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Recipes I've Shared:

Roasted Vegetables

I wanted something healthy for lunch and had fresh zucchini and squash to use. This is what I came up with. It could also be split in to 2 servings and eaten as a side dish, too.

I don't use a lot of herbs or spices, but this could definitely be seasoned a million different ways.

Baked Chicken & Vegetables

I had an idea, and I threw the ingredients together. When I made this, the chicken came out a little dry. Covering it with aluminum foil may correct this. I do not add salt to my recipes so that it can be added to taste when served.

Southwestern Bean and Pasta Salad

I found this recipe on and tweaked it just a little.

Slow Cooker Beef Stew

My mom emailed this recipe to me from "Campbell's Kitchen" and I thought I'd try it.

Choco-Banana-Nut Oatmeal

Simple and VERY filling!

Mini Cheesecake Pudding

I used cheesecake pudding to make single serving cheesecakes.

Holiday Hot Chocolate

This is a lighter version of a holiday favorite.

Serves 1

Pumpkin Brownies

Easy and delicious! Makes 18 brownies

American Turkey Goulash

I adapted this recipe from Bill Phillip's "Eating for Life" and it is excellent!

Tuna Casserole

I adapted this recipe from Bill Phillips "Eating for Life."

Potato Pancakes

I needed to use up leftover mashed potatoes and I decided to make a very simplistic potato pancake. This can be modified in so many ways!

Simple Salmon Patties

I wanted to make salmon patties and didn't have a whole lot of ingredients. Makes 8 patties

Oatmeal Sundae

This is easy and filling!

Peanut Butter Breakfast Smoothie

I was inspired by several smoothie recipes I found at so I came up with my own version. Yummy!

Eggy Caesar Salad

I had everything to make a Caesar salad, but I wanted to add protein and had no chicken! So I added egg instead!

This is a very filling salad!!

Blackberry Salmon Salad

Just like any salad, this can be modified to individual tastes. Personally, I like simple salads!

Serves 1

Mini Cheeseburgers

I love cheeseburgers, but hate the calories. So I made them smaller!

Serves 8

Lighter Rice Krispy Treats

Same classic recipe, one slight difference - light butter.

Turkey Sausage-Corn Chowder

This is a slow-cooker recipe that I adapted from a cookbook. Note: this is NOT a low sodium recipe!

Serves 6

Southwestern-Style Spinach Salad

I knew I wanted a salad, but I didn't have a lot of fresh produce. So I came up with this out of my freezer, fridge, and pantry! I didn't even use salad dressing on it!

This can be modified SO many ways. Enjoy!

Salmon & Avocado Salad

I had a craving for broiled salmon and avocados at the same time, so I thought I'd put them both on raw spinach. And then I heard someone say red onions...and my mouth started to water! A salad was born!!

I loved the flavors so much, I didn't add a salad dressing, but feel free to add whatever kind you like!

Creamy Chicken & Rice

I came up with this after checking out a few chicken recipes. Hubby loves simple foods with simple flavors - this is definitely it!

Serves 4

Sherbet Shake

I wanted something sweet and cold on a hot summer day. This is what I came up with!

Serves 1

Incredible! (4 ratings)
Breakfast Rice

My mom used to make this for me when I was a kid. It's easy and very filling!

Serves 4

Mexican Lasagna

I adapted this recipe from a Mexican Lasagna recipe at

Serves 8

Very Blueberry Pancakes

I adapted this recipe from Devin Alexander's Chocolate Chip Pancakes. The recipe makes 8 pancakes.

Simple Marinara Sauce

I adapted this from my dad's secret recipe. His takes 3 days to make, and I don't have that kind of time! It's very versatile!

Macaroni and Cheese with Broccoli and Turkey Sausage

I usually make Mac and Cheese with Turkey Sausage but was almost out of pasta shells, so I added broccoli!

Serves 6

Chili Cheese Turkey Burger

This recipe serves 1, but is very easy to make for a crowd!

Very Good (5 ratings)
Oven-Roasted Chili Cheese Potatoes

My husband and I love chili cheese ANYTHING...I came up with this recipe when I realized I had potatoes I needed to use! This could easily be made healthier with low-fat cheese!

Serves 4

Yummy Brown Rice

This is just a jazzed up version of instant brown rice. I made it for lunch with baked fish. Yummy!

Serves 1

Spicy Black Bean Chili

This is my husband's recipe and is loaded with flavor! Warning: If you're a wimp like me, this has a definite KICK! It's also a very economical meal. We used dried beans and ground chuck and it was still healthy!

It's great with shredded cheese and sour cream on top!

Serves 6

Very Good (42 ratings)
Whipped Sweet Potato Casserole

My husband likes sweet potato casserole. I decided to make this using the same flavors but without the marshmallows!

Serves 4

Very Good (5 ratings)
Baked Pork Chops w/ Mushrooms, Beans and Onions

This is a modification of Baked Pork Chops with White Beans by FIREFLY573.

Serves 4.

Quick Potato Salad

I always thought this potato salad was too simple...until a family cookout when my family couldn't stop raving about it! It's very simple and easy! I use red potatoes because they're small, so I don't have to peel them or spend too much time cutting them!

Chicken Spaghetti Sauce

This is a very simple marinara sauce with chicken added. It can be added to in anyway you want! I made this one night with what I found in my cupboards!

Easy Cheesy Quesadilla

A super simple quesadilla that takes just minutes to make!

Super Simple Smoothie

This is a quick, extremely simple smoothie that I make all the time! I swap out the fruits depending on what I have in the freezer!

Recipe Collections I've Shared:

Michaela's Cookbook!
Both my boys - the 4 year-old AND the husband - are picky eaters. The recipes in this cookbook are things one or both of them will eat! I have hope that the baby will be less picky!