Italian Stove Top Stuffed Peppers

October 4, 2012

Stuffed peppers has always been one of my comfort foods.  For years, I did not make them because my husband didn’t eat peppers. Then somewhere in the last five years, a light bulb went off and my husband realized he liked peppers.  And beans.  And eggplant.  And spinach. Yes, a whole new world of meals […]

13 comments Read the full article →

Smoked Sausage With Black Beans And Rice

June 7, 2012

It’s been the usual land of quick dinners at our house. I feel like I have been too repetitive lately with sandwiches and salads so I decided to look in my pantry and come up with something new. Out of the corner of my eye, I spotted a can of black beans and some Red […]

4 comments Read the full article →

Turkey And Asparagus Wrap With Balsamic Mayo

May 11, 2012

Most kids love peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Not me.  I wouldn’t even eat jelly as a kid.  Since my family had four kids and money was tight, I remember eating many peanut butter sandwiches while growing up.  Without the jelly, the sandwich could be pretty dry but that is what was for lunch most […]

10 comments Read the full article →

Chopped Turkey Antipasto Salad and Thanksgiving Revisited

November 25, 2011

Thanksgiving is over and my refrigerator is filled with leftovers. I am one of those people that does not like to waste food so tonight was creative leftover night. Even though I am not a food waster, I don’t care to eat the same thing for a few nights in a row. I barely make […]

15 comments Read the full article →

Roasted Vegetables with Kielbasi

September 16, 2010

Do you need a quick and easy dinner idea that will last you throughout the week? I always do! I am all for making one dinner that turns into several other meals. So how do I do it? I roast a batch of veggies. The vegetables I use all depend on the season. I like […]

9 comments Read the full article →

Garden State Italian Turkey Chili

September 15, 2009

I am so sad that the summer has come to an end. Not only our beach days are over and our swim club is closed, but all the wonderful fruits and vegetables will be disappearing  from the farmers market. BOO HOO! One of my favorite parts of summer is all the fresh produce our garden state brings. […]

18 comments Read the full article →

Curried Turkey Salad

August 26, 2009

Oh, this turkey salad is good! Last week I was cleaning out my freezer and roasted an 8 pound turkey breast. I followed my blogging friend, Stacey’s instructions. It came out so good…moist and full of flavor from the herbs. Even my husband, who really isn’t a white meat lover, liked it. He declared it […]

22 comments Read the full article →

A Warming Pasta

January 27, 2009

It has been so cold here and tonight we are expecting some snow and sleet. Lately, I have been craving the typical winter comfort foods of soup, stew and pasta. But who says comfort foods can’t be healthy? In this pasta dish, I use turkey sausage, tomatoes, spinach and chicken broth to make a nice […]

35 comments Read the full article →

Happy Thanksgiving, a Birthday and Barefoot Blogging!

November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! The kiddos started their morning with setting up camp in our family room. They are peeking out for a picture. I hope you are all spending the day with friends or family and are able to count the blessings in your lives. I have too many blessings to count. This blog and […]

40 comments Read the full article →

Messy Meatloaf

November 18, 2008

It’s been a busy few days and I have been a little lax in the posting department. So even though it’s late, I wanted to get a good recipe in. I present to you one messy meatloaf. This meatloaf is a dinner in itself because it already includes veggies. Serve it with a salad or […]

39 comments Read the full article →