Bacon Balsamic Vinaigrette over Roasted Butternut Kale Salad

The colors of this salad are a reflection of it’s bursting flavor. I always mourn the passing of tomato season, but this year I’m branching out to explore the deliciousness of fall/winter fruits and vegetables. I love the comforting flavors of caramelized butternut in a salad, and baby kale is the perfect complement because it’s a bit more sturdy than … Read More

Vitamin C Booster Cranberry Orange Smoothie

The day after a big (holiday) meal, I like to have a light breakfast to ease back into the swing of things. It takes me a bit to get my appetite back, but I’m pretty sure that has something to do with the late night pie snacking that accompanies the holidays. This smoothie is the perfect thing for recovery, because … Read More

Chocolate Chunk Salted Caramel No-Bake Cookies

While I was making Healthier No-Bake Cookies, I wondered what would happened if I left out the cocoa powder and turned them to a caramel version. And… here we are with Chocolate Chunk Salted Caramel No-Bake Cookies which, (dare I say it?) are better than the originals because chocolate + caramel = better than just chocolate!

Crockpot Salsa Beef

This is by far the easiest meal I’ve ever made! All the ingredients are placed in the crockpot, turned to low for 8-10 hours, and that’s it! The house smells amazing as it’s cooking – in fact it’s almost better not to be home. The second time I made this, I was home the entire day and the delicious smells … Read More

Crockpot Rosemary Chicken with Butternut Squash

I love the way the house smells when I have Rosemary Chicken with Butternut Squash in the crockpot. I think it’s the rosemary in particular that really gets me, because it has a certain savory smell with a hint of gourmet sophistication. There’s enough vegetables in there for this to be a one pot meal, but Caesar Salad with Pine … Read More