Fried Ravioli

Fried Ravioli Recipe

I had been wanting to tackle fried ravioli for awhile now but it really just seemed like too much trouble- surprisingly it wasn’t.  I mixed up a batch of breading similar to what I fry my pork chops or squash with, made a meat sauce to go with it, added a side salad and a yummy

20 Weight Watchers Dinner Recipes

20 flavorful Weight Watchers Dinner recipes with points plus

Do you struggle with finding Weight Watchers dinner recipes? Or are you  just trying to find some new Weight Watchers recipes to change things up at supper time? Dinner is the easiest meal for me to make healthy, but it can be the hardest meal to get my whole family to agree on. When I am

How to Freeze Cottage Cheese

How to freeze cottage cheese

Freezing can be a great way to stretch your money! It allows you to be able to stock up on items when they are on sale and when you need them, you can just walk over to your freezer! But not all things freeze the same. In fact some things can’t be frozen. But can

Vegetable Garden Minestrone Soup

Minestrone Soup Recipe - An Olive Garden Copycat Recipe using fresh vegetables and herbs

Vegetable Garden Minestrone Soup Recipe An Olive Garden Minestrone Soup Copycat Recipe Using Fresh Vegetables. I make this minestrone soup recipe a lot during the summer. I make it primarily because my family loves this Olive Garden Minestrone Soup Copycat recipe, but I also make it because it is  “a bit of this and a bit

Kid-Friendly Menu Plan with Recipes to Use Up Leftovers

ideas for using up leftovers

Between holidays, travel, and general summer laziness our schedule has gotten way off. It is time for me to bring order back to my household and I am starting with a menu plan. I have filled this menu plan with my kids’ favorite recipes in order to encourage compliance with my plan to establish order.

Grilled Sweet N’ Spicy Bacon Wrapped Chicken Skewers

Recipe for Grilled Sweet N' Spicy Bacon Wrapped Chicken Skewers

A great way to spice up the traditional grill fare of hamburgers and hot dogs is to throw on some skewers. These Sweet N’ Spicy Bacon Wrapped Chicken Skewers are a delicious combination of sweet, salty, and spicy.  A fresh new choice for your next family barbecue, cook out , or summer gathering- they are ideal as

Spicy Steak and Artichoke Sandwich

Spicy Steak and Artichoke Sandwich

Last week, I decided to serve sandwiches and salad for dinner instead of heating up the kitchen by cooking a meal. As I was making my menu plans, I asked my husband to describe his favorite sandwich and he basically described a Philly Steak Sandwich. I asked him if we would mind if I played

Pineapple Mango Salsa Recipe + Homemade Tortilla Chips

Pineapple Mango Salsa Recipe + How to make homemade tortilla chips

Summer and Salsa Recipes go hand and hand.  Fresh salsa and tortilla chips are a great picnic food, perfect for cookouts, and a light munchie anytime!  This recipe is not your traditional fresh salsa but is just as delicious and flavorful.  The mango and pineapple offer just the right amount of sweet to offset the heat of

Changes in the Hearth and Soul Hop

hearth and soul hop

I have made the very difficult decision to step down as a co-host of the Hearth & Soul Hop. I have been participating in the Hop since it began 4 years ago, so it has been an important part of my site and I will miss it. As my regular readers have observed, I have

30 Summer Recipes Using In-Season Fruits and Vegetables

20 Summer Recipes Using in-Season Vegetables

Whether you buy your produce at a farmers’ market, shop at the grocery store, or grow your own fruits and vegetables, the easiest way to create delicious recipes is to use in-season produce. By using in-season fruits and vegetables in your recipes, not only will you enjoy produce at the peek of freshness, you will save money on your