Spaghetti Squash with Kale Pesto

Pesto_Spaghetti_Squash

  Last week I posted this delicious kale pesto recipe and I  have been enjoying it all week.  I've made mini zucchini pizzas with pesto, tomato sauce, and fresh mozzarella that I served as an appetizer at a girls'-night-in party.  I layered it between grilled eggplant, roasted heirloom … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Beef Stew Recipe & Reinvented Leftover Ideas

Beef Stew Featured Image

I feel like I have said this a million times, but I am a huge fan of my slow cooker. It allows me to cook healthy meals for my family, especially on busy days. This past week, I made some amazing beef stew in my slow cooker, which we have been eating for the last couple of days. I am always shocked … [Read more...]

Hawaiian Meatballs: Healthy Dinner or Elegant Appetizer

Hawaiian Meatballs

  Ingredients 2 lbs ground beef 1 onion finely chopped 1 egg ¼ tsp salt ¼ tsp pepper ¼ crushed red pepper flakes 2 tbsp fresh ginger, minced 2 tsp garlic, minced 2 tbsp olive oil 1 yellow pepper, chopped 1 red pepper, chopped 1 green pepper, chopped 1 cup pineapple … [Read more...]

Italian Sausage Stuffed Portabella Mushroom Caps

Italian_Stuffed_Portabella

Click {here} to enter our current giveaway for a HomeRight SteamMachine Plus with Mop--it's an absolutely amazing cleaning tool!I don't know if it is all this crazy cold weather we're experiencing in VA but I am craving some major comfort food. Lasagna to be exact.  Hot, cheesy, saucy, carbohydrate … [Read more...]

Parmesan Turkey Meatballs- My Mother’s Recipe

Small-Parmesan-Tukey-Meatball

  My mother was an amazing cook and this recipe comes from her.   I love this recipe because the meatballs are baked and and not fried, which allows for easy clean up. Ingredients 2lbs Ground Turkey (Or any meat your heart desires) 1 cup unseasoned bread crumbs (I replace this with … [Read more...]

Greek Turkey Burger with Cucumber, Dill & Red Onion Salad

Greek Turkey Burger and Cucumber Salad

  Click on the "In the Kitchen with 11 Magnolia Lane" Button to read about our new series    Nothing is more satisfying than a charbroiled burger during the summer months!  My husband and kids love a juicy burger, but I personally need to mix it up to make it a bit more healthy.  … [Read more...]

In the Kitchen with 11 Magnolia Lane, Tomato Basil Bisque Soup & Avocado Chef’s Salad

Tomato Basil Bisque with Avocado Chef Salad

    Click on the "In the Kitchen with 11 Magnolia Lane" Button to read about our new series    So.... how are you all liking the Spring Menu so far? I have really been enjoying the meals on the new spring menu and all the staples the spring harvest offers.  I continue to … [Read more...]

In the Kitchen: Spring Menu Reveal

Spring Menu Reveal

  My Spring Menu has "hatched" and I am so excited to share this healthy but satisfying menu that truly captures the essence of spring (at least I think so!).  This menu offers a ton of fresh veggies, light and fluffy fritattas, and energy-packed protein shakes that will get you … [Read more...]

Sneak a Peek at the Spring Menu: Fish Cakes with Remoulade Sauce and Romaine and Carrot Shredded Slaw

Lemon Fish Cakes with Remoulade

  As you all know the Spring Menu/Meal Plan is almost ready to be revealed and I have been testing the recipes and enjoying every bite.  This particular recipe may be a family staple as it is light, crispy and wonderful for spring and summer.  The remoulade sauce is a favorite and goes … [Read more...]

My new favorite Salad…..

Roasted Lemon Chicken and Green Bean Salad

I am so excited to share that the Spring Month of Meals Calendar is almost complete and everything looks so yummy!  I have to admit that I have been doing lots of taste testing over the past month to ensure the menu is healthy, nutritious and, of course, tasty.  It is full of spring fare, so get … [Read more...]

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