I am constantly cooking because:
1. I LOVE food.
2. I HATE processed things.
3. I find it very relaxing and where I find my "me" time.
4.  The thrill I feel when I've created something delicious!

Here are some of my favorite recipes:

Asparagus Salad
An awesome light summer salad!

Whole Wheat Banana Pancakes

a regular breakfast staple on the weekends in my house

Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

Friday night = pizza night!

Beer Chicken

So easy, so delicious!

Minestrone Soup

Great for a cold, wintry day!

Chicken & Spinach Rollatini

(I have also used feta in place of the mozz)

Chicken Taco Soup

This is my go to for a family meal that will last all week!
(I sub ground beef for boiled and shredded chicken)

Superfood Apple Oatmeal

I never thought I'd love oatmeal so much, it tastes like a dessert!
(I sub brown sugar instead of honey)

Kale Chips

Healthy chips?!?! Yes, please!

Cookie Dough Brownies

These are so rich, definitely for a chocolate lover!

Chocolate Chunk Brownies

The. Most. Amazing. Brownies. I've. Ever. Tasted.

Baked Parmesan Tomatoes

A great side dish for s summer meal.

Buffalo Chicken Dip

This is my favorite dish to bring to parties.
(I use fresh, boiled chicken and ranch dressing instead of bleu cheese.  I also put in extra cheese - cheddar & mozzarella are a great combo.)

Cannoli Dip

This is a great, fun dessert!  I serve mine with graham crackers and fresh strawberries.

Parmesan Zucchini Sticks

These are a healthy alternative to french fries! Great with marinara or ranch or just plain.

Avocado Chicken Salad

A healthier version of chicken salad and for those who aren't fond of mayo (like me).

Ranch Chicken Tacos

Cook while at work and they are ready for dinner when you get home!  A healthier version of a taco :)

BBQ Pulled Pork
Great to serve at a party or tailgate.

Boyfriend Cookies

They get their name b/c if they are sure to make someone fall in love with you! ;)

Poppyseed Chicken

A great family meal!  I serve over brown rice.

Banana Bread Brownies

Heaven on earth.  It's banana bread and cake combined into one!

Salted Caramel Pretzel Bark

So easy to make and it tastes like a candy bar!

Cookie Dough Popsicles

A light - healthy- summery treat :)

Lemon Orzo Salad

Serve hot or cold as a side dish or main meal!

Thumb Print Cookies

For those who love icing (instead of a fruit center).

White Pizza

I make this on my homemade whole wheat pizza dough.

BBQ Chicken Pizza
This is my favorite pizza EVER!  I make mine sans the peppers.

Breakfast Potato Casserole

So delicious!  You can add breakfast meat if you wish.

Mozzarella, Tomato and Avocado Salad

Another great summer salad!  Serve w/ toasted pita bread lightly brushed with olive oil.

Cookie Dough Truffles

Like eating cookie dough right out of the bowl!

Cake Balls

Bite size cake!  This way you don't feel guilty having one....or two...or three...

M&M Pretzels

I seriously make these for EVERY holiday!

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