Kentucky Bourbon Butter Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting and Salted Caramel Sauce

Celebrate derby day with an impressive Kentucky Bourbon Butter Cake.  A slight departure from the original Bourbon Butter Cake, this version is layered with cream cheese frosting and salted caramel sauce. The Kentucky Derby is right around the corner.  I’ve never been but I really think it would be my thing….if I could ever get […]

THAI CHICKEN SALAD WITH GINGER LIME DRESSING

Today, I’ve got a Thai Chicken Salad with amazing texture and flavors, but first, let’s talk about Mommy Guilt. Now that the craziness from back to school had faded into the new normal, one of my big goals is to start working out again. I’ve mentioned many times that since becoming a Mom more than […]

Zucchini Pasta Lasagna

Another fantastic pasta substitute! All of these low carb pasta ideas are making my new year’s resolutions a lot easier. Thank you, Skinny Taste for this awesome low carb and gluten free lasagna recipe. Gina made this lasagna with beef, but you could easily leave it out for a vegetarian option. You could also use […]

Smothered Green Beans

These Smothered Green Beans are ridiculous! OMG! SO good!! Green beans smothered with bacon, brown sugar, butter, soy sauce and garlic. How could they not be good? The best part is that this casserole only takes a few minutes to put together. You can actually cook the bacon ahead of time and this would be […]

TERIYAKI VEGGIE SPRING ROLLS

These teriyaki veggie spring rolls are light and tasty and surprisingly filling. Made with simple, healthy ingredients, they are quick and easy to assemble. I love spring rolls but I always imagined they were a lot of work and difficult to assemble. I couldn’t have been more wrong. I whipped these up in less than […]

EASY QUINOA PIZZA BOWLS

Ten days until Barclay and I leave for New Zealand!!! And I can’t WAIT! I can’t wait to meet all of B’s Kiwi relatives who are coming together for a big reunion at a beautiful National Park campground (complete with a family jam sesh, since apparently everyone’s musical). I can’t wait to take our time […]

Pineapple Upside Down Minis

A twist on the classic Pineapple Upside Down Cake. INGREDIENTS : 2 cans DOLE Pineapple Slices 1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted 2/3 cup packed brown sugar 9 maraschino cherries, cut in half 1 package yellow or pineapple flavored cake mix INSTRUCTIONS : Drain pineapple; reserve juice. Reserve 2 pineapple slices for another use. Stir […]

VEGETARIAN MUSHROOM MEATBALLS

These soft and moist Mushroom Meatballs are simple to prepare and make a perfect vegetarian dinner! How about some vegetarian meatballs, people? You are probably feeling a little skeptical about these right now, but let me assure you – these Vegetarian Mushroom Meatballs are fantastic! They are super moist and have a wonderful earthy and […]

SPICY VEGAN JAMBALAYA

This easy vegan recipe for jambalaya is full of fresh produce and gets a spicy kick from fresh jalapeños! Ready in under an hour – the perfect healthy vegan recipe for busy weeknights. I am a huge fan of dinners that are quick, easy, and don’t involve a last-minute trip to the grocery store. This […]