Mashed Potato Pancakes

Whenever I make mashed potatoes for my family, I always make an extra serving because I know I can stretch another dinner out of it! Mashed potato pancakes are so easy and versatile, you’ll be adding them to your dinner menu every week. Mashed Potato Pancake Recipe Ingredients 2 c. mashed potatoes 1/3 c. flour 1 egg Salt and pepper to taste 2 tsps. Dried Italian herbs (Optional toppings: sour cream, chives, green onions, etc.)   Instructions Add all ingredients […]

Date Shake

  Here’s something to reward yourself with after a long day! This recipe pairs the natural sweetness from a handful of dates with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, milk, and a touch of nutmeg to create the perfect milkshake. You’ll be begging your local diner to add it to the menu. Date Shake Recipe Ingredients 5 to 7 dates, pitted 1 scoop vanilla ice cream 1 cup milk A touch of nutmeg Instructions Chop dates into smaller halves and combine […]

Pumpkin “Nice Cream”

Looking for a new low-fat, healthy dessert to try this Fall? You’re going to love this pumpkin “nice cream!” What do I mean by “nice cream?” If you haven’t heard about nice cream yet, you are in for a treat. It’s basically ice cream without the fat and calories. Whhhaaat?? Yes, it’s true! The secret is frozen bananas. Frozen bananas add an amazing ice cream-like texture without bringing an overpowering banana flavor to the dessert. Combine frozen bananas with anything, […]

Whole Wheat Raisin Carrot Loaf

This moist, spiced raisin carrot bread loaf is made with whole wheat flour and tastes just like carrot cake (even though it is much healthier!). The Magic Bullet does all the work by blending all of the ingredients together, leaving the carrots and raisins to stir in last before popping it into the oven. While it’s baking, this carrot loaf makes your home smell amazing! Bake as a gift for a friend, or enjoy it all yourself (we won’t tell). […]

Energy Bites

Mornings can be tough. Sometimes you’re rushed, and sometimes you’re just not feeling up to eating a big meal. It’s times like those when having a quick, tasty and not too filling solution comes in handy! This recipe blends together dates, cashews and almonds for a simple shot of delicious energy to start your day with. Energy Bites Ingredients 10 dates 1/4 cup cashews 1/4 cup almonds Instructions 1) Combine almonds and cashews in Magic Bullet and blend.   2) […]

Spanish Mac ‘n Cheese

So a few months ago, I showed you how to make the world’s most delicious, easiest mac ‘n cheese on the stovetop. That was pretty good. Heck, that was great. But how often can you eat plain homemade mac ‘n cheese? OK, don’t answer that. In any event, here’s a variation on a classic: extremely easy stovetop mac ‘n cheese that’s amped up with Spanish flavors and roasted cauliflower, which as I have noted in the past, is having a bit of […]

Zucchini Cakes

  We all love a good potato pancake. But what about a slightly greener veggie to blend into a savory treat? Zucchini to the rescue! This recipe combines blended zucchini with corn to make a rich and tasty fried cake you’ll be serving at every dinner party. Zucchini Cakes Ingredients 1 cup chopped zucchini (about 1 zucchini) 1 cup flour 1 egg 1/2 cup corn (frozen or fresh) 1/2 cup shredded cheese (I used mozzarella) 2 Tbsp. olive oil 1/4 […]

Eiskaffee (Iced Coffee)

  Normally when you ask for an iced coffee at a cafe, you get a cup of coffee with ice cubes in it plus or minus milk. I was surprised when I asked for one in Germany while on vacation and I got an iced coffee with vanilla ice cream in it. Let me tell you, the ice cream made it so much more delicious! I especially like to add ice cream to my iced coffee on really hot days, […]

10-Minute Miso Asparagus

I think that easy, delicious, complex side dishes are a genre that needs more exploring. For example, this dish! It takes very little work, uses ingredients that pack a ton of vibrant yet nuanced flavors, is salty and a little bit sweet, and is very healthy to boot. The base of the sauce is a miso-soy, garlic-ginger concoction, which basically just screams “ingredients that punch above their weight!” I use it here with asparagus but, really, it would go well […]

Lemon Garlic Rosemary Chicken Marinade

I have two easy tricks when it comes to preparing a quick weeknight dish. The first one is to prepare a delicious marinade ahead of time, and the second is to use one pot for everything. One pot meals are the best, because the cleanup is minimal and the cooking is easy. To make this flavorful lemon garlic rosemary chicken marinade, all you need is a few fresh ingredients, including lemon, garlic, rosemary sprigs and a little olive oil. The marinade […]