• Stuffed Honeynut Squash

    Honeynut Squash is my new favorite squash.  Not familiar?  I wasn’t either, until last week.  They are everything you love about butternut only smaller, sweeter, more tender and perfect size for individuals sides.     Honeynut = Cuteness & Yumminess I was walking through Trader Joes looking at the produce and came across these super small butternut squash.  I was intrigued as I had never seen one so small.  Just then an employee walked up and asked if I had ever had a butternut squash and pointed at these adorable little beauties.  Once I said no she began to tell me every reason why I should  She said they cooked…

  • Creamy Chicken and Cauliflower Rice Casserole

    Ok everyone…Today is THE DAY.  Today is the day that I started my KETO journey.  And today is also the FIRST time I have ever had cauliflower rice…it is a VERY BIG DAY peeps! So why KETO? There are 2 main reason why I am jumping onto the keto train.  First is for me.  I have always struggled with my weight and in the last year I have become even more motivated to get it under control, being back in the dating world will do that to you.  I have a really good friend who started this journey a few months ago and has had tremendous success, I am so…

  • Roasted Veggie Couscous

    Spring veggies are just about ready in my part of the country. The farmers markets are starting to get loaded up with beautiful produce and this couscous dish is one of my favorite ways to highlight so many of those veggies. It starts with the veggies With so many beautiful veggies popping at my farmers markets and in my grocery store it was hard to choose which veggies to use for this delicious salad.  First I knew I wanted to use peppers, red, yellow and orange.  I love how sweet early spring peppers are and these were just perfect.  Next I threw in an onion.  I used a white onion,…

  • Grill the weekend away…

    What are your plans this weekend?  Are you taking a little time away?  Hanging out with friends and family?  Are you grilling?  In my house we will be grilling for sure…and who knows what else. Whats on the grill? Are you doing burgers (like these sliders)?   How about those fries I posted yesterday?  Maybe some BBQ chicken or fish?  The possibilities are really endless, including the beginning of a delicious dessert like these grilled pineapples. This last week The Hubby branched out a bit and threw some veggies and sausage links on the grill…and it was AMAZING!! Sausage? The Hubby and I love Costco.  We get everything from meat…

  • 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 dumplings…and now we have Mexican chicken soup.   Don’t get me wrong I love all the traditional chicken soup’s out there but I wanted to change it up a bit, while adding in a little kick and some extra veggies along the way…plus it was all made in the slow cooker making it a perfect weeknight dinner without a lot…

  • Veggies & enchilada soup is so, so good

    Enchilada soup is definitely a favorite of mine & The Hubby’s but I have been working on how to incorporate more veggies into it without losing all the richness of a more traditional version.   There is just something so good about the chicken, enchilada infused broth, beans and of course the cheese…I would never forget the cheese and with the added veggies it is lighter than some other recipes. To start with I wanted to make sure I used veggies that The Hubby and I would both love so zucchini, squash and bell peppers were defiantly a must along with the more traditional veggies of onions and garlic.  I…