St. Patrick’s Day Reuban Quesadilla

St. Patrick’s Day Reuban Quesadilla

We have been gearing up for St. Patrick’s Day around our house by doing rainbow activities and watching the story of St. Patrick told by Veggie Tales.  My dad made us a traditional corned beef dinner with cabbage, potatoes and carrots at his house.  It was so good!  He was very kind to let me […]

Asian Meatball Noodle Bowl

Asian Meatball Noodle Bowl

This recipe is a conglomeration of recipes I’ve been trying to make from my Pinterest boards.  I’ve also been wanting to learn how to make really good pan fried noodles at home.  Plus I wanted to make a meal with what I had on hand.  It’s all that in one, and it’s delicious! I used this […]

Turkey, Cranberry & Arugula Sandwich

Turkey, Cranberry & Arugula Sandwich

Here’s a light and fresh turkey sandwich recipe that I made with my leftover Orange & Jalepeno Cranberry Glaze from my smoked turkey dinner.  You could just use regular cranberry sauce, but I don’t think it would have the same kick.  Also, the rye bread really made the sandwich.  You could use an artisan wheat bread or […]

Thanksgiving Day & Leftovers Recipes

Thanksgiving Day & Leftovers Recipes

Thanksgiving is almost here!  It really is my favorite holiday to cook for, and now that I’m a blogger I get to have two Thanksgiving meals.  One for blogging before the Thanksgiving festivities start, and one on Thanksgiving that’s just a fun family event. Most people probably think that sounds crazy, but I love it! […]

Orange & Jalepeno Cranberry Glaze on Smoked Turkey

Orange & Jalepeno Cranberry Glaze on Smoked Turkey

My husband John loves to smoke and grill meat.  He got a smoker from his dad who is a garage sale pro and probably got it for next to nothing.  Here he is getting the fire going in our backyard fire pit.  He brined the turkey and then put a rub on it before smoking […]

Creamy Mushroom & Spinach Pasta

Creamy Mushroom & Spinach Pasta

It’s been a while since I posted.  We have moved from the DC area down to Jacksonville, Fl where we both grew up.  It’s been a whirlwind of moving, staying with my parents and moving again.  We are so glad to be settling into our new home, and this was our first family meal in […]

Slow Cooker Red Curry with Turkey Meatballs

Slow Cooker Red Curry with Turkey Meatballs

This recipe is definitely for the spice lovers!  I give it a rating of at least 4 peppers like the Thai restaurants use.  I am a red curry fan.  I almost always order the red curry and always something curry at a Thai restaurant.  When I was pregnant with Camden, my girlfriends took me out […]

Peach, Basil & Goat Cheese Quinoa Salad

Peach, Basil & Goat Cheese Quinoa Salad

Summer is in full swing, and I got the bug to make a batch of summery food this week.  It all culminated into one productive morning with a lot of over ripe peaches that were left in our fridge when we had to unexpectedly make another trip to Florida two weeks ago for my grandmother’s funeral. […]

Easy Summer Rolls

Easy Summer Rolls

I never knew how easy summer rolls are to make.  I also wasn’t sure if I would like them since they are cold, so I was totally caught off guard by how much I looooved them!  My friend Gloria Lee taught us how to make these.  In our house, she is referred to by Arabella […]

Strawberry Thai Chicken Salad

Strawberry Thai Chicken Salad

This salad is so diverse in flavor that I debated for a long time on what to call it.  It has chicken, strawberries, balsamic vinegar salad dressing, basil and coconut cashews.  It’s kind of like an Italian-meets-Thai salad.  I know that sounds a little weird, but it’s so good that I found myself trying to […]