Crunchy Caramel Apple and Brie Quesadilla

Sweet, savory and so amazingly good, this Crunchy Caramel Apple and Brie Quesadilla is great for breakfast or dessert.  The granola is a fantastic addition to an already tasty treat.  Easy to make in minutes, you'll be noshing on these all season long. I don't know why this happens but as soon as Labor Day is behind me I don't scramble for the pumpkin spice everything, I'm a caramel girl.  Salted caramel, caramel caramel, chocolate caramel, homemade's all me.  I can eat that … [Read more...]

Spinach and Feta Turkey Burgers with Sun-Dried Tomato Tzatziki Sauce

Mediterranean flavors abound in these Spinach and Feta Turkey Burgers with Sun-Dried Tomato Tzatziki Sauce.  Quick and easy to make, burger night can now be every night! I can't believe it's July.  Already.  I feel like the summer is flying by and I still have so many things I want to pack in.  I know it's just the beginning and summer only started about two weeks ago but time definitely goes by so quickly I can hardly keep up.  Last week was just a whirlwind packed with deadlines and my … [Read more...]

Spinach Blue Cheese and Chickpea Pasta Salad Stuffed Tomatoes

Disclaimer: This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Ronzoni, all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #RonzoniSummer   Light and healthy, Spinach Blue Cheese and Chickpea Pasta Salad Stuffed Tomatoes are stunning and delectable.  A great dish to serve when hosting a lunch or playdate, kids will love it too! I've been eating all the things lately.  You know...ALL the things.  Pizza, hot dogs … [Read more...]

Fajita Turkey Burgers with Chipotle Ketchup

Finally, a heart-healthy burger packed with flavor!  Fajita Turkey Burgers with Chipotle Ketchup are easy to make and loaded with protein.  A great way to kick off summer without blowing your diet! I've been bitten by the bug.  The running bug.  I've been trying to get into running for years now....not really digging it most of the time because, let's face it, it can get boring.  But throw a little competitive element in there and now I'm there.  I ran my first race ever this past … [Read more...]

The Best Smashed Potato Salad

The Best Smashed Potato Salad recipe ever and the only potato salad recipe you'll ever need.  Light on the mayo, heavy on the flavor...classic potato salad punched up a bit with fresh herbs and briny pickles.  A great addition to your summer barbecue! Greetings from the Jersey Shore!  That's right, my friends...I am typing this while watching the waves roll in on a sunny Saturday morning.  We're kicking the summer off a little earlier this year and I couldn't be happier.  Memorial Day … [Read more...]

Chilled Strawberry Soup #BrunchWeek

Inspired by the version served at the majestic Grand Floridian Hotel in Disney, this Chilled Strawberry Soup is a little lighter but tastes even better than the original.  Easy to make in just a few minutes, you'll be whipping it up all summer long! Let's talk about Walt Disney World for a moment.  I absolutely love it there.  It is the happiest place on earth.  At least the memories you keep are always that it's the happiest place on earth.  While you're there, it's fun...and … [Read more...]

Pina Colada Chia Seed Smoothie

All the tropical flavors of a Pina Colada blended into a quick and healthy smoothie.  This Pina Colada Chia Seed Smoothie is ready in minutes and will keep you feeling full for hours. The weather hit 70 degrees the other day and all I wanted to do was sit on the beach.  I was peeling off layers of clothing as the morning wore on because I forget how to dress for warmer weather. It's so amazing to me how 70 degrees in early April feels like a sweltering, sweaty day.  BUT 70 degrees in … [Read more...]

20-Minute Skinny Beef Stroganoff

Hearty and satisfying, Skinny Beef Stroganoff takes just 20 minutes to make and won't add inches to your waistline.  This lightened up version uses no butter or sour cream and  is just as tasty as it's full fat version. I hit a wall....and have a little confession.  Last week, I couldn't button my pants.  I had to use an elastic band, a trick I learned during pregnancy, to close my pants.  I'm a little ashamed but let's face it I deserved it.  My pants slapped me in the face with the … [Read more...]

Shrimp and Chorizo Skillet Paella with Quinoa

Slightly spicy with a hint of smoke, this one-pot meal is deliciously simple and is packed full of healthy, whole ingredients.  Quinoa replaces the traditional rice in this recipe to boost protein and fiber. I've been making a version of this recipe for years.  When I was teaching myself to cook and got a little adventurous I whipped up a recipe I found in Cooking Light.  It was easy and quick and a definite home run with my family.  I would make it ahead of time and it was always better … [Read more...]

Golden Beet and Whipped Goat Cheese Salad with Walnut Mint Pesto

A beet salad that's as beautiful to look at as it is to eat.  Creamy goat cheese is whipped until light and fluffy and then stacked with a roasted golden beet.  The Walnut Mint Pesto is the perfect topper for this easy to make and easy to impress dish. Beet and Goat Cheese Salad is pretty much a summer staple.  It’s on every restaurant menu and, as simple as it is, many people don’t make it at home.  Which is surprising, given the number of friends I know that absolutely go bananas over … [Read more...]