Monthly Archives: February 2014

Italian Pinwheels with Carrot Sticks (my kid-friendly meal for this week)

Italian Pinwheels with Carrot Sticks (my kid-friendly meal for this week)

1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (2 oz) 1/2 cup sliced pepperoni, finely chopped 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano leaves 1 egg yolk 1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated crescent dinner rolls or 1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury® Place ‘n Bake™ refrigerated crescent rounds or Pillsbury® Crescent Recipe Creations® refrigerated seamless dough sheet 1 egg white, beaten Pizza sauce, for dipping Heat ovenContinue Reading

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp Kabobs with Orange Chipotle Sauce, Brown Rice & Broiled Asparagus…. We’re having it again!!

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp Kabobs with Orange Chipotle Sauce, Brown Rice & Broiled Asparagus…. We’re having it again!!

(This makes 12 servings, so cut in half if needed) 1/2 cup orange marmalade (I use apricot preserves) 3 TB water 1 TB chopped canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce **It’s just a smoked jalapeno chile pepper. Don’t worry! 12 slices bacon 36 uncooked deveined peeled medium shrimp (1-1/4 lb.) 12 metal or wooden skewers (if using wooden, soak them in waterContinue Reading

Italian Chicken Pasta Toss (low cal)

Italian Chicken Pasta Toss (low cal)

I have used this recipe many times as a go-to recipe for flavor and saving calories. If I’m cutting calories, it MUST taste good for me to even think about investing time into cooking it. For you vegetarians out there, you can cut the chicken out of this & feel completely satisfied. Give this oneContinue Reading

Cinnamon Vanilla French Toast with Pure Maple Syrup & Fresh Berries

Cinnamon Vanilla French Toast with Pure Maple Syrup & Fresh Berries

This was created on an Eastern NC snow day. We rarely get snow here and when it does snow in the “south” everyone goes to the store to pick up bread and milk (self included, I must say…. It’s habit). Well, due to having these ingredients on-hand, French toast was made. It was the perfectContinue Reading

Homemade Heart Shaped Valentine Pizzas with Veggies

Homemade Heart Shaped Valentine Pizzas with Veggies

Many years ago for Valentine’s Day, I made heart-shaped pizzas for my 2 boys. Each Valentine’s Day since, they have asked me to make that same pizza. So, still to this day, we make these. I will continue to do it until they ask no more! Simply make your homemade dough (or buy a store-boughtContinue Reading

Valentine’s Day Chocolate Covered Strawberry Hearts

Valentine’s Day Chocolate Covered Strawberry Hearts

I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, but I do like to make something sweet for my guys on Valentine’s Day. I saw this idea the other day, so here’s my attempt for this year. It looks fun and yummy!   strawberries, cut in half melting chocolate (I used Baker’s discs in a tub)Continue Reading