A Little Bit of Orange

Today we’re looking at one of my favorite late winter and early spring flavors and fruits: the orange.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner:

Orange waffles

Orange popovers

Orange spiral rolls

Mini orange muffins

Orange glazed chicken wings

Orange balsamic chicken

Orange rice with mushrooms

Orange flavored scallops


Orange pound cake

Orange and cream cake

Orange sweet rolls

Creamy orange scones

Orange sunshine coffeecake

Orange cream shortbread cookies

Mini orange angel food cakes

Orange madelines

Orange tart

Creamy orange rice pudding

Orange nut toffee

Blood orange bars

Orange fig pillows


Orange cloud

Orange shandy

Blood orange martini

Hot orange sipping tea

Orange banana smoothie

Special Recipes:

Candied orange peel

Orange marmalade

Gluten free orange vanilla shortbread

Vegan clementine cupcakes

What are your favorite orange recipes?

Food for the Heart

February is heart health month.  With this month many people think about the romantic heart and working on their romantic relationships, and that’s an important heart to work on.  But the heart I’m talking about today is the one that’s beating inside your body.  Research shows that heart disease is the number one cause of death for both men and women in the United States.  That’s a pretty scary statistic in my mind.  In thinking about that and the fact that I’d like to stick around for a little longer, I thought I’d check out what foods are most recommended for our hearts and share them with you.  If I’ve done a blog post on it I’ve linked it, and you’ll certainly be seeing some of those I haven’t done show up over the next few months.

Salmon (sardines, mackerel)
Blueberries (strawberries and other berries)
Dark Chocolate
Citrus fruits (oranges and grapefruits)
Potatoes (including sweet)
Nuts (almonds, walnuts, pistachios, peanuts, macadamia)
Legumes (lentils, limas, black beans, chickpeas (including hummus))
Extra virgin olive oil
Red wine
Green tea
Broccoli, spinach, kale
Flax seeds

There are lots of delicious foods out there and just about everything can be consumed for the special occasion, they’re not recommended on a regular basis though.  Foods like these shared here and other super grains, vegetables, fruits and proteins are necessary to support your body’s processes and make sure it functions well.  What are you feeding your heart?

Better Beef Soup

Today we’re looking at our third variety of soup to warm you up this winter, soup with beef in it.

Beef and barley vegetable soup

Seared beef and noodle soup

Beef and coconut soup with crispy shallots

Beef stock for French onion soup

Vietnamese beef noodle soup with ginger

Roasted beef, mushroom and barley soup

Tortellini soup

Tomato beef soup

Cheesesteak soup

Beef and barley soup with mushrooms

Moroccan meatball soup with sweet potato

Mushroom and lentil soup

Mexican meatball soup

Boeuf bourguignon soup

Escarole and meatball soup

Teriyaki beef soup

Kansas City steak soup

Quick meatball minestrone

Chunky pot roast and portobello soup

Taco soup

Buckwheat soup with porcini beef and kale

What’s your favorite soup with beef?

Soup: Chicken and Turkey Style

Earlier this week we looked at vegetable soup recipes, today we’re looking at chicken and turkey soup recipes.


Shaker chicken and noodle

Chicken and dumplings

Chicken and rice

Chicken and chickpea

Asian chicken

Thai chicken

Mexican chicken tortilla

Chicken barley

Chicken tagine with almonds, apricots and olives

Chicken gumbo

Wine braised chicken

Roasted chicken and butternut

Lemongrass chicken

Roast chicken and vegetable

Ginger chicken noodle

French chicken

Tortellini Florentine

Chicken edamame chowder

Creamy roasted chicken potato and noodle

Rosemary and ravioli with chicken


Turkey and dumplings

Turkey meatball

Turkey tortellini

Turkey soup with cheddar dumplings

Italian wedding soup with turkey meatballs

Chunky turkey vegetable soup

Asian turkey noodle soup

Swiss chard, cabbage and turkey meatball

Turkey and rice

Vegetable garden soup with turkey

Spicy Brazillian turkey

Turkey with egg noodles and vegetables

Turkey, kale and brown rice

Slow cooker black bean with turkey

What’s your favorite turkey or chicken soup recipe?

Very Vegetable Soup

This week we’ll be taking a look at some different soups, and today we’re starting with vegetable.

Creamy tomato

Herbed tomato

Roasted tomato and eggplant

Corn with fresh tomatoes

Easy gazpacho

Spiced chickpea and tomato

Lentil soup

Lentil and escarole

Minestrone soup

Vegan vegetable

Roasted vegetable

Spring vegetable with pesto

Indian spiced bean and tomato

Tuscan white bean

Bruleed winter bean

Hearty peasant

Italian vegetable

Bean and pasta

Brown rice and mushroom

Late summer vegetable

Fresh basil and navy bean

Italian wild rice

Squash soup

Veggie tortellini

Butternut squash

French onion

Rustic vegetable and polenta

What are your favorite vegetable soup recipes to make?

Better with Brittle

Today we’re looking at a classic treat, brittle!

Just Nuts:

Microwave nut brittle

Almond brittle

Peanut brittle

Hazelnut brittle

Toasted coconut brittle

Sesame seed brittle

Pumpkin seed brittle

Cashew brittle

Edamame brittle

Macadamia nut brittle

Nuts And More:

Honeycomb brittle

Pepita and lavender brittle

Cashew and cayenne brittle

Pistachio brittle

Almond praline brittle

Spicy Asian brittle

Espresso and walnut brittle

Chocolate macadamia nut brittle

Chocolate pistachio brittle

Brownie brittle

Mixed nut brittle

Peanut butter peanut brittle cookies

What’s your favorite brittle?

Maple Syrup Surprise

Today I thought we’d take a look at a traditional winter favorite, maple syrup!

Breakfast, Breads and More:

Vermont maple oatmeal bread

Maple bacon biscuit bake

Sticky buns

Stuffed french toast

Maple walnut oat bread

Maple corn muffins

Maple pumpkin rolls

Maple pull-apart bread

Vermont maple granola

Maple walnut sticky buns

Maple muffins with oat streusel

Maple butter

Baked french toast casserole with maple syrup

Croissant maple bread pudding

Snack, Lunch and Dinner:

Maple mustard chicken salad sandwich

Maple spiced nuts

Maple chipotle barbecue sauce

Maple roasted pumpkin salad

Maple roasted squash

Maple glazed new potatoes

Maple mahi mahi salad

Dijon maple glazed spiral ham

Maple chicken wings


Maple pound cake with maple rum glaze


Maple cream pie

Maple shortbread sandwich cookies

Maple walnut brownies

Cardamom spice oat cookies

Maple walnut biscotti

Maple apple turnovers

Maple pecan cheesecake

Maple buttercream

Maple flan

Maple cake

Pumpkin maple custards

Maple glazed bananas

Mini maple pecan pies

Gluten free maple pecan shortbread cookies

What do you enjoy mixing with maple?