Reese’s Bottom Cheesecake


Reese’s Bottom Cheesecake Ingredients 1 Box of JELLO instant NO-Bake Cheesecake Mix (Feel free to make your own no-bake Cheesecake) Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups (one per each Cheesecake) 1 Cup of Mini Chocolate Chips..for sprinkling on top. Approx. 1 Cup of Graham Cracker Crumbs (either store bought, or you can crush your own..or use the […]

Healthy Frozen Blended Coffee Frappé recipe


Doesn’t that look like dessert with a straw?  Yum! My daughter, Brittany, came up with this recipe in her search for a healthier, low-carb version of a Starbucks mocha frappuccino.  Read below to print out my recipe printable for this delicious beverage! Since we’re following the Trim Healthy Mama lifestyle plan of eating in our home, this […]

Kale Soup for the Crockpot – Vegetarian Recipe


When my sister and I first started bringing home bunches of kale to my mother, she was understandably perplexed.  My grandmother’s Slovak cooking taught her at least fifty different ways to cook a head of cabbage, but kale was a new one.  I remember how skeptical she was after she threw a handful of tough […]

Olive Garden Minestrone Soup Copycat {Slow Cooker}


First off, don’t be scared by the long list of ingredients in this recipe. Much of it is dried herbs that you likely have on hand and basic pantry items like canned beans and tomatoes. Second, the easy prep (see the directions) make up for the lengthy list of ingredients. Plus much of it is […]

Roasted Garlic Hummus


I used my Magimix food processor today to make this unbelievably delicious and highly addictive roasted garlic hummus. I can’t even begin to express to you how much I love this hummus! To get an idea of how much I love roasted garlic, when we go out to eat at Italian restaurants much of the […]



My daughter, who refuses to eat oatmeal, declares this “Inside Out Apple Pie” to be her favorite breakfast. (Her brother calls it “Apple Pudding.”) It’s oatmeal, all right, but with lots of apples and a bit of sweet caramelly goodness, so somehow in her seven-year-old mind, it’s not her despised breakfast nemesis and will gobble […]

Apple Muffins


These apple muffins are incredibly moist and full of apple flavor. Super easy to make and a great way to use up those apples you have laying around. Add this one to your “keeper” file because these apple muffins are tasty. We are down to one laptop again so I haven’t been able to post anything. […]

Skinny Buffalo Chicken Dip


Are you on the hunt for some delicious Super Bowl snacks, but still want to achieve your New Year’s fitness goals? Then we have the appetizer for you! This Skinny Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe will have your football fanatics cheering for more, and it’s so easy to make! It is bursting with flavor with just […]



This Italian Orzo Spinach Soup is simple to make, full of classic Italian flavors, and oh-so-comforting. This past Sunday, I woke up on the wrong side of the bed.  The Let’s-Be-Unusually-Hard-On-Yourself-About-Everything-Today side of the bed. First of all, I woke up to the sound of my oven timer beeping loudly at me at 6:30am because […]

Garlic Lemon and Parmesan Oven Roasted Zucchini


I almost didn’t post these because the pictures are so meh but seriously you are going to LOVE the flavor of this zucchini so I had to share anyway! Plus, they are incredibly easy to make! Yes, zucchini can be kind of bland and boring but when you brush it with a garlic lemon oil […]

Caramel Apple Trifles


These Caramel Apple Trifles are the perfect apple treat – no bake, super easy and full of cinnamon! It’s also my last recipe for Apple Week. It’s sad to see it go, but be sure to check out my blondie cheesecake and layered cake. So many tasty apple choices! Julianne, from Beyond Frosting, has been cranking out some […]

Cherry Tomato Angel Hair Pasta


  Ingredients 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil and 1 tsp for pasta water 5 cups red and yellow cherry, grape, or other small tomatoes 5 cloves garlic, peeled 1 yellow onion, peeled and diced 1 green pepper, diced 1 red pepper, diced 1/4 cup dry white wine 1/4 teaspoon salt pinch red pepper flakes […]

How To Make The Perfect Avocado Toast


  On a quest for the next big thing in the food industry, sisters Danielle and Laura Kosann have begun the journey with The New Potato. Profiling chefs, restauranteurs, and celebrities alike with cuisine questionnaires, the world of dining has reached a whole new level of delish. This week, the ladies show us how to make […]

Peach and Roasted Vegetable Salad


This salad kind of looks like fall… but it’s all summer, baby. It’s not terribly different from our other roasted vegetable salads, if you just replaced the lettuce with hearty grains (we used Trader Joe’s harvest grain mix, which is pretty but not my favorite. I know my mom will disagree, but I feel that […]

Sesame Crusted Tofu


In our household, the lifespan of a recipe is often short lived. It gets made. Photographed. Enjoyed. Posted. And soon thereafter, forgotten, set by the wayside for whatever new batch of recipes we’re making the next week. As good as they might have been, we’re just not in the habit of repeating things (such is […]

Guacamole Grilled Cheese Sandwich


So, this month is National Grilled Cheese Month. I know what you are thinking–if you are anything like me–every month is grilled cheese month, sucka! But this one is actually on the books and all. That is why I first made this Egg in a Basket Grilled Cheese. Check it out, the pictures alone will make […]

Zucchini Noodles and Grilled Shrimp


Ok, zucchini noodles! Where have you been my whole life? Recently I’ve been having a love affair with my vegetable spiralizer and making zucchini noodles left and right. I can’t be stopped. This time I’ve added some grilled shrimp and my all time favorite lemon basil dressing along with some gorgeous cherry tomatoes and some toasted sliced […]

Big Girls, Test Kitchen: Coconut Caramel Ice Cream


When you live in the city, and you have a small kitchen, you have to say no to a lot of kitchen tools and devices. While, sure, it would be nice to own the right equipment for every occasion, we really have to weigh what there is room for in our cabinets. Would our baking be […]

Cedar Plank Salmon with Blistered Tomatoes


You know those recipes that you just want to make every night for 2 weeks straight? This Cedar Plank Salmon with Blistered Tomatoes is one of them! As you can see, I’ve been obsessed with tomatoes this week. I’ve also been mega obsessed with the latest season of Orphan Black. Ummmm #obsessed. But since Orphan […]

Pecorino Basil Skinny Fries


Can we talk about my uncontrollable obsession for skinny fries. They are just so perfect. So skinny and crisp and perfectly seasoned. They are too good to pass up! Especially when seasoned with Pecorino cheese and freshly cut basil! While they might be skinny they certainly don’t help you fit into skinny jeans, but seeing as […]