Stuffed Chicken... move over ~ check out Stuffed Pork Chops

Feta, Tomato and Pine Nut Stuffed Pork Chops Stuffed pork chops are a lovely alternative to the traditional stuffed chicken breast.  The stuffing combines fresh cherry tomatoes, creamy feta cheese and pine nuts....more

King Cake for Your Fat Tuesday Celebration

Today is Fat Tuesday – the culmination of all the partying done during Carnival…and the last day before you give it all up for Lent.  I, personally, have never been to New Orleans (it’s on the list) – but even from afar, I love the festivity,  the excitement and pageantry that is Mardi Gras.  The parades, the music, the colors – it just seems like such a fantastic celebration of life to me.  And I love that New Orleans – a city that has seen its fair share of troubles and hardships- never lets the adversity get it down....more

Paleo Valentine's Day Dinner Ideas

Paleo Valentine's Day DinnerOh Valentine's Day, thanks to genius advertisers and great marketing campaigns, don't we all equate this holiday to chocolat...more

Whole30 / Paleo Valentine's Dinner Ideas

Whole30 Valentine's MealsOh Valentine's Day, thanks to genius advertisers and great marketing campaigns, don't we all equate this holiday t...more

21 Instant Pot Recipes

I've started a collection of 21 Instant Pot recipes, please add yours.There is an Instant Pot pressure cooker on it's way to us, I can't wait to try this bad boy out, and need recipes. You might wonder what an Instant Pot is and what it is used for, I did when I first heard about it....more

Gonna eat that: homemade chicken marsala

Just a quick note to say DAMN, that was a good dinner last night! This recipe earned a spot of honor in the blue binder where I keep only tried-and-true favorites. (Note to self: I should tell you about that binder sometime.) This one is quick, delicious, and has just a few ingredients...Read more and get the recipe link on my blog, The Beauty of Midlife.~Stephanie...more

Heart "BEET" Smoothie

Give yourself an extra dose of love and heart-healthy goodness with a deliciously nutritious Beet, Strawberry, and Vanilla Smoothie. YOU deserve it!  ...more

Whole30 Meals and Recipes- Week 3

Whoa, can you all believe that we are already prepping for Week three of our Whole30 Challenge? I'm feeling pretty good! The icky side effects of sugar and grain withdrawal finally seem to have left me and I'm feeling alert and light and sleeping like a log! This week I have a lot of new recipes I'm excited to share with you all! I tend to load up on the new recipes the first half of the week because I'm just so excited to share them with you all! First up: Cinnamon Banana Chia Seed Pudding- this stuff is GREAT! It's loaded with nutrients and antioxidants AND tastes amazing!...more

Super Bolw Recipes

The Super Bowl is just over a week away. It’s one of my favorite eating days of the year. Do you have your menu planned yet? I’m happy to report that we just finalized our Super Bowl recipes and meal plan last night. If you’re looking for some ideas, I’m here to help! Here are some of my crowd pleasing favorites, perfect for game day!...more

Curried Beets with Toasted Walnuts Salad

"Curry" Up and Try a Delicious Beet Salad! Are you a fan of curry? I am! When looking for a spicy and tasty flavor to jazz up veggies, curry is the perfect ingredient. Mixing the earthy sweetness of beets with citrus and a hint of curry provides a delicious combination. Plus - beets, curry, and walnuts are quite nutritious offering incredible health benefits. ...more