Turkey, Vegetable Quinoa Soup

Sorry for the late post today.  Time just got away from me this morning and afternoon.   Now that it finally getting cool here in South Carolina, I've been craving warm food.  So two nights ago I made a spin on Two Peas and Their Pod's Vegetable Quinoa Soup. ...more
I would love a warm bowl of this for supper :)more

Fabulous Find @ Target

Sorry for the late post today, but I've been meaning to head to Target for a couple of days now, so I could do this post, and today was the day I made it there.  I know I normally do Fab Finds on Fridays (when I do them) but I couldn't resist. ...more

Zucchini Coconut Bread

Okay, this week's food is zucchini I guess.  And this is another recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod: Zucchini Coconut Bread.  You are going to love it! ...more

Chocolate Fudge Zucchini Cookies

There is a food blog that I follow, Two Peas & Their Pod.  Maria and Josh, husband and wife, have a fabulous food blog where they share their amazing food creations and update us on their life with a baby.  In August, they shared a couple of zucchini recipes, and I thought I'd give some of those a try; one of them was this recipe, Chocolate Fudge Zucchini Cookies. ...more

Roasted Buffalo Shrimp

Hey sweet friends!  Last week, I made Martha Stewart's Roasted Buffalo Shrimp for dinner.  And for a side, I made edamame.  I wanted to add as much protein as I could to our dinner.  We are trying to eat higher protein meals, with less fat.    ...more

Eggplant "Baked Ziti"

I've loved baked ziti since I was a girl.  I remember my aunt making this dish for us often; it was another way to get us to eat Italian that wasn't plain old spaghetti.  I'm not a huge cheese fan, so ziti (the way my aunt made it-she didn't use a lot of cheese) to me was the perfect easy to make pasta dish.   ...more

Reduced-Fat Sausage, Shrimp, & Crab Gumbo

I absolutely love gumbo; when we lived in Houston, we would go to the Rajin Cajun just so I could get my gumbo fix.  When we go there I always order a bowl of shrimp and crab gumbo with a side of hush puppies (it was the only place I could get hush puppies in Houston---I love hush puppies).  So I was having a gumbo craving and saw this recipe in my Cook's Country Aug/Sept 2012 Issue, and thought I'd give this bad boy a try. ...more

Stars & Stripes: Happy Birthday America!!

I'd like to think of myself as a patriotic person.  I live in an amazing country where I have the freedom to be whomever I wish to be, speak what I want to speak, and do as I want to do.  While we are still growing as a nation & have many issues that need to be fixed (laws, rights & all), I am so blessed to live in a place where we personal freedoms (which we tend to be take lightly).  Thanks to our fore fathers, and the many American soldiers (who've sacrificed/and still sacrificing), I live in a nation where anything is possible, "The American Dream"....more

Nana Pudding

 I've been wanting to make banana pudding cupcakes for a while now, about a year.  And I've never gotten to it, but this week, I did!!  But before I share the cupcake with you, I thought I'd share with you a banana pudding recipe I found. ...more

Motivational Monday #21

Happy Monday y'all!  I'm sure many of you are excited that it's a short work week; thanks to our nation's birthday!  I know most of you probably aren't excited that the Fourth isn't on a Thursday, Friday or a Monday to prolong the weekend, but a break in the middle of the week will be nice. I hope you all enjoy these motivational images!! In honor of our nation's birthday I thought I'd put this one on there!! ...more