comfort food · Healthy recipes

Italian turkey-eggplant stacks

“The trouble with eating Italian food is that 5 or 6 days later you’re hungry again.” ~George Miller, British writer Admittedly, Italian food can be … filling. Rich. Luscious. Delicious. I love it.  Sofia Loren loves it. She said, “Everything you see, I owe to pasta.”       I love that she is happy with her curves… Continue reading Italian turkey-eggplant stacks



Mama’s “I’m In A Hurry, Don’t Judge Me” Turkey-Vegetable Soup

There are weeks when I can go to the produce department of my favorite grocery store or even the local farmers’ market, and I can choose the most perfect vegetables to bring home to cook with. I choose nice, plump heirloom tomatoes, perfect little red potatoes,  crisp green beans, sweet white corn, and so on.… Continue reading Mama’s “I’m In A Hurry, Don’t Judge Me” Turkey-Vegetable Soup


Let’s Talk (Speckled) Turkey (Chili)!

I’m sitting in my kitchen right now, at the bar, and am completely content.  Two of my sons are playing a game together. The other one is taking an afternoon nap, as are the dog, Abby, and cat, Moose.  I have chicken boiling on the stove in a big, shiny pot full of onions and… Continue reading Let’s Talk (Speckled) Turkey (Chili)!


I call it chevre so my kids don’t know it’s goat cheese…

I have a recipe that my sons literally devour and that I love, too. I got the recipe from a weight-loss friendly blog written by Michelle in California, called  The World According to Eggface.  She has many wonderful, creative recipes! So far, this recipe is my favorite. The turkey-stuffed bell peppers include in the stuffing… Continue reading I call it chevre so my kids don’t know it’s goat cheese…


Decadent (and healthy!) Eggplant Lasagna

I love to cook. I really do. I completely enjoy finding new ways to use the ingredients that I love to create something that my family, my friends, and I will enjoy. If  the outcome is something that is good for us, that’s even better! When spring comes along, I begin longing for fresh vegetables from our… Continue reading Decadent (and healthy!) Eggplant Lasagna