Sheet Pan Citrus Salmon & Asparagus

Sheet Pan Citrus Salmon & Asparagus

A wonderfully healthy, easy and delicious salmon recipe!  Amazing flavors of oranges, lemon and lime glaze these salmon fillets, and when roasted with asparagus spears, it quickly becomes a super flavorful one pan meal.  Healthy dinner ideas don't get much easier or delicious than this! My husband and I lived in Boise, Idaho for about 8 years.  We really loved the gem state, the people, the climate, the active outdoor culture and especially the salmon.  You initially wouldn't think of Boise, Idaho as a great place to enjoy salmon, however, with the Snake River running right through the middle of the city, you would be surprised as to how much wild-caught Sockeye Salmon appears on most restaurant menus! Now that we live across the country in Northern Virginia, I long for that fresh, Continue Reading...

Top 10 Reader Favorite Recipes of 2016

Top 10 Reader Favorite Recipes of 2016

I love nothing more than seeing what you all loved the most over the year.  I've compiled my Top 10 Reader Favorite Posts based on page views over 2016.  Ya'll really love no bake desserts, chocolate and peanut butter and blueberries!!  You're definitely my kind of people! :) You asked and I delivered!  These ten posts of 2016 were your absolute favorites, based on overall page views from January 1st, 2016 through December 30, 2016.  There was definitely a reoccurring theme - ya'll love anything with cream cheese, especially no-bake desserts, and anything with chocolate and peanut butter was definitely a bonus as well.  Creamy dinner options were also popular, as well as cheesy appetizers! I'm really looking forward to making more delicious recipes for you in 2017! Here are your Continue Reading...

15 Healthy Recipe Ideas for a Healthier Lifestyle

15 Healthy Recipe Ideas for a Healthier Lifestyle

Looking to start a weight loss journey or maybe just need to add some healthier meal options into your everyday routine?  These 15 simple, easy and fresh recipes are just as satisfying as they are delicious!  Great for jump-starting your healthy New Years resolutions, too! We all typically have good intentions to eat healthier and make more mindful food choices.  However, sometimes when we don't set ourselves up for success, if often becomes overwhelming to know exactly what to eat.  What if I told you that having these simple recipe ideas at your fingertips could help you prepare for every meal of the day, giving you more control to make healthier food choices?  Having these healthy, easy and delicious options will help you feel satisfied and in control all the while still enjoying Continue Reading...

Creamy Tomato & Tortellini Soup

Creamy Tomato & Tortellini Soup

This post is sponsored by the good people at Mirum Shopper and Hunt's.  Photographs, opinions and recipe are 100% my own. #ad #HuntsHolidayHappiness This fantastic tomato soup recipe has it all!  Creamy, delicious tomatoes are simmered together with Parmesan cheese, tender tortellini and topped with fresh basil.  This soup is a fantastic Christmas Eve dish or wonderful anytime you're looking to warm up on a cold night! In my family, Christmas Eve has just as much celebration and importance as Christmas Day.  Some of my fondest memories as a child are of going to my Great-Grandma Elsie's house to celebrate Christmas Eve with my HUGE extended family.  There was always enough food to feed double the crew - Christmas cookies and candies, salads, desserts and the dinner was always Continue Reading...

One Skillet Spinach & Artichoke Chicken

One Skillet Spinach & Artichoke Chicken

Let me introduce you to your new favorite chicken recipe!  This easy one skillet meal has all the flavors of Spinach and Artichoke Dip simmered together and stuffed into simple chicken breasts.  Incredibly flavorful, this delicious entree is the perfect dinner idea any night of the week! Do you ever find yourself making the same thing for dinner over and over again?  Even though I'm a food blogger, I'm completely guilty of this.  We tend to gravitate towards spaghetti and meatballs, tacos, and burgers.  This is what I know my husband and kid will eat, so these are the types of dinners that are pretty much always stocked in my pantry and freezer.  Here's the deal - I get TOTALLY sick of these meals!  Don't get me wrong, I love a great burger, but after a while, it gets a little Continue Reading...

Slow Cooker Sirloin Beef Stew

Slow Cooker Sirloin Beef Stew

Can you think of anything more comforting that a warm bowl of beef stew?  This easy slow cooker recipe is a delicious dinner option for any night of the week.  This recipe uses tender, delicious sirloin, along with big chunks of carrots, celery, potatoes and mushrooms. The ultimate comfort food for a cold day! I created this post in partnership with Butcher Box.  All opinions, photos and recipe are 100% my own.  This post contains affiliate links. As soon as the weather begins to cool off a bit, I get out my slow cooker and cook up a big pot of stew.  My family and I love it, as it is a delicious, hearty meal in one bowl.  I love making beef stew on a lazy Sunday afternoon, letting it simmer for hours.  It fills my house with the warm aromas of autumn, and fills our bellies with a Continue Reading...

National Chicken Month – Easy Chicken Recipes for Busy Nights

National Chicken Month – Easy Chicken Recipes for Busy Nights

When it comes to easy dinner solutions, chicken always seems to be at the top of the list!  In honor of National Chicken Month, I've got some amazing chicken recipes, perfect for busy nights and tight budgets! Now that fall actives are in full swing, I'm always trying to figure out what I'm gonna feed my family before or after baseball practice, games, drum corp, and all the other little things that scheduled during the week.  We always try to make it a point to sit down together as a family for at least one meal a day, and having something easy and ready to go is a great way to gather everyone to the table.  To take the guess-work out of dinner ideas that the entire family will eat, I've teamed up with a few other fantastic food bloggers to bring you some amazing chicken dinner Continue Reading...