Recipe: Country Style One Crust Apple Pie

A delicious "open face" single crust apple pie that's super easy to make and even better the next day!

Are you a pie lover? I am. I think that’s one of the many reasons Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Bring out the pies! So after sharing my classic apple pie and best ever pumpkin pie recipes I had to share with you this super easy Country Style, One Crust Apple Pie.

A delicious "open face" single crust apple pie that's super easy to make and even better the next day!

I first learned about this country style, one crust apple pie from an elderly woman I rented a room from one summer in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She’d roll out a crust, pare some apples, and pour a creamy sweet mixture over the top and bake it. (more…)

Recipe: Roasted Vegetable Pasta Salad

A delicious, fall-inspired pasta salad made with your favorite greens and roasted vegetables!

I absolutely LOVE roasted vegetables. Not only are they easy to make, but they’re also inexpensive and super good for you! So it should come as no surprise that my latest fall-inspired recipe is a mash-up of my favorite foods: roasted veggies, salad greens, and pasta. Voila! My Roasted Vegetable Pasta Salad recipe is born!

This Roasted Vegetable Pasta Salad is a delicious, fall-inspired recipe made with your favorite greens. It's perfect as a side dish, pretty enough for your holiday today, but also hearty enough for a meal!

Perfect as a side dish yet hearty enough to serve on its own, this Roasted Vegetable Pasta Salad recipe also is a fabulous, new idea for your holiday table. I absolutely love it and so will your family and guests! (more…)

Recipe: Fast and Fabulous Fish Tacos And Cookbook Review

A great easy recipe from Lisa Leake's new cookbook 100 Days of Real Food Fast & Fabulous!

It’s no secret, I don’t like highly processed foods. That’s why I’m such a huge fan of Lisa Leake and her recipe for Fast and Fabulous Fish Tacos. Super delicious and easy to prepare this fish tacos recipe shows that eating real food doesn’t have to be hard. In fact, once you get into the swing of it eating real food can be easy! And without a doubt choosing real food is one of the best choices you can make for your health!

Super delicious and easy to prepare this fish tacos recipe from Lisa Leake's new cookbook (100 Days of Real Food: Fast and Fabulous) shows that eating real food doesn't have to be hard.

I’ve been following Lisa for over 4 years now on her blog 100 Days of Real Food where she’s shared her family’s journey from former processed food eaters to real food lovers. In 2013 she launched her first New York Times bestselling cookbook 100 Days of Real Food, and this past week her follow-up cookbook 100 Days of Real Food: Fast & Fabulous hit the shelves. (more…)

Recipe: The Best Ever Citrus Lime Vinaigrette

A super easy way to dress your salad and add lots of fresh, delicious flavor!

I love to eat salads. Not only are they super easy to make, but they’re also so good for you—especially when you use a homemade salad dressing made real ingredients.

One simple way to spice up your salads is to use different types of salad dressings and to choose dressings that pack a lot of flavor. That’s why I love my recipe for the Best Ever Citrus Lime Vinaigrette.

This Citrus Lime Vinaigrette packs a whole lot of flavor and is a simple way to spice up your salad!

Deliciously citrusy, this salad dressing can perk up any salad. Just choose your favorite greens, add some tomatoes, carrots, or peppers, and maybe a little cilantro and your set! (more…)

Recipe: Green Bean Caprese Salad

A fresh, delicious green bean salad that can be served hot or cold.

Fresh summer vegetables and herbs are arriving on a weekly basis from my CSA farm share. Boy is this my favorite time of year when delicious, local produce is available!

It’s so much fun to cook up some of my summer favorites, but I also like to mix things up and try something new. That’s how this week’s recipe was created. It’s a mash-up of some of my favorite recipes for Green Beans, Caprese Salad, and Creamy Balsamic Dressing. And what’s the creation? A fresh, delicious Green Bean Caprese Salad that can be served hot or cold.

Green Bean Caprese Salad is a fantastic hot or cold salad made with green beans, tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil, and a creamy balsamic vinaigrette!

Honestly, I can’t imagine more of my favorite foods in one dish—green beans, cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and basil … all topped off with my yummy Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette. Absolute perfection on a plate! (more…)