Baked Pork Chops with Roasted Asparagus and Cauliflower Gnocchi

These pork chops with roasted asparagus and cauliflower gnocchi all come together in less than 30 minutes and everything comes together at the same time without thinking about it.  Here I share some tips for cooking the juiciest pork chops with a flavorful but simple seasoning and roasting asparagus to crispy perfect.  Don’t forget some tricks to searing cauliflower gnocchi with added flavor, too (gnocchi is from a bag, of course!  Ain’t nobody got time for that!)

Chocolate Chip Oreo Cookies

Happy International Women’s Day!  Wooo hoo!   On International Women’s Day, I thought I’d pull out a few facts related to mothers, who are the life source (literally and figuratively) of our society.  There are so many issues expectant mothers face and we haven’t made much progress on them…yet.  Here are some of the issues…

St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Bait

St. Patrick’s Day is a great excuse to make leprechaun bait with young children (or older children for that matter).  This mix is an addictive combination of Lucky Charms cereal, pretzels, and green M&Ms tossed with some white chocolate to get you in the holiday spirit.   

Italian Sausage and Spinach Soup

This Italian sausage and spinach soup is similar to a pasta e fagioli soup without the pasta, so it’s a low-carb option to warm you up on a cold winter’s night.  Packed full of whole ingredients, this soup is hearty and easy to throw together on a week night.

Cinnamon and Sugar Star Bread

This beautiful cinnamon and sugar pull-apart bread is surprisingly simple to make and perfect for breakfast or brunch on a cozy day indoors.  

Orange Green Beans with Almonds

Citrus is God’s way of telling us that not everything about winter completely sucks.  These green beans with orange zest and juice really brighten up the side dish and make your kitchen smell delicious while the almond slivers add a nice crunch.  This is a healthy weeknight side dish that can be on your table in less than 20 minutes.  

Fudgy Chocolate Raspberry Brownies

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching.  You know what your significant other needs?  The fudgiest, gooiest, most decadent chocolate raspberry brownies you’ve ever seen.  These chocolate raspberry brownies have raspberry preserves in the batter, making them even more gooey and raspberry-y.  They’re a crowd pleaser, too, so remember that sharing is caring.

Garlic and Herb Knots

Super Bowl Sunday is right around the corner, and there’s no better excuse for a meal made entirely of snacks than on Super Bowl Sunday.  These easy, peasy garlic knots are made from pre-made pizza dough, chopped fresh herbs sauteed in butter, and topped with fresh parmesan cheese. Pair the garlic knots with some meatballs…

Belgian Waffles with Strawberries and Nutella Whipped Cream

Nutella gives life.  We all know that.  And what better comfort food is there than waffles?  These classic waffles are the perfect combination of crispy on the outside while still being fluffy on the inside, and when accompanied by a simple strawberry sauce and Nutella whipped cream that can both be pulled together in under 10 minutes, you’ve got yourself the ultimate breakfast or brunch to enjoy with others.   

Healthy Almond Butter Cups

These almond butter cups are the healthy alternative to peanut butter cups — made with only five, wholesome ingredients.
Pop these treats for a snack mid-day or indulge in a couple as a dessert. You won’t feel guilty about eating these!