taking chicken soup to the next level

Chicken soup is a childhood memory that is one of my favorites for sure.  Growing up we had several versions that would show up every once in a while.  Sometimes it was chicken and rice, or chicken and noodles and when we went to my MeeMaws it was chicken n …

let’s go…go…go for some oatmeal

Let’s talk about breakfast.  Do you eat breakfast everyday?  Do you LOVE breakfast or is something you have to do?  Do you change it up or do you eat the same thing everyday?  Are you always in a hurry in the morning and need something that is easy and already …

oh so good…skinny chicken and rice

Even when I am trying to eat lighter and make better choices there is one thing that I must have…CHEESE.  Now I know this is not the best must have, I mean obviously must having veggies are a better option but as long as I can have some cheese every now …

Lightened-up enchilada soup? Yes, its good

Enchilada soup is one of my most favorite soups of all time.  There is just something about the chicken with the spices and the broth with the cheese that makes my life oh so happy! So one of my favorite enchilada soups of all time is at the restaurant Chili’s. …

you have been good…time for a brownie

We have been so good for the whole first week of 2016 and this weekend calls for a little treat…right?  And a brownie sounds like the perfect treat and these brownies laced with cream cheese make them an ultimate treat for sure.   Overtime I make these brownies they are gone …

a cranberry is not just for the Holidays…

I don’t know about you but sometimes the sides are the hardest part of a healthier lifestyle.  I mean how many stalks of broccoli can you eat?  With that being said I am always on the hunt for new sides that are not only healthier but also delicious and if …

starting 2016 with a bang & spaghetti

Don’t let the name of this dish fool you…this cream cheese spaghetti is still an under 400 calorie dinner that is perfect for your busy nights. It is no secret that I love my slow cooker but I especially love it when it involves pasta.  I think I could eat …

homemade is so worth it

I cannot believe that 2016 is already here.  With all the traveling and family obligations the Holidays had the last few weeks just flew by.  Don’t get me wrong it was an amazing Christmas.  My nephew, Wesley, was loving everything the season had…except maybe Santa… and it was so fun …

A little creamy, a little spicy and a little yum

The Holidays are here and whether you are still thinking about your Christmas dinner or you are planning for your big New Year’s celebration this creamy horseradish sauce is a perfect addition for all your favorite beef dishes.   For an early Christmas I made this Peppercorn Crusted Beef Tenderloin …

A special treat…beef tenderloin

In my family beef is always on the menu for special events and this Peppercorn Crusted Beef Tenderloin is quite the treat.   As I have mentioned before my Mammaw is in a memory care facility and sometimes leaving there can be difficult for her (especially in the evening) so …