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…

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…

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,…

Awe! Kale… Chips!

So let’s talk about kale for a second. It’s a green, leafy, bitter veggie that most people turn their nose up to until they try it. It’s a powerful food because it’s packed with vitamin A and K along with fiber and is great for your heart. So why not make it into a party…

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…

Buffalo Chicken Sloppy Joes

Disclaimer: This is a Rachel Ray recipe that I have altered to my liking Craving Buffalo wings? Love a messy sloppy Joe? Want something a little healthier with and whole lot less guilt? This is your dish! The first time I made this for my husband, he had 3 sandwiches and enjoyed the leftovers the following day….

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…

Refrigerator Pickles

If you are wanting to enjoy fresh ingredients, make wholesome food for your families, save a little green, then this recipe is great way to start off. Pickles are a low fat food to begin with and are great for additional flavor for diets. Double or even triple this batch and share them with your…

Stinger Mac n’ Cheese

  So here’s the thing! It’s almost impossible to add ingredients to a basic mac n’ cheese recipe and screw it up. My advice? Add what you like and make up names as you go. This recipe is my take on a stinger sub from my hometown in New York. It’s easy to make with minimal…

Veggie Spring Rolls

Spring rolls are always a must when you go out for sushi or hibachi. My husband especially loves them with rice paper but never turns down a crunchy, warm, spring roll. I decided to give them a try, with some left over wonton wrappers (from my ragoon recipe). They took about 30 minutes, from start…