Spicy Shrimp tacos with Tomatillo salsa

Yesterday I posted a recipe for tomatillo salsa.  It was so fantastic!  I love green salsa, so it was a weird coincidence that flipping through an old Cooking Light magazine, I saw a recipe for spicy shrimp tacos with tomatillo salsa!  I think that was my cue to make that dish using my salsa.  I…

Roasted tomatillo salsa verde

These are tomatillos.  The look like green tomatoes except they have these paper skins on them.  This is only my second attempt at making salsa and when I tasted it, I thought it tasted like it was from a Mexican restaurant, I was so excited!  Green salsa is my favorite and I would choose that…

Spaghetti Pizza

          There was this restaurant I went to as a teenager in Richmond, Virginia while on vacation that had the best baked spaghetti I have ever had in my life!  I can’t remember the name of the restaurant, but when I was looking at the menu one of the choices was baked…

Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Chocolate chip pancakes have become a tradition in our house after spending a long weekend at the Wisconsin Dells.  The boys were 2 and 4, our daughter wasn’t even born yet.  We went to a restaurant called Mr. Pancake which had long lines and boasted 50 different varieties of pancakes.  There were so many choices,…

Zucchini-Potato Latkes with Tzatziki sauce

I make potato pancakes at least a few times a month.  My oldest son always gets excited when I am making them for dinner.  He’ll smell them from another part of the house and come running.  “Are you making potato pancakes?”  And of course, when he finds out I am, that will pretty much make his evening even…

Team in Training

I’m taking a break from recipes today to ask for your help.  I mentioned before that for the last 3 years, my husband and I participated in Team in Training and completed the LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon for two years, and that I did the Half marathon in Chicago last year.  Well, this year I decided…

Green Chicken Enchiladas

I love mexican food!  This is a recipe I have made a bunch of times and it always gets rave reviews in my house.  The original recipe was from a book called “Eating for Life” by Bill Phillips.  For those of you who don’t know who Bill Phillips is, he created a body building contest…

Light Eggless Omelettes

I printed out this recipe over a year ago with the intention of making them, but how many times do we copy recipes out of someone else’s cookbook, or print them off online, or copy from cooking magazines, but never make them?  This happens to me a lot.  I do try a lot of new…

Mini quiche biscuits

These are really easy to make, even on a weekday.  You can make them ahead and freeze them to heat up in the microwave at work, or make them for a brunch.  The base of mine is your basic refrigerator biscuit.  Each biscuit is only 50 calories, or you could omit the biscuit and have…

Zesty green beans

Green beans are about my favorite vegetable.  Tonight I made an awesome dish with green beans that I want to share with you.  1/2 pound of fresh or frozen green beans 1/4 of a large red onion, sliced 2 cloves of garlic, sliced 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar a few shakes of crushed red pepper flakes…