No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Bites are a Sweet Dessert Serve

No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake

My Thanksgiving dessert menu is under construction and in its planning stages.  My No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake bites are a no brainer to add to the main list.  In fact, the ingredients for this recipe are great to have on hand, in the pantry and in the fridge for unexpected entertaining moments and last minute invites over the holiday season;  … Read More

Easy Pumpkin Pie Recipe for Thanksgiving Dessert

Easy Pumpkin Pie Recipe for Thanksgiving Dessert

Looking for an Easy Pumpkin Pie recipe?  Look no further!  Check out my Easy Pumpkin Pie Recipe that’s baked and served in a mason jar.  I love this crust-less recipe.  It literally takes 10 – 15 minutes to prep and then you pop it in the oven to bake.  Not only does this recipe eliminate the crust, it’s already an … Read More

Quick & Easy Breakfast Recipe with the Choco Monkey Smoothie

Choco Monkey Smoothie made with cocoa powder, banana, peanut butter and other ingredients served in glasses with blue and white striped straws

We have been H-U-G-E smoothie drinkers over the years; they’re great for busy breakfast mornings or after school snacks!  In fact, my youngest would drink the Choco Monkey Smoothie three times a day, seven days a week if I’d let her; it is without doubt one of her personal favorites.   Check out the recipe in the video below;  NOTE:  … Read More

Easy Holiday Fruit Kabobs are Great Party Food

Three white bowls of fruit that includes honey dew melon cut into round circles, kiwi circles, pineapple pizzas cut into stars with a fruit kabob on a skewer with alternating green fruit and a pineapple star on top

Need a party snack idea that’s deliciously easy for your guests?  Try these holiday fruit kabobs.  What’s great about this simple recipe yum is that you can totally prep the fruit and dip ahead of time, pull it out and let your guests create their own fruity fun.  It makes life so creatively easy! These holiday fruit kabobs are perfect for … Read More

Blend a Little Halloween Fun and Serve Witches Brew

witches brew

Is your crew thirsty for Halloween fun?  If the answer is yes, then serve them a little Witches Brew.  Mwah ha ha ha! They will never guess what the bewitched ingredient is in witches brew.  So I say, blend it up, let them guess and surprise away… What is the bewitched ingredient you ask? Why darling, it’s Spinach!   Spinach is … Read More

Bloody Mary Shrimp Taco Appetizer

Bloody Mary Shrimp Taco Appetizer cooking in a skillet with fresh, shelled shrimp in the bloody Mary sauce

Looking for a memorable appetizer to share?  Check out my Bloody Mary Shrimp recipe.  This appetizer is absolutely delish and it’s totally easy to make.  After all ‘EASY’ is always my favorite ingredient in any recipe. As I was prepping this dish for my Real Food Fast segment on WNYT for New Years I learned that January 1st is National Bloody … Read More

Vegetable Beef Soup is Hot and Ready to Serve

Vegetable Beef Soup

Baby it’s cold outside! At least it’s starting to get cold in the northeast and that is precisely why soup is on my stove top and ready to warm things up around here. Like you, my weeknights are B-U-S-Y and I like to keep my time in the kitchen to a minimum. This soup recipe tastes great, but even better, … Read More

Four Weeks of Taco Tuesday made Easy

four taco tuesdays made easy

Looking to simplify life when it comes to meal planning? Check out how I make one taco meat in advance, freeze it and tweak it so that I can turn it into four weeks of Taco Tuesday’s. Week 1: I make my basic Taco Meat Recipe (below) quadrupled. I separate, let it cool & freeze three portions. The first week … Read More

Try these delicious recipes on this week’s menu!

Easy Recipes

Try these delicious recipes on this week’s menu! Are you looking to switch up the menu with delicious, but easy recipes ? Sign up for my FREE Newsletter & join me every week for a little menu planning yum the whole family will love! Every week I feature recipes to go along with my REAL FOOD FAST(tm) philosophy and always … Read More

Zucchini stuffed with Turkey Sausage & Grilled Vegetables for a Family Dinner

stuffed zucchini baked

This summer, with our son graduating, there was no room in the schedule for a garden; boo.  I protested!  And, my husband said (very nicely)….’you have no time to plant & maintain a garden…’  At the end of the day, although I hate to admit it, he was absolutely right.  Prepping the yard after the hard winter for our guests took … Read More