Oct 31, 2014

Classic Snickerdoodle Cookies


If I had to describe these snickerdoodle cookies, I would have to describe it relating to my teenager Lizzy, crunchy around the edge but soft in the center covered all over with sweetness, sugar and a dash of cinnamon spice.  A modern twist on a sugar cookie.

Oct 27, 2014

Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream - Lightened!

 
A light and creamy pumpkin spice ice cream that tastes like a pumpkin pie only without the crust, except its frozen!  I know it's October, but I love to eat ice cream 12 months out of the year!

Oct 24, 2014

Holiday Cheesecake with Candied Pecans and Cranberry Compote

 
An eggnog cheesecake is probably the coolest cheesecake you'll serve this holiday season! It's loaded with cream cheese, eggs, and enough nutmeg to give it an amazing rich flavor that is just decadent. Then it's topped with a luscious maple-mascarpone frosting and decorated with some candied pecans and cinnamon sprinkled on top. This recipe doesn't have any actual eggnog, its all in the spices!

Oct 22, 2014

EASY White Bean Chili with Chicken


White bean chili with chicken is loaded with shredded chicken, white beans, chicken stock, cumin, and enough roasted green chilies in it to give it that 'wow' factor from the very first spoonful to the very last drop!

This chili comes together in less than 15 minutes, and slowly cooks in a crockpot for a few hours. It makes enough to feed a crowd of 8 to 10, and freezes well for extra meals. The chicken makes this a low fat alternative to traditional beef chili. Perfect!

Oct 16, 2014

EASY Stuffed Mushrooms

 

Mushroom caps are generously stuffed with a blend of chopped mushroom stems, whole wheat bread crumbs, onions, garlic, olive oil, and parmesan cheese.  Then baked until they are crispy on top and golden brown. Bite-size mushrooms are light, tender and rich in flavor.  So tasty, they become everyone's favorite appetizer!

Oct 15, 2014

Chicken Smothered with Marsala, Mushrooms and Parsley

 
Chicken cutlets are sautéed in a skillet until golden brown, then smothered with mushrooms, fresh parsley, and Marsala wine, turns boring chicken cutlets into something exciting! This is a fabulous meal with savory flavors that's easy to whip up in a skillet; and helps me make dinner, a snap!

Oct 13, 2014

10 Healthy Ideas for After-School Snacks

 
Whether your kids are tots, tweens, teens or any age in between, they all share the same sentiment when they come home after school.  After flinging the door open, they announce loud and clear, "I'm starving!"  and head directly to the fridge or pantry.

We believe keeping things simple.  For the mom who wants to give her kids something that not only tastes good, but is good!  Here are 10 helpful ideas for healthy and appealing after-school snacks for busy moms to prepare the night before.