Crispy Smashed Red Potatoes

Crispy Smashed Red Potatoes

These Crispy Smashed Red Potatoes are a perfect side dish for any meal. Move over Mr. baked potato. There is a new potato in town. These potatoes are easy to make, crispy, and oh so good! Once you taste these crispy smashed red potatoes you’ll 

Sheet Pan Ranch Chicken & Veggies

Sheet Pan Ranch Chicken & Veggies

This Sheet Pan Ranch Chicken & Veggie recipe is so good! Are you looking for something healthy and easy to make during the week? I wanted to share this meal with all of you mainly because it’s so simple and tasty. There is something about 

Vegetarian Spaghetti Squash Puttanesca

Vegetarian Spaghetti Squash Puttanesca

This Vegetarian Spaghetti Squash Puttanesca is so delicious! Are you a fan of olives? How about capers? Well, this dish has both. And what about tomatoes? I am a fan of them all! Now add in some olive oil and garlic and you have a 

Simple Homemade Guacamole

Simple Homemade Guacamole

This Simple Homemade Guacamole is so easy to make. Your going to love it! My family loves guacamole. It has such a great flavor combination with the avocados, garlic, jalapeno, a pile of cilantro with a squeeze of lime. Really, what’s not to love. It’s 

Whole Roasted Coconut Curried Cauliflower

Whole Roasted Coconut Curried Cauliflower

This Whole Roasted Coconut Curried Cauliflower is so good! Have you ever roasted a whole head of cauliflower? Let me tell ya, it’s so much fun! No worries about cutting it up, with this recipe you’ll be roasting the whole thing. Do you love Indian 

Vegetable Soup with Dumplings

Vegetable Soup with Dumplings

This Vegetable Soup with Dumplings Recipe is not only healthy but it’s so good! We all need a comfort meal once in awhile. This soup contains simple ingredients, and it’s easy to make. It’s a soup that definitely tastes homemade! With this recipe, I’ll teach 

Wild Blueberry Smoothie Bowl

Wild Blueberry Smoothie Bowl

Need a change for breakfast? This Wild Blueberry Smoothie Bowl just might what your looking for. It’s not only healthy but this wild blueberry smoothie bowl is so delicious! Plus smoothie bowls are so easy to make. They are not just for breakfast. They can 

Quick Cinnamon Rolls

Quick Cinnamon Rolls

These Quick Cinnamon Rolls are so yummy. This Quick Cinnamon Roll recipe is quick, hence the name…I’m pretty sure what makes them quick is the fast acting yeast that this recipe calls for. This is a great cinnamon roll recipe for those mornings you wake 

Mama’s Simple Pot Roast

Mama’s Simple Pot Roast

This version of Mama’s Simple Pot Roast is warm, comforting and so delicious!! Mama’s Simple Pot Roast is one of those simple meals. The ones you crave for a Sunday meal. If you’re looking for something simple to make, Mama’s simple pot roast is it. 

Mexican Tater Tot Bake

Mexican Tater Tot Bake

This Mexican Tater Tot Bake is so good! This Mexican tater tot bake reminds me of nachos but with tater tots. Who can resist some yummy tater tots once in a while. Add some refried beans and cheese and you’ve got something really special. I 

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

These Apple Cinnamon Muffins are so yummy!! This Apple Cinnamon Muffin recipe is so easy to make!! If you love apple pie, I think you’ll enjoy these muffins. I am definitely a fan of making muffins these days, and I love creating my own muffin 

Hershey’s Chocolate Egg Cookies

Hershey’s Chocolate Egg Cookies

These Hershey’s Chocolate Egg Cookies are so good!! These Hershey’s Chocolate Egg cookies have one of the best Easter ingredients stirred in. Can you guess by the title? If you haven’t tried Hershey’s Chocolate Eggs then you need to. They are one of my favorite 

Creamy Vegetarian Potato Soup

Creamy Vegetarian Potato Soup

This Creamy Vegetarian Potato Soup is so comforting and so delicious! When it’s cold outside and you find yourself needing something to warm up, a big bowl of Creamy Vegetarian Potato Soup will surely hit the spot! This is a cream-based soup but don’t worry, 

Kale with Lemon & Hemp Seeds

Kale with Lemon & Hemp Seeds

Sauteed Kale with Lemon & Hemp Seeds is so easy to make and it’s so delicious!! Sauteed Kale is so good, and when you add in some lemon and hemp seeds it brings it to another level. If you love Kale, you need to try 

Peanut Chicken Stir-Fry Salad

Peanut Chicken Stir-Fry Salad

Peanut Chicken Stir-Fry Salad is so flavorful and so delicious!! This Peanut Chicken Stir-Fry Salad is so good!! It isn’t exactly what you think of when you read the title of this recipe. It’s stir-fry with a twist. Usually in stir-fry the veggies are always 

Strawberry Jam Muffins

Strawberry Jam Muffins

Strawberry Jam Muffins are so delicious! These Strawberry Jam muffins are topped with a sweet crumble and inside you’ll find just a hint of strawberry jam, with little bits of strawberries throughout. It’s truly a taste of summer! This muffin brings me back to the 

Chocolate chip and Toffee Cookies

Chocolate chip and Toffee Cookies

These Chocolate Chip and Toffee Cookies are so delicious…. Are you a chocolate chip cookie fan? I know I am. These Cookies are like a chocolate chip cookie but better because they also have toffee. With these cookies the chocolate and toffee go so good 

Roasted Spaghetti Squash Stir-Fry

Roasted Spaghetti Squash Stir-Fry

Roasted spaghetti squash stir-fry is so good, and healthy too!! With this recipe you won’t miss the rice, I promise! I’ll be teaching you how to make this delicious stir-fry. In this recipe the roasted spaghetti squash will replace your rice. This meal consists of 

Cherry Almond Oatmeal Bars

Cherry Almond Oatmeal Bars

We’ve got another Oatmeal Bar Recipe for you! If you loved the first one I shared, I am certain you will love this one too! Again, they are made with no eggs or dairy. And made with all the good stuff! Like oats, dried sweetened 

Maple Glazed Brussels Sprouts & Bacon

Maple Glazed Brussels Sprouts & Bacon

Move over pancakes because maple syrup has a new dish. This Maple Glazed Brussels Sprouts & Bacon are so good! If your a Brussels Sprouts fan like me, then you gotta try this one. We usually just toss our Brussels sprouts in olive oil, salt 

Easy BBQ chicken sandwich topped with coleslaw

Easy BBQ chicken sandwich topped with coleslaw

This Easy BBQ Chicken Sandwich topped with coleslaw is not only easy but it’s so good! Do you need an easy meal tonight? I love picking up a rotisserie chicken for those days I need something quick! And the reason I love rotisserie chicken is 

Hot Ham & Cheese and Reuben Sliders

Hot Ham & Cheese and Reuben Sliders

These little guys are oh so good! Perfect for a party, or a simple meal at home. They are the right size, so you won’t feel guilty having more than one. The sweetness of the Hawaiian rolls are just right. And the sweet buttery poppy 

Blueberry muffins with a lemon crumb topping

Blueberry muffins with a lemon crumb topping

Nothing says Happy Sunday like some blueberry muffins and coffee. If you’re a blueberry muffin fan, I think you should give these a try. They have just the right amount of lemon that pairs perfectly with these blueberries. I know I’ll be making this recipe 

Creamy Tomato and Kale Linguine

Creamy Tomato and Kale Linguine

This pasta dish is mouth watering delicious. The little tomatoes and kale are sautéed with garlic and olive oil. And the noodles are tossed in a balsamic vinaigrette, and the goat cheese gives them that creamy consistency. Finished with crispy kale and a dusting of 

Pumpkin Seed & Cranberry Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

Pumpkin Seed & Cranberry Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

These Pumpkin Seed & Cranberry Oatmeal Breakfast Bars are so good! We don’t always have time to sit down and eat breakfast. Am I right? I know, we all have those days. Or sometimes we just need a healthy snack, right? These oatmeal breakfast bars 

Kale chips

Kale chips

If you haven’t had the chance to try kale chips, then you need to make this recipe! My family just loves them, and honestly I don’t make them enough. When I do, my kids run in the kitchen and gobble them up! Seriously, they don’t 

Sesame seed and Pepita crunch topping

Sesame seed and Pepita crunch topping

This stuff has a sweet and nutty flavor, and just the right crunch. I’ve heard good things about both of these seeds. They are perfect to add to salads and tacos or even to snack on. We recently made some for our sweet potato tacos. 

Vegetarian Refried Black Beans

Vegetarian Refried Black Beans

There is something about black beans that I love. I think it might be because you can make so many meals with them. I do love working with dried beans but being able to open a can to make a quick dinner is so nice! 

Sheet Pan Nachos

Sheet Pan Nachos

You had me at nachos, seriously. If anyone mentions nachos I’m there! I just love the kind of nachos that are piled high with fixings. This recipe is not only easy but something you’ll want to share with your friends. Or make it at home 

Oven Roasted Asparagus with lemon

Oven Roasted Asparagus with lemon

There is nothing better than oven roasted asparagus, drizzled with olive oil and a hint of lemon. I love how the tops of the asparagus get a little crispy. It’s also one of my kids favorite vegetables. Asparagus is power packed with vitamins and some 

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Tacos

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Tacos

It amazes me how you can take such simple ingredients and turn them into something amazing. This dish revolves around a sweet potato and a can of black beans. And lots of limes and cilantro. The good stuff really. Yes, I’m talking about cilantro. I 

Homemade Lemonade

Homemade Lemonade

Fresh squeezed lemonade, get your fresh squeezed lemonade!! You’ll see, making it at home is so simple. Every week I make sure to stock up on my citrus. I get mine at target, 1 bag of lemons, and 1 bag of limes. I find them 

Red Lentil Curry

Red Lentil Curry

Red Lentil Curry is so good!! This version of Red Lentil Curry is so flavorful. It’s also so simple to make and it’s healthy and so delicious. It’s make with so many healthy ingredients. You start by sauteing a handful of vegetables, garlic and ginger. 

Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Cookies

Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Cookies

What’s your favorite part of an oatmeal cookie? Mine is that hint of cinnamon you taste. So with this recipe, I made sure it had plenty of it. And I also included 2 different kinds of raisins. And let me tell ya, they are good! 

Chocolate chip muffins

Chocolate chip muffins

If your looking for a little sweetness in the morning, than these are your ticket! And don’t worry, no judgement here. It’s a muffin, right? These guys are perfect in the morning, or even if you need a little treat during the day. Kids will 

Pretty Roasted Carrots

Pretty Roasted Carrots

Imagine the taste of roasted carrots drizzled with a Tahini dressing, then topped with micro greens and dollops of goat cheese. Sounds delicious, right? Mmm… This holiday, we were asked to bring a vegetable side dish to my sister in laws for our Christmas Day 

Sunday Morning Blueberry Pancakes

Sunday Morning Blueberry Pancakes

Sunday Morning Blueberry Pancakes are so good!! Sunday mornings are made for pancakes, and this Blueberry pancake recipe is definitely a special one. My husband hands down makes the best pancakes! They have a hint of cinnamon which makes them different from the rest. And 

Pork Egg roll on rice with a tamarind sauce

Pork Egg roll on rice with a tamarind sauce

Now you can have the taste of an egg roll without the mess of deep frying it. Imagine an egg roll without the wrapper served on a bed of rice, drizzled with a tamarind sauce. The perfect combo of a stir fry and egg roll 

Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes are really such an easy meal and loved by many. It’s one of those meals you feel safe making for truly any event. Who needs to use a can of Manwich or a seasoning pack when you can simply make Sloppy Joes yourself 

Cinnamon & Sugar Raspberry Muffins

Cinnamon & Sugar Raspberry Muffins

If you loved my last muffin recipe, then I think you’ll love this one too! But this time, they are made with fresh raspberries. These muffins are the perfect combo of a little sweetness and a little tart! This time, I was the early riser 

Marshmallow, Coconut & Dark chocolate chunk cookies

Marshmallow, Coconut & Dark chocolate chunk cookies

These Marshmallow, Coconut & Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies are so good! Who’s ready for some cookies? Me!! With both hands up… I guess I’m always ready for something sweet. If your a fan of dark chocolate, your going to love these cookies. They are so 

Crispy Chicken Tacos

Crispy Chicken Tacos

These Crispy Chicken Tacos are so good! Forget taco Tuesday. I would welcome these Crispy Chicken Tacos any day of the week. The chicken in these tacos is baked not fried. So this is a great healthy alternative to any fried chicken tacos. Are you 

City Foodie Farm Dark chocolate chunk cookies

City Foodie Farm Dark chocolate chunk cookies

Since I saw there was a national cookie day this week, I thought It would be fun to share a yummy cookie recipe with all of you. This was a first. I’m usually not much of a baker, and I would usually just stick to 

Cashew vegetable stir fry with pad thai rice noodles

Cashew vegetable stir fry with pad thai rice noodles

It’s time to eat the rainbow. No, not literally, but you know what I mean. It’s all about variety, and getting a variety of fruits and vegetables in your diet. Believe me, it’s not always easy! It’s something you have to consistently be aware of. 

Spicy Turmeric Chicken with Roasted Zucchini & Apple Chutney

Spicy Turmeric Chicken with Roasted Zucchini & Apple Chutney

There is just something about turmeric I love. Maybe it’s the color, or maybe I love it because, I know turmeric has so many health benefits. Way too many to list. One thing I’ve always remembered, is it’s known to help with inflammation. There are 

Roasted Butternut Squash Pizza

Roasted Butternut Squash Pizza

There is nothing better than the flavor combination of blue cheese, roasted squash seeds and the taste of a balsamic glaze. Believe me, I couldn’t stop myself from eating it as we made this meal. Now think about also adding some prosciutto, and roasted squash 

Roasted Brussels Sprouts on a bed of whipped goat cheese & drizzled with honey….

Roasted Brussels Sprouts on a bed of whipped goat cheese & drizzled with honey….

Who loves Brussels sprouts? I know I do, and so does my family. So when we see it on a menu at a restaurant, we usually will consider ordering it. And that is exactly where we got the inspiration for this dish! One of our 

Cinnamon & Sugar Blueberry Muffins

Cinnamon & Sugar Blueberry Muffins

Weekends are the best!! My husband is usually the early riser. And I guess you could say I’m one of the lucky ones, that wakes up to already brewed coffee. Not always, but that is usually the norm in our house. And I am so 

Mom’s famous spaghetti and meatballs….

Mom’s famous spaghetti and meatballs….

What truly makes a good meatball? I think inquiring cooks would like to know… My mouth is watering right now thinking of my mom’s famous spaghetti and meatballs. It’s one of those meals you always come home to eat. It’s the one that feels so 

How to make your frozen pizza night even better…

How to make your frozen pizza night even better…

Tonight was one of those nights, when a frozen pizza was a must! With thanksgiving days away, and a blizzard coming within hours, my shopping cart was plump with ingredients for way too many dishes. Unfortunately, dinner wasn’t one of them. Well, I guess I 

Hearty homemade black bean soup with quinoa

Hearty homemade black bean soup with quinoa

How can you go wrong with a black bean soup made from scratch. Made with a bag of dried beans, homemade vegetable stock, onions, tomatoes, peppers. And a squeeze of lime and lots of cilantro. Then just enough quinoa added to make this a hearty 

Food and memories…

Food and memories…

Since Thanksgiving is right around the corner, I’ve really been thinking about food and how it creates memories. It’s fun to think back at Thanksgivings throughout the years. The ones from childhood, and growing up. And the ones with my husband’s family. And those thanksgivings 

Roasted chickpea, sweet kale and red quinoa wrap with homemade oven fries

Roasted chickpea, sweet kale and red quinoa wrap with homemade oven fries

I guess it’s another meatless meal. Not intentionally but I’m cooking with the ingredients I already have. Good thing my husband had some meat for lunch today lol. Roasted chickpeas actually sounded really good to me today and pairing it with my favorite salad mix 

Meatless Monday Recipe

Meatless Monday Recipe

{Peanut Butter Stir Fry Noodles} I’ve always heard of this “Meatless Monday” concept and I like it!! I like it a lot. The thought of picking one day a week to go meatless is not only healthy but in the long run will save you 

Reuben pizza

Reuben pizza

If you made the reuben sliders this week chances are you have some leftover ingredients. Today my husband took those ingredients and magically turned them into a pizza. I left for a target run with my littles not knowing how it would turn out. But 

Homemade pizza recipe

Homemade pizza recipe

Have you always wanted to make your own homemade pizza? I’ll show you an easy way to make your very own homemade pizzas. This pizza recipe is simple once you get the hang of it. All you need to remember is… if you want pizza 

Cauliflower Tacos topped with a sweet and spicy slaw

Cauliflower Tacos topped with a sweet and spicy slaw

I love cooking with cauliflower. It’s one of those vegetables that can pass for something else, Chicken that is. This all meatless meal is delicious and super easy to make!! It would be a great addition to any taco Tuesday meal!! Ingredients for tacos: -Half 

Reuben sliders

Reuben sliders

I love Reubens and my favorite part has got to be the sauerkraut. These little guys are delicious and super simple to make. Great for a meal during the week or on game day. What you’ll need: •1 bag of dollar buns (any small slider 

Today feels like a chicken noodle soup day…..

Today feels like a chicken noodle soup day…..

Fall is when things slow down for me, no gardens to tend to, and a daily cup of tea is needed! Things do indeed slow down, until the rush of the holidays. For now, I’m savoring that tiny little window. One of my family’s favorite