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Perfect Pumpkin Crumb Bread

This perfect pumpkin crumb bread is moist, hearty, healthy and delicious. I took a favorite banana bread and substituted pumpkin and added a mega crumb to satisfy any sweet tooth!

Fall Farro Lentil Salad

Fall Farro Lentil Salad - This fall farro lentil salad uses end of the summer sweet tomatoes, and stick to your bones, hearty lentils and farro. Satisfying, filling nutty but light at the same time. Eat it alone or with leafy...

Gut-Healthy Lavender Blackberry Spritz

     The past few weeks, I was very fortunate to have my very first intern, Amanda  which has been amazing.  She wanted to try a recipe, take pictures, and learn the process of how to post on the website.   She came up with...

Gut Healthy Chicken Pie

     My family's favorite is chicken pot pie.  My neighbor used to get so annoyed when he would be invited for a birthday dinner and the kids would choose that; he would say, " Can't you pick something else for God's sake?" ...

Simple Sheetpan Roasted Chicken and Veggies

Simple Sheetpan Roasted Chicken and Veggies - This simple chicken and veggies dinner is done all on one sheet, no mess, easy clean up. Its quick, moist, nutritious and satisfying. - thin sliced boneless chicken cutlets, asparagus (trimmed),...

Dinner for Breakfast Bagel

We have all heard of breakfast for dinner, but how about dinner for breakfast?  This month's Recipe Redux theme was just that! I am not a huge breakfast person, usually having a little bite and then something an hour or two later.  So, there are many times...

4-Ingredient Pretzel Peanut Butter Bites

This small bite of deliciousness combines my three favorites peanut butter, chocolate and pretzels. It also has a healthy balance of protein, fat, carbs and fiber. Eat them on the run, after the gym for a snack or just anytime!

Earth Day Carrot Top Pesto

     This months Recipe Redux is all about Earth Day and reducing food waste.  My son Christopher was born on Earth Day, April 22nd, and he is a gift to me and others,  as well as to this earth.  He loves pesto, especially on grilled...

Best Turkey Pot Pies

This healthy take on a pot pie is loaded with veggies, healthy gravy and a delicious butternut squash crust and topped with a whole wheat pastry.

Veggie Chicken Burger in a Whole Wheat Pita Pocket

I received an entire box of free Toufayan Pita Pockets ( to enter into a sponsored recipe contest, and am eligible to win a prize for this recipe!  Although I was not compensated for my time, I was able to eat these delicious...

Pita Rabbits

     I received an entire box of free Toufayan Pita Pockets ( to enter into a sponsored recipe contest, and am eligible to win a prize for this recipe!  Although I was not compensated for my time, I was able to eat...

Crunchy Oatmeal Blueberry Squares

These deletable, gooey, crunchy, and crumbly oatmeal squares are made with a healthy oats and blueberry preserves. Have for breakfast or dessert!

Sweet Shrimp Tacos

These sweet scrumptious shrimp tacos are packed with healthy vitamins minerals, taste and low in calories.

Wild Blueberry Power Smoothie

Ready to get your wild blueberry smoothie on? This "Wild your Smoothie" contest is perfect for me as this is my go to breakfast and pre workout meal everyday.  Wild blueberries are one of the top sources of antioxidants that help to scavenge up all of those free...

Avocado Chickpea Relish

This Avocado Chick Pea Relish is the perfect accompaniment to any grilled or steamed fish dish. It is healthy, satisfying and delicious.

Siggi’s Sweet Potato Bites

 So glad to be a part of Food and Nutrition Magazine's Test Kitchen Program.  Check out what i did with Siggi's yogurt.   I made some changes to the original recipe adding even more protein and nutrition!!    

Avocado Chicken Salad

I had a challenge this week; make a meal for less than $3 per serving. When I saw six avocados for $6 and a rotisserie chicken for $5, I thought of  a  chicken salad made by a restaurant I worked at where they grill and chop chicken, make a salad and serve...

Supper Spaghetti Sauce ReDux

Supper Spaghetti Sauce - Recipe Redux Recipe ReDux played a little party game for the end of 2016: We had to grab our nearest cookbook and ReDux the recipe on page 201, 16, 216 - or any combo of the number "2016".  I pulled out my mom's cookbook copyright 1955; a...

Healthy Apple Pie

Healthy Apple Pie This month's recipe redux theme is "healthy holiday dessert you will be sharing with family and friends this season". I was making an apple pie for Thanksgiving and decided I wanted to do something to replace the butter laden crust. I searched...

Broccoli Rabe and Crumbled Chicken Sausage Pizza

Broccoli Rabe and Crumbled Chicken Sausage Pizza This months theme for Recipe Redux "Vacation Inspired Recipe". Studying abroad in Italy a few years ago and a weekend trip to Naples brought the best thin crusted pizza I have ever had. This flat bread pizza was...

Get Your Veggies In Shape

  Spinach Parsley Spice Yogurt Dip This months Recipe Redux's theme is "Get your Fruits and Veggies in Shape" got me thinking.  I didn't want to do the same ole zucchini noodles or mandolin shaved radish or flowers.  I had wanted to make a sunflower out...

Brownie Lovers Rejoice!

Whoever said brownies had to be reserved for cheat days never saw this LOW CALORIE brownie!! Brownie Lovers REJOICE!

Blueberry Salsa!

Another one of our Farmer’s Market Series: Check out this GREAT Blueberry Salsa!

Yum! – Shrimp Tacos

I made these delicious shrimp tacos with peach and avocado salsa and stuffed the corn tortillas with grilled shrimp and sautéed veggies topped with a yogurt cilantro sauce. Come see how I made this healthy spin on a southwest favorite!

Celeriac and Apple Mash

Wonderfully rich, warm and healthy apple mash with celeriac. Perfect for those chilly winter days at home with the family!

Make Room for Fish Fridays!

Need a fish Friday idea? How about wild salmon, veggies, spices, very little whole wheat breadcrumb, baked into a sandwich packed with incredible flavor and Omega-3’s!

Tuscan Ribolitta – Yum!

You don’t have to travel to Tuscany to get authentic Italian food. Print out this recipe for authentic Tuscan Ribolitta and wow your family with your cooking skills!

Baked White Bean with Cabbage Soup/Stew

I bet you weren’t thinking ‘cabbage’ when deciding what to make for dinner tonight? Well think again, because this Baked White Bean with Cabbage Soup will have your family begging for more!

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