Bravo Brassicas

Thank you to Jessie Lusader Stampfli for her recipe name suggestion “Bravo Brassicas”!  It was a tough decision–so many delicious sounding names….next time I have trouble deciding what to call one of my creations I know where to look for good strong suggestions!


Quick Italian Dinner

Part of me is almost embarrassed to post this recipe…not because it isn’t delicious, but its a pretty weak attempt at real cooking.  Nonetheless, hubby gave it a huge thumbs up, and therefore I must share it with you.

The truth is, I’m in no mood for cooking big huge dinners this week.  I’m in the midst of a cookiebakingpalooza and with our upcoming holiday party this weekend, I don’t want to mess up the kitchen any more than I have to with just, ahem, dinner.  So here is my sorry {but incredibly tasty} excuse for dinner last night.

Sausage Spinach Cannellini Saute

Hubby asked that this dinner be added into the weekly rotation {A VERY BIG DEAL INDEED!} and that doesn’t usually happen when a meal takes only ten minutes to prepare and falls into the “healthy” and “gluten-free” categories!!!


Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

Nothing says “Welcome Fall” like the appearance of the pumpkin spice latte at Starbucks.   It’s one of my all-time guilty pleasures but  my poor kids just don’t understand why we have to wait in line for Mama to get one every Friday morning once the weather starts to cool down.  I decided to give them a little taste of what pumpkin spice is all about… I mean, espresso and milk shouldn’t have ALL the fun!