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Green Chile Chicken Stuffed Poblanos

Green Chile Chicken Stuffed Poblanos

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with these delicious chicken and green chili stuffed poblanos!  Where’s my margarita? It’s been kind of a crappy week around here to be honest.  For starters we now have a huge water leak in the house, which is always great.  Mr. […]

Roasted Beet, Goat Cheese and Walnut Salad with Lemon Thyme Vinaigrette

Roasted Beet, Goat Cheese and Walnut Salad with Lemon Thyme Vinaigrette

Sign me up for anything involving goat cheese.  This salad is full of beets, cheese and lemony vinaigrette, which in this house, pretty much guarantees I will get it all to myself. So the other day I stopped into a local market that’s been around since […]

Grilled Soy Ginger Salmon Skewers

Grilled Soy Ginger Salmon Skewers

So the sun came out for about 5 minutes the other day, which means…..grilling!  These marinated salmon skewers are so quick and easy but taste amazing. After all the rain we’ve had I was starting to think we’d never see the sun again.  But we finally […]

Creamy New England Style Clam Chowder

Creamy New England Style Clam Chowder

Spring is such a dirty tease in the Midwest.  Inevitably a few warm days trick me into thinking spring has arrived; but then another cold snap usually comes along to slap us in the face.  And let’s not talk about the rain.  The lingering chilly […]

Major Home Renovation – How to Start Planning Your Remodel

Major Home Renovation – How to Start Planning Your Remodel

If you’re totally clueless about home renovation like we were, I’m hoping this post will give you an idea of where to start! Renovations on our house are FINALLY underway!  And by that I mean absolutely no work has been done.  BUT…we found a professional we […]

My Favorite Low Carb/Low Point Trader Joe’s Finds

My Favorite Low Carb/Low Point Trader Joe’s Finds

Trader Joe’s has so many healthy and convenient food options. Here is a list of my current low carb and point-friendly favorites.

Langostino Stuffed Mushrooms

Langostino Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed mushrooms make me think of retro hors d’oeuvres from the 50’s and 60’s, like rumaki, fondue and pigs in a blanket.  Nine times out of ten they are filled with some form of gooey delicious cheese or stuffed with breadcrumbs.  My version skips the heavy cheese and carbs […]

Meat Lovers Spaghetti Squash Pizza Casserole

Meat Lovers Spaghetti Squash Pizza Casserole

This spaghetti squash casserole incorporates all the great pizza flavors without the carbs and uber fatty meats typically piled on a meat lovers pie. I married a meat loving cheese hater.  There…I said it.  It’s a wonder we’re still married, but I guess it’s true […]

Italian Style Turkey Meatballs

Italian Style Turkey Meatballs

Meatballs are the most versatile use of the ground meats, in my humble opinion.  Meatballs come in about a billion different varieties, they freeze well, you can put sauce on them…what’s not to love?  The only potential downfall is most include some kind of bread […]

Oscar Night – And the Award for Best Appetizer Goes To…..

Oscar Night – And the Award for Best Appetizer Goes To…..

The 89th Academy Awards are this Sunday, the 26th!  This is one of my favorite nights of the year.  I love to do it up; formal dress and heels, hair and make-up, the works.  Then I host a fancy dinner party for our closest friends with an elaborate multiple […]