Arugula and Mango Salad

Arugula and Mango Salad - January 31, 2013

As a Holiday gift each year, my husbands partner get us the fruit by the month club through Harry and David.  I really truly love this gift and hope she never changes it up.  It actually helps me a lot, »
Cheesy Mashed Potato Casserole

Cheesy Mashed Potato Casserole - January 23, 2013

I am so sorry, I don’t know what has gotten into me.  I feel like I am on the hunt for the most fattening and decadent recipes on earth!!!  I have the middle of winter blues, and my tight clothes »
Hands Down Best Mac and Cheese

Hands Down Best Mac and Cheese - January 20, 2013

I wish I could take credit for this Macaroni and Cheese.  My friend Traci has been making this for years, a family tradition handed down from her Mother.  Whenever she invites our family over for dinner we know we can »
Caramelized Brussels Sprouts

Caramelized Brussels Sprouts - January 09, 2013

I usually cook these babies in the oven, but I wanted to try them on the stove top to see if they wouldn’t dry out so much .  Bottom line, this is the way to cook Brussels Sprouts.  Gwyneth Paltrow »
Slow Cooker Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

Slow Cooker Butternut Squash and Apple Soup - January 08, 2013

This Soup has a lot of kick to it.  The flavors burst in your mouth and leave you with a warm and satisfying finish.  I just love eating soup this time of year, it’s a wonderful light dinner that starts »
Holy Moly Great Guacamole

Holy Moly Great Guacamole - January 05, 2013

Everyone has “the best” guacamole recipe.  I hear it all the time, “Mine is the best”.  Guacamole is a very personal thing.  Some like it with tomato, and some don’t.  Many people like a lot of cilantro, my husband does »
Wine and Cheese Spread

Wine and Cheese Spread - December 31, 2012

I saw this recipe over at Smitten Kitchen, she calls it Fromage Fort.  I had never heard of it before so I turned to my best friend, Google:)  Fromage Fort is nothing more than an incredibly easy way to use »
Kale Salad with Dates, Almonds and Parmesan

Kale Salad with Dates, Almonds and Parmesan - December 21, 2012

Phew!  Still alive!  I couldn’t turn the TV on last night, all anyone was talking about was the end of the world!  I can’t stand any of that.  My husband and kids were teasing me all night with snide comments »
Healthy Baked Asparagus Tempura

Healthy Baked Asparagus Tempura - December 18, 2012

As I look around my kitchen, it amazes me to see an array of holiday cards.  I know it’s December 18th, but anyone who lives in Chicago must agree it doesn’t feel like Christmas time is approaching.  We have not »
Cauliflower Au Gratin

Cauliflower Au Gratin - December 14, 2012

Louie and I stayed home all by ourselves last night.  Louie is my 3 month old puppy if you aren’t a frequent visitor here. Could you go out and leave this face??? I have been home a lot, that’s for »