5 Minute Maple Bourbon Gravy // Video

Forgot the gravy?  This 5 Minute Maple Bourbon Gravy is whipped up with just a few ingredients from your pantry in less than 5 minutes. Don't like bourbon?  Leave it out, this gravy is completely customizable. Happy Thanksgiving week, friends! Who was lucky enough to score the entire week off?  But it's not really a week off if you're hosting dinner on Thursday, especially if you have any family weirdness to anticipate.  Lucky for me, I have a low-key holiday on my agenda and I get to … [Read more...]

Italian Sausage Soup with White Beans and Spinach

The easiest and most flavorful weeknight dinner ever, this Italian Sausage Soup with White Beans and Spinach is on the table in less than 30 minutes using a few pantry staples.  Healthy and hearty, this one is on regular rotation at my house. Happy Friday, everyone!  I hope you all had a great week and are ready for the weekend.  To be honest, this week just flew on by...like at warp speed.  I could barely keep up, which is odd because I was home working every single day.  I made another … [Read more...]

Smoked Cheddar and Pumpkin Beer Soup

Creamy, smoky cheddar cheese and harvest-spiced pumpkin ale are combined to create a warm, comforting bowl of fall flavor.  Smoked Cheddar and Pumpkin Beer Soup is rich, velvety and like nothing else you've ever spooned into your mouth.  This is comfort food for your soul. I just let the dog out and there's a crispness to the air this morning.  One that only comes with fall.  Not quite "cold" but definitely not a summer morning, it's chilly.  But later today, I'll sweat in the bulky … [Read more...]

Pan Roasted Chicken Thighs with Creamy Mushroom Tarragon Sauce

This easy dinner is cooked in one skillet, a wonderful addition to your weeknight meal rotation.  Pan Roasted Chicken Thighs with Creamy Mushroom Tarragon Sauce are ready in under 45 minutes from start to finish and are so amazing they're great enough to serve to guests.   I'm reluctant to believe that this time of year is any busier than any other time of the year.  In fact, I feel like when the summer ends and we school starts things are more predictable...more routine...and less … [Read more...]

Tuna Salad Tacos

Bite sized treats perfect for an after-school snack, Tuna Salad Tacos are a fun way to change up your usual tuna salad sandwich. Mini soft taco shells are filled with the best tuna salad ever and topped with tasty taco toppings.  Quick, easy and healthy! I have a secret...I've been holding out on you.  I didn't do it intentionally but it's time I come clean.....I have the best tuna salad recipe ever.  No....really....I do.  It's simple and fresh and packed with protein....and you're going … [Read more...]

Green Beans with Goat Cheese, Shallots and Walnuts

A simple side dish made stellar, creamy goat cheese, sweet shallots and crunchy walnuts add a wonderful contrast to green beans that have been blanched and sautéed in a bit of butter. Green Beans with Goat Cheese, Shallots and Walnuts make a beautiful accompaniment to a variety of main dishes and can be served hot or at room temperature. How was everyone's Labor Day weekend?  Did you all enjoy the last few "unofficial" days of summer?  I had planned to spend the weekend at the beach with … [Read more...]

Mango Coconut Lime Smoothie

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SipandBeFit #CollectiveBias A refreshing on-the-go breakfast, this Mango Coconut Lime Smoothie whips up in just a couple of minutes using only five ingredients.  Packed with nutrients and protein, this is sublime way to start the day! Busy, busy, busy.  That's what I am right now.  Getting ready to send one kid back to pre-school, one is graduating soon and the holiday season … [Read more...]

Sausage Egg and Cheese Croissant with Maple Dijon Sauce

A zesty twist on a classic breakfast sandwich. This Sausage Egg and Cheese Croissant with Maple Dijon Sauce is a great way to start your day, packed with flavor and will quickly become a family breakfast staple. Bonus…the Maple Dijon Sauce doubles as a savory dip for an after-school snack! I am not a planner….it's just not in me. I'm more of a fly by the seat of my pants kinda gal and that doesn't really bode well when the school year begins. Kids running around the house begging for food … [Read more...]

Easy Seafood Cioppino

Loaded with fresh seafood and swimming in a mildly spicy tomato broth, Easy Seafood Cioppino is healthy meal that's easy to prepare.  A perfect alternative to a calorie laden chowder and ready in under 30 minutes. How's everyone's summer so far?  Hopefully it's as fun as mine and everyone has their toes in the sand pretty regularly.  I've been hopping back and forth between the suburbs and the shore for most of the season with frequent visits to all the farm stands in between.  It's my … [Read more...]

Country Style Ranch Grilled Chicken

Country Style Ranch Grilled Chicken will soon become a dinnertime staple for easy dinners on busy summer nights. Skinless chicken thighs are marinaded in tangy ranch seasoning and then tossed on the grill for an easy weeknight meal. Minimal cleanup, maximum flavor. We’re beaching it this week.  I can’t wait.  We’ll be heading down in a few days…for a few days and I’m looking forward to no messes in the kitchen for a bit.  I’ll still be working but dinners need to be quick and easy so I’ve … [Read more...]