Turkey and Black Bean Burritos

This Turkey and Black Bean Burritos recipe was created for Bush’s Beans. My kids were introduced to Chipotle burritos within the last year and they are completely hooked – my son in particular. It’s fun to see them order something other than a cheese quesadilla when we are out for Mexican so I’m happy they picked burritos because it’s given me another family meal idea to work with at home (we make a lot of quesadillas and tostadas already) ....more

Tuna and Orzo Salad with Parmesan and Basil

Before I talk about today’s recipe, I first want to thank every single one of you who took the time to fill out my recent Reader Survey. I read through every response and appreciate all of your comments and feedback. It was a treat to learn more about those of you who come here for my recipes!! ...more

Greek Salad & Hummus Pita Pizza

What’s great about having a food blog is you basically have a food diary that documents what you’ve eaten over the years and if you’re lucky, a little story behind it. For example, I stumbled across this recipe for Greek Salad & Hummus Pita Pizza in my blog archives recently and was instantly brought back to a season that I remember eating these very very often. These pita “pizzas” are so incredibly light and delicious I really wanted to share them again with you, in case you are looking for new ideas for lunch or light dinners ....more

2016 Reader Survey

Hello friends! Something a little different today… In June, my blog will turn 8 years old. I can’t even believe it was that long ago that I started sharing recipes online – my kids were just ages 3 and 1 at the time and baby #3 wasn’t even a conversation yet ....more

Maple Vinaigrette

Vinaigrettes are my absolute favorite way to dress a salad. I believe my love of vinaigrettes come from my parents and grandparents because growing up, there were no bottles of ranch or blue cheese on our dinner table, there was oil and vinegar. Fast forward a few years to my parents’ second restaurant and that is where I learned how to make a proper vinaigrette (aka house dressing) ....more

Broccoli Cheese Frittata Muffins with Quinoa

Another day another frittata muffin. These little baked egg muffins have become a little obsession of mine the last few months, especially since my kids like them (not to mention, they are a good protein packed healthy alternative to the same old after school snack). These Broccoli Cheese Frittata Muffins with Quinoa are light and just right – adding quinoa to the egg mixture adds some density and a little extra filling which I love ....more

March Reading: Books I Read This Month

It’s been an interesting month of reading. I’ve been slow at it, most of my books have felt a bit “heavy” lately. I finished up Little Mercies on audio from last month, I liked it, but paired up with Pretty Baby was a bit too much I think ....more

Tropical Overnight Oats

These Tropical Overnight Oats were created in partnership with Bob’s Red Mill. For the most part, I’m a savory egg and toast kind of breakfast girl. When the weather warms up though, I go through phases of cold and sweet fruit-filled breakfast cravings, specifically overnight oats like these Tropical Overnight Oats I’ve been enjoying this week ....more

Last Minute Appetizer Ideas For Easter Sunday

In need of last minute appetizer ideas for Easter? Well you are in the right place… For some reason, when I’m hosting any holiday meal, appetizers (finger foods, snacks, munchies…whatever you want to call them) seem to fall way low on the priority list as far as menu planning. It’s not because I don’t love them, they are actually my favorite part of any meal and I personally could eat a whole shlew of apps and happily forgo the rest of the food any day ....more

Caprese Rice Salad

(This post is part of the #ThinkRice campaign that I am participating in as a member of the Healthy Aperture network, sponsored by USA Rice.) Happy Spring!! I don’t know about you, but Spring is most definitely my favorite season of the year. Depending on where you live, the weather has warmed up (we hit the 90s last week – too warm!) and when the weather is nice like it has been I just crave good, light, fresh food ....more