Baked Rice and Peas

This simple Baked Rice and Peas dish uses pantry and freezer staples, a great side dish to go along with shrimp or chicken.

This simple Baked Rice and Peas dish uses pantry and freezer staples, a great side dish to go along with grilled shrimp or chicken.
Baked Rice and Peas

Easy peas-y and only 5 ingredients! Why bake rice? There is something nice about being able to put something in the oven, setting the timer and forgetting about it. While the rice bakes you can throw some chicken or shrimp in the air fryer, skillet or grill.

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French Onion Soup

French onion soup is one of my favorite soups, we order it all the time at our neighborhood restaurant but it’s just as easy to make from scratch and so much lighter.

French Onion Soup
French Onion Soup

French onion soup is one of my favorite soups, it’s comforting and filling, perfect for lunch or dinner as a main with a salad, or serve it as a first course. Making it from scratch is great for weekend cooking, leftover broth can be reheated for the week.

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Breakfast Strata with Sausage and Mushrooms

Breakfast Strata with Sausage and Mushrooms is a make-ahead breakfast casserole made with day old bread, eggs, cheese, sausage and mushrooms.

Breakfast Sausage and Mushroom Strata, a make-ahead breakfast casserole made with day old bread, eggs, cheese, sausage and mushrooms. You can make this with just about anything, just use your imagination!
Breakfast Sausage and Mushroom Strata

You can make this with just about anything, just use your imagination! More great holiday breakfast and brunch ideas and sides are Spinach, Feta and Artichoke Breakfast Bake, Sausage Cheese and Veggie Egg Bake, Sicilian Rice Ball Casserole, Scalloped Potato Gratin, and Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta.
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Chocolate Chip Clouds

Light, airy and chewy with chocolate chips in every bite – made with egg whites, sugar and chocolate, these gluten free meringues just melt in your mouth.

Light, airy and chewy with chocolate chips in every bite – made with egg whites, sugar and chocolate, these gluten free meringues just melt in your mouth.

Chocolate Chip Clouds

These cookies are a must for Santa, we’ve been making them for years and everyone loves them. They are so easy to make, made with only 6 ingredients! A few of my other favorite varieties of meringue cookies I like to make for the holidays are Sprinkle Dipped Meringues, Black and White Chocolate Chip Clouds, Coconut Meringues and Peppermint Meringues.

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Low-Fat Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

These Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies are moist and made light by swapping out most of the butter for applesauce which works great!

These Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies are moist and made light by swapping out most of the butter for applesauce which works great!
Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Chewy and moist, these oatmeal cookies are fabulous and loaded with chocolate chips in every bite! Perfect for your holiday baking, Santa will thank you for them! You may also like these breakfast oatmeal cookies which are more of a snack than a dessert.

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Stuffed Mushrooms with Broccoli Rabe and Sausage

I’m OBSESSED with these Italian stuffed mushrooms filled with broccoli rabe and sausage, the perfect festive holiday appetizer!

I'm OBSESSED with these Italian stuffed mushrooms filled with broccoli rabe and sausage, the perfect festive holiday appetizer!
Stuffed Mushrooms with Broccoli Rabe

Holy moly, these are good! I love broccoli rabe and sausage combined, so using them as a stuffing for stuffed mushrooms was a no brainer. They turned out so incredible!

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Scalloped Potato Gratin

A delicious Scalloped Potato Gratin recipe made with thinly sliced Yukon gold potatoes layered with cheese and a light buttery sauce.

A delicious Scalloped Potato Gratin recipe made with thinly sliced Yukon gold potatoes layered with cheese and a light buttery sauce.
Scalloped Potato Gratin

If you love potatoes and cheese want a dish to impress for the holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas or Easter, this is it! Gratins are my favorite, I also have a Brussels Sprouts Gratin and a Spinach Gratin that is a must every year.

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Garlic Lovers Roast Beef

Garlic Lovers Roast Beef is my family’s favorite roast beef recipe, so flavorful and loaded with garlic as the name implies.

Garlic Lovers Roast Beef is my family's favorite roast beef recipe, so flavorful and loaded with garlic as the name implies.
Garlic Lovers Roast Beef

Vampires beware, there’s garlic in every bite of this garlic lover’s roast beef! And if that’s not enough garlic, I like to serve this with roasted broccoli with smashed garlic and garlic mashed potatoes because there’s never too much garlic in my house! Leftover roast beef make a great lunch the next day, some of my favorites are Roast Beef Sandwich with Melted Cheese and Caramelized Onions and Roast Beef Arugula and Shaved Parmesan on a Whole Wheat Baguette.

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Roast Chicken with Rosemary and Lemon

Juicy, tender roasted chicken seasoned with lemon and rosemary, always a winner in my house!

Juicy, tender roasted chicken seasoned with lemon and rosemary, always a winner in my house!

The smell of this chicken roasting in the oven is enough to fall in love! Roasting a whole chicken is pretty simple to do, as long as you have a thermometer you can’t go wrong. The combination of rosemary and lemon is wonderful with chicken! Serve this with roasted vegetables on the side and use the leftover chicken bones to make a wonderful stock.

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Chicken Sausage and Herb Stuffing

I don't know about you, but for me the ONE thing I crave most on Thanksgiving is the stuffing! Sure, the turkey and gravy are all great too, and yes, even the cranberry sauce. But personally, no Thanksgiving is complete without the homemade stuffing, and this recipe never disappoints! #stuffing #thanksgiving #weightwatchers

Chicken Sausage and Herb Stuffing – this is the best Thanksgiving stuffing recipe!

Chicken Sausage and Herb Stuffing – this is the best Thanksgiving stuffing recipe!
Chicken Sausage and Herb Stuffing

I don’t know about you, but for me the ONE thing I crave most on Thanksgiving is the stuffing! Sure, the turkey and gravy are all great too, and yes, even the cranberry sauce. But personally, no Thanksgiving is complete without the homemade stuffing, and this recipe never disappoints!  Here are more Thanksgiving Recipes to go with your turkey this year!

Chicken Sausage and Herb Stuffing – this is the best Thanksgiving stuffing recipe!

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