Banana Caramel Crunch Treats

The 6 reasons I adore these 6-ingredient, 6-step yummy Summer treats? 1.) The main character is a fruit; mommies will approve. 2.) Heart-healthy dark chocolate is the sidekick. 3.) The textures are fantastic. 4.) Contrary to freshly baked cookies, youRead more…

Summer Chicken Tray

It’s all about simple cooking now guys…days are warm and I don’t know about you, but slaving away in the kitchen is just not in the cards right now. The days of the “main, side & side” are long behindRead more…

2-Ingredient Baked Cookie Dough Egg-Rolls

What happens when you find a package or egg roll wrappers hanging out next to a package of cookie dough with a group of 8 year olds begging for a super fun dessert? “Baked Cookie Dough Egg Rolls” of course!Read more…

Open-Faced Sloppy Joes

Who here wants to get Sloppy!!! What’s more fun than a dish that fully allows you to get messy? In fact it is actually required! No fork and knife needed with these guys, unless of course some meat casually slipsRead more…

Crunchy Asian Cole Slaw

You know those fantastic Chinese Chicken Salads with the Ramen Noodles and creamy peanut butter dressing? Maybe you’ve had it at a Potluck or Picnic. Perhaps a Summer BBQ? Now that I think about it, I believe my Grandma GloriaRead more…

Healthy Shoestring Fries

Ok, so I have been on a fry kick lately..I have to admit. Last week it was “Tofu Fries,” and this week I went on to some “Healthy Shoestring Fries!” (Mind you this is the first time my french friesRead more…

4-Steps to a Perfect Summer Cheese Platter

Nothing says a summer party like a gorgeous cheese platter. Simple, sweet and savory…get the picture? However, the last thing we ever need is stress to creep into our cheese plating experience. Hence, that is why I am sharing withRead more…

Taste of Home – EASY WEEKNIGHT DINNERS!!!

One thing I have learned about having kids is that the more involved they are the, typically the better it is. Now let me tell you, there are certainly times that I am shocked they actually want to be “involved!”Read more…

Marinated Skirt Steak

When in doubt buy skirt steak. It’s as simple as that. Why? 1.) It cooks fast 2.) Soaks up a marinade like no other 3.) It has very little fat. 4.) Totally budget-friendly 5.) Kid’s Love IT!!! On that note,Read more…

Crispy Coconut Tofu Fries with Spicy Apricot Sauce

Tofu? Fries??? Bet you’ve never heard these words in the same sentence! I certainly hadn’t, until now! Who would have thought that tofu could actually be turned into a “healthy comfort food?” Well, I have news for you…this baked duoRead more…

Avocado Cabbage Chopped Salad

If there is one thing that there are never too many of it is “Summer Sides!” I mean with all the attention on the Grill during the warmer months, the salads, veggies, potatoes and corn can feel a bit neglected!Read more…

Apricot-Granola Bar Nibbles with Dark Chocolate Topping

The truth is that I have never met a granola or protein bar that I didn’t like, but there are two problems with these supposedly healthy treats! First off is the size….let me tell you, it does matter! I haveRead more…