Instant Pot Potato Salad:  Quick & Delicious!

Instant Pot Potato Salad: Quick & Delicious!

Potato salad seems to be a summer staple.  It goes well with the barbeques and potlucks that seem to come together during the summertime.   Alex requested potato salad for a recent family get together and I decided to use my Instant Pot.  Boy, did this speed up the process!  Instant Pot potato salad is […]

Black Bean Pasta Salad

Black Bean Pasta Salad

This is a simple pasta salad that pairs well with many dishes or is wonderful on its own.  Noodles, black beans, and feta cheese come together to create a delicious black bean pasta salad.  This is a salad that is sure to please everyone, all three of my kids like it so that says a […]

Southwest Black Bean Pasta w/ Avocado Cream Sauce

Southwest Black Bean Pasta With Avocado Cream Sauce (gluten-free)

I recently discovered that my daughter is unable to eat gluten.  I stopped into one of my favorite neighborhood markets to explore my gluten-free options and was gifted a box of black bean pasta.  I was excited at the possibilities of what I could create with this new pasta.  I ended up making a delicious gluten-free southwest […]

Vegetarian Ginger Noodles

Asian Ginger Noodles

If I did this right there are affiliate links in this post. This ginger noodle dish is my new favorite thing to eat.   If you love gingery noodley yumminess then this recipe is for you!  These noodles, with their unique Asian flavors, pair well with so many different meals.  They also are awesome enough […]

Spicy Quinoa & Corn Salad (EarthMamasWorld)

Spicy Quinoa and Corn Salad

If you are looking for a quick, easy, and delicious quinoa recipe, this one is for you!  Even if you weren’t looking and simply stumbled upon this recipe I promise that you will not be disappointed.  I serve spicy quinoa and corn salad as a main dish most of the time.  It is also compliments […]

garbanzo bean salad:  EarthMamasWorld

Garbanzo Bean (Chick Pea) Salad

I splurged during many recent holiday celebrations.  I ate many foods that I typically avoid.  When I woke up this morning I was paying the price….I felt lousy.  “You are what you eat” came to mind.  I had been eating crap and that is exactly how I felt.  I knew that it was time to end my […]

Parmesan Pasta

Quick, Easy, And Delicious Creamy Parmesan Pasta

I was planning on making spaghetti with tomato sauce yesterday but with the new and wonderful chill in our typically tropical air caused me to crave comfort food.  Comfort food to me is cheesy and creamy.  Spaghetti and red sauce is good but it is not wasn’t the creamy cheesy that I desired. I headed to the kitchen to see what […]

Breadcrumb Crusted Chicken

Breadcrumb Crusted Chicken With Mashed Cauliflower & Potatoes

Now that Shane has gone back to work and it is only the kids and I for dinner I resort to mostly ‘kid friendly’ recipes.   This is a meal that we eat at least weekly while Shane is away for work:  Breadcrumb crusted chicken served, mashed potatoes (with cauliflower mixed in) gravy, and green beans. […]

Jerk Mahi Mahi With Caribbean Slaw

Jerk Mahi Mahi With Carribean Cole Slaw

We have been loving having Shane, AKA daddy, home for three weeks.  We had a summer blast while he was home.  We practically lived in the pool, went on field trips, and simply enjoyed being together as a family.  All good things must come to an end I guess and it was time for him […]

Au Gratin Poatoes

Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes

I absolutely love cheese and I love potatoes so when the two come together I am in bliss.  Homemade Creamy Au Gratin potatoes is one of my favorite side dishes.  I do not prepare it often, because it is certainly not the most healthy dish, I usually reserve it for a special dinner.   My kids love this potato […]

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Ultimate Twice Baked Potatoes

I love potatoes.   I really do.  I know that it isn’t the most healthy food (at all) but I can not give them up.  My kids and my husband have a very strong dislike for sweet potatoes.  When I make a potato dish it is with the plain ‘ol Idaho potato, or red potatoes, or creamer potatoes […]

Broccoli Cheese Quinoa Casserole

Broccoli Cheese Quinoa Casserole

Broccoli rice casserole used to be one of my favorite side dishes.  It is such a great dish and is easily paired with many different meals, heck I could easily eat a bowl of the casserole on its own! A little over a year ago I learned about quinoa.  I took the brown rice out of the casserole and […]