Recipe Redux – Beef and Bean Taco Meat

Beef and Black Bean Tacos

This month’s Recipe Redux is Two For One. The idea being you cook once and eat twice. I do this all the time – finding ways to repurpose leftovers into another meal. My children are rather picky about eating leftovers so if I make extra of something, I have to find multiple ways of using […]

Grapes for Heart Health

Concord Grape Harvest

My trip to Washington State to take part in the grape harvest and tour a Welch’s juice processing plant was paid for by Welch’s. I was not compensated to write this post. All thoughts are my own. American Heart Month is coming to a close, though really we should be eating in a way to […]

Recipe Redux – Smokey Salmon Packets

Smokey Salmon in Parchment Paper Packets

This month’s Recipe Redux is presented to you by dietetic intern, Novarah Ott.  “Start smoking in the new year” [with flavor!] is the theme of this month’s Recipe Redux. Smoked flavors are slated to be a big food trend for 2015 and one of my personal favorites. Now if you’re like me, thinking of smoked flavors […]

Menu Plan Monday – January 19

Zucchini Bean and Cheese Burritos

[okay, so it is Tuesday – I had website issues yesterday so just now getting this posted!] It is hard to believe January is almost over though it does feel like the holidays were a long time ago! I am back to publicly menu planning this week – seems like I’m on an every other […]

Top Posts of 2014


Happy new year! Hope everyone’s year is off to a great start! I’ve unplugged a bit over the holidays so I can spend more time with my family and recharge my own batteries. It felt good to take a break and now I’m pumped to dive back into work. There are some exciting things on […]

Recipe Redux – Potato Rolls

Family Recipe for Potato Rolls with a healthy makeover

This month’s Recipe Redux theme, in honor of Thanksgiving, is a food memory for which we are thankful and then a healthy “redo” of that recipe. This was pretty easy for me to come up with an idea as one memory and food jumps out at me this time of year. My family has always made potato rolls […]

Butternut Squash and Kale Stuffed Shells

Butternut Squash and Kale Stuffed Shells

By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the National Pasta Association and I am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.  There are many things to love about October such as pumpkins, leaves turning colors and pasta. Yes, pasta. After all, October […]

Still Time for Summer Fun in the Kitchen


Here in Georgia, school is starting back in 3 short weeks. It is hard to believe school is so close, which makes it feel like the end of summer is at hand, which it clearly isn’t. There is still plenty of time for summer adventures, and of course I love those that involve the kitchen. These […]

Menu Plan Monday – July 7


I’m back from a 2-week hiatus! I was at a conference in New Orleans, LA and then on vacation with my family. I had intended to still get a post or 2 up, but of course a crazy schedule and other events prevented that from happening. I was so excited to go back to New Orleans […]

Garden Mushroom Meatloaf – Recipe Redux


  By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by The Mushroom Council and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.  Looking for ways to stretch your meat to save money? Wanting to find ways to boost the nutrition of your recipes? Mushrooms […]