Spice up your Holidays with Rainbow Pasta Arrabbiata Inspired by Pasta Fits!

Easy pasta Dinner Recipe

* I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Mom Central for the National Pasta Association. I received pasta samples and a stipend to facilitate the creation of pasta recipes as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. If you are like me, the last thing you want to do […]

Let’s #GetZesty with @TheZestyGuy & Kraft!


If you can’t stand the heat then get out of the kitchen. I think everyone has heard that statement but I’m here to tell you to ignore it. That’s right, ignore that statement because I’m about to turn your kitchen into a sauna. See, Kraft sent me a bottle of their Zesty Italian Dressing to […]

Mac and Cheese Casserole – A Family Favorite

If you are looking for a new Mac and Cheese recipe, this one is THE BEST I’ve ever had!  A friend of mine gave me her recipe several years ago, and I’ve tweaked it around.  My kids would eat this everyday if I’d let them!  It’s so good that we aren’t allowed to visit my […]

Amy Sherman’s Paprika Fries

Paprika Fries

Did you know that this Friday, July 13th is National French Fries Day? Just because you are on a diet or watching your figure, doesn’t mean that you can’t celebrate the right way! I wanted to share a healthy yet flavorful twist on America’s favorite side from nutritionist Amy Sherman, because no-matter how you slice […]

Roasted Asparagus


One word can describe this side dish……YUMMY! Seriously, I paired this with Hot Buttered Noodles with some Mediterranean seasoning I had on hand and the meal turned out FABULOUS, if I say so myself (which I just did).  I had originally intended on making Parmesan Linguine but forgot the Parmesan at the store so I […]

Kids Favorite: Chicken-Mac Dinner

chicken mac

My sons favorite food list starts with chicken, and is followed by mac -n- cheese which makes this his favorite meal! Ingredients: 2 cups diced cooked chicken 1 8 oz. package of cheese (we use extra sharp, but it’s your preference) 1/2 cup milk 1 1/2 cups carrots (frozen {thawed} or fresh) 1 cup seashell […]

Autumn Acorn Squash

autumn acorn squash

Here is a delicious and healthy side dish for any Autumn meal. Ingredients: 2 medium acorn squash (1 pound each) 2 tbsp. frozen apple juice concentrate 2 tbsp. light margarine or butter 1/2 tsp. dried rosemary (optional) Directions: Wash the squash with cool water and trim off the ends. Slice each squash crosswise into 4 […]

Harvest Baked Apples

harvest baked apples

Here is a healthy Baked Apples dessert fit for Fall! Ingredients: 4 medium cooking apples (Golden Delicious, Rome, etc..)  3 tbsp. chopped dried apricots or mixed dried fruit 3 tbsp. chopped walnuts or pecans 1 tbsp. light brown sugar 1/3 tsp. ground cinnamon 1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg 4 tsp. reduced fat margarine or light butter 1/2 […]

Complete Easter Dinner with Nanas Baked Corn

baked corn

Baked Corn is a long standing favorite with my family, and has been made for every holiday and family gathering we’ve had. It goes great with just about anything, and the kiddo’s love it.  Baked Corn Ingredients: 3 eggs 1/2 stick of butter melted 1/4 cup granulated sugar 2/3 cup milk 2 cans of drained whole kernel […]

Pizza Dip

pizza dip

Since I had the day off from work, I wanted to make some sort of dip for us to munch on through out the day. A while back, I had made a pizza dip that was excellent. Of course, the recipe was no where to be found. I decided to come up with my own […]