Harvest Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad

Harvest Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad

Are you looking for a great holiday side dish recipe? How about this delicious, healthy Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad that is surprisingly quick and easy to put together? It makes enough for 8-10 serving sizes depending on your appetite. You can also make several days ahead of time and refrigerate it to be ready for Thanksgiving or any holiday. Just add the chopped baby kale and the balsamic vinaigrette before serving. I prefer to eat it warm, so I would warm it up first before adding the final touches. This holiday side dish is absolutely fantastic and you will get rave…

Pork Medallions with Creamy Mushroom Marsala Sauce

Pork Medallions with Creamy Mushroom Marsala Sauce

Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Smithfield® Marinated Pork. The opinions and text are all mine. Fall weeknight dinners don’t get more convenient than this – marinated pork tenderloin roasted to perfection and served with a creamy mushroom marsala sauce and your favorite side or salad. And the best part is that it takes less than 30 minutes to cook. You will love this tried and true, quick and easy method for preparing a pork loin. Searing the pork forms a lovely crust sealing the natural juices, and then roasting it in the oven to perfection. It’s super simple…

Ricotta and Prosciutto Cracker Appetizers

Ricotta and Prosciutto Cracker Appetizers

I feel like the holidays are around the corner and while we all enjoy holiday parties and time spent with family, this time of the year can become overwhelming, stressful and expensive. So today, I am sharing with you how to decrease your holiday party stress by making these easy delicious Ricotta and Prosciutto Cracker Appetizers. These pretty and elegant appetizers are easy to make – a no-bake recipe that takes less than 20 minutes to prepare and they are inexpensive . The appetizers are perfect not only for holidays but also for Game Day, a family get-together or a light afternoon snack during…

Flourless Walnut Chocolate Cake

Flourless Walnut Chocolate Cake

This decadent and light flourless walnut chocolate cake is gluten free and so delicious! It is moist and the white chocolate glaze pairs wonderfully with the light walnut cream between the layers. Match made in heaven! I have been experimenting with baking gluten free cakes and this one turned out fantastic! It rises beautifully even though there is no flour. I used ground walnuts and almond meal as a substitute, and of course baking soda and baking powder. Also, separating the egg whites from the egg yolks and beating them with the mixer separately, makes them so fluffy and creates…

Salisbury Steak Meatballs with Mushroom Gravy

These delicious and juicy Salisbury steak meatballs with mushroom gravy are great over egg noodles, mashed potatoes or over mashed cauliflower bake. They are made in one skillet and come together in less than 30 minutes. A great dinner idea for busy weeknights. The flavors of the sauce are so good – mushrooms, onions and beef stock. Fall is almost around the corner, and I have been dying to make some warm, juicy meatballs  with delicious gravy. I can’t wait for colder days, trees changing their leaves, warm beverages, and comforting meals. These meatballs hit the spot. True comfort food made with…

Spicy Chicken Riggies

Spicy Chicken Riggies

Spicy Chicken Riggies or Spicy chicken rigatoni is a hearty pasta dish made with sauteed chicken, peppers, and rigatoni pasta, all tossed in a delicious creamy ragu sauce. It’s an Italian – American dish that is very popular in the state of New York. This chicken pasta dish a true comfort food – warm, hearty and brings the whole family around the dinner table. This dish reminds me of my childhood – the flavors and the smell of the pasta sauce cooking on the stove bring memories of my childhood. Home cooked meals are so special and I hope to be able…

One Pot Sauerkraut and Sausage with Rice

One Pot Sauerkraut and Sausage with Rice

One pot sauerkraut and sausage with rice – an easy one-pan meal that’s warm, comforting and a family favorite! If you have been following my cooking creations for a while, you probably already know that I love easy and quick one-pot meals. This is another favorite go-to recipe of mine that i love and make often when I am short on time. Sauerkraut and sausage is a traditional German meal, and it reminds me of my college years in Germany. I decided to add a little twist to it by adding rice and few vegetables. It is so delicious and…

Loaded Cauliflower Bake

Loaded Cauliflower Bake

Loaded Cauliflower Bake is the perfect side dish – lower in carbs and so so good! It’s made with a little bit milk and grass fed butter, garlic and herbs and topped with bacon, cheese, and chives. So flavorful, creamy and so easy to make. I love mashed potatoes, but sometimes I prefer a side dish that is lower in carbs. This loaded cauliflower bake is a great substitute for mashed potatoes. There are so many ways you can enjoy cauliflower – raw, in salads, sauteed, roasted, in gratin and in a  casserole dish. This loaded cauliflower bake looks fancy enough that…

Easy Creamy Chicken Marsala

Easy Creamy Chicken Marsala

This Easy Creamy Chicken Marsala is cooked in a delicious creamy mushroom sauce. This meal is made entirely in one skillet/one pot and it takes only about 30 minutes to make. This is one of my favorite go-to recipes to make on busy weeknights because it’s quick and easy to cook. The result is an absolutely tasty meal, and this heavenly mushroom sauce is kinda addictive and hard to stop eating. This is a very similar recipe to my Chicken in Creamy Mushroom Sauce. This Easy Creamy Chicken Marsala is wonderful served over mashed cauliflower/potatoes or with my popular Baked Potato…

Italian Chicken and Prosciutto Pasta Skillet

Italian Chicken and Prosciutto Pasta Skillet

Italian Chicken and Prosciutto Pasta Skillet  – delicious recipe that perfectly combines all the flavors: prosciutto, chicken, pasta, peppers, zucchini and flavorful thick and hearty roasted garlic tomato sauce! This pasta recipe is true comfort food! It absorbs all the wonderful flavors in the dish, and with every bite, you taste all the delicious and flavorful ingredients. By combining our love for Italian food, I was able to create a delicious recipe to add to our family dinner traditions for years to come and I can’t wait to share it with you all. It’s easy, comforting and ready in about…