Ok, finally we made this spaghetti-hot-dog fun... :-)

There are many blog writes about the spaghetti - hot dog combinations. Today for lunch we did it with my four-year-old. It was simple but a bunch of fun:-) Ingredients:...more

Creamy Pork Loin & Vegetables Infused with Onion

Looking for a quick and easy meal idea for the work week? Here’s one that definitely falls under those two categories and one the whole family will love. Creamy Pork Loin & Vegetables Infused with Onion. Pork is a much healthier substitute for spare rib or bacon dishes and is a good meat to include in your regular meal plan. I always choose the pork loin because it is one of the leanest cuts of pork available. Pork is also a great meat for runners because it’s loaded with protein (about 22 grams per serving) with a low fat and calorie count. And it’s delicious…how can you go wrong?...more

Simple Recipes for Weeknights

Here are my best tips for getting dinner on the table in a quick, easy (and sometimes even healthy) way. Simple Dinner Tip #1 Make use of leftovers. We hear it all the time, we know it’s a good idea, but then we forget all about it. But seriously, if you’re roasting a chicken for Sunday dinner, cook an extra one alongside it. ...more

Kale Crisps

Christmas quick and easy dessert: Amaretti & Lemon Trifle

With the countdown to Christmas now well and truly under way, time seems ever more tight. A dessert that can be rustled up early in the day and look after itself til serving is ideal. This was what I had in mind when I created this Amaretti and lemon dessert or ‘trifle’; all do-able very easily from some ready-made ingredients and five minutes with a whisk. ...more

15 -Minute Recipes For Mother's Day Brunch

 Mother's day is coming up this Sunday, and being a mom myself, i know how hard it can be to juggle some time to make this day extra-special for your Mom, without getting frantic or working too hard in the kitchen, so you can enjoy your special day too! Here are some quick and delicious Brunch recipes that would not take more than 15 minutes to make, and yet would leave a lasting impression on this special day....more

Quick Recipe: Tomato and lemon fettuccine

Tomato and lemon fettuccineAfter a brief stint as a pastry chef in a popular French restaurant, I fell in love with cream sauce. This easy creamy fettuccine recipe uses very few ingredients and takes almost no time to prepare--20 minutes. Over the years I have modified the recipe to make several versions. My kids love the fettuccine with tomatoes and lemon.1 - 2 cups cherry tomatoes3/4 lb fresh fettucine (spinach or egg fettuccine)2 lemons 1 cup heavy cream1/4 tsp saltblack pepper...more

Adventures In Babysitting, With A Side Of Garlic

I have a newfound appreciation for parenting. As an unattached 26-year-old, I've I had very little experience with motherhood (aside from my three fish and hamster, which, sadly, died on my watch) until last night, when I discovered the chaotic, exhausting, 24-hour, unexpected (although I'm sure very rewarding) balancing act that comes along with the title. ...more

Hoisin Chicken with Steamed Vegetables from www.hartleyconfections.com

This chicken dish is a simple and quick recipe that you can easily prepare for you and a friend in 30 minutes tops! I don’t know how hectic your weekday schedule is but I know mine is pretty busy and this dish is perfect for a last minute dinner. ...more