Tag Archives: freshly ground black pepper

Cajun Chicken Stuffed with Mozzarella Cheese & Spinach

I absolutely love chicken. Here’s a new way to prepare your chicken if you haven’t tried stuffing it!


Another Pinterest find. This one is from Cooking Creation. For whatever reason, I have never attempted Continue reading

Stacked Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Guacamole

I think Giada said, “You eat with your eyes first.” Ain’t that the truth! I don’t know about you, but when I look at recipes, a lot of times, the photo is the deciding factor. . whether or not it Continue reading

Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Continuing with my healthy theme, here is a recipe for Turkey Lettuce Wraps/Cups, whatever you want to call them. It’s using ground turkey instead of ground chicken (Recipe adapted from Cooking Light).


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Slow Cooker BBQ Thai Chicken & Golden Rice

My hubby had a busy, stressful week and had to work late Friday night so I wanted him to come home to a warm, home-cooked meal. He basically loves anything I put in front of him .. but he particularly Continue reading

Open-Faced Mushroom, Tomato & Manchego Panini

I made this recipe back in February of this year.. This one is from Cooking Light. But when I made the panini the first time, I couldn’t find Manchego cheese so I used Iberico instead. . I always told Continue reading

Grilled Pesto Potatoes

I love basil! I love the smell, the taste, and everything about it! Loving basil = loving pesto! Here’s a recipe that marries pesto + potatoes & grilling! Looking for a yummy potato side dish? This Continue reading

Veggie Omelette Puffs

In an effort to clean out the refrigerator and use up all of the veggies we have in there, I will sometimes make a frittata. I freakin’ love frittatas! These are great because you can seriously throw Continue reading

Risotto with Peas, Parmesan & Mozzarella

This is just about the yummiest risotto I’ve ever had! Next time, I will probably add some mushrooms and fresh parsley. . but I must say, this was divine. Recipe is from Kelsey’s Essentials, where she Continue reading

Stuffed Green Bell Peppers!

I’ve always wanted to make stuffed bell peppers. . I’ve seen so many recipes and read through a few and so here is my take on stuffed bell peppers (adapted from the Cooking Channel).

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Spaghetti with Asparagus, Smoked Mozzarella and Prosciutto

I am a pasta lover so I will always try a new pasta recipe if it looks good. . to me, you can never have too much pasta and I always want to experiment beyond just spaghetti noodles with meat sauce . Continue reading

Lamb with Chianti Vinaigrette

I’ve been going through all my food photos and need to play catch-up with posting these recipes.

This was one of the first recipes I watched on TV. . Everyday Italian with Giada. . I love meat and Continue reading

Mushroom, Tomato & Iberico Panini

I was flipping through my monthly Cooking Light magazine and came across this recipe. If you like mushrooms and cheese, this recipe is a MUST. It’s super easy and super YUMMY. Sometimes, you just need Continue reading

Orzo with Sausage, Bell Peppers & Tomatoes

This is one of my many favorite recipes from Giada. I’ve changed things up a bit and added a few more ingredients as I love adding a variety of vegetables to pasta dishes when it makes sense. Before I Continue reading

Fried Red Tomatoes with Sour Cream and Prosciutto

If you like tomatoes and bacon (you can substitute prosciutto with bacon), you’ll LOVE this recipe!


This was featured on one of the first “Chuck’s Day Off” shows on the Cooking Channel that I watched. Continue reading