Eleven Cooking Tips

Forgive me for being obsessed with making lists that go to eleven. But here is my list of Eleven Cooking Tips. If you’ve seen This is Spinal Tap you know why – and if you haven’t seen it, what are you waiting for? I knew you’d appreciate a handy dandy list of cooking tips &…

Pasta with Chickpeas

Here’s a fall recipe I thought you might like – pasta with chickpeas. This is a quick and easy recipe for busy school nights. Bonus it’s healthy and packed with protein. Word of warning, remember to put your garlic in the oil when the pan is COLD not hot. It prevents the garlic from burning….

Easy Marinated Mushrooms

Heather’s Easy Marinated Mushrooms When I was pregnant I came up with a recipe for easy marinated mushrooms that was amazing. Then poop – I lost the recipe and had to come up with it again. Yippee for you – I have re-created it and they’re still as amazing as ever. Note – you’ll want…

FREE eBook on Amazon

For the next two days you can get a FREE copy of my cookbook Quick Bites in the Kindle store. Click HERE to download a copy for yourself. I hope you like it as much as I do.

Lentil & Canadian Bacon Soup

I do so love it when I can make dinner from my pantry. Tonight’s menu – lentil & Canadian bacon soup. Lentils (check), Canadian bacon (check, last of a Costco 2 pack from the freezer), veggies (check), veggie & chicken stocks (check, also the last of my homemade stocks from the freezer – time to…

Butternut Squash Curry

My husband acquired this recipe for butternut squash curry many years ago from a local restaurant. Over the years I’ve given it a few tweaks to accommodate my nut allergies and the fact that  the original recipe calls for fenugreek seeds – and most of us don’t typically have those in our kitchens, or have…

Tortellini with Sweet Potato

When you’re a working mom you look for ways to incorporate vegetables into a meal with little to no stress, especially if dealing with small children that might not otherwise want to eat the veggies. This recipe for tortellini with sweet potato hits the spot. Not only is this an easy to make meal for…

We Love Marsala Mushrooms

After searching around we found a recipe that makes my family happy as we love Marsala mushrooms. My family doesn’t just like eating mushrooms, we love them – stuffed, grilled, sautéed with onions, and sautéed with Marsala wine. This recipe that can work as either a side dish or an appetizer. Hope you like it…

French Onion Soup

French onion soup is yummy in my tummy. I’ve had to learn to make this dairy free, but add enough white wine and it’s all good! My favorite part of this recipe and why I’m more than pretty pleased with the outcome  is I didn’t use a recipe! Score Heather! Heather’s French Onion Soup 4…

Turkey Chili

I couldn’t believe just how simple and good this recipe for turkey chili with chickpeas was. The recipe said to use cocoa powder, this is something I’ve never used in savory dishes before – but always have wanted to (yes, I have seen Chocolate quite a bit and NOT just because I love Johnny Depp)….

Seven Travel Well Appetizers

Seven Travel Well Appetizers – The holidays are quickly approaching, and thoughts are turning to spending time with friends and family – gathering around the table, sharing a meal, or having a glass of wine. But I know you stress about what to bring, especially if you’re traveling. You’re going to want something that not…

Persimmon Cookies

Every fall, when the persimmons ripen I have to make persimmon cookies. They just speak fall to me. This particular recipe was given to my family by family friends when I was in kindergarten. So we’ve been in possession of this recipe for just about forty years now. A hearty shout out and a giant…

Dairy Free Cheesy Salsa Dip

My sister gave me this recipe for this cheesy salsa dip many years ago – I always have the ingredients on hand, so it’s a snap to mix it together for a last minute get together. Since I’ve gone dairy free I’ve given it my dairy free tweak, but feel free to make this with…

Homemade Pumpkin Seeds

So this year I tried my hand at my first ever batch of homemade pumpkin seeds. And wow – could they have been any easier?!? Not sure why I’ve never tried this before – but yum! I choose to eat them shell & all, but my husband likes to open them up and eat just…

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

Well it’s officially fall and as my friends say it’s PS season (for anyone that doesn’t speak fall crazed, that’s “pumpkin spice”). There are so many ways to incorporate pumpkin into the foods cooked in the kitchen. Take this recipe for chocolate chip pumpkin bread – I just discovered this one and will certainly be…