Tips for a Healthier Thanksgiving Meal

Let's talk Thanksgiving! With turkey day just a couple weeks away, it's time to get your meal plans together. It's better to be organized so that you won't be overwhelmed when the big day arrives. You can even create a timeline for Thanksgiving day so you know what your making all throughout the day, making sure you'll have everything ready by dinner time! And since I'd like to only have to run a 5K to work off all of that ridiculously delicious food, let's make a few small changes to make Thanksgiving dinner a little healthier this year! Turkey - I've never made a turkey myself, but I'd imagine that baking the turkey would be the healthiest way to go. Let's just bypass the deep fryer, shall we? There are tons of recipes for your main turkey dish just like these turkey … [Read more...]

Sweet Potato Casserole: A Family Tradition

As traditions are filling your minds in the next two months, my mind is always on the food traditions in my family. It is a known fact in my family that at every Thanksgiving and Christmas celebration there will be a sweet potato casserole. At my parent's house it is always topped with loads and loads of marshmallows. But, at my husband's parent's house it's a guarantee that it will be covered with pecan streusel. I feel in love with the crunch and caramelized bite that every spoonful gave me. Genius! No matter your family's traditions, it's always nice to look forward to old traditions as well as to start new ones. Cheers to traditions...and loads of sweet potatoes! [sc:adsense ] Sweet Potato Casserole adapted from my mother's recipe Ingredients 4-6 medium sweet … [Read more...]

7 Meals Baked in the Oven- A Week’s Worth of Dinners!

Before the weather gets too hot to fire up the oven, I'm going to share with y'all some of my favorite baked meals. This weeks dinners? They are planned! 1.) Cheesy Broccoli and Rice Casserole from What's Cookin' Chicago. 2.) Baked Gnocchi with Pesto from Easy Living. 3.) Cheesy Basil Stuffed Chicken Breasts from Mel's Kitchen Cafe. 1.)  Calzones (you can make them and freeze for later!) from the Kitchen for prepare-ahead meals. 2.)  Bubble-Up Enchiladas from Recipe Diaries for a scrumptious twist on a Mexican dinner classic.  3.)  Macaroni and Cheese from Ellie's New England Kitchen for the ultimate comfort food.  4.) Orzo-Stuffed Peppers from Handle the Heat for garden-fresh deliciousness. I'd love to see your fave oven-baked meals. Share them with us over on our … [Read more...]