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.

Oct 10, 2014

Chicken Noodle Soup with Mini Meatballs

 
Chicken noodle soup with mini meatballs is made with leftover stale bread, chop meat, eggs, cheese, chicken stock and our favorite egg noodles.  An easy soup that comes together in less than 30 minutes makes an ideal meal for a busy weeknight.

Oct 8, 2014

The Hummingbird Smoothie


A light, sweet and delicious drink that reminds me of all the delicious flavors found in a popular Southern cake known as the hummingbird cake, including the warm cinnamon spice, except it's in a chilled SMOOTHIE!

The very first time Liz and I tried a slice of this delicious southern classic was here in Charleston, while Liz came down for a visit.