Vegetarian & Vegan

Start Your Year Off Right With Black Eyed Peas – Black Eyed Pea and Corn Salsa

Start Your Year Off Right With Black Eyed Peas – Black Eyed Pea and Corn Salsa

Happy New Year!  2016 is going to be a great year full of budget friendly meal plans and delicious kid approved recipes.  Like I mentioned yesterday, tradition says that black eyed peas are good luck when eaten on the first day of the New Year. […]

An Easy Last Minute Christmas Appetizer – Grandma’s Bruschetta Recipe

An Easy Last Minute Christmas Appetizer – Grandma’s Bruschetta Recipe

Grandma’s Bruschetta Recipe always reminds me of Christmas!  The red tomatoes, green basil and mint and then the white from the garlic and onions just screams Christmas.  There is something so special about family recipes – especially around the holidays and this fresh and easy […]

A 15-Minute Kid-Friendly Side Dish To Add To Any Meal!  Quick and Easy Parmesan Roasted Asparagus Recipe

A 15-Minute Kid-Friendly Side Dish To Add To Any Meal! Quick and Easy Parmesan Roasted Asparagus Recipe

Asparagus is one of our favorite vegetables – especially the really skinny ones!  It’s tender, flavorful and when roasted in butter and garlic, then topped with parmesan cheese, no one will be able to resist this simple side dish! Anthony’s favorite vegetable is broccoli.  We have […]

You Can’t Go Wrong With This Easy 5-Minute Wilted Spinach Recipe

You Can’t Go Wrong With This Easy 5-Minute Wilted Spinach Recipe

If you’re looking for a quick and easy side dish to finish up a meal, this 5 Minute wilted spinach is the perfect recipe for you!  With just a touch of butter and garlic, you can have a delicious and healthy vegetable side dish to […]

A Quick and Easy Meatless Monday Meal Using Leftover Spaghetti Sauce – Easy Kid-Friendly 30 Minute Stuffed Shells Recipe

A Quick and Easy Meatless Monday Meal Using Leftover Spaghetti Sauce – Easy Kid-Friendly 30 Minute Stuffed Shells Recipe

Crockpot Spaghetti Sauce is a staple in our house.  If it’s not in the fridge, there is a container of it in the freezer ready for another meal.   We use Spaghetti Sauce for everything from Cabbage Rolls to Baked Ziti and even Homemade Pizza. […]

This Homemade Cranberry Sauce Will Be The Standout Dish At Your Thanksgiving Dinner | Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce Recipe | #FoolproofThanksgiving

This Homemade Cranberry Sauce Will Be The Standout Dish At Your Thanksgiving Dinner | Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce Recipe | #FoolproofThanksgiving

This was one of the first Thanksgiving recipes that I ever made from scratch.  The recipe is ready in about 30 minutes, and after one taste you’ll ditch the can forever!  All you need to make this Homemade Cranberry sauce is fresh cranberries, water, sugar […]

Save Space In The Oven This Thanksgiving With This Simple Stovetop Butter and Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots Recipe | #FoolproofThanksgiving

Save Space In The Oven This Thanksgiving With This Simple Stovetop Butter and Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots Recipe | #FoolproofThanksgiving

These are so sweet, tender and quick to make you’ll find yourself making them at least once a week with dinner!  Ready in only 30 minutes these carrots will not only save you space in your oven on Thanksgiving Day, but they will save your […]

Make Homemade Cream Of Mushroom Soup To Use In Your Favorite Recipes With This Cheap and Easy 15-Minute Recipe – Ditch The Can and Elevate Dinner with This Easy Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup Recipe | #FoolproofThanksgiving

Make Homemade Cream Of Mushroom Soup To Use In Your Favorite Recipes With This Cheap and Easy 15-Minute Recipe – Ditch The Can and Elevate Dinner with This Easy Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup Recipe | #FoolproofThanksgiving

Last month I shared a recipe for Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup.  Very similar to that recipe, this recipe for Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup is absolutely delicious, you’ll even debate eating it on it’s own! I really wanted to elevate my Thanksgiving dinner this year, […]

The Easiest Meatless Monday Recipe Ever – 15-Minute Bean Tostadas Recipe with Homemade CrockPot Refried Beans

The Easiest Meatless Monday Recipe Ever – 15-Minute Bean Tostadas Recipe with Homemade CrockPot Refried Beans

This recipe for 15-Minute Bean Tostadas is perfect for busy weeknights, leftover night or like how I was inspired, and used up my leftover Homemade CrockPot Refried Beans.  I like serving tostadas on Thursday nights, for Thursday Night Football.  I will make the setup almost […]

Mexican Made Easy | An Easy Homemade Recipe For Refried Beans That Will Make You Ditch The Can| Easy and Delicious Homemade CrockPot Refried Beans Recipe

Mexican Made Easy | An Easy Homemade Recipe For Refried Beans That Will Make You Ditch The Can| Easy and Delicious Homemade CrockPot Refried Beans Recipe

I love a recipe that I can use in multiple recipes.  Like my CrockPot Spaghetti Sauce, or Chicken Cutlets, or even a juicy and delicious Herb and Garlic Roasted Chicken, and this recipe for Homemade CrockPot Refried Beans will make you ditch the can once and for […]

Meatless Monday’s Never Tasted So Good!  Easy Kid-Friendly 3 Bean Vegetarian Chili Recipe with Quinoa

Meatless Monday’s Never Tasted So Good! Easy Kid-Friendly 3 Bean Vegetarian Chili Recipe with Quinoa

This chili will even impress all of the meat lovers in your life!  Make this meatless chili next Monday and impress everyone with how much flavor you packed into this veggie filled dish! We love chili around here.  It’s almost as popular as my CrockPot […]

A New Side Dish Perfect For Almost Any Meal – Quick and Easy Creamy Parmesan Polenta Recipe

A New Side Dish Perfect For Almost Any Meal – Quick and Easy Creamy Parmesan Polenta Recipe

Creamy Parmesan Polenta makes the perfect side dish to any meal.  The recipe is so simple, I really just follow the recipe on the bag of Polenta, and in 20 minutes, I have a creamy, cheesy side dish that makes the perfect addition to any […]

A Halloween Dinner You Can Make In Only 15 Minutes!  Make These Mini Mummy Pizzas With Your Kids This Halloween | Halloween English Muffin Mummy Pizza Recipe

A Halloween Dinner You Can Make In Only 15 Minutes! Make These Mini Mummy Pizzas With Your Kids This Halloween | Halloween English Muffin Mummy Pizza Recipe

Pizza is a staple for Halloween.  I remember as a kid, having to order our pizza for Halloween dinner at 4 in the afternoon so that we could have it before we went out trick-or-treating.  Pizza is still a staple in my home as an […]

A Game Day Dip Every One Will Love!  Quick and Easy Spinach and Artichoke Dip Recipe with Primizie Caramelized Garlic Crispbreads | Primizie Snacks Review

A Game Day Dip Every One Will Love! Quick and Easy Spinach and Artichoke Dip Recipe with Primizie Caramelized Garlic Crispbreads | Primizie Snacks Review

As you may have noticed over the past couple of weeks since football started that I have been sharing a lot of snacking recipes.  One of my favorite things to do on Thursday, Sunday and Monday nights is to just snack all night!  We always […]

The Secret to Perfect Crispy On The Outside, Fluffy On The Inside French Fries! Crispy Oven Baked French Fries Recipe

The Secret to Perfect Crispy On The Outside, Fluffy On The Inside French Fries! Crispy Oven Baked French Fries Recipe

With a crispy outside, and soft-fluffy inside, these Crispy French Fries are oven-baked, and not fried – so you can feel good about eating them! French Fries are my favorite food.  As a kid, we would have French Fries with dinner at least 3 times […]

Beat The Heat This Meatless Monday With This Easy Asian Cucumber and Kale Chop Salad With Sesame-Soy Salad Dresing Recipe

Beat The Heat This Meatless Monday With This Easy Asian Cucumber and Kale Chop Salad With Sesame-Soy Salad Dresing Recipe

Happy Monday!   Meatless Mondays is a theme almost every week in our house, and my monthly menus so it was only a matter of time before I posted one of my favorite salad recipes.  This salad is FILLED with all sorts of colorful, and […]