Sep 19, 2014

Sweet Potato Chili

An easy, flavorful sweet potato chili is made with ground beef or turkey, sweet potatoes, black beans, and fire-roasted tomatoes with spices that give enough heat, even I couldn't stop eating this chili. Omit the meat, double the beans and turn this one onto a Vegetarian Chili!

I found organic fire-roasted tomatoes with green chilies already diced in them at Trader Joe's.  They were spicy enough for this chili, in fact I didn't need to add a lot of salt or pepper, since I used enough chili powder and ground cumin as the main seasonings.

Adding in the sweet potatoes which melt in your mouth, not only gives this chili so much flavor, it also balances the flavors so well.  I have to tell you, this chili turned out so good, even my girls loved eating it making this is our new favorite chili.

Sep 18, 2014

Easy Cauliflower Salad

Easy Cauliflower Salad is a deliciously light tasting salad made with tender cauliflower florets, a lemon-vinaigrette, fresh parsley and ripe black olives.  An old  family recipe, and one we have been making for years!  This salad is super quick and easy to make once you cord and chop the cauliflower.  It's a fantastic low calorie and low carb dish your family and friends will love!

Sep 17, 2014

Macaroni and Cheese with Pancetta and Caramelized Onions

Macaroni and cheese in a creamy white sauce is made with three different cheeses, crispy pancetta and caramelized onions. So creamy and tasty, I promise you'll be back for seconds.

Sep 15, 2014

Potato, Broccoli and Cheddar Soup


Potato, broccoli and cheddar soup is so cheesy, creamy and oh so yummy!  An ideal choice to make on weekends when watching college football.  I made a large batch this past weekend just before everyone came over to watch the games.
This soup was easy, filling and big on flavor!  Gluten-free too!  Not to mention, no cream added whatsoever! 

And, it makes enough to feed a large crowd.
We made it on stove-top, but I am sure it's easy enough to make it in your crockpot as well.  Just simmer yellow potatoes with some vegetable or chicken broth and water. Then add in some steamed chunks of broccoli, and puree it (right in the pot, for easy clean up) to get a luscious velvety texture.

Sep 13, 2014

Chicken Rollatini with Prosciutto and Cheese

Hello friends!  This is a classic Italian chicken dish that we have been enjoying since we were children.  Chicken rollatini's are skinless chicken cutlets that are lightly coated in olive oil then in breadcrumbs, and stuffed with Swiss cheese,  Italian cured meat prosciutto, and mozzarella cheese. Then baked until golden and crispy. Yum!

Sep 11, 2014

Italian White Bean Soup- Pasta e Fagioli

Our Mom's recipe for Pasta e Fagioli is a simple one!  A delicious soup with tender small white beans, tomatoes, Italian pancetta, fresh basil and mini pasta infused into a flavorful broth is so good,  it's perfect every time!  This recipe is an oldie but a goodie and thought to revive it again from our archives.

Sep 9, 2014

Pumpkin Spice Lattes - Lightened!

We love the Fall, don't you?  Pumpkin spice lattes are delightful this time of year, but they can make you go broke if you have family members that love them too much.