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Four More One Pot Wonder Dinners

Four More One Pot Wonder Dinners

I am making an exception to our “Wordless Wednesdays.”  I have too many recipes to share with you, and I need to honor someone extra close to my heart… Yesterday was my son Austin’s first birthday!  I am in awe of our little man each and every day as he is growing up and learning…

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Spice Mix Party + 3 New Recipes

Spice Mix Party + 3 New Recipes

Take a gander at what a few girlfriends and I made at a Spice Mix Party we threw last month: I’m not sure if we created the idea of a Spice Mix Party, but it sure was fun!  It all started with the realization of two Maximized mommy friends, Rachel and Jess, that pre-made spice…

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Homemade Hamburger Helper

Homemade Hamburger Helper

We are back!  Austin and I took about a month off from our normal routine and spent a lovely couple of weeks in Houghton and L’Anse, Michigan.  So refreshing to relax and put all our cares away for a little while.  And a few of you asked how Austin enjoyed the water…well, he loved Lake…

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Happy Father’s Day!: Grilled Hamburger Salad

Happy Father’s Day!: Grilled Hamburger Salad

I’ve been racking my brain for ideas for a great ML Nutrition Plans approved recipe for Father’s Day.  Especially this year, as it’s Dave’s first official Father’s Day.  I wanted to surprise him with an awesome and manly dish. For weeks I was thinking and thinking, jotting down ideas on scratch paper, but nothing had…

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St. Patrick’s Day Menu Planning

I don’t know how many of you actually celebrate St. Patrick’s day and have it carry over into your kitchens.  Dave and I don’t really celebrate it much more than acknowledging the day.  But I wanted to give you a few menu items that are of Irish cuisine.  You may have tried these recipes  before…

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Pumpkin Chili

Hope you will enjoy this chili — another spin-off of the classic.  The pumpkin gives it an initial sweetness when it hits your tongue, but kick it up with chili, cayenne, cumin and black pepper.  Feel free to throw in a jalapeno or two if you wish.  You may also exchange some of the beans…

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One Pot Wonders: Shepherd’s Pie

Can’t go wrong with this classic!  My friend Diane makes this dish in a few separate small casserole dishes and freezes them as individual servings.  These make for quick and easy lunches/dinners.  Just pop in the oven and heat thru! Shepherd’s PieMakes 6 Servings 1 Tbsp coconut oil1 large onion, finely chopped1 lb grass-fed ground…

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Gluten Free Lasagna

Wow, happy September everyone!  Where did the summer go?!  This is my last recipe from Dave’s going away party — Gluten Free Lasagna!  Hope you have enjoyed my menu.  Thank you for your ideas on future party recipes, I’ll surely be trying some of your entries at our next one! Coming up next post will…

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Healing Cuisine Chili

This chili was a great addition to the party spread.  There were many complements on it, and I loved having this super-easy-to-prepare dish that filled people up!  Let’s face it, good grass fed meat is expensive.   Lessen the cost by throwing in beans for protein and using less meat. Healing Cuisine ChiliServes 6  (Multiplied…

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