Author: Ali Randall

Grapefruit Salty Dog

Grapefruit Salty Dog

Salty and tart, this grapefruit cocktail is the ideal refresher for 5 o’clock.

Slow Cooker Lasagna Soup

Slow Cooker Lasagna Soup

Your favorite lasagna is now an easy slow cooker soup recipe. 

Braised Beef Short Ribs

Braised Beef Short Ribs

Fall off the bone tender and delicious, these oven braised beef short ribs are cooked in a rich gravy and are so easy to make.

Slow Cooker Apple Cider Chicken

Slow Cooker Apple Cider Chicken

Slow Cooker Apple Cider Chicken simmers in the crockpot all day resulting in tender fall off the bone chicken. 

Spinach and Meat Lasagna

Spinach and Meat Lasagna

Layers of lasagna noodles, fresh spinach, mozzarella and ricotta cheeses, and a trio of ground beef, hot sausage and veal make up this delicious casserole which is topped with homemade tomato sauce.

Mushroom Sausage Tortellini

Mushroom Sausage Tortellini

Earthy mushrooms, sweet red peppers, spicy sausage and cheesy tortellini is smothered in a creamy Alfredo sauce and is served in under 30 minutes.

Cheesy Broccoli Casserole with Ritz Cracker Topping

Cheesy Broccoli Casserole with Ritz Cracker Topping

Tender broccoli is steamed then smothered in a creamy cheddar and Parmesan cheese sauce and topped with buttery Ritz crackers. 

White Chocolate Cranberry Pistachio Cookies

White Chocolate Cranberry Pistachio Cookies

Crispy along the edges and chewy in the center, these white chocolate cranberry pistachio cookies are perfect for the holidays. 

Chorizo & Chicken Rice Skillet

Chorizo & Chicken Rice Skillet

This 30 minute recipe features spicy chorizo sausage, tender chicken and vegetables infused in saffron flavored rice.

3 Ingredient Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

3 Ingredient Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

Three ingredients and a few hours are all you need to make delicious chocolate peanut butter fudge. 

Moist Chocolate Chip Banana Bread with a Pecan Cinnamon Topping

Moist Chocolate Chip Banana Bread with a Pecan Cinnamon Topping

Don’t throw out those ripened bananas. They are the secret ingredient to this moist chocolate chip banana bread with a pecan cinnamon topping.

Creamy Cauliflower Cheese Soup

Creamy Cauliflower Cheese Soup

This loaded creamy cauliflower cheese soup is a healthy option that is full of flavor.

Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats

Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats

Start your fall mornings with the taste of pumpkin pie with this easy make-ahead breakfast of overnight oats topped with dried cranberries, pepitas and pecans. 

Roasted Cauliflower with Panko and Parmesan

Roasted Cauliflower with Panko and Parmesan

Cauliflower dredged in panko bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese and roasted until nutty brown transforms this bland vegetable into something irresistible that no one can turn down.

Easy 30 Minute Chicken Marsala

Easy 30 Minute Chicken Marsala

This easy chicken marsala is my go-to dish for a midweek meal. It’s simple, hearty and delicious. Better yet, it can be whipped up in under 30 minutes. 

Apple Carrot Oatmeal Muffins

Apple Carrot Oatmeal Muffins

Soft and full of flavor, these apple carrot oatmeal muffins {a.k.a. morning glory muffins} feature whole wheat goodness to start your day.

Easy Maple Dijon Chicken

Easy Maple Dijon Chicken

Sweet maple syrup and tangy Dijon mustard make up this easy chicken dinner in a half an hour. 

No Crust Mini Pumpkin Pies with Bourbon Maple Whipped Cream

No Crust Mini Pumpkin Pies with Bourbon Maple Whipped Cream

Topped with a boozy bourbon maple whipped cream, these no-crust mini pumpkin pies will please everyone. 

Cajun Chicken in a Lemon Caper Sauce

Cajun Chicken in a Lemon Caper Sauce

Cajun chicken with lemon and capers is similar to chicken piccata, but this 30-minute dinner pairs a little creole heat with the tangy taste of lemon.

Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie

Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie

Traditional pecan pie is kicked up a notch with a punch of bourbon and the sweetness of dark chocolate. Serve this dessert for Thanksgiving and Kentucky Derby Day!

Crispy Fried Eggplant Parmesan Rounds

Crispy Fried Eggplant Parmesan Rounds

These crispy rounds of eggplant Parmesan are first fried then layered in a casserole pan with fresh mozzarella, sauce and basil. 

Hawaiian Calzone

Hawaiian Calzone

Eat your pizza on-the-go with these easy to make Hawaiian calzones.

Crunchy Ramen Noodle Salad

Crunchy Ramen Noodle Salad

This crunchy Ramen noodle salad is the perfect side dish for any barbecue or summer dinner.

Strawberry Balsamic Smash Cocktail

Strawberry Balsamic Smash Cocktail

Enjoy summer’s sweet berries paired with the syrupy flavor of balsamic vinegar in your cocktail.

Pineapple Orange Creamsicle Milkshake

Pineapple Orange Creamsicle Milkshake

Sip on a milkshake that combines the tropical taste of freshly cut pineapple and banana with a novelty creamsicle popsicle.

Pico de Gallo – Salsa Fresca

Pico de Gallo – Salsa Fresca

Homegrown tomatoes, sweet corn kernels, black beans, avocado, cilantro and lime juice is all you need to make the freshest salsa. This pico de gallo – salsa fresca – taste great with chips and on all your favorite Mexican dishes.

Pineapple Pico de Gallo – Fresh Salsa

Pineapple Pico de Gallo – Fresh Salsa

Enjoy the sweet flavors of the tropics with this homemade delicious Pineapple Pico de Gallo. Eat it with chips, on tacos or spoon it over your favorite grilled seafood or chicken.

Peach & Blueberry Trifle

Peach & Blueberry Trifle

This easy no-bake dessert features summer’s sweetest peaches and fresh blueberries.

Grilled Fruit Kabobs

Grilled Fruit Kabobs

Grill your favorite summer fruits like peaches, watermelon, strawberries and kiwi and drizzle them with mint and balsamic glaze for a delicious dessert or side dish.

Spicy Grilled Shrimp Skewers

Spicy Grilled Shrimp Skewers

Grilled spicy shrimp skewers on the barbecue are the perfect midweek meal when you’re looking for easy, healthy and light.

Cast Iron Blackened Grouper

Cast Iron Blackened Grouper

Fresh grouper seasoned with your favorite blackened spices and seared in a cast-iron skillet makes for an easy dinner in under 30 minutes.

Tomatoes Caprese Salad

Tomatoes Caprese Salad

A classic Italian salad of sweet tomatoes, creamy mozzarella and fresh picked basil is drizzled with olive oil and balsamic glaze for the ultimate summer side dish.

Grilled Eggplant with a Tomato Caprese

Grilled Eggplant with a Tomato Caprese

Nothing spell summer more so than grilled eggplant topped with ripe tomatoes, creamy mozzarella cheese and fresh basil. 

Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Moist and delicious, these double chocolate zucchini muffins are full of fiber and whole wheat goodness. 

Juicy Beer Can Chicken Recipe

Juicy Beer Can Chicken Recipe

Three ingredients is all you need for the juiciest beer can chicken recipe. This summer grilling favorite can be on your table in an hour.

15 Patriotic Red, White & Blue Desserts

15 Patriotic Red, White & Blue Desserts

Celebrate Memorial Day,  the Fourth of July and Labor Day with 15 festive and patriotic red, white and blue desserts.

Apple Pie Pancake Casserole

Apple Pie Pancake Casserole

Combine the flavors of apple pie, apple crisp and buttermilk pancakes into a delicious breakfast casserole that serves a crowd.

Baked Lemon Risotto with Asparagus and Peas

Baked Lemon Risotto with Asparagus and Peas

Celebrate spring with the tangy flavor of lemon in a spring risotto featuring asparagus and peas.

15 Delicious Ways to Eat Your Greens (when you just don’t want salad!)

15 Delicious Ways to Eat Your Greens (when you just don’t want salad!)

15 Easy and delicious ways to eat your greens (when you just don’t want salad)

How To Make Churro Almonds

How To Make Churro Almonds

These sweet and spicy churro almonds will remind you of summer fun at the local fair.

Shrimp Breakfast Bowl

Shrimp Breakfast Bowl

Serve up my version of shrimp and “grits” to start the morning with this easy and savory breakfast bowl. 

Copycat Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Copycat Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Soft and chewy, these old fashioned copycat oatmeal raisin cookies are better than what you get at McDonald’s, Panera or Subway.

Grain-free Dog Treat Recipe for Dogs with Allergies

Grain-free Dog Treat Recipe for Dogs with Allergies

Bake up a batch of pup-approved grain-free treats specifically made for dogs with allergies.
 

Chewy Fruit & Nut Granola Bars

Chewy Fruit & Nut Granola Bars

Chewy Fruit & Nut Granola Bars made from scratch taste better and are healthier than anything store bought. Customize the fruit and nuts to your liking.

Graham Crusted Lemon Squares

Graham Crusted Lemon Squares

These lemon squares feature an easy homemade graham cracker-like crust and a sweet and tart lemon filling. They are the ideal dessert for your spring and Easter parties.

Cinnamon Sugar Buttermilk Muffins

Cinnamon Sugar Buttermilk Muffins

Buttermilk is the secret to these moist and delicious Cinnamon Sugar Muffins. Serve them for breakfast or snack any time of the day.

Apple Quinoa Spinach Salad

Apple Quinoa Spinach Salad

Turn an ordinary salad into a power spinach salad by adding protein-packed quinoa and fiber rich apples and pecans.

Red, White & Blue Trifles

Red, White & Blue Trifles

Satisfy your sweet tooth with an easy no-bake dessert that won’t wreck havoc on your waistline.

Ancient Grains Salad with Roasted Vegetables

Ancient Grains Salad with Roasted Vegetables

Start the new year off right with roasted vegetables, mild sorghum, protein- packed quinoa and whole grain brown rice tossed with goat cheese for a vegetarian dish that is nutritious and full of flavor.

Leftovers Cottage Pie

Leftovers Cottage Pie

Turn last night’s leftovers into a classic cottage pie in 30 minutes. It’s the ultimate comfort food this winter. 
 

Recipe for Giblet Gravy

Recipe for Giblet Gravy

Roasted turkey just isn’t complete without a rich giblet gravy to go with it.

Homemade Cranberry Sauce with Apples

Homemade Cranberry Sauce with Apples

This homemade cranberry sauce is easy to make and features the tart taste of cranberries mixed with the  sweetness of Honeycrisp apples.

Easy Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Easy Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Easy to make ahead of time, these simple mashed potatoes will be the most popular dish on your dinner table.

Baked Skillet Pasta with an Easy Sausage Ragu

Baked Skillet Pasta with an Easy Sausage Ragu

This easy baked skillet pasta recipe features the flavors of pork sausage and fennel in a red wine ragu.  It’s cheesy, meaty and delicious and can be on your table in under an hour.

Baked BBQ Sweet Potato Chips

Baked BBQ Sweet Potato Chips

Sweet and spicy, these sweet potato chips are tossed in a barbecue seasoning and baked to perfection. You’d never guess they’re healthy. 

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Whip up this easy homemade chicken noodle soup in under 30 minutes using rotisserie chicken.
 

Easy Cornbread Pudding

Easy Cornbread Pudding

Sweet summer corn and cornbread are mixed together for a creamy pudding or casserole that is a must on any holiday table.

Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Hash

Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Hash

From skillet to plate in 30 minutes, this easy ground turkey and sweet potato hash is the ideal dish for a weeknight dinner or a weekend breakfast.

Autumn Pear Salad with Citrus Dressing

Autumn Pear Salad with Citrus Dressing

Every year I happily volunteer to bring the salad when we celebrate holidays with family. This super simple yet delicious Autumn Pear Salad with a Citrus Dressing is a winner on any dinner table. 

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

Delicious for fall, these moist and sweet pumpkin cupcakes are sprinkled with chocolate chips and topped with cream cheese frosting.

Easy Apple Crisp Galette

Easy Apple Crisp Galette

As delicious as mom’s apple pie but easier! This easy apple crisp galette is the ideal fall dessert.

Gelato Pizzelle Cookies – Sicilian Ice Cream Sandwiches

Gelato Pizzelle Cookies – Sicilian Ice Cream Sandwiches

Gelato made with fresh strawberries, dark chocolate and espresso is paired with crisp pizzelle cookies in this Sicilian- inspired frozen dessert. 

Easy Blueberry Zucchini Bread

Easy Blueberry Zucchini Bread

It’s a classic zucchini quick bread with a twist. This loaf is bursting with the sweet taste of blueberries.

Baked Buffalo Chicken Nachos

Baked Buffalo Chicken Nachos

Don’t you love it when a recipe just falls together? These baked buffalo chicken nachos came about accidentally. And let me tell you, these were not your ordinary nachos. 

Healthy Chicken & Zucchini Burgers

Healthy Chicken & Zucchini Burgers

Loaded with shredded zucchini and squash, these healthy chicken burgers are full of flavor and juicy.

Fruity Elderflower Sangria

Fruity Elderflower Sangria

Summer’s freshest fruits and elderflower liqueur are the stars of this fruity summer sangria spritzer.

Watermelon Arugula Salad

Watermelon Arugula Salad

Sweet watermelon, juicy cucumber and salty feta cheese are the perfect flavor combination nestled on top of tangy arugula.

Sun Dried Tomato Dipping Oil

Sun Dried Tomato Dipping Oil

Dip your crusty bakery bread loaf in true Italian flavor with this easy to make sun-dried tomato dipping oil.
 

Peach Crostini with Whipped Honey Ricotta

Peach Crostini with Whipped Honey Ricotta

Summer sweet peaches glazed with balsamic and served on a toasted pillow of honey flavored ricotta cheese.

Summer Sweet Corn Salad

Summer Sweet Corn Salad

Enjoy summer’s bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables with a corn salad featuring sweet cherry tomatoes, diced avocado, fresh mozzarella and homegrown basil.

Tortellini Caprese Salad

Tortellini Caprese Salad

A classic summer pasta salad featuring juicy red ripe tomatoes, fresh mozzarella cheese, homegrown basil and cheesy tortellini. 

Strawberry Watermelon Popsicles

Strawberry Watermelon Popsicles

These watermelon strawberry ice pops are a sweet and refreshing way to stay cool during the dog days of summer.

Easy Moist Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Easy Moist Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Super moist and soft, these easy banana chocolate chip muffins will need a full glass of milk to go along with them. 
 

Beer Can Turkey Summer Berry Salad

Beer Can Turkey Summer Berry Salad

Fresh sweet summer berries are paired with succulent grilled turkey and served with a drizzle of blackberry balsamic vinaigrette. There’s no better way to celebrate summer!

Cilantro Lime Coconut Rice

Cilantro Lime Coconut Rice

Add a tropical flair to your next rice dish by adding in shredded coconut, fresh lime juice and fragrant cilantro. I promise my cilantro lime coconut rice is a winner. 

Lemon Basil Grilled Shrimp and Couscous

Lemon Basil Grilled Shrimp and Couscous

Marinated grilled shrimp flavored with lemon zest and basil served on a bed of Parmesan couscous is an easy spring and summer dinner that can be on your table in under an hour.

Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Brownies

Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Brownies

These Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Brownies are delicious any day of the year not just St. Patrick’s Day. They feature a secret ingredient – Guinness beer!

Cilantro Lime Grilled Chicken

Cilantro Lime Grilled Chicken

Celebrate Cinco the Mayo with a pitcher of margaritas and cilantro lime marinated grilled chicken for dinner.

Copycat PF Changs Lettuce Wraps

Copycat PF Changs Lettuce Wraps

A copycat recipe for delicious lettuce wraps that you can whip up in under 30 minutes.

Blackberry Breakfast Parfait

Blackberry Breakfast Parfait

Tired of eating the same old thing for breakfast? Take five minutes of your morning to make this easy blackberry breakfast parfait.

Granny Smith Apple Pecan Chicken Salad

Granny Smith Apple Pecan Chicken Salad

Tart Granny Smith apples, meaty pecans and breaded chunks of chicken are topped with a homemade honey orange balsamic vinaigrette.

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta – 15 Tapas, Tacos and other Mexican Recipes

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta – 15 Tapas, Tacos and other Mexican Recipes

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with the 15 of the best Mexican recipes from your favorite bloggers.

Apple Cider Kill Devil Mule

Apple Cider Kill Devil Mule

A boozy burst of pecan and honey rum blended with ginger beer and sweet apple cider makes a delicious cocktail for any fall or winter day. 

Cinnamon Apple Pie Granola

Cinnamon Apple Pie Granola

My Cinnamon Apple Pie Granola is the perfect healthy breakfast. It’s gluten-free, completely vegan and delicious.

Basil Pesto Vegetable Pasta with Shrimp

Basil Pesto Vegetable Pasta with Shrimp

Need a quick dinner? Make a big bowl of pasta filled with fresh vegetables, flavored with basil pesto and sautéed shrimp.

Southern-Inspired Shrimp & Grits

Southern-Inspired Shrimp & Grits

Get dinner on the table in under 30 minutes with this easy and delicious classic Southern Dish – shrimp and grits.

Leftover Pulled Pork Chili

Leftover Pulled Pork Chili

The addition of corn, black beans and green chilies gives this pulled pork chili a real authentic southwestern taste.

S’mores Brownie Bars

S’mores Brownie Bars

No bonfire needed with this recipe. You don’t need sticks either! We will be making these s’mores in the oven. 

Clementine Prosecco Cocktail

Clementine Prosecco Cocktail

Pair bubbly Prosecco and elderflower liqueur with the fresh squeezed juice from a clementine orange to make a simple yet tasty cocktail.

25 Recipes that Feature Guinness – Eat your Beer!

25 Recipes that Feature Guinness – Eat your Beer!

Guinness is not just for St. Patrick’s Day. Don’t just drink it – use it in your stews, Shepherd’s pies, brownies, breads and cakes. Use it as a reduction or a mixer for your favorite cocktail.

Sautéed Guinness Mushrooms

Sautéed Guinness Mushrooms

These sautéed mushrooms are an easy side dish for any barbecue, holiday party or everyday dinner.

Creamy Crab Bisque

Creamy Crab Bisque

Rich and creamy crab bisque made with chunks of freshly cracked Alaskan King crab meat can be on your table in 30 minutes.

Hearty Winter Beef Stew

Hearty Winter Beef Stew

This healthy winter stew if chock full of tender beef and vegetables and can be made on the stove top or crockpot.

No Knead Dutch Oven Crusty Bread

No Knead Dutch Oven Crusty Bread

Making a loaf of golden brown crusty bread at home is easier than you think. All you need is a Dutch oven! No kneading required.

Oven Baked Broccoli & Cheddar Risotto

Oven Baked Broccoli & Cheddar Risotto

Broccoli and cheddar go together like love and marriage. You can’t have one without the other, right? That’s why I married these two ingredients in my Oven Baked Broccoli & Cheddar Risotto.

Salisbury Steak Meatballs with a French Onion Gravy

Salisbury Steak Meatballs with a French Onion Gravy

Turn plain ole burger into something gourmet and restaurant worthy. My Salisbury steak meatballs are smothered in a rich onion gravy and are the definition of comfort food at its finest. 

Raspberry Chocolate Chia Pudding

Raspberry Chocolate Chia Pudding

My raspberry chocolate Chia pudding is made with only four ingredients and garnished with your favorite toppings. It’s a perfect no fuss healthy breakfast.

Pear and Butternut Squash Salad with a Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette

Pear and Butternut Squash Salad with a Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette

Salty and sweet with a kick. This pear and butternut squash salad is a favorite winter side dish and it’s perfect for lunch or any holiday get together.

New York Strip Steak Sandwiches

New York Strip Steak Sandwiches

Meaty, cheesy and full of flavor, my New York Strip Steak Sandwiches are my version of classic Philly cheesesteaks.

Sausage & Shrimp Rigatoni in a Spicy Parmesan Cream Sauce

Sausage & Shrimp Rigatoni in a Spicy Parmesan Cream Sauce

Hot sausage and succulent shrimp marry well smothered in a spicy Parmesan cream sauce atop of bed of rigatoni.

Tex-Mex Pork Stew

Tex-Mex Pork Stew

Need a simple dinner that you can get on the table quickly – one that packs a little heat to warm you up this winter. My Tex-Mex Pork Stew is the answer.

Honey Beer Bread

Honey Beer Bread

There is nothing better than sinking your teeth into a slice of soft homemade beer bread that tastes like grapefruit and honey.

Shredded Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Shredded Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Plan a game day to remember by serving these spicy shredded buffalo chicken sliders oozing with melted cheese and pair of them with a cold premium pilsener.

One-Pot Vegetable Tortellini Soup

One-Pot Vegetable Tortellini Soup

Cold snowy nights in Ohio call for great tasting homemade soup. This one-pot vegetable tortellini soup is loaded with fresh vegetables and fresh cheese tortellini. 

Easy Homemade Beef Chili

Easy Homemade Beef Chili

Ideal for game day or just an lazy weekend dinner, this easy homemade beef chili can be on the table in about an hour.

Homemade Jambalaya (Chicken, Shrimp & Andouille)

Homemade Jambalaya (Chicken, Shrimp & Andouille)

Have you ever had jambalaya? Not the kind out of a box but the homemade dish like what you get in New Orleans?

Crockpot Turkey Meatball Subs

Crockpot Turkey Meatball Subs

Put your slow cooker to work and take the guesswork out of what to serve for dinner by making turkey meatball subs using store-bought turkey meatballs. 

15-Minute Mushroom Pancetta Gnocchi

15-Minute Mushroom Pancetta Gnocchi

Creamy pillows of pasta that hint of mashed potatoes, earthy mushrooms and salty pancetta, swirled in a light and creamy sauce. Doesn’t that sound delicious? Want the recipe?

Easy Chicken Parmesan Lasagna

Easy Chicken Parmesan Lasagna

Combine two Italian dinner favorites into one with this cheesy chicken Parmesan lasagna.  

10 Holiday Dessert Recipes for Everyone

10 Holiday Dessert Recipes for Everyone

Chose from 10 holiday dessert recipes from the Foodiemamas. There is something sweet for everyone!

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Bake

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Bake

Imagine this – the smell of toasted pecans, sweet Honeycrisp apples, nutmeg and cinnamon wafting through the kitchen.

Granola Blondie Bars: perfect for holiday baking!

Granola Blondie Bars: perfect for holiday baking!

Delicious, chewy Blondies loaded with oats, honey and almonds and topped with chocolate chips are the perfect treat for the holidays. It’s simply satisfying!

Pecan Butterball Cookies: perfect for the holidays!

Pecan Butterball Cookies: perfect for the holidays!

Delicious, melt in your mouth cookies that reminds me of snowballs. The powdered sugar coating, the crumbly texture, the homegrown pecans…these cookies are a delight any time of the year.

Oreo Frozen Yogurt Milkshakes

Oreo Frozen Yogurt Milkshakes

Surprise Santa with an Oreo milkshake made fresh with vanilla bean frozen yogurt and Oreo cookies. 

Granola Pancake Bake

Granola Pancake Bake

Do you need to feed a crowd or a team of hungry athletes? Serve up my healthy protein-rich granola pancake bake for breakfast.

Hash Brown Egg Bake Casserole

Hash Brown Egg Bake Casserole

It’s cheesy comfort food in the morning. My hash brown egg bake is the perfect casserole to feed a group of hungry mouths.

Roasted Rosemary Hasselback Potatoes

Roasted Rosemary Hasselback Potatoes

Perfect with any dinner, Hasselback potatoes are crispy on the edges yet creamy in the middle.

Boursin Creamed Corn

Boursin Creamed Corn

Fresh sweet corn kernels mixed with salty pancetta and dunked in a creamy Boursin cheese sauce. One bite and you’ll think you’ve died and gone to heaven. 

Jasmine Rice with Fresh Lime, Black Beans & Cilantro

Jasmine Rice with Fresh Lime, Black Beans & Cilantro

Jazz up plain jasmine rice by adding fresh squeezed lime juice, black beans and chopped cilantro. 

Orchard Apple Chicken Salad

Orchard Apple Chicken Salad

Got apples? Whip up a delicious lunch of rotisserie chicken, orchard apples and nutty pecans in this homemade orchard apple chicken salad. 

Strawberry Chia Preserves

Strawberry Chia Preserves

Love strawberry preserves? 

Then make your own at home using fresh picked juicy strawberries and chia seeds instead of pectin. 

Homemade Meat Sauce

Homemade Meat Sauce

Never buy tomato sauce in a jar again! Tomato sauce made from scratch takes 30 minutes and tastes a million times better than the jarred variety.

Butternut Bacon Potstickers

Butternut Bacon Potstickers

Butternut Bacon Potstickers | www.homeandplate.com | Sweet butternut squash is paired with salty bacon in these easy to make party appetizer.

Easy & Healthy Beef Burrito Bowls

Easy & Healthy Beef Burrito Bowls

Take taco night to a new level and  serve up these easy and healthy beef burrito bowls for dinner.

Halloween Mummy Apple Crypts

Halloween Mummy Apple Crypts

Turn a simple homemade apple pastry into a fun Halloween treat that’s healthy yet spooky fun.

5 creative DIY halloween treats

5 creative DIY halloween treats

Scare up some fun this Halloween with these creative and easy recipes from your favorite Foodiemamas.

Halftime Sliders with Bacon & Cheddar Cheese

Halftime Sliders with Bacon & Cheddar Cheese

Sliders are synonymous with football. There’s nothing better than sitting around on a Sunday afternoon gobbling up juicy, beef sliders while watching football. It’s perfect game time food.

Chicken & Wild Mushroom Fettuccine Alfredo

Chicken & Wild Mushroom Fettuccine Alfredo

If you have 30 minutes, you can whip up a restaurant-worthy dinner of creamy fettuccine alfredo with hearty mushrooms and juicy chicken. And everything is better with bacon.

Pear, Bacon & Brie Panini

Pear, Bacon & Brie Panini

Imagine the taste of juicy pears, salty bacon and creamy brie sandwiched between two grilled pieces of rosemary harvest bread.

Warm Apple Bake

Warm Apple Bake

Warm apple bake is the perfect dessert to enjoy during apple picking season.

Homemade Chinese-Style Potstickers

Homemade Chinese-Style Potstickers

Served with a splash of brown sugar and soy infused dipping sauce, these perfectly seasoned dumplings hide a juicy pork meatball inside. 

Roasted Provencal Vegetables

Roasted Provencal Vegetables

A breaded chicken breast stuffed with ham and cheese served alongside roasted Provençal vegetables is an easy dinner that can be served up in under 40 minutes on a busy weeknight.

Cilantro Ranch Dipping Sauce – for wings & veggies

Cilantro Ranch Dipping Sauce – for wings & veggies

It’s game time! Got wings? Skip the bottled ranch dressing and make a homemade version that’s guaranteed to be a hit at your next tailgate party.

Panko & Parmesan Fried Green Tomatoes

Panko & Parmesan Fried Green Tomatoes

Don’t throw away those unripe green tomatoes. Turn them into fried green tomatoes topped with fresh mozzarella cheese and chopped basil and finished with a balsamic glaze. 

Raspberry Dark Chocolate Chunk Muffins

Raspberry Dark Chocolate Chunk Muffins

My decadent mini muffins are filled with dark chocolate chunks and juicy raspberries.

Pulled Pork Tacos (Pork Carnitas)

Pulled Pork Tacos (Pork Carnitas)

Taco night is a regular dinner in my house and these pulled pork tacos aka pork carnitas are a family favorite.

Barbecued Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Barbecued Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Tender pulled pork smothered in sweet barbecue sauce piled high on a bun is the ultimate sandwich.

Chicken BLT Flatbread

Chicken BLT Flatbread

Enjoy summer’s citrusy sweet cherry tomatoes as the highlight ingredient on this chicken BLT flatbread pizza. 

Easy Thai Iced Coffee

Easy Thai Iced Coffee

Become your own barista with this easy Thai iced coffee recipe.

Grilled Swordfish with a Fruit Salsa

Grilled Swordfish with a Fruit Salsa

Take advantage of these late summer and fall evenings with a grilled swordfish dinner served with a fresh fruit salsa that’s light and delicious.

Blackberry Barbecue Sauce

Blackberry Barbecue Sauce

Fresh sweet blackberries give this barbecue sauce punch. It’s sweet and delicious drizzled on top of grilled pork tenderloin, ribs or chicken.

Ohio Pork Tenderloin Sliders with a Blackberry Barbecue Sauce

Ohio Pork Tenderloin Sliders with a Blackberry Barbecue Sauce

Fresh sweet blackberries give this barbecue sauce punch. It’s sweet and delicious drizzled on top of grilled pork tenderloin sliders.

Italian Aperol Spritzers

Italian Aperol Spritzers

Italian Aperol Spritzers | www.homeandplate.com | Imagine a bubbly concoction of sparkling Prosecco white wine paired with soda water with the underlying flavor of oranges, herbs and spices.

Orange Hemingway aka Papa Doble

Orange Hemingway aka Papa Doble

A slight variation to the traditional Hemingway which uses grapefruit juice, his recipe uses freshly squeezed orange juice. 

Greek Avocado Pasta Salad

Greek Avocado Pasta Salad

Keep it cool this summer with this Greek avocado pasta salad featuring summer’s best vegetables. 

Cherry & Honey Ricotta Tart

Cherry & Honey Ricotta Tart

Summer is the season for sweet cherries. My cherry and honey ricotta tart is the perfect dessert that is easy to make and delicious. 

Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Cookies

Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Cookies

Chock-full of oats, potassium filled bananas and protein-rich crunchy peanut butter, these sweet cookies are the perfect grab and go breakfast or snack. 

Mint and Honey Hawaiian Shrimp Skewers

Mint and Honey Hawaiian Shrimp Skewers

Bring the flavors of the Hawaiian islands to your table with these tasty grilled shrimp and pineapple skewers.

Balsamic Grilled Caprese Chicken

Balsamic Grilled Caprese Chicken

Fresh tomatoes, basil and mozzarella top these balsamic vinaigrette marinated chicken breasts. This delicious grilled chicken recipe is on the table in under 30 minutes.

Grilled Shrimp Salad with Blackberries

Grilled Shrimp Salad with Blackberries

Fresh shrimp grilled pink to perfection is the perfect source of protein for any summer salad. Toss in some nectar sweet blackberries, crunchy almonds and crumbled blue cheese for a lunch worthy meal. 

Melon Fizz Cocktail

Melon Fizz Cocktail

Hints of sweet melon flavored vodka swirled togetherness with fizzy ginger ale in a glass of crushed ice makes the perfect summer cocktail. 

Elderflower Mojito

Elderflower Mojito

This refreshing summer cocktail features rum, mint, fresh lime juice and a secret ingredient – St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur. Plus a giveaway for a KitchenAid Stand Mixer.

Grilled Nectarine Prosciutto Pizza

Grilled Nectarine Prosciutto Pizza

Sweet juicy nectarines paired with salty prosciutto and creamy goat cheese turns an ordinary pizza into something phenomenal. 

Summer Veggie Pasta Salad

Summer Veggie Pasta Salad

Enjoy a rainbow of vegetables in this easy-to-make summer pasta salad.

Grilled Flank Steak Salad with Strawberries

Grilled Flank Steak Salad with Strawberries

Enjoy juicy marinated grilled flank steak and summer’s sweet strawberries sprinkled on top of fresh greens. 

Easy Marinated Flank Steak

Easy Marinated Flank Steak

One of the most underrated cuts of meat is a favorite in my household. Usually reserved for fajitas or stir fries, flank steak is full of flavor and his best cooked and served at medium rare temperature.

Banana Berry Smoothie Pops

Banana Berry Smoothie Pops

No time for breakfast? Grab one of my berry banana smoothie pops on your way out the door. 

Lemon Curd & Blueberry Ice Cream

Lemon Curd & Blueberry Ice Cream

Cool down on a hot summer day with a tart and sweet lemon curd and blueberry ice cream. It’s a winning combination that reminds me of my childhood.

Watermelon Chicken Salad with Pine Nuts and Feta

Watermelon Chicken Salad with Pine Nuts and Feta

Salty and sweet, this watermelon chicken salad it’s a perfect way to enjoy a light lunch that’s packed with protein and vitamin C.

Grilled Zucchini with Feta & Pine Nuts

Grilled Zucchini with Feta & Pine Nuts

This recipe of grilled zucchini with feta and pine nuts makes grilling out easy and delicious.

Raspberry & Blueberry Yogurt Granola Popsicles

Raspberry & Blueberry Yogurt Granola Popsicles

Turn a fruity yogurt granola parfait into a special frozen treat that’s delicious for breakfast or a snack anytime of the day. 

Fresh Zucchini Parmesan Stacks

Fresh Zucchini Parmesan Stacks

Crispy zucchini, juicy tomato and fresh mozzarella are nestled in Prego® Farmers’ Market tomato sauce for the ultimate farm fresh dinner.

Blueberry Granola Pancakes

Blueberry Granola Pancakes

Add a little crunch to your morning routine by adding granola to your standard blueberry pancakes. 

Balsamic Strawberry Toasted Crostini with Ricotta & Fresh Basil

Balsamic Strawberry Toasted Crostini with Ricotta & Fresh Basil

Fresh balsamic strawberries served on toasted crostini with a honeyed ricotta and fresh basil make the perfect party appetizer.

Goombay Smash Cocktail

Goombay Smash Cocktail

Enjoy the taste of coconut and pineapple in this Goombay Smash, a beach favorite cocktail of mine. 

Healthy Cobb Salad with an Aged Balsamic Vinaigrette

Healthy Cobb Salad with an Aged Balsamic Vinaigrette

Throw together a healthy Cobb salad with the leftovers in your fridge for an easy lunch or dinner.

Strawberry Ice Box Cake with Vanilla Wafers

Strawberry Ice Box Cake with Vanilla Wafers

Celebrate summer with sweet clouds of mascarpone flavored whipped cream and ruby red strawberries nestled in between stacks of vanilla wafers. 

Barrel-Aged Bourbon Manhattan

Barrel-Aged Bourbon Manhattan

A 5-liter miniature oak barrel is the perfect size for accentuating the flavor of quality whiskeys and bourbons. If you’re a fan, then this Barrel-Aged Bourbon Manhattan cocktail is for you. It’s a twist on a classic.

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

Bring home the flavors of the Mediterranean in this easy and healthy chickpea salad.

Old Bay Crabcake Sandwich with a Chipotle Mayo

Old Bay Crabcake Sandwich with a Chipotle Mayo

This sandwich is all about the crabmeat – your getting plenty of bread via the roll. PLUS a $1000 Cash Giveaway!

20 Recipes Kids Can Make for Mom to Celebrate Mother’s Day

20 Recipes Kids Can Make for Mom to Celebrate Mother’s Day

Hey Dads! Get your kiddos involved in celebrating Mother’s Day this year by presenting mom with a special recipe the kids can make all on their own. 

No Bake Key Lime Yogurt Graham Cracker Pies

No Bake Key Lime Yogurt Graham Cracker Pies

Turn that oven off! Stay cool with my No Bake Key Lime Yogurt Graham Cracker Mini Pies. 

Caramelized Plantain Ice Cream Sundae

Caramelized Plantain Ice Cream Sundae

Turn an ordinary banana split into a dessert you could only get at a gourmet restaurant.

Silver Elderflower Margarita

Silver Elderflower Margarita

Cinco de Mayo without margaritas would be a crime.

Grilled Grouper with Lemon & Herbs

Grilled Grouper with Lemon & Herbs

This flaky grouper recipe with lemon and herbs is intended for the grill. 

Jasmine Rice with Plantains & Cilantro

Jasmine Rice with Plantains & Cilantro

What could be better than potassium-rich plantains sautéed to a caramel-like deliciousness and tossed with sweet jasmine rice and fresh cilantro.

Incredible Edible Egg & Potato Boats

Incredible Edible Egg & Potato Boats

Transform last night’s leftover baked potatoes into a delicious breakfast with these cheesy Incredible Edible Egg & Potato Boats.

French Pear Martini with Elderflower

French Pear Martini with Elderflower

This cocktail is a delicate yet sweet and floral tasting martini that pairs together two great spirits, pear flavored vodka and St. Germain Elderflower liqueur. 

Chorizo & Manchego Stuffed Mushrooms

Chorizo & Manchego Stuffed Mushrooms

Add a little Mexican zing to your next batch of stuffed mushroom with the spicy flavor of fresh chorizo sausage and nutty Manchego cheese.  This melt in your mouth appetizer is perfect for your Cinco de Mayo party. 

Mixed Greens with Pork, Sliced Pears and Spicy Pecans

Mixed Greens with Pork, Sliced Pears and Spicy Pecans

The sweet syrup from red Anjou pears and the heat from the pecans add more flavor than you can even imagine to this simple healthy salad.  

Chargrilled Lemon Garlic Chicken

Chargrilled Lemon Garlic Chicken

Need an easy chicken dinner that grills up in a snap and is tender and juicy? Winner, winner – Chargrilled Lemon Garlic Chicken is for dinner. 

Chilled Sesame Noodles

Chilled Sesame Noodles

Delicious chilled sesame noodles with a sweet and spicy peanut sauce comes together easily for a weeknight dinner with plenty for leftovers.

Ruby Red Grapefruit Tart

Ruby Red Grapefruit Tart

The floral notes of sweet grapefruit curd pair perfectly with the graham cracker crust.

17 All-In-One Easter Breakfast Recipes

17 All-In-One Easter Breakfast Recipes

Easter morning is busy so keep it simple with a one pan breakfast everyone will love. These top recipes from some of my blogger friends are sure to become family favorites.

23 Easy Side Dishes for your Easter Dinner

23 Easy Side Dishes for your Easter Dinner

Keep your plans simple with these delicious sides that serve up beautifully on your dinner table.

Bite-sized Pecan Tassies

Bite-sized Pecan Tassies

If pecan pie is a favorite dessert in your house then these bite-sized pecan tassies are sure to please. 

Soft Batch Oatmeal Carrot Cake Cookies

Soft Batch Oatmeal Carrot Cake Cookies

Cookies for breakfast? There’s no guilt if you’re eating these soft batch oatmeal carrot cake cookies. They’re sweetened with pure maple syrup and packed with healthy goodness. 

Lucky Charms Milkshakes

Lucky Charms Milkshakes

What could be more magically delicious than a bowl of Lucky Charms? My Pot O’Gold Milkshakes!

Apple Crisp with Honey Whiskey Whipped Cream

Apple Crisp with Honey Whiskey Whipped Cream

I turned my family favorite apple crisp recipe into a grown-up version by simmering the apples in a little honey whiskey to add a little punch to this typically Irish dessert. Then I added more whiskey to the whipped cream.  It was grand!

Irish Stout Ice Cream Float

Irish Stout Ice Cream Float

Imagine this: Gourmet coffee ice cream, a drizzle of chocolate syrup and bubbly stout beer that is dark and creamy. Can you just taste it?

Stunning Floral Centerpiece featuring Diet Coke “It’s Mine” Bottles

Stunning Floral Centerpiece featuring Diet Coke “It’s Mine” Bottles

Create a colorful centerpiece that makes a statement using a rainbow of flowers and a variety of containers. You can turn an ordinary bouquet of flowers into something spectacular. 

Skillet Grilled Romaine Hearts with Homemade Caesar Dressing

Skillet Grilled Romaine Hearts with Homemade Caesar Dressing

Grilled romaine hearts take on a smokey flavor and are delicious with a drizzle of my homemade Caesar dressing. Grilled outdoors or inside using a skillet grill, you can enjoy this summer classic all year round.

Whole Grain Smoothie with Pears, Blueberries and Bananas

Whole Grain Smoothie with Pears, Blueberries and Bananas

Nourishing Whole Grain Smoothie with Pears, Blueberries & Bananas | www.homeandplate.com | Start your mornings by nourishing your body with wholesome goodness and fresh seasonal fruit.

Fluffy Caramel Almond Waffles with a Cinnamon Apple Syrup

Fluffy Caramel Almond Waffles with a Cinnamon Apple Syrup

Perk up your mornings with the nutty aroma of almonds and caramel by swapping in coffee creamer in place of milk in your favorite pancake or waffle recipe.

Broccoli Sharp Cheddar Chowder

Broccoli Sharp Cheddar Chowder

Create a delicious sharp cheddar broccoli chowder in under 30 minutes with this super easy recipe.

Ruby Red Grapefruit Honey Glazed Skillet Chicken

Ruby Red Grapefruit Honey Glazed Skillet Chicken

Transform a basic roasted whole chicken into something spectacular with a squeeze of ruby red grapefruit juice and a drizzle a sweet local honey. 

Blood Orange Cobia with Capers

Blood Orange Cobia with Capers

Fresh Cobia is served with a pan sauce of freshly squeezed blood oranges and tangy capers.

Roasted Rainbow Winter Salad with Broccoli and Squash

Roasted Rainbow Winter Salad with Broccoli and Squash

By roasting the broccoli and the other veggies in the salad with some dried herbs the taste is transformed into something fabulous.

Dark Chocolate Panna Cotta with Fresh Blackberries

Dark Chocolate Panna Cotta with Fresh Blackberries

Dark Chocolate Panna Cotta with Fresh Blackberries | www,homeandplate.com | It’s a creamy and silky dessert much like custard but more decadent.

Blood Orange Parfaits with Dark Chocolate Chips & Pomegranate Arils

Blood Orange Parfaits with Dark Chocolate Chips & Pomegranate Arils

Looking for a delicious and heart healthy dessert to serve your sweetie on Valentine’s Day?

Winter Sweet Citrus Salad with Pomegranate & Pistachios

Winter Sweet Citrus Salad with Pomegranate & Pistachios

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your sweetheart with a colorful arrangement of citrus on a bed of greens. This Winter Sweet Citrus Salad with Pomegranate & Pistachios says “I love you!” 

10 Love Inspired Cookies for Valentine’s Day

10 Love Inspired Cookies for Valentine’s Day

Let love inspire you this Valentine’s Day when baking cookies for the sweethearts in your life. These 10 Valentine cookies are the perfect way to say “I love you!”

Shredded Chicken Toppers

Shredded Chicken Toppers

Score rave reviews with your biggest fans at your next tailgate with these Sweet & Saucy Shredded Chicken Toppers featuring buttery RITZ® Crackers and Coke Zero.  

Valentine M&M Oatmeal Cookies

Valentine M&M Oatmeal Cookies

Valentine M&M Oatmeal Cookies | www.homeandplate.com | Surprise your sweetie this Valentine’s Day with something to satisfy their sweet tooth.

Slow Cooked Chicken Stew Vegetable Medley

Slow Cooked Chicken Stew Vegetable Medley

Tender shredded chicken has been slow cooked in this one pot dish that is paired with a medley of vegetables. 

Grapefruit Cranberry Elderflower Cocktail

Grapefruit Cranberry Elderflower Cocktail

The tart flavors of grapefruit and cranberries are swirled together with sweet elderflower liqueur and vodka in this perfect winter cocktail. 

Better Than Takeout Chinese Fried Rice

Better Than Takeout Chinese Fried Rice

My Better Than Takeout Chicken Fried Rice recipe uses five simple ingredients in one dish that packs protein and veggie goodness all in one.

Charleston Style Shrimp & Grits

Charleston Style Shrimp & Grits

The shrimp is pink and tender, the course grits are creamy and cheesy and the heat from the andouille sausage will warm your belly. 

Sparkly Sugared Cranberries

Sparkly Sugared Cranberries

Fresh cranberries rolled in granulated or coconut sugar make the perfect snack, cake topper or cocktail garnishment.

Cast Iron Skillet Roasted Chicken Breasts with Carrots & Potatoes

Cast Iron Skillet Roasted Chicken Breasts with Carrots & Potatoes

Cast Iron Skillet Roasted Chicken Breasts with Carrots & Potatoes | www.homeandplate.com | The chicken is nestled in a cast-iron skillet in a flavorful white wine sauce and paired with honey gold bite-size potatoes and tender carrots.

Couscous Stuffed Peppers

Couscous Stuffed Peppers

Explore the colors of the rainbow with this low-sodium, high-fiber, healthy delicious dinner. My Wholesome Rainbow Couscous Stuffed Peppers are on the menu today!

Granola Chocolate Chip Cookies

Granola Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sneak a little something healthy into the next batch of chocolate chip cookies you make.

Beef Barley Soup with Filet Mignon

Beef Barley Soup with Filet Mignon

Leftover prime filet mignon from a tenderloin dinner is transformed into a hearty and rich beef barley soup that is steakhouse worthy. 

Harvest Potato Corn Chowder

Harvest Potato Corn Chowder

Tender chunks of potato, crispy bits of pancetta, summer sweet crisp corn. Couldn’t you go for a bowl of that right about now?

Tropicana Original Cran-Pineapple Smoothie

Tropicana Original Cran-Pineapple Smoothie

Tart, fresh cranberries citrusy pineapple, banana and orange juice are the perfect ingredients for this winter smoothie. 

Apple Cider Brandy Roasted Pork Loin

Apple Cider Brandy Roasted Pork Loin

Fresh apple cider spiked with brandy penetrates this pork loin with a sweet aromatic flavor.

26 Game Day & Bowl Game Party Recipes

26 Game Day & Bowl Game Party Recipes

Are you ready for some football? Choose from delicious drinks, appetizers, finger foods and game day grub when planning your game day party.

Elderflower Bellinis

Elderflower Bellinis

For this recipe Elderflower liqueur is the star of the show. It’s the perfect twist for this classic cocktail.

Sparkling Elderflower Pomegranate Spritzers

Sparkling Elderflower Pomegranate Spritzers

This recipe is sweet and tart and is the perfect option for any festive gathering. This cocktail is perfect for Christmas Day or your New Year’s eve party. 

Whole-Wheat Strawberry Ricotta Scones with a Lemon Glaze

Whole-Wheat Strawberry Ricotta Scones with a Lemon Glaze

Treat yourself to something delicious this holiday season featuring whole-grain goodness, fresh sweet strawberries and tangy lemon peel.

Roasted Tomato Soup

Roasted Tomato Soup

Each spoonful is bursting with the sweet and tart flavor of fresh tomatoes, the intense taste of the fruit sun dried at the height of ripeness and the salty smoky flavor of the bacon.

Pear & Blackberry Salad

Pear & Blackberry Salad

My Anjou Pear & Blackberry Salad with a Warm Bacon Vinaigrette is the perfect way to start any holiday meal.

Maple Cayenne Butternut Squash with Pancetta & Pecans

Maple Cayenne Butternut Squash with Pancetta & Pecans

This maple butternut squash has a kick of cayenne and is paired with the crunch of toasted pecans and salty pancetta. 

Easy Iron Skillet Apple Pancake

Easy Iron Skillet Apple Pancake

With this sweet and moist apple skillet pancake they’ll be no more waiting to flip the flap jacks.

Crispy & Chewy Toasted Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Crispy & Chewy Toasted Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Turn a traditional chocolate chip cookie into something amazing by adding in toasted coconut

Compound Butter with Garlic, Shallots & Herbs

Compound Butter with Garlic, Shallots & Herbs

This recipe is simple to make and just requires butter at room temperature, some fresh herbs from the garden or grocery and parchment paper or plastic wrap. 

Spinach Artichoke Dip

Spinach Artichoke Dip

Let me preface by saying there is nothing healthy about this spinach artichoke dip. It’s a guilty pleasure.

Leftover Turkey Mushroom Stroganoff

Leftover Turkey Mushroom Stroganoff

Make good use of leftover Thanksgiving turkey with this easy, saucy turkey mushroom stroganoff. 

Roasted Turkey & Rice Soup

Roasted Turkey & Rice Soup

This Gobble-Good soup is filling and hearty and makes great use of leftover turkey in a way that’s healthy and low calorie. 

Potato Muffins with Gruyere & Bacon

Potato Muffins with Gruyere & Bacon

Potato. Tater. Spud. Cupcake?

My Shredded Tater Cupcakes with Gruyere & Bacon is just my fancy way of saying shredded hash brown potatoes. 

Moist Banana Muffins With A Streusel Topping

Moist Banana Muffins With A Streusel Topping

I hate to throw away a banana just because it’s too ripe. When I have several I always throw them in the mixer and whip up a batch of my moist banana muffins with a streusel topping. 

Spiked Apple Cider Tea

Spiked Apple Cider Tea

Warm up during these chilly fall nights with a hot and soothing cocktail that takes regular apple cider and kicks it up a notch. 

Healthy Blueberry Yogurt Smoothie

Healthy Blueberry Yogurt Smoothie

Looking for an easy smoothie recipe that can be whipped up in five minutes on a school morning that’s chock full of protein, fiber and potassium. My Healthy Blueberry Blast Yogurt Smoothie recipe is perfect for busy mornings.

Salt Seared Lamb Chops

Salt Seared Lamb Chops

These salt seared lamb chops promise to be fork tender and juicy.

Buffalo Hashbrown Chicken Casserole

Buffalo Hashbrown Chicken Casserole

If you’re a fan of Buffalo chicken wings then you are going to love this Buffalo Hash Brown Chicken Casserole recipe.

Spinach Soup with Mini Meatballs & Orzo

Spinach Soup with Mini Meatballs & Orzo

Doesn’t this soup sound delicious? Tender bits of carrot, freshly wilted spinach and juicy meatball morsels with orzo pasta in a flavorful chicken broth. 

Honeycrisp Apple Pecan Salad with an Apple Cider Vinaigrette

Honeycrisp Apple Pecan Salad with an Apple Cider Vinaigrette

This is the perfect fall salad that includes perfectly crisp apples with rotisserie chicken, pecans and crumbled goat cheese and topped with a homemade apple cider vinaigrette.

Salted Caramel Apple Martini

Salted Caramel Apple Martini

Salted Caramel Apple Martini | www.homeandplate.com | Fresh apple cider and caramel flavored vodka make up this fabulous fall drink. 

Sausage Corn & Havarti Pizza

Sausage Corn & Havarti Pizza

Take a break from the traditional with this gourmet easy-to-make spicy sausage and sweet corn pizza.

Homemade Maple Almond Granola

Homemade Maple Almond Granola

What’s better than starting your morning off right with a healthy breakfast that’s packed with healthy nuts, oats and dried fruits. 

Graveyard Tombstone Brownies

Graveyard Tombstone Brownies

Get your kids into the Halloween spirit this year by putting them to work in the kitchen.   The whole family can help create these fun and delicious graveyard brownies which will be the envy of all the ghouls and goblins in the neighborhood.

Pumpkin Cupcakes with a Salted Caramel Frosting

Pumpkin Cupcakes with a Salted Caramel Frosting

Sweet pumpkin. Salted caramel. Put the two together and you have heaven in a cupcake.

Homemade Honeycrisp Apple Crisp

Homemade Honeycrisp Apple Crisp

The apples are warm and soft and the topping is sweet and crunchy. Enjoy this delicious fall dessert with or without a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Honeycrisp Apple Quesadillas with Bacon and Cheddar

Honeycrisp Apple Quesadillas with Bacon and Cheddar

These honeycrisp apple quesadillas with bacon and cheddar are the perfect lunch or snack and they are school and kid friendly. 

Frank’s Game Day Buffalo Chicken Chili

Frank’s Game Day Buffalo Chicken Chili

Frank’s Game Day Buffalo Chicken Chili | www.homeandplate.com | Football season is in full swing and I have the perfect recipe that combines two game day favorites in one – Frank’s Game Day Buffalo Chicken Chili. 

Sweet Peach Breakfast Smoothie

Sweet Peach Breakfast Smoothie

Did you know peaches are a great source of protein? Add in Greek yogurt, mix it all together and you have yourself a power breakfast.

Sauteed Chicken with Guinness Glazed Mushrooms

Sauteed Chicken with Guinness Glazed Mushrooms

The beer soaked button mushrooms impart the subtle flavor of the stout.

Rustic Apple Crumble Tart

Rustic Apple Crumble Tart

There’s nothing like the sweet crunchy taste of Honeycrisp apples to bring on fall.

Marbled Pumpkin Chocolate Brownies

Marbled Pumpkin Chocolate Brownies

Transform a box of chocolate brownie mix into a decadent fall dessert by adding sweet canned pumpkin. 

Artichoke Ravioli with Spinach & Mushrooms

Artichoke Ravioli with Spinach & Mushrooms

Creamy artichoke ravioli with wilted fresh spinach and caramelized mushrooms is tossed with tender grilled chicken.

Breaded Chicken Cutlets with Herbed Mushrooms

Breaded Chicken Cutlets with Herbed Mushrooms

Chicken cutlets dredged in Italian breadcrumbs and sauteed golden brown. Add fresh herbs and sherry soaked mushrooms and dinner is served.

Pear Tart with Goat Cheese, Rosemary & Honey

Pear Tart with Goat Cheese, Rosemary & Honey

Fall is apple and pear picking season. There’s no better time to enjoy the fruits of the harvest than with this deliciously sweet and savory Pear Tart with Goat Cheese, Rosemary & Honey. 

Fig, Brie & Prosciutto Triscuit Toppers

Fig, Brie & Prosciutto Triscuit Toppers

Put together an easy appetizer of Triscuit crackers, creamy brie cheese, salty prosciutto and sweet fig jam.

Milk’s Favorite Oreo Brownies

Milk’s Favorite Oreo Brownies

Oreo cookies are especially delicious when combined with chocolate brownies.

Salt Block Seared Shrimp

Salt Block Seared Shrimp

A salt block literally transforms the taste of anything you cook on it.

Classic Old Bay Crab Cakes with Roasted Red Peppers

Classic Old Bay Crab Cakes with Roasted Red Peppers

The secret to these classic crab cakes is that the succulent crab meat is mixed with just the right amount of crunchy Panko breadcrumbs. 

Lamb Sliders with Bacon, Brie & Fig Jam

Lamb Sliders with Bacon, Brie & Fig Jam

The taste of the Brie is buttery and creamy and melts quickly on the burger. The fig jam is the sweet condiment that binds the salty flavor of the bacon with the mild flavor of the meat. 

Rosemary Honey Peach Frozen Yogurt

Rosemary Honey Peach Frozen Yogurt

A hint of rosemary paired with raw honey and juicy, ripe peaches picked at the height of summer are puréed for this five star frozen yogurt recipe. 

Basic Berry Smoothie

Basic Berry Smoothie

Greek yogurt is the key ingredient in this basic, simple smoothie which takes no time to make.

Authentic Peach Pico de Gallo

Authentic Peach Pico de Gallo

Bring authentic Mexican flavors to your table this evening with this delicious Peach Pico de Gallo. 

Grilled Shrimp, Peach & Goat Cheese Salad with Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette

Grilled Shrimp, Peach & Goat Cheese Salad with Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette

This salad dotted with goat cheese and pecans and drizzled with a honey balsamic vinaigrette is a winner. 

Granola Parfaits with Peaches & Blueberries

Granola Parfaits with Peaches & Blueberries

These healthy parfaits are a simple way to add the protein and calcium you need throughout your day.

Watermelon Lemonade Slushies

Watermelon Lemonade Slushies

Watermelon and lemonade are two great ways to stay cool during the dog days of summer.

Classic Peach Tart with Summer Berries

Classic Peach Tart with Summer Berries

This easy summer fruit tart is the perfect dessert for any dinner party. Peaches, strawberries and blueberries are the stars of this show.

Tart Cherry Vodka Sour

Tart Cherry Vodka Sour

This cocktail is tart yet sweet and easy to make with only four ingredients. This Tart Cherry Vodka Sour is on my happy hour menu!

Basil Pesto Chicken Kebobs

Basil Pesto Chicken Kebobs

Basil. Pine nuts. Olive oil. Parmesan. Add it to chicken. Basil Pesto Chicken Kebabs are served! 

Decorate With Trays – 6 Easy Ways

Decorate With Trays – 6 Easy Ways

Trays are a great accessory to decorate with. They add that special look to your decor. They are versatile too because they come in many different shapes and forms.

Angel Hair with Pine Nuts and Chicken

Angel Hair with Pine Nuts and Chicken

What I love about this particular pasta recipe is the addition of pine nuts, chili flakes and toasted breadcrumbs to give this dish a nutty, crunchy texture with a little heat.

Peach Tarts with Goat Cheese & Honey

Peach Tarts with Goat Cheese & Honey

The peaches caramelize beautifully and pair deliciously with the warm goat cheese.

Peach Ginger Ice Pops

Peach Ginger Ice Pops

These ice pops promise that same summertime nostalgic feeling of biting into this sweet stone fruit. 

Peach, Tomato & Basil Salad

Peach, Tomato & Basil Salad

Sweet red and yellow tomatoes picked fresh from the vine and fragrant basil. Isn’t this what summer is all about. 

Angel Food Cake with Berries & Amaretto Whipped Cream

Angel Food Cake with Berries & Amaretto Whipped Cream

An angel food cake with amaretto flavored whipped cream topped with fresh blueberries, raspberries and blackberries is an easy-to-assemble dessert for any party or gathering.

Brown Sugar Pork Tenderloin

Brown Sugar Pork Tenderloin

The flavors of balsamic vinegar, brown sugar and Dijon mustard infuse the meat for a taste that is sweet and full of charbroiled flavor that is sealed in.

Cheesy Eggplant Bake

Cheesy Eggplant Bake

This vegetarian casserole feeds a crowd. Loaded with fresh eggplant, baby spinach and fire roasted tomatoes, this Cheesy Eggplant Bake is a perfect weeknight dinner.

Chicken Campanelle with Bacon & Asparagus

Chicken Campanelle with Bacon & Asparagus

The salty bacon paired with tender spears of asparagus and fresh chargrilled chicken mixed in a creamy Alfredo sauce is completely restaurant worthy.

Refreshing Vodka Citrus Splash

Refreshing Vodka Citrus Splash

Sometimes you need a cocktail at 5 o’clock. But how many times have you gone to the liquor cabinet, opened it up and asked, “What should I make?”

Pearl Couscous with Roasted Vegetables

Pearl Couscous with Roasted Vegetables

Go against the grain by serving this summer salad at your next get together.

Light & Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes

Light & Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes

The waffles and pancakes turn out crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. They are delicious with pure maple syrup and fresh berries.

Individual Barbecue Chicken Pizzas

Individual Barbecue Chicken Pizzas

Leftover barbecued chicken paired with sweet and spicy barbecue sauce with fresh mozzarella cheese  =  Yum

Orzo with Roasted Summer Vegetables

Orzo with Roasted Summer Vegetables

Roasted squash, zucchini, red peppers and mushrooms tossed with orzo and fresh lemon juice. It’s a perfect side for any meat or seafood cooked on the grill. 

Cotton Candy Ice Cream

Cotton Candy Ice Cream

Return to your childhood by cooling off with a double scoop of Cotton Candy Ice Cream. This candy floss frozen treat will impress even the ice cream man!

Oven Baked Risotto with Bacon & Mushrooms

Oven Baked Risotto with Bacon & Mushrooms

The pairing of smoky hardwood bacon with the woodsy, earthy taste of baby Bella mushrooms completely transforms this delicious side dish. 

Simple Patio Container Gardens

Simple Patio Container Gardens

Make your small patio garden come alive this summer by using a variety of different sized pots and containers to add the right pops of color. 

Firefly Raspberry Lemonade Cocktail

Firefly Raspberry Lemonade Cocktail

Spiked with a little Firefly vodka, this summer cocktail is perfect for those hot summer nights.

12 Great Fiction Books For Your Teen

12 Great Fiction Books For Your Teen

This is the perfect time to pick up a good book and let it take you away to some imaginary place in time

Cheesy Chicken with Spinach, Zucchini and Squash

Cheesy Chicken with Spinach, Zucchini and Squash

This cheesy chicken recipe is a snap to cook up in 30 minutes and is a perfect dinner for a mid week meal.

Couscous with Grilled Vegetables, Lemon & Goat Cheese

Couscous with Grilled Vegetables, Lemon & Goat Cheese

This especially tasty side salad goes perfect with meat or fish off the grill and includes your vegetables and starch all in one.

Screened Porch Decorating Ideas

Screened Porch Decorating Ideas

I’m sharing the simple decorating ideas we used for our screened porch that defines our outdoor living space that we love so much. Keeping it simple and streamlined is key.

Watermelon Skewers with Prosciutto & Pecorino Romano

Watermelon Skewers with Prosciutto & Pecorino Romano

Sweet bites of watermelon paired with salty Pecorino Romano and meaty prosciutto makes for a simple yet bold appetizer.

Basic Barbecue Rub

Basic Barbecue Rub

This simple basic barbecue rub will lead to raving reviews for anything you grill. Trust me!

Fall Off The Bone Baby Back Barbecue Ribs

Fall Off The Bone Baby Back Barbecue Ribs

What’s the secret to your fall-off-the-bone bbq ribs? It’s a question I get asked all the time.

Spiced Blackberry Ginger Ale

Spiced Blackberry Ginger Ale

Captain Morgan’s rum and blackberry flavored ginger ale come together in this refreshing cocktail.

Baked Halibut with Artichokes & Tomatoes in a White Wine Sauce

Baked Halibut with Artichokes & Tomatoes in a White Wine Sauce

Fresh tomatoes and artichoke hearts cooked in a lemony white wine sauce makes for a tangy partner to this firm, low-fat whitefish.

The Original Margarita

The Original Margarita

Freshly squeezed limes mixed with a secret ingredient to deliver the world’s best Margarita. Arriba!

Chipped Beef on English Muffins

Chipped Beef on English Muffins

Chipped beef for breakfast is a special treat when visiting my parents on the Outer Banks. I’ve enjoyed this salty creamy breakfast special going back years.

Roasted Turkey Salad Sandwiches

Roasted Turkey Salad Sandwiches

It’s time to get creative with lunch. I’ve got leftover turkey breast from the night before and I’ve decided to whip together some turkey salad sandwiches for the noon hour.

Caramelized Baked Chicken

Caramelized Baked Chicken

These chicken wings and legs have a sweet and sticky flavor that is just delicious.

Dad’s Peruvian-Style Ceviche

Dad’s Peruvian-Style Ceviche

Sweet peppers, onion and jalapeno give this seafood dish the kick it needs and melds together beautifully.

Honeybaked Ham Vegetable Soup

Honeybaked Ham Vegetable Soup

This delicious soup uses the leftover ham from your holiday dinner and is mixed together with lots of fresh vegetables.

Gruyere and Cheddar Scalloped Potatoes

Gruyere and Cheddar Scalloped Potatoes

I like to make this scalloped potatoes recipe any time of the year. This crowd pleaser goes well with any holiday dish, anything off the grill, and the leftovers are just as delicious.

10 Great Historical Fiction Books You Must Read

10 Great Historical Fiction Books You Must Read

I love historical fiction because it allows me to go back in time and “live through” a certain time period. 

Individual (Mini) Chicken Pot Pies

Individual (Mini) Chicken Pot Pies

Serve up this classic pot pie in a mini version

Roasted Pork Loin with a Honey Balsamic Wine Sauce

Roasted Pork Loin with a Honey Balsamic Wine Sauce

This simple yet versatile recipe results in delicious and tender tasting pork roast that falls apart when you cut it. That’s my kind of pork. 

Hatteras Clam Chowder

Hatteras Clam Chowder

Folks on the Outer Banks have a love for a unique style of clam chowder. Hatteras Clam Chowder is a simple broth-based chowder perfect for cold winter nights on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

School Fundraiser Gift Basket Ideas

School Fundraiser Gift Basket Ideas

It’s Pow Wow carnival time at the elementary school.

Shrimp Scampi with Lemon Spaghetti

Shrimp Scampi with Lemon Spaghetti

The shrimp are sweet and the spaghetti is tangy. What’s not to love.

Easy French Onion Beef Brisket

Easy French Onion Beef Brisket

Beef brisket is the perfect winter comfort food after a long day on the road. Nothing fills the belly better than tender, melt in your mouth beef brisket, crisp baby carrots and redskin potatoes. 

Pumpkin Chocolate Bundt Cake

Pumpkin Chocolate Bundt Cake

Pumpkin and chocolate come together in this moist and delicious fall dessert. Perfect for any party or holiday table!

Beef Brisket Rigatoni

Beef Brisket Rigatoni

This copycat recipe was created after a night out with friends to watch dueling piano players singing our favorite tunes.

I had the short rib rigatoni for dinner and it was delicious. I decided to create my own version.

Lemon and Blackberry Shortbread Cookies

Lemon and Blackberry Shortbread Cookies

Lemon and blackberry shortbread cookies are tangy and sweet and are the perfect sandwich cookie to celebrate the holidays.

Classroom Holiday Party Ideas for Fifth Graders

Classroom Holiday Party Ideas for Fifth Graders

Coming up with party ideas for the classroom can be a daunting task for parents but it doesn’t have to be. Pinterest is a wealth of ideas. Here is what we came up with this year.

Prosciutto Caramelized Brussel Sprouts

Prosciutto Caramelized Brussel Sprouts

You can’t go wrong serving this at the holiday table and you’ll be the talk of dinner. Brussel Sprouts never tasted so good.

Turkey Stuffing with Bacon & Apples

Turkey Stuffing with Bacon & Apples

Homemade turkey stuffing with sweet apples and salty bacon is a classic side dish that belongs on any holiday table. 

Easy Brined Oven Roasted Turkey with a Giblet Gravy

Easy Brined Oven Roasted Turkey with a Giblet Gravy

Brine and roast your turkey for the juiciest most flavorful showstopper on your holiday table. Get step-by-step instructions and plenty of tips to make your Thanksgiving and Christmas the best meal of the year!

Pork Tenderloin with Prosciutto, Thyme & Rosemary

Pork Tenderloin with Prosciutto, Thyme & Rosemary

Pork tenderloin roasted in the oven or grilled on the barbie is a simple, easy meal that takes very little prep work. The pork is flavored with fresh rosemary and thyme from the garden and is wrapped in prosciutto.

Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon with Prosciutto Caramelized Brussel Sprouts

Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon with Prosciutto Caramelized Brussel Sprouts

Don’t be afraid to step out of the box with this midweek recipe. Wild-caught sockeye salmon is high in protein, vitamin D and Omega – 3 fatty acids. It’s a healthy choice for a mid week meal. And it just tastes so good.

Wild sockeye salmon, also known as red salmon or blue skin salmon, is actually known for its bright red skin. And it doesn’t take much to prepare. Garnish this fish with a little bit of olive oil, kosher salt and fresh ground pepper and pop it in the oven for about 15 minutes.

Hash Brown Chicken Casserole

Hash Brown Chicken Casserole

This easy cheesy casserole hits the spot on a cold fall night. Can you say comfort food?

What’s easier than tossing together tender bits of roasted chicken breast, hash brown potatoes, shredded cheddar cheese and your favorite mixed vegetables.

Classic Pot Pie

Classic Pot Pie

This favorite is assembled easily enough with store-bought rotisserie chicken or leftover turkey from Thanksgiving, a bag of your favorite frozen vegetables, refrigerated crusts and a few other pantry essentials.

 

Allergy Safe Pumpkin Muffins ( 2 Ingredients)

Allergy Safe Pumpkin Muffins ( 2 Ingredients)

Two Ingredient Allergy Safe Pumpkin Muffins | www.homeandplate.com | Be the hero of your child’s classroom party this Halloween and volunteer to bring in a snack that is safe for all. My two ingredient allergy safe pumpkin muffins are easy to make and delicious.

Is This Cantaloupe Ripe?

Is This Cantaloupe Ripe?

Have you ever purchased a cantaloupe at the grocery store and wondered is this ready to eat?