Italian Stuffed Peppers

italian stuffed peppers

I love making stuffed peppers.  They are such a versatile style of cooking that can be made to suit any palette.  The main formula for the stuffing is meat (or meat alternative such as mushrooms), grain (rice, orzo, quinoa…), and sauce.  In the past I have made Greek stuffed peppers with lamb, orzo and feta [Read On]

Easy Skillet Pasta with Sausage and Vegetables #JDCrumbles

Easy Skillet Pasta with Sausage and Vegetables #JDCrumbles

My family loves pasta.  I try to change up the sauce so we don’t get stuck in a rut.  Now that my 1-year-old son is eating “big kid food” I am also conscious of including vegetables and lean protein.  I was excited when I was introduced to Jimmy Dean sausage crumbles because they have a turkey [Read On]

Burger Dog – My Daughter’s Grilling Invention

Burger Dog

Here in Colorado we grill year round.  Hamburgers and hot dogs are on the menu most weeks in our house.  The other day my daughter asked for a hamburger stuffed with a hot dog.  It took me a while to figure out how to accomplish this, but I think I did a pretty good job! [Read On]

Pinteresting Ideas for Leftover Turkey and Mashed Potatoes

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I am already thinking of ways to use up all the wonderful leftover turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing.  Sure there is the traditional turkey sandwich and turkey noodle soup (both of which we will make).  But I also like to find unusual, exotic, and fun ways to use up [Read On]

Sweet Potato Turkey Meatballs with Mushroom Vodka Sauce

Roast one medium sweet potato in the oven for 30 minutes or in the microwave for 8 minutes.  Look at that beautiful orange flesh! In a large bowl, combine turkey, panko bread crumbs, flesh from the sweet potato, and an egg. Mix together until well combined, but don’t over mix.  Add ground sage and stir [Read On]

Lager Turkey Burgers

Our family grills at least once a week 52 weeks a year.  I have been trying to make healthier choiceswhen it comes to grilling, but I don’t want to sacrifice flavor.  Turkey burgers are a great leanoption, but you have to have the right combination of flavors and you have togrill them right in order [Read On]

Monday Night Football #Chili #recipe

Nothing goes together better than football and chili!  But, life can get boring if you make the same old chili, and your diet can be blown if you eat the wrong chili.  I came up with this “healthy” recipe so that I could eat as much as I wanted. This recipe turned out great and [Read On]

Italian Sausage Stuffed Sunburst Squash

Have a lot of squash in the garden this summer and don’t know what to do with it?  Try this great new recipe!!  This recipe serves 4.  I only made two (one for dinner and one for lunch the next day and froze the additional filling to use in the future).  It is made healthier [Read On]

Pro Bowl Chili

I wanted to make a big pot of chili to eat while watching the Pro Bowl this past weekend.  Nothing goes together better than football and chili, and it has been COLD here!  I wanted to make sure to make it *healthy* so that I could eat as much as I wanted.  This recipe turned [Read On]

Turkey Paprikash

I saw this recipe on Rachael Ray years ago.  We have been making it ever since!!  Hubs calls it homemade Hamburger Helper (I don’t think he knows it is turkey-evil laugh!).  I have reduced the fat some and added a little heat.  This is a winter favorite in our house!! 1/2 pound elbow macaroni 1/2 T [Read On]