Creamy Ricotta Penne with Lemon, Garlic, and Pecorino Romano

When it comes to pasta dinners, the possibilities are endless. Tonight, I went for a creamy ricotta penne with lemon, garlic, and pecorino romano. What an amazing combination. I threw in some freshly chopped celery leaves from the garden for color and an extra dimension of flavor. The ingredients 454 g good quality dry penne… Continue reading Creamy Ricotta Penne with Lemon, Garlic, and Pecorino Romano

Crispy Tuna Patties with Creamy Lime and Garlic Dipping Sauce

I had to improvise this evening since I’m running late this weekend and haven’t gone grocery shopping yet (busy enjoying warm weather with family, we visited a petting farm and cuddled with ponies). That said… I had just the right ingredients to make fish patties!  Such a hit with everyone, including the kids (even the… Continue reading Crispy Tuna Patties with Creamy Lime and Garlic Dipping Sauce

Refreshing Vegetable Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce 

Nothing screams freshness then homemade vegetable rolls! I wanted to make a light dinner tonight since we had a heavy lunch. These rolls make a perfect snack too. The ingredients (for about 20 rolls) Circular rice paper (20 sheets) 10 romaine lettuce leafs, cut in halves 3 carrots, peeled and julienned  1/2 English cucumber, julienned… Continue reading Refreshing Vegetable Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce 

Creamy Cauliflower Soup with Crispy Bacon Bits

I had my lovely friend, Linda, over for dinner tonight. I made a comforting soup to enjoy over good conversation. The ingredients 4 cups homemade chicken broth 3/4 cup milk 1 potato, peeled, boiled, and mashed Florets from one cauliflower 3 cloves garlic, sliced 1 carrot, chopped 1 onion, chopped 6 strips of bacon 2… Continue reading Creamy Cauliflower Soup with Crispy Bacon Bits

Cashew and Cranberry Cookies

As part of my continuing quest to come up with healthy cookie recipes, this afternoon I experimented with cashews, cranberries, and watermelon syrup! I’m really happy with the result. No sugar or salt added…and they tasted great. The ingredients  3/4 cup ground cashews 2 tbsp all-natural peanut butter (no sugar or salt added) 1/4 cup… Continue reading Cashew and Cranberry Cookies

Delicious and Nutritious Peanut Butter Cookies 

Is there such a thing as a healthy cookie? I say… of course there is. A good jolt of sugar can be pleasant from time to time, but why not keep around some cookies that can serve as a nutritious filler and provide some snack time comfort at the same time. The ingredients  1 cup… Continue reading Delicious and Nutritious Peanut Butter Cookies 

Honey and Sriracha Chicken Drumsticks Served With Baked French Fries 

So I felt like something spicy this evening! The other night, my husband and I had some awesome sweet and spicy chicken wings with our drinks at a restaurant. Those wings were my inspiration for this recipe.  Super easy recipe for an easy-going Friday. The ingredients  (Serves 2-3 people) 6 chicken drumsticks 1 cup cornmeal… Continue reading Honey and Sriracha Chicken Drumsticks Served With Baked French Fries