Adventures in Cooking


Goal: cook healthier, more flavorful food for my family. I plan to force myself (and my family) to try new foods and learn new cooking techniques.

I know that I can’t do it every day. There is not enough time to cook organic three-course meals on a daily basis. AND sometimes the kiddos just need some Pizza Rolls and Hot Dogs! (And sometimes mommy needs a brownie!) But I will strive to feed my family the food they deserve.

I also want to prove to other moms that cooking fresh foods/meals is NOT expensive or hard and it will improve your family’s health.  I feed my family breakfast, lunch and dinner for under $60 per week!


Making Baby Food


Blackberry Granola Pancakes

Sausage & Egg Brunch Bake

Scrambled Egg Muffins

Maple Apple Almond Oatmeal

Snacks & Appetizers

Aunt Wendy’s Salsa

Feta Artichoke Dip

Homemade Salsa

Homemade Guacamole

Hot Feta Dip

Frito Dip

Greek Feta Spread

Kid’s Kabobs

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Red, White, and Blue Strawberries

Snack Mix Munchies

Star Spangled Sandwiches

Tortellini Pesto Salad

Warm Cheesy Bread


Baked Potato Soup

Chicken Noodle Soup

Easy Vegetable (Beef) Soup

Fresh Tomato Soup


Basil Pesto Tuna Salad

BLTA Panini

Dutch Panini (with Pella, IA Bologna)

Grilled Peanut Butter, Nutella, Banana Sandwich (panini)


Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Grilled Cheese Panini


Best Green Bean Casserole

Corny Cornbread

Grilled Potatoes

Italian Grilled Veggies

Mom’s Famous Salad

Mashed Cauliflower

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Roasted Lemon Pepper Asparagus

Roasted Parmesan Broccoli

Spring-time Salad

Sweet Corn

Sweet Onion Potatoes Au Gratin

Grilled Sweet Corn

Walnut & Parsley Crescent Rolls

Zucchini Fritters


BBQ Chicken Pizza

Bruschetta Chicken

California Club Pizza

Chicken & Broccoli Braid

Chicken Broth

Chicken Kabobs

Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Spinach Alfredo Lasagna

Chili Lime Chicken Burger

Creamy Lemon Pesto Chicken

Crispy Chicken

Ricotta Stuffed Chicken

Roasted Chicken

SpinArt Baked Chicken

Skinny Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas

Other Meat

Easy Cheesy Pasta

Fancy Macaroni (there is BACON in it 🙂 )

Hot Turkey Salad

Italian Pizza Meatballs


Mini Open-Faced Steak Sandwiches

Pizzaioli Sauce/ Sicilian Shrimp & Tomato Pizza

Pizza Burgers

Pork Tenderloin with Grilled Pineapple Salsa

Pulled Pork Sandwiches


Onion Burgers


Zucchini Tuna Casserole

Meatless Monday

Red Pepper Alfredo

Chicken(less) Pot Pie

Southwest Bean Burger


Applescotch Crisp

Apple Pie

Banana Nutella Crepes

Cherry Pie

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Jacques Torres’ Secret Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

English Royalty Chocolate Scones

Grandma’s Peanut Butter Bon Bons

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Peppermint Ice Cream Oreo Dessert

Pumpkin Cake

Pumpkin Bread

Rhubarb Pie

White Chocolate  Cake-Like Brownies

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