Collard greens salad with avocado and citrus

Collard greens salad with avocado and clementines

I originally posted about this collard greens salad four years ago. My goals at the time were: trying to eat better working on eliminating sugar and grain (more successfully some days than others) making lifestyle changes getting to the gym a few times a week trying to take better care of myself preparing healthier meals […]

Anytime Thanksgiving soup! Instant Pot recipe

Thanksgiving soup recipe

How about Thanksgiving soup anytime?  That’s what the flavors of this super quick and easy soup will do for you – Thanksgiving dinner you eat with a spoon. I love Thanksgiving and when I found a bag of cranberries in the freezer today I started craving all the Turkey Day fixins’. But I didn’t have […]

Instant Pot soup: Mexican chicken posole recipe

Instant Pot soup: Chicken posole recipe

Instant Pot soup is so easy to whip up in my magical favorite appliance.  Toss broth and whatever ingredients you have on hand in the pot, hit the soup button and you’ll be sipping warm, savory, comfort food within the hour. Posole is my daughter’s favorite soup. She lived in the Texas foster care system […]

How to save money with Instant Pot yogurt

instant pot yogurt

I love yogurt.  I particularly like plain full fat Greek yogurt.  I had a bit of honey, a spoonful of preserves or fresh fruit. So when I got an Instant Pot yogurt was at the top of my list to try!  I got the Instant Pot Duo60 7-in-1.  It has a yogurt button! Yeah, first […]

Healthy Game Day Snacks: Al Fresco Peachy Spice Chicken Meatballs

al fresco chicken meatballs

In case you haven’t heard…..there’s a big football game coming up. The. Big. One. Or so I hear. My family is not really into sports. Maybe we’ll tune in for the Puppy Bowl. More likely, we’ll have our own game night and bust out My Little Pony Monopoly or Clue. Maybe even poker. At any […]

Easy Lemon Rosemary Chicken Stew Recipe

chicken soup

My daughter has been battling colds, sniffles, coughs, ear infections, etc. since starting school last month. And so I’m always paranoid I’m coming down with something, too. She was feeling under the weather again this weekend, so I decided to whip up something comforting and soothing to hopefully ease her cough and stuffy nose – […]

21 + ways to cook frozen salmon fillets

Here’s the question I recently posted on Facebook: I’m trying to like fish. I have some frozen salmon fillets. What do I do with them? My network came through with lots of suggestions.  Here are over 21 suggestions for cooking frozen salmon. Garlic salt and bake Marinade them in a mix of ginger, orange juice, […]

Pantry meal: Kale, chickpeas and tuna pasta recipe

Our freezer and pantry are full because I keep buying groceries, putting them away and then forgetting about them.  Without a plan, I’d been doing whatever was quick and easy for dinner – takeout, fast food, cereal, soup from the deli, etc. I’m done with that! It isn’t healthy for us and it’s wasting money […]

Spinach & kale salad that’s better than chocolate cake

We had one of those “throw dinner together” kind of nights earlier this week.  I’d made my daughter a whole wheat flat bread salad filled with chicken breast, lettuce, tomato, salsa, shredded cheese and a dollop of sour cream.  The plan was a chicken quesadilla, but our tortillas were all dried out, so I improvised. […]