Homemade Meatball Sub Recipe and #PublixVivaItalia Night

The information, products and giveaway prize in this Homemade Meatball Sub Recipe were provided by General Mills through Linqia. Some nights I have plenty of time to sit around while a whole chicken roasts in the oven and some nights I barely have time to throw a bowl of cereal down in front of a hungry kid.  While I love to cook from scratch, a busy schedule with two active teens doesn't always make that possible.  I have found, however, that the key to getting a healthy, homemade meal on the table every night of the week is GOOD … [Read more...]

Tarragon Chicken Recipe with a White Wine Cream Sauce #CKMondaviHeroes

This tarragon chicken recipe has been sponsored by CK Mondavi and Clever Girls. All opinions expressed are my own. #CKMondaviHeroes Summertime for me means a return to using fresh herbs in my cooking.  I don't grow any herbs in my house over the winter so as soon as the weather starts to warm up, I head to the nursery and grab as many varieties as I can find.  Having fresh herbs in my recipes gives them a wonderful flavor and complexity.  This chicken recipe could have been just like any other chicken I stuck in the oven but … [Read more...]

Spicy Chipotle Chicken and Ranch Grilled Cheese Recipe

This spicy chipotle chicken and ranch grilled cheese recipe has been sponsored by Cabot but all opinions expressed are my own. When I was a kid, my favorite place in the entire world to eat was Friendly's.  Every time I would go out to eat with my family, my mom teased me because I ALWAYS got the same exact thing.  Grilled Cheese.  Good old American bread with fake, orange processed cheese food on it.  I will be honest and tell you that whenever I am back up in New England I try to find a Friendly's so I can have one again!  It is certainly … [Read more...]

Chicken and Broccoli Tortellini in Basil Cream Sauce

Need an easy dinner recipe? Try this Chicken Broccoli Tortellini in Basil Cream Sauce! Cubes of chicken and fresh broccoli are added to cheese tortellini.  Then, the whole thing is tossed in a delicious basil cream sauce.   Tortellini is an easy dinner recipe! Basil is one of my all time favorite herbs to grow in the garden.  As long as it gets plenty of sun and water I am left with more basil than I know what to do with!  I have yet to discover a single pest that eats it and other than a sensitivity to cold, it … [Read more...]

Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe and Paleo Diet Approved Taco Wraps

I received a copy of The DIY Pantry: 30 Minutes to Healthy, Homemade Food to facilitate my homemade taco seasoning recipe creation but all opinions expressed are my own.  This post contains affiliate links. The seasoning isle in the grocery store is one of my favorite isles to shop in.  I have a weakness for spices, sauces, and rubs to help spice up my meals and bring a little excitement to our food.  You can totally change a meal just by switching the types of seasoning you use!  One thing you have to be careful of when buying sauces and … [Read more...]

Pasta with Bacon and Brussels Sprouts #15MinuteSuppers

There are some foods that I eat quite a bit of, whether I should or not.  I love cheese and could eat my weight in fresh berries.  Since going gluten free recently I have had to cut out bread which has always been a huge weakness for me.  Bacon and Brussels sprouts have never been high on my list of things to eat a lot of.  While I love bacon, I know it isn't really good for me and no one in my house likes Brussels sprouts except me.  However, when I saw a recipe being put together on The Chew for  Angel Hair with … [Read more...]

Ham and Cheese Pasta Recipe with Vegetables #15MinuteSuppers

This pasta recipe was made possible by a product that I received at no charge for review.  All opinions expressed here are my own. On busy weeknights I do not have a lot of time for rice to steam or potatoes to bake.  I want things done quickly and that usually means I head right to the pasta in my pantry.  I always make sure to keep a variety on hand so I can choose just the right one for whatever pasta recipe I decide to come up with.  Usually I just wing it and create some pasta recipe on the fly...adding things willy nilly as I go.  … [Read more...]

Pan Fried Tilapia Recipe with Basil and Feta #15MinuteSuppers

I am a huge fan of seafood and not only is it good for you but most of it can be made start to finish in a short amount of time.  In fact, I sometimes overcook my fish because it cooked so much quicker than I expected!  One of my favorite fish varieties to purchase is Tilapia.  It is a mild white fish that is not too expensive and is on the 'sustainable species' list at my local Whole Foods.  I try hard to make sure that the seafood I buy is not endangered and is caught using sustainable methods.  If you want some pointers for buying this kind … [Read more...]

Easy Dinner Recipe: Italian Couscous with Sausage #15MinuteSuppers

Disclaimer:  This post contains affiliate links which means if you click on a link and make a purchase I will receive a few pennies to put into my kid's college fund! Evenings in my house are pretty hectic most nights.  I'm sure you know the routine as well as I do.  Kids get home from school and you need to figure out how to cram in homework, a tennis lesson, dinner, showers and possibly a few minutes of relaxation before you hit your pillow.  It may be tempting to take a turn through the drive thru to feed your kids but you don't need to … [Read more...]

Easy Dinner Recipe: Homemade Sloppy Joes

I am not a huge fan of buying things premade.  I much prefer to start my meals from actual food ingredients...meat, veggies, spices.  That, to me, is real food.  Of course, real food isn't always as quick as processed food but just because it is made from scratch doesn't mean it has to be hard or time consuming.  Yes, you will need to do more than just open a can but you will not need to spend all day in the kitchen, either.  This homemade Sloppy Joes recipe starts with a few basic ingredients but does not require that you be a skilled chef in … [Read more...]