Awesome Banana Mango Spinach Smoothie

Posted on Sep 30th, 2014

By Jodee Weiland There is nothing as good as a fresh smoothie in the morning or after a workout! Smoothies are a great way to stay healthy because…

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Awesome Green Smoothie with Spinach, Asparagus, and Fruit

Posted on Apr 7th, 2014

By Jodee Weiland Having a lot of extra baby spinach, asparagus, and fruit in the house is always great, unless you’re about to go away for an…

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Baby Kale Pesto with Pasta…Both Healthy and Delicious!

Posted on Sep 11th, 2013

By Jodee Weiland Being Italian, it was hard for me to imagine kale in a pesto.  I've used it to make kale chips, a kale salad, and even a kale…

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Baked Acorn Squash with Brown Sugar and Cinnamon

Posted on Mar 6th, 2014

By Jodee Weiland I had never baked an acorn squash before, so I thought it was definitely time to do so, especially since I am so fond of so many…

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Baked Parmesan Sliced Potatoes…Easy and Delicious!

Posted on Aug 24th, 2013

By Jodee Weiland I love baked sliced potatoes because they taste great when seasoned right, and they are so easy to make.  Whenever I buy a large…

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Delicious Homemade Crusty Bread

Posted on Aug 12th, 2014

By Jodee Weiland When making a meal like pasta, stew, or soup, it’s always great to have a crusty bread to serve with it. So many dishes are…

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Delicious Homemade Hot Hot Hot Sauce

Posted on Aug 29th, 2014

By Jodee Weiland In our home, we love hot sauce and spicy recipes! When I was growing up in our Italian household, it was not unusual to see my…

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Delicious Oven Baked Seasoned Steak Fries

Posted on Jan 31st, 2014

By Jodee Weiland When preparing a meal for several guests, it’s always nice to have an easy but tasty potato side dish to serve. Delicious Oven…

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Delicious Oven Roasted Sweet Potato Slices with Thyme

Posted on Jan 6th, 2015

By Jodee Weiland There are so many wonderful ways to cook a sweet potato, but around this time of year everyone is thinking about eating…

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Egg White Spinach Mushroom Omelet with Mozzarella

Posted on Jan 23rd, 2014

By Jodee Weiland The great thing about an omelet is that you can have them for breakfast, but you can even have them for dinner or any other…

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Fresh Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Posted on Nov 25th, 2014

By Jodee Weiland If you've never made homemade cranberry sauce, when you decide to do so, you will be pleasantly surprised. Making homemade…

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Fresh Homemade Margherita Pizza

Posted on Sep 8th, 2014

By Jodee Weiland Homemade pizza is the best! One reason for this is because you choose your own toppings and exactly how much of each you want. In…

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Fresh Homemade Pico de Gallo

Posted on Jul 1st, 2014

By Jodee Weiland Whenever we go out to a Mexican restaurant, I always look forward to freshly made pico de gallo and guacamole. I can’t help it.…

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Fresh Roma Tomatoes and Spinach Pasta…With Olive Oil and White Wine

Posted on Aug 28th, 2013

By Jodee Weiland With fresh Roma tomatoes ready to be picked in our garden, I decided to make a pasta dish using our garden Roma tomatoes and…

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Garlic Butter Kale and Sweet Corn

Posted on Jul 15th, 2014

By Jodee Weiland Recently when I made a delicious Lime Basil Pesto Chicken for dinner, I wanted a side dish that would complement it. I had fresh…

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Get Back on Track Healthy Cabbage Soup

Posted on Nov 21st, 2014

By Jodee Weiland Years ago I made a great cabbage soup whenever I felt the need to eat a vegetarian meal...a meal that would be healthy and…

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Good Morning Strawberry Mango Plus Smoothie

Posted on Nov 28th, 2014

By Jodee Weiland Getting up in the morning and grabbing a healthy smoothie is a great way to start your day! A smoothie, done right, can be a…

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Grapefruit Strawberry Mango Smoothie Plus

Posted on Dec 5th, 2014

By Jodee Weiland I never tire of new smoothie combinations, especially before or after working out! Each smoothie combination is carefully thought…

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Grilled Balsamic Asparagus…How Easy Can it Get?

Posted on Jul 17th, 2013

By Jodee Weiland Grilled Balsamic Asparagus…How Easy Can it Get? We love to grill outdoors and not just in the summer. We live in the Midwest,…

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Grilled Corn on the Cob with Jalapeno Lime Seasoning…Spice It Up!

Posted on Jul 1st, 2013

By Jodee Weiland Everyone loves corn on the cob, but lately I keep seeing recipes all over the internet using seasoned butter, mayo, and so much…

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Grilled Zucchini and Roma Tomato Salad…A Great Side Dish for Any Meal

Posted on Jul 28th, 2013

By Jodee Weiland We love grilled zucchini in our home any time of the year! At our house in the summer months, it is not unusual for us to…

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Grilled Zucchini…Just Another Easy and Healthy Grilled Vegetable

Posted on Jul 24th, 2013

By Jodee Weiland Grilled vegetables are just another way to keep your summer barbecues healthy but tasty...corn, zucchini, asparagus, and more!  It…

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Healthy and Delicious Kale Basil Pesto with Pasta

Posted on Jun 17th, 2014

By Jodee Weiland Being Italian, it was hard for me to imagine kale in a pesto when I first used it in my Baby Kale Pesto.  Before that I used it…

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Healthy Parmesan Hasselback Potatoes

Posted on Oct 24th, 2014

By Jodee Weiland Some people feel that having a potato with a meal is going to cause weight gain, but the reality is that it isn't the potato that…

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Healthy Zucchini Spaghetti with Tomato Basil Sauce

Posted on Sep 26th, 2014

By Jodee Weiland Zucchini spaghetti is a great way to stay healthy and have your “pasta”, too. I love the versatility of zucchini spaghetti…

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Hearty Homemade Lentil Soup

Posted on Dec 2nd, 2014

By Jodee Weiland One of my favorite soups to make on a cold winter day is lentil soup. My recipe for lentil soup is both delicious and healthy…

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Homemade Fettuccine with Italian Basil Pesto

Posted on Mar 27th, 2014

By Jodee Weiland Italian basil pesto is a favorite of mine, but homemade fettuccine with Italian basil pesto is so delicious that it far…

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Italian Basil Pesto…a Classic Italian Meal

Posted on Apr 12th, 2013

By Jodee Weiland One of my favorite Italian sauces to make for pasta is Italian Basil Pesto. When I was a child growing up in Italian family, I…

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Italian Marinara with Pasta…Easy to Make and Delicious to Eat

Posted on Jun 5th, 2013

By Jodee Weiland One of the easiest dishes to make in any Italian household is pasta with Italian marinara sauce. When I was growing up, mom…

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Italian Stuffed Shells Marinara with Ricotta and Spinach

Posted on Feb 17th, 2014

By Jodee Weiland Italian Stuffed Shells Marinara with Ricotta and Spinach was one of my favorite dishes when I was younger. As a child growing up…

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Kale and White Bean Soup…Good as Well as Healthy

Posted on Apr 24th, 2013

By Jodee Weiland   This spring has been as cold and damp as many fall days, so I decided to make soup.  After looking to see what I had…

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Kale Chips with Jalapeno Lime Seasoning…Spicy and Healthy

Posted on Jun 25th, 2013

By Jodee Weiland How healthy is kale for you? Exceptionally healthy! Kale chip recipes are all over the internet these days with everyone trying…

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Kale Salad…With Goat cheese, Walnuts, Roma Tomato, and Blueberries

Posted on Jul 21st, 2013

By Jodee Weiland With summer here and the vegetable garden growing, I picked some baby kale leaves from my garden before the weather got too…

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Lemon Pepper Linguini with Olive Oil, Garlic, and Broccoli Rabe…With a Touch of Red Pepper

Posted on Jun 1st, 2013

By Jodee Weiland Growing up in an Italian family, the idea of having olive oil, garlic, and pasta was a natural. My father and mother always liked…

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Lemony Kale Basil Mushroom Soup with a Lemon Slice and Parmesan!

Posted on Oct 2nd, 2013

by Jodee Weiland Years ago I made a clear broth soup called “Lemony Basil Mushroom Soup” that I found in a grocery store checkout aisle in a…

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Light and Easy Honey Lime Cole Slaw

Posted on Jun 27th, 2014

By Jodee Weiland I love the idea of cole slaw, but I’m not a big fan of using mayonnaise. I prefer a healthier version of cole slaw with great…

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Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Walnuts

Posted on Apr 17th, 2014

By Jodee Weiland Sweet potatoes can be prepared in so many different ways, but one of my favorite ways to have sweet potatoes is Mashed Sweet…

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Mom’s Italian Tomato Salad…With Basil, Garlic, and Peppers

Posted on Sep 8th, 2013

By Jodee Weiland When I was growing up, the vegetable garden was planted every summer.  During the summer months, the tomatoes were coming in…

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Poppy’s Spicy Lemon Cabbage

Posted on Apr 13th, 2013

By Jodee Weiland My father was a lovable character, who was one awesome cook! He could take a head of cabbage and make it into a gourmet side dish…

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Red Lettuce Salad with Apple, Goat Cheese, and Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

Posted on Jun 6th, 2014

By Jodee Weiland Some of our first produce from our garden this year is red lettuce and green onions. Of course, for me that meant I had to make a…

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Red Potato Salad with Vinegar and Olive Oil…Plus a Little Something Extra!

Posted on Jul 3rd, 2013

By Jodee Weiland We were about to have a barbecue with family, and I had everything picked out for the menu.  Actually, I had everything picked out…

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Savory White Bean Soup…A Delicious Vegetarian Soup!

Posted on Jan 9th, 2014

By Jodee Weiland Cold weather has reached new lows this year in the Midwest. We're at dangerously below zero temperatures! With the arrival of…

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Split Pea Soup…A Delicious Way to Warm Up!

Posted on Jan 6th, 2014

By Jodee Weiland Since it’s so cold out today, I decided it was the perfect day to make my Split Pea Soup…A Delicious Way to Warm Up! I’ve…

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Strawberry Kale Salad with Sliced Almonds…So Healthy and Good!

Posted on Nov 11th, 2013

By Jodee Weiland We were getting to ready to have Italian Basil Pesto with pasta, and I decided we needed a salad to go with the pasta. I had…

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Tasty Guacamole with Sweet Chili Pita Chips

Posted on May 30th, 2014

By Jodee Weiland I love guacamole ever since we spent some time in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. While there we had some of the best guacamole I had…

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The Ultimate Green Smoothie…Refreshing, Delicious, and Healthy!

Posted on Feb 7th, 2014

By Jodee Weiland The Ultimate Green Smoothie is absolutely refreshing, delicious, and healthy! Made from fresh fruit and vegetables, this green…

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Thick Green Smoothie Magic with Almonds

Posted on Nov 14th, 2014

By Jodee Weiland Lately, I've been trying out some thicker smoothies that would be filling and could take the place of a meal while being…

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Too Many Fruit and Vegetables…Freeze or Dehydrate Them!

Posted on Aug 17th, 2013

By Jodee Weiland If there are times in your life when you find you have too many fruits and vegetables, either from store purchases or gardens, I…

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What’s for Dinner?

Posted on Jan 13th, 2015

By Jodee Weiland "What's for dinner?" is a common refrain in many households. With that particular question, "What's for dinner?" is usually…

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Zucchini Spaghetti with Olive Oil, Garlic, and Fresh Tomatoes

Posted on Jun 13th, 2014

By Jodee Weiland For some time now, I have wanted to try zucchini spaghetti. It sounded so healthy, I couldn’t help but be curious about how it…

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