secretly…


Tortellini and Greens

Tortellini and Greens

This is a great quick and healthy dinner, great for busy weekday nights. Chop the veggies in advance and you can have dinner ready in just about 15 min! It’s so good too and my kids had little problem eating up their veggies. Which by the way it’s full of super good for you veggies!…


Chicken and Tomato Tagine

Chicken and Tomato Tagine

We’ve kind of been on a bit of a Mediterranean/Middle Eastern kick lately, anything from Moroccan to Greek to Indian and all sorts in between. This Moroccan inspired dish is soo good and soo flavorful and fairly easy to make. Traditional it’s served with flatbread, the Easy Flatbread recipe I posted a few days ago,…