Baked Crispy Calamari

Baked Crispy Calamari 1
My Hubby and I love Calamari. We especially love to have it sautéed. Mostly because it’s a healthier version vs the fried kind. Also it’s hit or miss when you do order it fried. Now it’s something we just make at home. It’s a way to ensure you’re getting just what you want. It doesn’t matter what you eat it with, but I served ours with an Orzo Florentine. Enjoy a super satisfying and super healthy way to have your Calamari and eat it too! Continue reading

Pasta e fagioli


The weather has been getting colder and colder (no kidding, it’s almost winter!) – so for today’s post I’m sharing a Pasta e fagioli recipe that I’ve had for over thirty years…it’s a little different than the ‘usual’ Pasta e fagioli as I use Andouille sausage to add a bit of heat…instead of regular elbow noodles or ditalini pasta I substituted Ronzoni’s Gluten-Free Elbow Pasta. This soup is absolutely delicious and perfect for cold days…it would also be a great dinner for the evening before Thanksgiving – served with a crusty bread it feeds a small crowd. Happy Thanksgiving to all! Continue reading

Egg In A Squash Hole

Egg In A Squash Hole
Our morning Thanksgiving breakfast used to consist of bagels with all the fixings. Well, we do things a little lighter these days – so I was experimenting on ways we could have a healthier breakfast with a little Fall twist; I decided to make eggs in squash holes. Simple for the big day and healthy. Very delicious! Continue reading

Bangers & Mash


We have this cozy English Pub in Philadelphia that serves the best British fare in the area. It’s actually one of Heidi’s favorite restaurants! The Dandelion serves comfort food in a warm, charming setting. We recently met Heidi and her Hubby there to celebrate her Birthday. That evening it was a beautiful night and we sat outside; two weeks later we took my son to celebrate his 21st Birthday and sat inside, upstairs in a quiet comfortable cubby. Bangers and Mash is what I ordered both times. They’re so tasty I decided to give them a go at home. They turned out wonderful… Continue reading

Spaghetti Squash Pizza

Spaghetti Squash Pizza
I saw this spaghetti squash pizza idea and decided to give it a try for myself. I had to tweak the recipe a little for it to work for me, but I wanted to share it because it’s truly delicious! My Hubby said he preferred it to a regular pizza crust. I’m not sure I completely agree, I love my carbs but it was really, really good and super healthy. Continue reading