Italian Sandwich made from spinach-grilled hamburgers and organic herbs You’ll need the following four fresh herbs (a list I’ve described by their flavors) for this Italian-style open-faced sandwich. basil – has a sweet peppery, minty flavor cilantro – has a flavor similar to celery and mint mixed fennel – tastes like black licorice rosemary – a sweet minty flavor Nutritional Values and Uses for Basil Basil is a good source of Vitamins A, C, K, iron, and calcium. Did you know that basil can be used as a body deodorizer and in a bath as a calming effect along with Himalayan Pink or Epsom Salt?Read More →

A Light Peach Cobbler Treat Feel like eating something sweet but can’t have the sugar? Try out this Southern-Style Peach Cobbler light dessert made in a slow cooker. Pattycakespantry.com published Canned Fruit Cobbler this month, and it is a fantastic recipe. I’ve actually been craving peach cobbler for weeks, so I enjoyed every bite of Patty Cakes’ cobbler. Lighter Version of Canned Fruit Cobbler I decided to make Patty Cakes’ recipe but with a variation. Southern-Style Light Peach Cobbler is a lighter version and cooked in the slow cooker. The texture is a little different, and it isn’t as sweet as the Canned Fruit Cobbler. ButRead More →

Make a Sandwich from a Slow Cooker Baked Chicken Bake a chicken in your slow cooker. Then see how many meals you can get out of it. Start with a nutritious chicken and avocado sandwich. Enjoy the whole sandwich yourself, or cut it in half it and share a snack with someone.Read More →

Recipe Created from What’s-On-Hand in the Fridge Kitchen sink recipes, or what’s on hand in the fridge, sometimes turn out to be a home chef’s favorites. Got cabbage? Southern Cream Cheese Cabbage recipe is a must for anyone who loves the two ingredients. Make it for you and a friend or your other half. It’s a vegetable with southern richness without being loaded down with a ton of calories, fat, or carbs. Benefits to eating cabbage: Good source of Vitamin K and C Low in fat, calories, and carbs Easy to cook: see how easy in this video…Read More →

Mango Barbecue Ribeye & Veggies The weather is warming up now, a great time for barbecuing ribeye steaks on the grill. But for those busy days when you and your honey don’t have time to grill, do slow cooker ribeyes. Grilled is good, no doubt about it. The slow cooker way works great, too. Give it a try. Add a mango in for a new flavor. Oh, and don’t forget to include the veggies! Barbecue Mango Ribeye Slow Cooker Dinner for Two Cooking Vegetables in the Slow Cooker yellow squash eggplant asparagus cabbage Root vegetables: onions potatoes carrots garlic yams I’ve cooked potatoes, carrots, yams,Read More →

Cheese & Herb Appetizer Got a kitchen herb garden? Make a Mediterranean basil and rosemary appetizer with cheese. This Caprese recipe is easy and quick. Eat it as a light snack for two, or make more if you choose. The more you make, the more you’ll want to eat. Kitchen Herb Gardens If you decide to make a purchase through my link, Amazon will pay me a commission for it. This doesn’t cost you anything additional. These commissions help to keep the rest of my content free, so thank you! Kitchen gardens, especially one with herbs, are treasures to home chefs. Grow your own herbRead More →

Pimento Cheese on Cinnamon Raisin Bread Love three-cheese recipes? Try this triple cheese and pimentos mix on Cinnamon Raisin Bread Brunch. It’s a light entree without the meat and served with fruit, protein included. Years ago, pimento cheese used to be the easiest thing to find in a carton at the grocery store. Now, employees look at me with a blank look if I ask, “Where is the pimento cheese?” Obviously, they didn’t grow up with the commodity like I did and simply don’t have a clue what I’m talking about. But there’s a solution to this dilemma.Read More →

Cheese and Meatless Lunches & Snacks Want to save money on menu planning this spring and summer but prefer nutritious choices? As the days become warmer and the temperatures rise, light lunches seem more appetizing than heavier and meatier entrees. Start planning your summer recipes now. Try these summer cheese ideas for healthy snacks and small meals.Read More →