About 2 years, I blogged about a lasagna recipe that I discovered in Cooking Light magazine.  Not being a huge lasagna fan, this was one I truly loved and I have spent the past 2 years improving on an already great recipe!  The typical lasagna has 600+ calories and this version only has 378 per …

In the South, few things come even close to being as delicious as a perfectly crisp piece of fried chicken (well…maybe bacon!).  It is considered satisfyingly flavorful comfort food at its best and there are many recipes and techniques to choose from.  I have tried quite a few recipes but I always come back to …

Temperatures here in East Tennessee have been hovering in the 90’s for weeks and standing in a hot kitchen is just that…HOT!  So I have been testing recipes that gets me in and out of the kitchen in a jiffy but still gives my family a wonderful, tasty meal at dinner time. Of course, everyone …

Maybe it’s a girl thing but whenever I am out with friends for lunch and there is a roasted or grilled vegetable sandwich on the menu, I’m in!  Unfortunately, the man of the house has to have meat with his meals so usually this is something I just get to enjoy in restaurants.  That is …

Chicken Noodle Soup….there is a reason there is a series of books called Chicken Soup for the Soul because that is what this soup is all about…reaching into your soul and providing comfort.  It is known for curing colds and providing warmth and often many have a memory behind their favorite chicken soup.  My recipe …

One of my favorite food nationalities is Mexican cuisine but traditionally it is landmine of calories and fat!  Fortunately, one of my favorite chicken enchilada recipes is a pleasant change from  the norm.  Packed with fresh flavors and ingredients, my Veggies Stuffed Chicken Enchiladas fit the bill when it comes to healthy and tasty! Ingredients …

As we complete one week into the New Year, many of us are focusing on eating healthier and making better food choices.  A great way to incorporate more vegetables in your diet is by using one of my favorite gadgets in the kitchen…the Spiralizer!  It takes ordinary vegetables and turn them in to delicious artsy …

Yesterday, I awoke to the most beautiful fall day in East Tennessee and decided that dinner tonight needed to be just as picturesque and natural.  So, with that in mind, I called my favorite place in Knoxville to get the freshest fish in town (The Shrimp Dock),  to inquire if they had “sashimi grade” tuna.  …

Tomorrow is the first Sunday in October and what better way to celebrate fall than a hearty pot roast?  This recipe is one of my family’s favorites and one of the first dishes I taught my daughter, Ashleigh, to make (I actually think she makes it better than me now!) It originated from Cooking Light …

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Shrimp Tacos topped with Tropical Guacamole Salad and a Creamy Lime Sauce…wow, doesn’t that sound delicious!  This is my personal creation made in my kitchen this week and it embodies all the “fresh flavors” that I have always wanted to include in my food.   Fresh Flavors….Those two words were my inspiration…