Shepherds Pie

Wow! It’s been a minute since I have shared a new recipe. This one has been a family staple since I was real little. Of course, I have altered it and you can too! Substitute ingredients that your family enjoys to make your shepherds pie even more delicious. It is great to take to events and…

Chicken Taco Bowls

As a family, we eat at home almost every night. There isn’t much “fast food” in our diets and going out is a true treat. Not every single meal is healthy but cooking at home allows me to control salt, fat, and portions. With that said, since Spring is now upon us, why not try…

Roasted Salsa Chicken

  Fresh ingredients are key to any amazing dish. If I can incorporate vegetables that my husband doesn’t like, without him knowing, it’s a spectacular meal. He isn’t fond of raw tomatoes, so I thought why not roast them for the salsa. It turned out so delicious that it turned onto a snack for a…

Dark Chocolate Hummus

Did I just say chocolate hummus? You bet I did! This once savory treat has now turned sweet and is (in my opinion) delicious. It’s so simple to make and has just a handful of ingredients that are good for you! I’ll be honest, this isn’t for everyone but it is worth a taste! If…

30 Minute Lasagna

Generally, when I come up with dishes, I look for inspiration from other home cooks/chefs/Facebook posts/Pinterest/etc to help me. This recipe originated from Rachel Ray and I changed it due to my crazy schedule. I’m sharing it because it is easy, it’s fast, it makes ALOT, and it’s changeable! Lasagna isn’t an easy dish to do for dinner but…

Cranberry Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cookies are a must have during the holiday season. Every year, I find myself experimenting with new recipes, old recipes, and traditional recipes. True fact: I will never use white chocolate. Why? It’s not real chocolate and it tastes nothing like real chocolate in delicious cookies. Aside from that, find ingredients you love and test…

Miranda’s Tasty Chili

    With the colder weather approaching and football season upon us, why not cook up a delicious chili for your tailgate. When I was growing up, and the snow would pile up, my mom would start a big batch of chili. We would eat it for a couple days, especially if we were snowed in. Although,…

Harvest Kale Salad

Kale hasn’t been a veggie that I can say I was comfortable using in my cooking. I thought it tasted bland and dry. The only flavoring, besides salt, was butter and after a while that isn’t just unhealthy but boring. Recently, I tried coming up with some salads that would be healthy, flavorful, and allow…

Turkey Meatball Soup

  Since fall in right around the corner, and we all want something warm to eat, why not try a soup that is not only delicious but is great for your waistline. My turkey meatball soup is jam packed with veggies that can be changed to your liking. For example, I didn’t include butternut squash…

Miranda’s Tips and Tricks

ATTENTION: Informational post, no pictures. Since I have had several requests for tips and tricks when I am cooking/baking, I figured I’d better start brainstorming. First off, I’m sure these aren’t all of tips and tricks but these are the ones I use pretty frequently. Secondly, they all work! I will never share something that…