Happy Birthday Puppy! Easy Peanut Butter Cupcakes for Dogs

Happy Birthday Puppy! Easy Peanut Butter Cupcakes for Dogs

Calvin is now officially one year of age so I really wanted to do something special and bake up a homemade dog cupcake recipe. (…
Easy Quinoa Cheddar Bake with Chicken and Broccoli

Easy Quinoa Cheddar Bake with Chicken and Broccoli

I think nearly every American is well acquainted with this dish: the Baked Chicken Broccoli and Rice Casserole. Featuring plenty of white rice and …
Skinny “Overloaded” Potato Skins

Skinny “Overloaded” Potato Skins

Meat-and-Potatoes-Guy and I sometimes place an order for “Outrageous Potato Skins” from a nearby chain restaurant. They’re made of crispy fried potatoes, cheese, …
Healthier Pasta Bolognese

Healthier Pasta Bolognese

After learning we’ll probably get another foot of snow this weekend (after already receiving 2+ feet of snow this month), I knew it was …
“Sweet Surprise” Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes

“Sweet Surprise” Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes

If you want to do something a little unexpected (and baked from scratch!) for your Valentine this year, I think I may just have …
Healthy Marinara-Smothered Meatball Sliders

Healthy Marinara-Smothered Meatball Sliders

I was first introduced to the idea of a “Meatball Mini Burger” when reading over a restaurant menu. I instantly saw one name written …
Shine Smoothie (Avocado Smoothie for Soft, Smooth, Young Looking Skin)

Shine Smoothie (Avocado Smoothie for Soft, Smooth, Young Looking Skin)

The Avocado Smoothie. If my Hollywood gossip mags are correct (and I know they always are), these healthy smoothies have been popular with the …
Healthy 8-Veggie Superfood Soup

Healthy 8-Veggie Superfood Soup

When January arrives, I think most of us, at some point, even if it’s just vaguely in the back of our minds, resolve …
Skinny Gingerbread Cupcakes with Sweet Cinnamon Glaze

Skinny Gingerbread Cupcakes with Sweet Cinnamon Glaze

These cupcakes are heavenly. I got them wrong a few times – I tried them with a low-fat cream cheese frosting, which was way too …
One-Dish Dijon-Herb Roast Chicken with Root Vegetables

One-Dish Dijon-Herb Roast Chicken with Root Vegetables

One-dish chicken recipes are really the best of both worlds. A one-dish chicken recipe is a hearty, healthy, delicious, comforting, meal that can please …
“Cinnamon Bun” Apple Tartlets

“Cinnamon Bun” Apple Tartlets

Good news and bad. Bad News: I completely failed in my mission to create a Healthy Cinnamon Bun that still tasted like an actual …
Skinny Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Skinny Broccoli Cheddar Soup

I have an interesting discovery to share today: Healthy broccoli cheddar soup still tastes as rich and comforting as the classic version. …
Healthier Risotto with Shrimp, Butternut Squash, and Parmesan

Healthier Risotto with Shrimp, Butternut Squash, and Parmesan

Risotto is one of my all-time favorite dishes for all the following reasons: white rice slowly cooked in white wine, lots of butter, and …
Four-Cheese White Lasagna with Chicken and Kale

Four-Cheese White Lasagna with Chicken and Kale

I’m amazed I managed to get this lasagna on the table this past weekend, what with all the Lifetime holiday movies that were …
Skinny Sweet Potato Home Fries

Skinny Sweet Potato Home Fries

I know sweet potato casseroles – usually made with lots of butter and marshmallows – are a sugary, super sweet American classic, especially around Thanksgiving. But …
20-Minute Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Parfait

20-Minute Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Parfait

Meat-and-Potatoes-Guy and I get two Thanksgivings every year. We go to my family’s house for a Thanksgiving lunch in the afternoon. Then we …
7 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Got the Puppy (Plus Pumpkin Dog Treat Recipe)

7 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Got the Puppy (Plus Pumpkin Dog Treat Recipe)

The day Chris and I picked up puppy Calvin (he was 8 weeks old and weighed in at a heartbreakingly miniature 4 pounds), we felt prepared. …
Cod Poached in Tomato Sauce with Spinach, Capers, and Pine Nuts

Cod Poached in Tomato Sauce with Spinach, Capers, and Pine Nuts

What a week. Meat-and-Potatoes-Guy and I spent the first part of it camped out in our finished basement, eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches …
Drunken Pumpkin Chili

Drunken Pumpkin Chili

On that first really cold fall weekend, where the chill in the air forces you to finally dig your padded winter slippers out of …
Apple Cider-Maple Pork Chops with Caramelized Onions

Apple Cider-Maple Pork Chops with Caramelized Onions

Things have been crazy at work, and here’s how my days have been lately: work frantically throughout the day to complete a long …

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