Recipe Index


Breakfast and Brunch

Buttermilk Pancakes
Brown Sugar Cake Doughnuts
Ham and Asparagus Strata
Variations on Toast
Vanilla-Orange Overnight Oats
Banana-Oat Smoothie
Green Smoothie
Apple-Cinnamon Overnight Oats
Classic Waffles
Variations on Toast
Cinnamon and Sugar Monkey Bread
Fruit and Oatmeal Breakfast Bars
Dad's Scrambled Eggs
Slow Cooker Cinnamon Raisin Bread Pudding
Pumpkin Pancakes
Pan-Toasted Cranberry Almond Muesli
Vanilla Cake Doughnuts with Easy Milk Chocolate Frosting
Eggs Florentine Breakfast Casserole
Leek, Mushroom and Bacon Tart

Appetizers and Snacks

Spiced Brown Sugar Apple Dip
Shrimp and Olive Spread
Crispy Oven-Fried Cauliflower
Cucumber Finger Sandwiches
Easy Tomato Pesto Tart
Breadless Zesty Italian Roll-ups
Spicy Pepper Jack Cheese Truffles
Favorite Low Carb Snacks
Easy Triple Cheese Buffalo Chicken Stromboli
Spiced Pumpkin Empanadas
Crostini with White Beans and Black Olives
No-Bake Oat Energy Bites with Peanut Butter, Maple and Chocolate Chips
Spicy Queso Blanco Dip

Salads

Corn and Black Bean Salad with Smoky Honey-Lime Dressing
Lightened-Up Waldorf Salad
Chickpea Salad with Honey-Lime Vinaigrette
Lightened-Up Broccoli Salad
Giada's Tuscan Salad
Salad with Romaine, Berries, Feta and Balsamic Vinaigrette
Marinated Cherry Tomato Salad with Cucumber and Mozzarella
Spring Mix Salad with Hearts of Palm and Honey-Dijon Vinaigrette

Soups and Stews

Spicy Veggie Stew
U.S. Senate Bean Soup
Hearty Chicken Noodle Soup
Easy Fire-Roasted Tomato Soup
Creamy Vegetable Clam Chowder
Easy Corn and Bacon Chowder
Smoked Sausage and Pinto Bean Soup
Springtime Asparagus Soup
Cheddar-Cheese and Veggie Soup
Black-eyed Pea Soup with Ham
Tortellini Soup with Mini-Chicken Meatballs
Tuscan Sausage, Potato and Bean Soup

Sandwiches

Breadless Zesty Italian Roll-Ups
Easy Sausage and Pepper Hoagies
Roasted Turkey and Cranberry Sliders
The Egg Salad B.L.T.
Variations on Toast
Easy Triple Cheese Buffalo Stromboli
Cucumber Finger Sandwiches


Casseroles

Sweet and Spicy Corn Casserole
Ham and Asparagus Strata
Green Chili Chicken Enchilada Casserole
Rustic Veggie Pizza Pie
Gnocchi with Sausage, Butternut Squash and Spinach


Side Dishes

Spicy Tamale-Cornbread Dressing
Sweet and Spicy Corn Casserole
Corn and Black Bean Salad with Smoky Honey-Lime Dressing 
Lightened-Up Broccoli Salad
Crispy Fried Okra
Zucchini-Potato Pancakes
Parmesan-Crusted Zucchini
Creamy, Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes
Sweet and Spicy Succotash with Maple and Bacon
Weekend Baked Macaroni and Cheese
Balsamic Green Bean Bake
Spicy Sweet Potato Hash with Collard Greens
Chickpea Salad with Honey-Lime Vinaigrette


Poultry

Crispy Honey Mustard Chicken Tenders
Spicy Sheet Pan Chicken and Chickpeas
Easy Teriyaki Chicken & Rice Bowls
Easy Ground Turkey Stroganoff

Fish and Shellfish

Orecchiette with Cherry Tomatoes and Shrimp




Beef








Ground meat

Easy 4-Ingredient Salisbury Steak 
Mushroom Stuffed Meatloaf
Easy Ground Turkey Stroganoff

Vegetarian

Sweet and Spicy Corn Casserole
Mexican-Style Stuffed Pepper with Soy Chorizo
Spicy Sweet Potato Hash with Collard Greens
Spicy Veggie Stew
Easy Veggie Noodle Salad with Hummus
Spicy Mexican Spaghetti Squash Cakes
Roasted Acorn Squash with Quinoa Stuffing
Easy Tomato-Pesto Tart
Parmesan Polenta Cakes with Spicy Eggplant Ragout
Zucchini-Potato Pancakes
Sweet and Spicy Vegetarian Succotash with Maple
Variations on Toast
Rustic Veggie Pizza Pie
Giada's Tuscan Salad
Oven-Fried Cauliflower

Vegetables

Balsamic Green Bean Bake
Parmesan-Crusted Zucchini
Zucchini-Potato Pancakes
Crispy Fried Okra
Sweet and Spicy Succotash with Maple and Bacon
Oven-Fried Cauliflower

Pasta and Potatoes

Spicy Sweet Potato Hash with Collard Greens
Zucchini-Potato Pancakes
Creamy, Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes
Orecchiette with Cherry Tomatoes and Shrimp
Weekend Baked Macaroni and Cheese
Easy Veggie Noodle Salad with Hummus

Rice and Grains

Spicy Tamale-Cornbread Dressing


Breads and Rolls


Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips & Pecans
Brown Sugar Cake Doughnuts
Perfect Buttermilk Pancakes
Classic Waffles
Cinnamon & Sugar Monkey Bread from scratch
Corn Bread Waffle with Olive Oil & Honey
Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Muffins
Homemade Flour Tortillas
Irish Brown Soda Bread with Molasses
Spiced Apple Quick Bread
Spiced Pumpkin Empanadas
Buttery Beer Bread
Vanilla Cake Doughnuts with Easy Milk Chocolate Frosting


Desserts

Ambrosia
Simple Apple Crisp
Dairy-Free Chocolate Mousse
Red, White and Blue Lemon-Berry Trifles
Devil's Food and Toffee Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches
Mexican Buñelos 



Cookies and Bars

Flourless Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Cookies
Cinnamon-Pecan Icebox Cookies
Monster Cookies
Iced Lemon Cookies
Classic Blondies
Pumpkin Spice Latte Cookies with Easy Caramel Sauce
Chewy Molasses Cookies
Fudgy Nutella Brownies
Devil's Food and Toffee Cookies Ice Cream Sandwiches
Fruit and Oatmeal Breakfast Bars
Cappuccino Crinkles
Santa's Whiskers
Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie
Chewy Oatmeal-Chocolate Chip Cookies
No-Bake Oat Energy Bites with Peanut Butter, Maple and Chocolate Chips

Cakes & Cupcakes

German Chocolate Cupcakes
Rustic Caramel Upside-Down Skillet Cake
Peanut Butter Sheet Cake
Mississippi Mud Cake
Buttermilk Pound Cake with Triple Citrus Glaze
Cranberry-Orange Pound Cake with Butter Rum Glaze
Two-Minute Nutella Mug Cake
Chocolate Cake with Mocha Frosting
Irish Coffee Cake with Bailey's Frosting
Simple Cocoa-Spice Cake

Pies and Tarts (sweet and savory)

Spiced Pumpkin Empanadas
Classic Blueberry Pie
Easy Tomato Pesto Tart
Rustic Veggie Pizza Pie 
Leek, Mushroom and Bacon Tart


Candy and Confections

Coconut Joys with Almonds

Beverages

Homemade Peppermint Mocha Lattes



Canning

Small Batch Strawberry Balsamic Jam






Special Diets: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Paleo, Low-Carb

Flourless Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Cookies (gluten-free and can be dairy-free)
Spicy Sheetpan Chicken and Chickpeas (gluten-free)
Parmesan-Crusted Zucchini (Paleo, low-carb)
Dairy-Free Chocolate Mousse (dairy-free)
Monster Cookies (gluten-free)
Marinated Cherry Tomato Salad (gluten-free) (low-carb)
Lightened-Up Waldorf Salad (gluten-free)
Chickpea Salad with Honey-Lime Vinaigrette (gluten-free)
Lightened-Up Broccoli Salad (gluten-free)
Eggs Florentine Breakfast Casserole  (low-carb)


Kid-friendly recipes



How-To's 

How to Make Simple Syrup




Travel Posts

July Day by the Comal River
We Went to Savannah, Y'all! (part 1)
We Went to Savannah, Y'all (part 2)
Monster Cookies and a Fun Staycation











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