Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli

I regularly make some version of this dish in our house.  We like to look at the week and mix up the types of cuisine we are having, and this dish satisfies our Asian take-out need.  We generally try to minimize eating out at restaurants, so after a weekend away indulging in fabulous food it is back to eating good home cooked dishes. This recipe is a one pot dish – for the most part.  The slow…

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Chocolate for breakfast?  Yes, please.  I love muffins, and since becoming a mom I feel like I make them a lot.  I have tried many recipes, but I wanted to make a chocolate muffin that I felt good about giving to my family. This recipe uses oat flour (oats pulverized into flour) and other healthy swaps that made this a real challenge.  When I tasted them and finally got the texture that I wanted, while still…

Green Bean & Apple Salad

I love salads.  I have one daily, in some form or another.  They are refreshing and I just crave that crunch. If you are in to salads, you know that often times you need a way to jazz them up.  The concept of a salad without any lettuce is a great way to incorporate some vegetables into dinner or any meal. Now that we are headed into fall, apples and all sorts of culinary delights are here…

Roasted Corn & Green Chili Soup

I know, I’m crazy and I am putting a soup on the blog in the dead of summer.  I mean it is only 97 degrees outside, so I thought we could use to sweat a little more.  There are two reasons for this crazy idea.  First, I love soup no matter what time of year, and second, corn is in season and won’t be for much longer.  PLUS – this soup can be chilled and…

Enchilada Style Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Truth be told, not everyone loves sweet potatoes.  I happen to think they are great, but I can’t always sell them as a dinner option in my house.  Don’t get me wrong, my family will eat them and they enjoy the different combinations, it just isn’t their first choice.  This recipe however, stopped the hesitation. This dish is baked sweet potatoes that have been stuffed with chicken enchilada flavors – both my toddler and husband…