Tasty Thursday: 6 Holiday Cookie Recipes

Happy Thursday!  The weekend is almost here.  This coming weekend is the last weekend before Christmas!  Where did this year go? This weekend, my older brother comes into town for the holidays.  I think I will break down and make some cookies to share with the family before it’s too late. Have you made your […]


Tasty Thursday…6 Fall Soup Recipes that will Make your Mouth Water

Happy Thursday!  I can’t believe another week has almost come and gone and that it is almost the end of September.  It is beginning to feel like the perfect soup weather around here.  The days and the evenings are cooling off quickly.  This week, I have had my fill of hearty soups for dinner.  Monday […]


Tasty Thursday…6 Shredded Chicken Recipes

Happy Thursday!  This week has flown by, I cannot believe it is almost time for the weekend to roll around again, where did the week go? Yesterday, I cooked a whole chicken in the crockpot.  I love doing this, it provides enough shredded chicken for several recipes and the leftovers can be frozen for future […]


Tasty Thursday: Heirloom Tomato Basil Pasta

Good morning!  This morning I really wanted to share a new recipe that I made last week.  It was inspired by a pasta salad dish I had at one of my favorite local restaurants, Secret Sandwich Society.  Lewis, the owner whipped up a cold pasta salad dish one day while I was there and it […]


Tasty Thursday…Crockpot Spicy Arrabbiata Sauce

This week’s recipe, Spicy Arrabbiata Sauce, is one of the twelve crockpot recipes I mentioned a few weeks ago.  I took a Sunday to shop for, prep and combine the ingredients for 12 recipes.  After they were prepped, I froze them so they were ready to throw in the crockpot for busy days. Yesterday morning, […]


Tasty Thursday: Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

This week I am excited to share a yummy Butternut Squash soup recipe with you.  I first had Butternut squash soup at a small local Cajun restaurant in Fayetteville, WV called Gumbo’s.  If you are ever in Fayetteville, please look it up, it is fabulous.  The Butternut Squash soup was out of this world.  I […]


Tasty Thursday: Crockpot Hot & Spicy Peanut Chicken

Earlier this week, I took a couple of hours to shop, chop and prepare several crockpot meals to freeze.  I am hoping it will help me get back into the swing of eating at home more often. Most evenings I try to get outside to ride my bike and by the time I get home […]


Tasty Thursday: 6 Savory Cake Recipes

I would like to wish my little brother a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY today, he is celebrating his big 3-0 this year!  It is so hard to believe he is 30. June 20th is also West Virginia’s birthday.  We succeeded from Virginia June 20th, 1863, becoming the 35th state in the union.  To celebrate these two […]


Tasty Thursday: Hummus En Fuego

I love a good hummus recipe.  Two of my favorite recipes include; Kalamata Olive Hummus, and Spicy Black Bean hummus.  Recently, while searching pinterest I found a recipe for Avocado hummus…I think I may have to try that next time.  This week, I was craving hummus and did not have any tahini.  I remembered  a […]


Tasty Thursday: Crockpot Carnita Tacos

One of my all time favorite restaurants is a locally owned, latin restaurant, called Diogi’s.  If you are ever in the Fayetteville, WV area, it is a MUST!  All of their entrees are out of this world, but their carnitas are what they are famous for.  This week, I ran across a recipe online for […]


Tasty Thursday: 6 Summer Salads

As summer approaches, the temperatures rise and the days get longer.  I try to spend more time outside and less time cooking.  Recently,  I been browsing for easy, healthy alternatives to long evenings in the kitchen.  Summer salads are a terrific solution, they are fast, lean and full of fresh veggies . Below are six […]


Tasty Thursday: Pancetta, Asparagus Pasta with Pine Nuts

This recipe is one of my all time favorite weeknight pasta recipes. It is healthy, light and full of flavor. It is a Cooking Light recipe, although you would never know it, from March 2010.  I have made it for several people and have had rave reviews each time.  This week, I made it with […]


Tasty Thursday: Parmesan Crisps

Today’s recipe, Parmesan Crisps,  will be one of the easiest hors d’oeuvres you will ever make. They only take 10 minutes from start to finish, but the flavor is undeniable.  Most likely you have everything you need to make these in the kitchen right now.  They work beautifully on their own as an appetizer or […]


Tasty Thursday…Baked Ginger Cilantro Tilapia

I have found another amazing tilapia recipe!  This one is so simple to make, healthy and is bursting with flavor, it may be my favorite tilapia recipe to date.  The original recipe can be found on The Kitchn, however I made a couple of substitutions.  I am positive either way you make it, you will […]


Tasty Thursday! Southwestern Quinoa Salad

Today’s recipe I stumbled upon while browsing pinterest for a new light spring/summer recipe.  It works perfectly for vegetarians and vegans and has a ton of flavor.  The chipotle peppers and jalapeno add a nice kick.  The original recipe was posted by 86 Lemons. It makes  a large amount of pasta salad, a perfect dish […]

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