Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Grinch Head Fruit Kabobs

Grinch Fruit Kabobs
I almost forgot to share these with my readers! I made them a few years ago. These easy little fruit kabobs have been all over the internet. I made them for the kids but the adults loved them too. They were a delicious conversation piece at the dessert table. You can even take these a little further by drawing Grinch faces on the grapes using black colored cake glaze...the kind that hardens as it dries so it won't smear.

Here's how to make them...
mini marshmallows
strawberries, washed and stems removed
bananas, cut into thin slices
seedless green grapes
toothpicks or sandwich picks
Slide a mini marshmallow onto the toothpick, followed by a strawberry with the pointed end touching the marshmallow. Then slide on the banana slice, followed by a grape.
Repeat until you have as many Grinch kabobs as needed. Chill until ready to serve.
These can be made a day in advance.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Apple Roses

Apple Roses
I've seen this recipe in many different places all over the internet. They looked so pretty and sounded so easy that I had to try them! These Apple Roses are not only easy to make and pretty to look at...they are also truly delicious! It's like little individual apple pies.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Pretzel Ghosts!

Pretzel Ghosts!

I just love creative Halloween treats! These are white chocolate coated mini pretzels with mini chocolate chips for the eyes! I saw a similar idea as this one but it was for pretzel pumpkins! Just use orange colored melting chocolate and use a green M & M candy, at the top, for a stem. See that recipe here. My hubby saw the pumpkin version and told me to make ghosts instead! So that's how this idea came about!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Monday, September 7, 2015

Roasted Garbanzo Beans

Roasted Garbanzo Beans

I love snacks that not only taste great but are good for you too! These roasted garbanzo beans are easy to make and so addicting to eat!

Monday, August 31, 2015

Creamy Vegetable Stuffed Pork Chops Topped with a Light Cheese Sauce

Creamy Vegetable Stuffed Pork Chops Topped with a Light Cheese Sauce

This is a delicious way to get your kids to eat their vegetables! These pork chops are stuffed with broccoli, onions, garlic, bacon bits and hash brown potatoes that are sauteed in a little butter. Then they're pulsed a few times in the food processor and stuffed into the pork chops. The pork chops are then pan seared and finish cooking in the oven. Before serving they are topped with a light creamy cheese sauce.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Scattered Chicken Tortilla Casserole!

Scattered Chicken Tortilla Casserole!

We love Mexican food in our house, but sometimes I just don't feel like assembling a dozen tacos or burritos! That's why I decided to try this easier way! It tastes just as good but is so much quicker to make and less messy to eat!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Smothered Pork Chops with Onions and Cheddar Grits...and some Bacon Wrapped Potatoes!

I found this recipe on My and drooled over the sound of the title! I love everything about it...pork chops smothered with onions and served with cheddar grits?!?! The ingredients were so simple and this was so easy to make! The only change I made was to cook the onions til they were very dark and caramelized! I also added chopped,  jarred,  jalapeno to the grits! I served this with some bacon wrapped oven roasted potatoes too! Yes, I'm a carbaholic and loved every single bite of this delicious meal!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Perfect Hawaiian Chicken

Perfect Hawaiian Chicken

The first time I ever tried Hawaiian Chicken was at a catered party many, many years ago. It was love at first bite! Since then I was on a journey to find that same delicious meal in restaurants. I would order Hawaiian Chicken whenever I saw it on the menu...but most times I ended up disappointed. The meal was either too sour or too tangy or too sweet. I finally stopped wasting my money on bad Hawaiian Chicken.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Moroccan Chicken Stew

I've been wanting to try a Moroccan recipe since I first received a bottle of 'McCormick Moroccan Seasoning' from the McCormick Company. Well, I finally found this recipe...Moroccan Chicken on After reading some of the comments on that recipe I decided that I would add fresh garlic and a veggie. But then during the cooking process I realized I needed to tweak the technique also.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Breakfast Pizza

Breakfast PizzaWe love to have breakfast for dinner once a week, so this recipe came in very handy! This pizza is filled with so many fresh and flavorful ingredients like smoked chicken chipotle sausage, roma tomatoes, mozzarella, parmesan cheese, eggs and green onions! All baked on top of homemade bread! But you can use store bought bread. This is easy and very filling! The recipe is from the Johnsonville sausage company. It's called Morning Terrace Pizza and you can find it on
 This is a very versatile recipe that can be made to suit your own tastes. You can use any flavor sausage and your favorite cheeses! That's what I did and it worked perfectly.
I used fresh roma tomatoes and green onions and mozzarella along with spicy and smoky chicken chipotle sausage. I used ciabatta bread for a nice crisp crunch! The eggs and cheese gave it creaminess and held it all together!
This was another one of my delicious brand ambassador assignments for I'm really enjoying all the Johnsonville recipes. I was only asked to make 2 sausage recipes but these sausages are so good that I wanted to make more! I have one more recipe I want to make...I'll be doing that next week. It will be my own creation! I can't wait to try it!
Take a look at the large selection of recipes on the Johnsonville Pinterest Boards! They have them all nice and neatly put into different categories like 'breakfast', 'lunch', 'dinner', 'appetizers' and soooo much more! When you click on any of the recipes from their Pinterest boards it will bring you to the Johnsonville recipe page. There you can rate and review the recipes you've made, for other cooks to see!  I love that feature on their recipe site!


Saturday, August 1, 2015

Easy Tortellini Salad

Easy Tortellini Salad, My Recipe Journey,
This is my recipe for Tortellini Salad. I make it often for family gatherings. There is usually never any leftovers! I always use dried tortellini pasta...never frozen because the frozen kind are too gummy when cooked. And grocery stores don't usually have much choice of fillings for the frozen variety.  For this recipe I always use spinach/cheese filled and 3 cheese filled. This really makes a huge difference in the taste of this salad. And I always use my own homemade dressing because it's simple and light, which lets the flavor of the other ingredients shine through. I hope you'll give my recipe a try!

Monday, July 27, 2015

Crockpot Chicken and Kraut

Crockpot Chicken and Sauerkraut Dinner

This is just so simple to make and so delicious! The chicken and sauerkraut melt in your mouth. The sauerkraut becomes sweet from the dressing but still has a nice tanginess. The juices are perfect for dipping with bread. This is a 'must try' recipe!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Caramelized Onion Jam

Caramelized Onion Jam

Oh, let me tell you...this is some kind of wonderful, yes it is! Sing it with me!!! I can totally eat this whole bowl of onion jam ALL by myself! Did I say I CAN...I meant I HAVE eaten it all by myself!  It's kind of a small bowl. ..well, not really, but that's what I always tell myself. Everyone that I've served this to has loved it just as much as I do!

Friday, July 17, 2015

Caramel Cashew Chewies!

Caramel Cashew Chewies
This is a dangerously delicious recipes because you just can't stop eating these. They're crunchy, nutty, chewy, chocolate squares! And they are so easy to make, which just doubles the danger...but I looooove to live dangerously!

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Jalapeno Pork with Garlic Sauce

Jalapeno Pork with Garlic Sauce

I've been so happy with the results of all the Asian style recipes I've been trying lately, as I mentioned in this recipe post for Dragon Noodles.  So delicious!!!
This next recipe was just as delicious and went perfectly with the Dragon Noodles!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Caprese Dip!

Caprese Dip!

I'm a dip fiend! So I love coming up with new recipes for unique and delicious dips! Sometimes I like warm dips and sometimes I'm just in the mood for an easy, fresh, healthy, low fat, chilled dip! This one hits all the marks!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Watermelon Dippers!

Watermelon Dippers!

It's watermelon season so I'm always looking for ways to serve this naturally sweet fruit! I love serving it this way because it's fun to dip and I love the contrast of the creamy, tangy dip with the cold, sweet watermelon! It's just perfect!

Monday, June 8, 2015

Zucchini Alfredo

Zucchini Alfredo
I just love this recipe for so many reasons! It's low fat, creamy, healthy, easy and my kids eat it because they don't realize that there is zucchini in it! This recipe is shredded zucchini in a creamy parmesan/basil sauce!
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