Penne allArrabbiata with Sausage and Eggplant

Remember that Crock Pot Arrabbiata Sauce I shared with you recently? Well, as promised, here is the tasty little meal that it was created for! This Penne allArrabbiata with Sausage and Eggplant is my go-to dinner during the busy spring and summer months. Why? Because not only is it loaded with fresh veggies, but it […]

Bacon Asparagus Linguine with Browned Butter Sauce

When I saw that the ingredient for Aprils Monthly Ingredient Challenge was bacon, I have to admit, I cringed just a little. Why? Because Ive never had bacon. Now pick your jaw up off the floor and pop your eyes back into your head, because yes, you read that right- IVE NEVER HAD BACON! EVER! […]

Bacon Asparagus Linguine with Browned Butter Sauce

When I saw that the ingredient for Aprils Monthly Ingredient Challenge was bacon, I have to admit, I cringed just a little. Why? Because Ive never had bacon. Now pick your jaw up off the floor and pop your eyes back into your head, because yes, you read that right- IVE NEVER HAD BACON! EVER! […]

Gouda Grilled Cheese with Apple Bourbon Jam

Did you know that April is National Grilled Cheese Month?┬áThats right, a whole month dedicated to gooey, cheesy, goodness! I was so excited when Arla Dofino (maker of spectacular cheeses) reached out to me and asked if Id help celebrate such a delicious occasion by creating a new spin on the classic grilled cheese. You […]

Pistachio Crusted Chicken Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

Dare I say it, but I think weve finally kicked winter to the curb! This sudden change to warmer weather has me craving lighter, fresher, and healthier food. In fact, I woke up at 5:24am yesterday obsessing over the thought of this salad (yes- I think Ive reached the point where I even┬ádream about food)! […]

#EatLean2015 Day 8: Curry Chicken Salad

I can very clearly recall the first time I ever made Curry Chicken Salad. It was 2003 and Shaun and I were living in our first teeny tiny apartment. We were both juggling jobs and college life, so having a well stocked fridge wasnt a priority. There were many nights when dinner consisted of a […]

#EatLean2015 Day 5: Fig Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken

Weve made it to the fifth day of #EatLean2015! For todays post Im sharing a delicious dinner recipe that looks totally gourmet but is incredibly easy to prepare. I made this one awhile ago, but held onto it until now because I thought it would be perfect for this series. Fig & Goat Cheese Stuffed […]

#EatLean2015 Day 3: Italian Stuffed Peppers with Cauliflower Rice

Ive made stuffed peppers about 100 times in the last decade, and each time they turn out slightly different. I think its a dish that lends itself to being creative. Aside from the actual peppers, there are endless possibilities as to what to stuff them with. Today, for the third day of #EatLean2015 Im sharing […]

#EatLean2015 Day 1: Black Bean Quinoa Crock Pot Soup

Ah, the dawning of a new year. The time when everyone vows to finally lose that baby weight (from two pregnancies ago), and when the local gym is packed tighter than a can of sardines. Yes, my friends, January 1st is when we wholeheartedly commit ourselves to life-altering resolutions and January 31st is the date […]