Orange Rice Recipe with Cranberries

Orange Rice with Cranberries

As part of a sponsored post I created this fast and easy Orange Rice with Cranberries using Success® Basmati Rice. I like to serve a sit down dinner for my family. Even on busy nights. While planning ahead and prepping meals in advance usually works there are times when plans fall apart. So I like to

Parmesan Crusted Fried Green Beans

Parmesan Crusted Fried Green Beans

  I occasionally take a healthy vegetable and turn it into a a completely fattening and delicious side. I cant help it, while I love my veggies fresh, steamed, boiled, or baked..sometimes they cry out to be deep fried.  Like green beans, delicious with a little butter and bacon, sauteed in olive oil, or even

Zesty Skillet Ratatouille

Zesty Skillet Ratatouille Recipe

The first time I made ratatouille for my family, my daughter said it was “just a cooked salad” and asked to put salad dressing on it. I thought about it, realized she had a pretty good point, and gave her permission to add salad dressing. Allowing my kids to add a flavorful salad dressing to

Easy Authentic Guacamole

Easy Authentic Guacamole Recipe

When I shared my Southwest Steak and Avocado Wraps at $5 Dinners, I lamented the fact that I didn’t have my guacamole recipe published anywhere to easily share, so I was thrilled when Katie offered to share her recipe, especially since it is so similar to mine. If you are like me and have a

Pulled Pork Nachos

Pulled Pork Nachos Recipe - An easy and delicious appetizer!

Football season is here! Which means it is time for game day appetizers and snacks. It probably won’t surprise you to learn that leftovers make their way into appetizers at my house. I shredded leftover pork roast and combine it to make pulled pork. Then I use the pulled pork to make Pulled Pork Nachos.

Steak and Potato Soup

Steak and Potato Soup Recipe - This hearty and delicious steak and potato soup is perfect for rainy or cold evenings.

This is a hearty steak and potato soup that you can eat with a fork and a spoon, and is the result of a rainy afternoon that  called out for soup. My husband would eat steak and homemade mashed potatoes every night of the week if he could, but I wanted something a little different,

Vegetable Rice Cups + Tips for Cooking with Kids

Vegetable Rice Cups Recipe plus tips for cooking with kids

My youngest son is a very picky eater. I am always looking for new ways to adapt recipes to make them palatable to him. There is no way he is going to eat a broccoli casserole at this time. However, if I switch the vegetables, increase the rice, decrease the cheese, and cook the casserole

Cinnamon Oatmeal Baked Apple

Cinnamon Oatmeal Baked Apple Recipe

These Cinnamon Oatmeal Baked Apples are stuffed with goodness, perfect for crisp fall mornings to start a school day, for brunch, or a lazy Sunday morning.  Serve them to guests and impress them with your culinary prowess ( they really aren’t that difficult) They are hearty, full of flavor,  and packed with healthy fiber making

Dairy-Free Mixed Berry and Cream Popsicles

Dairy-free Mixed Berry and Cream Popsicle recipe

I was diagnosed with arthritis when I was 28. That was 20 years ago, but if you are a regular reader you know that I never complain about arthritis pain. Why? Because I learned a trick that greatly reduces my pain: I stay active! It is completely counter-intuitive, but no matter how bad I feel

15 Paleo Dessert Recipes

15 Delicious Paleo Dessert Recipes

Check out Paleo Dessert Recipes by Alea Milham at One of the things that I like most about paleo desserts is that while they are usually gluten-free and they are often made with ingredients that are fairly easy to find. Not always, but usually. On both accounts. If you have Celiac Disease, be sure to double check