Tonia’s Tea

Our friend Tonia @toniastea has a special gift. She knows how to delight people — she loves to host tea parties! She’s hosted a myriad of afternoon teas for birthdays, bridal showers, and other special events. There have been themes like “Paris,” “Dolly and Me” for young girls, a “Jane Austen Tea” with guests in period dress, or an “Angel” tea. We had a wonderful New Year’s afternoon tea at Tonia’s home (above.) Continue reading “Tonia’s Tea”

Brazilian Cheese Bread—Pão de Queijo

If you’ve ever been to a Brazilian steakhouse you may be familiar with these little babies. If you have no idea what these are, let me introduce to Brazilian cheese bread or pão de Queijo Continue reading “Brazilian Cheese Bread—Pão de Queijo”

Freezer Meals – Mediterranean Chicken

Here’s another freezer meal for you to stock up while you can! Mediterranean Chicken is as easy as it is flavorful. The chili-lime marinade is zippy but not too spicy. And this dish gives you almost a complete meal in one. Just add a simple salad or green vegetable and you’ll have it all. Continue reading “Freezer Meals – Mediterranean Chicken”

Freezer Meals – Broccoli Chicken Bake

Wouldn’t you love to have some meals in your freezer ready to go? You can take one to a sick friend or family member, and you can use them for your own family when life gets crazy! This Broccoli Chicken Bake is a classic recipe handed down through the ages. I just discovered my niece Jessica and I both requested this dish for our birthdays each year as kids! Continue reading “Freezer Meals – Broccoli Chicken Bake”

Freezer Meals – Garlic Lemon Tilapia

Freezer meals can make life so much easier! We’re sharing a few of our favorites this week. A couple of months ago I spent a few hours creating freezer meals for my mom and dad. My goal was to make each meal “complete” with at least a protein and some veggies. I made some for the crock pot, like today’s recipe, and some to go right in the oven. They’ve enjoyed a few of the meals but more often receive food from my neighboring brother and sister, so they’ve got a stack to go. Continue reading “Freezer Meals – Garlic Lemon Tilapia”

The Perfect Banana Bread

I’m one of those people that if there is even one brown speckle on my banana then I’m not going to eat it. I prefer my bananas a little green, I guess it’s one of my flaws. So, as you can imagine, I’ve had a lot of bananas go uneaten over the years. And for a very long time now I Continue reading “The Perfect Banana Bread”

Spaghetti Squash Carbonara

You guys are going to love this rich and low-carb version of your favorite Italian dish! Carbonara is a traditional Italian dish made with pancetta, egg yolks, and Parmesan to create a rich and creamy sauce. Swap the pasta for spaghetti squash and your favorite dish just became guilt free!

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Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers

Your favorite Philly cheesesteak sandwich lightened up, and turned into stuffed peppers! Fat free cream cheese and Greek yogurt will give you that delicious creamy filling but without all the calories and fat. Plus you are going to get all your veggies in for the day in one meal! Continue reading “Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers”