Parsley Penne Pasta

Move over Hamburger Helper, I’ve got a delicious healthy twist on a childhood favorite to try. I am someone who loves pasta. However, now that I am developing healthier recipes with gluten free options, I want to make sure that I do not lose any of the flavor that I am used too. I have…

Oven Baked Tostadas

In need of something delicious with a little spice yet healthy at the same time? My Oven Baked Tostadas are the answer. It’s hard to eat clean without sacrificing flavor. However, it’s easy to combine these simple ingredients to make a healthy meal full of flavor!   Ingredients: Corn tortillas Vegetable oil Refried beans Lettuce…

Spaghetti Squash with Meat Sauce

If you have ever met me, you will hear me rave about spaghetti squash. I am obsessed. I love pasta, but I don’t like the heavy feeling afterwards. With the crisp breeze of fall in the air, well as crisp as fall in Florida can be, I have been craving warm meals. This led me…

Broccoli and Chicken Casserole

After our big move to Florida and the process of unpacking, I have found it a bit difficult to prepare a hot meal each night. However, unpacking boxes of wedding gifts has led me to the beautiful new casserole dishes that we received. I love how easy making a casserole is and the fact that…

Carrot and Mushroom Soup

As fall approaches and pumpkin spice becomes the new oxygen, festive flavors are all around us. I find it interesting that my appetite tends to follow the trend of the season. During the fall season, I love to create dishes that include pumpkin, butternut squash, cream of mushroom, and smoked seasoning. One of my favorite…

Piña Coladas with a Healthy Twist

Before our move to Florida, my husband and I looked forward to drinking Piña Coladas by the pool before work started. Well, it’s still summer here in sunny Florida so that’s exactly what we did. I love Piña Coladas, but I hate the heavy taste and the high amount of calories. This recipe will create…

7 Layer Salad

I must say that I get my cooking skills from my mother and grandmother. My mom cooked dinner at least 5 nights a week when I was growing up. There was nothing better than a warm southern meal after a long day. This is also the time that I learned butter was a major food…