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Sunday Frittata for the Week

I am someone that almost always skips breakfast during the busy Sunday Frittata weekdays. I’m either rushing to get to work or too distracted to think of something more than a quick muffin or bagel. Lots of carbs and all the rushing around usually leaves me hungry by 10am. Too early to eat my lunch, so I wind up snacking. I’ve been trying to do better and my idea is to start making an easy, healthy, protein packed breakfast that I can eat and be satisfied with until lunch.

Eggs are my go-to protein breakfast that can hold me over but I never have enough time in the mornings. I have made the cute little breakfast egg cups in the past (check out my good recipe here: Ham and Egg Muffin Cups) but they honestly take too much of my weekend time. I needed something that was a “quick, throw it all together” kind of prepped item that would last me the whole week.

Bonus……….my brilliant ah-ha moment idea also is a great way to clear out the left over side dishes from the weekend that are lying around in the fridge.

Enter………the Sunday Frittata!

A frittata is an easy baked egg dish that requires no crust and is a Read More…

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti squash is a magical vegetable….or at least that’s what we Perfectly Cooked Spaghetti Squashthink as not only do the adults love it in our home, but the kids do too! True to its name, when cooked correctly, the squash forms long strands with the texture and look of spaghetti. Serve with pasta sauce and perhaps some meatballs or sausage on the side and presto! Good for you spaghetti dinner!

There are a few different ways you can cook spaghetti squash. Two of which I use most often and find are the easiest and best ways.

The first is the traditional oven method. To begin, cut the  Read More…

Parmesan Rice with Lemon Pepper Shrimp

It’s like the New England version of shrimp and grits! So simple it is perfect for a weeknight dinner yetParmesan Rice and Lemon Pepper Shrimp so tasty it seems like you must have been cooking all day!

We came up with this household favorite quite by accident. We had gone to a potluck and brought our super flavorful parmesan rice. Making a triple batch as we weren’t sure how much to make, we wound up taking about Read More…

Easy Caramel Popcorn – Warning: This is Addicting!

I love popcorn. Any kind of popcorn. I will eat it any day, or every day – anywhere and anytime! I seem to

Homemade caramel popcorn in our hand-colored bags

Homemade caramel popcorn in our hand-colored bags

be the only one in the family with that kind of popcorn dedication, though my dad does eat his share. Over the years I’ve found fun ways to make popcorn and enjoy mixing up the flavors and spices I use to create unique and yummy batches for my snacking cravings.

While I love the truly homemade brown paper bag method (see bottom of this post), for this recipe I do tend to use Read More…

Easy Mushroom and Fennel Quinoa

I love this weird frond-waiving bulbus vegetable! It has such an earthy taste that goes amazingly with theEasy mushroom and fennel quinoa equally earthy mushrooms. Kind of like sweeter and slightly licorice flavored celery, it is perfect in stir fry’s, soups, salads, and even eaten raw on a veggie tray with a good hearty dip.

The fronds can act kind of like dill and are great chopped up fine and added in dips or used as a garnish on dishes. It is such a versatile vegetable that I don’t understand why people don’t use it in just about everything. Since realizing my local Shaw’s carried fennel (they call it anise though which is slightly Read More…

Comforting Gluten Free Potato Gratin with Swiss Chard and Mushrooms

We all love comfort food but sometimes those heavy recipes can wreck havoc on our system. It’s a neweasy potato gratin with mushrooms and swiss chard year and with good intentions, I’m trying to eat healthier. BUT, I still want the occasional comfort food. Something warm, gooey, cheese filled and good for the soul.

I had a few potatoes lying around, a container of mushrooms and a few leftover leaves of swiss chard and decided a cream sauce with cheese was exactly what they needed. I had run out of flour the day before so this recipe wound up being gluten free as Read More…

Morning Spice Muffins with Pumpkin and Apples

If you love the smells and tastes of fall, these muffins bring all of those wonderful flavors and warm scents Morning muffins with pumpkin, apple, and spicestogether into one easy and wonderful recipe. Easy to make and great to serve warm or freeze for another day, these will be on your “favorite” list in no time! I make this recipe with gluten free flour but you can easily swap and use all-purpose flour if you like.

2 large eggs

1 cup pumpkin pie puree

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Easy Mini Caprese Salad

My favorite thing from the garden? Tomatoes! I always plant too many but I never complain about eating them all! One of the mini caprese salad with basilquickest and easiest things to do with all of my sweet cherry tomatoes is a mini caprese salad. A caprese salad is really just tomato and mozzarella salad with really good olive oil. They say that the salad never has vinegar on it as it would destroy the delicate flavor of the cheese but, I find that a flavored balsamic vinaigrette and a little salt is the perfect way to make this Read More…

Homemade Quiche Three Ways

At our house, quiche is not just a breakfast food. While we do have quiche quite often for breakfast, we have also been known manyHomemade quiches with an easy base recipe times to have it for lunch, a snack, and even at our “breakfast for dinner” meals. Quiche is so easy to make. It freezes really well so it can be made ahead. And of course, with a simple basic quiche recipe, the possibilities become endless with the kinds of quiche you can make and serve. With the recipe below, I have created seafood quiche, meat-lovers quiche, springtime asparagus quiche, Italian quiche, and lots of different vegetable quiches.

This weekend my garden decided to have a whole bunch of zucchini burst forth Read More…

A New Twist: Tuna Pasta Salad with Grapes

We went to a potluck picnic this week and had a lovely time. One of my favorite food venues is potlucks. So many different dishes toHomemade Tuna Pasta Salad with Grapes try and so often you find things you would never think to make on your own. There were lots of salads, pies, casseroles, appetizers, and grilled items but one of the best dishes was a simple tuna pasta salad.

Tuna pasta salad is a childhood throwback – something almost everyone has Read More…

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