MSG: Get the facts on monosodium glutamate

Michelle answers your biggest questions about MSG

This blog post is sponsored by Ajinomoto. Written 100% by me. My family and I have been enjoying MSG in our food for years. From our favorite ranch dressing to chicken noodle soup. I’m excited to be partnering with Ajinomoto, manufacturer of MSG, to bring...
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Sautéed Cremini and Wild Mushrooms

A wonderful side to compliment your holiday meal

Mushrooms are my husband’s and my must-have steak pairing. Mushrooms count as a vegetable, too. I typically use cremini mushrooms and fancy them up a bit during the holidays with the addition of wild mushrooms and a spot of butter. Sautéed Cremini and Wild Mushrooms 1...
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Crispy Roasted Red Potato Slices

A perfect side for your holiday meal

My Dad was a grilling enthusiast and frequently made a foil-pouch version of this simple potato recipe. But with butter, naturally. As a kid, I thought it was the most amazing side dish on the planet. Fast forward a few decades, and now I...
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Traditional Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe with Sausage

Fresh herbs add flavor and aroma to make this Thanksgiving stuffing recipe extra special

This Thanksgiving stuffing recipe is very close to my husband’s mom recipe, plus I add fresh herbs to add flavor and aroma to make it extra special. Traditional Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe with Sausage Cooking oil spray 12 cups Italian bread cubed into 1/2-inch pieces 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive...
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Jackfruit BBQ

If you eat mostly vegan or vegetarian and find yourself jonesing for the taste of pulled pork, you are in luck.

If you eat mostly vegan or vegetarian and find yourself jonesing for the taste of pulled pork, you are in luck. With jackfruit BBQ, you get the sauciness and meatiness you crave but without the saturated fat and cholesterol. Unfortunately, it’s low in protein...
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Stuffed Pumpkin Recipe: Jack O’Lanterns with Chicken

This stuffed fresh pumpkin recipe is a show stopper!

Colorful, delicous jack-o’lantern bowls surefire way to impress on Halloween Serving this show-stopping stuffed pumpkin recipe will no doubt have your friends talking for years to come. The chicken and vegetables are delicious to eat on their own, or you could even serve a very...
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Sweet and Sour Shell Mac and Cheese

Bring creamy comfort food back into your life with this mac and cheese that is high in flavor while keeping calories, saturated fat and sodium in check. The trick is whisking together a lightened up Bechamel sauce, with lowfat milk and flour, while skipping the...
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Swedish Turkey Meatballs with Greek Yogurt

Frozen turkey meatballs are a lifesaver for busy people who want to prepare delicious meals in minutes. These savory, leaner meatballs are a staple in my freezer since everyone in my family loves them. For the sauce, I use Greek yogurt to replace sour cream,...
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Gluten-Free Pizza with Almond Flour Pizza Crust

This pizza can be Paleo diet-friendly, too, if made with dairy-free cheese.

You won’t believe that this is a gluten-free pizza made with an almond-flour pizza crust, packing in 9 grams fiber. You can even make it a Paleo-friendly recipe by using dairy-free cheese, if you are really craving pizza! Your family will just know it’s delicious. The federal government...
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Grab-and-Go Mini Breakfast Casseroles with Cheddar and Spinach

Sponsored post I love a good breakfast casserole, but not the dose of greasy saturated fat from butter and sausage found in traditional recipes. In this version, I add the flavor back in with earthy scallions, spinach and garlic-and-herb seasoning. Two of these mini casseroles...
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