Browse Author by Noelle
Recipes

Pumpkin Dessert Bar Recipe

Pumpkin Dessert Bar Recipe

 

Features of the Pumpkin Dessert Bar Recipe

  • Cooking Skill level: Easy 
  • Cooking time:  35 minutes
  • Taste Impression: Pumpkin spice goodness!

These buttery flaky tender bars not only taste delicious but are simple to make.  They are filling due to the protein from the oats and pecans. I like to bake these the night before so they are ready for breakfast in the morning. They make for a nice sweet seasonal treat.  

Continue Reading

Recipes

Twice Baked Potatoes with Blue Cheese

Twice Baked Potatoes

Features of the Twice Baked Potatoes

  • Cooking Skill level: Easy  (They take some time to make but, well worth it!)
  • Cooking time:  55 minutes
  • Taste Impression: Hardy, warming, and creamy way to have a potato

Since our weather has cool down just a bit I don’t mind having the oven on. I have been thinking quite a lot about comfort foods. This is definitely one of my favorites.  My Mom would make this dish for both sides of the family during get-togethers and they always got eaten.

The Twice Baked Potatoes are great to make ahead of time during the holiday season.  They Keep well in the refrigerator for days and are simple to heat. For even longer storage you can freeze them.  If keep sealed they still taste incredibly fresh.

Continue Reading

Recipes

Easy to Make Apple Crumble

Apple Crumble

 

Features of the Apple Crumble 

  • Cooking Skill level: Easy  
  • Cooking time:  45 minutes
  • Taste Impression: Down-home warming dessert 

My favorite season is upon us… Fall! Well, almost I still have one more day to go as the official first day of autumn is September 22. Here in Southern California, the leaves haven’t changed colors yet ( they don’t until Dec or Jan), but the weather has cooled down just a bit and it has me think about all the Fall baking I want to do. The apple crumble is one of the first ones that come’s to mind. It hits all the right Fall taste marks. It has apples, cinnamon, and nutmeg.  Let’s make the house smell fantastic with this loved dish.

Continue Reading

Recipes

Vegetarian Stuffed Quinoa Baked Squash

Baked Squash

Features of the Stuffed Quinoa Baked Squash

  • Cooking Skill level: Easy  
  • Cooking time:  45 minutes
  • Taste Impression: With this Vegetarian baked squash recipe you won’t miss out on anything. It is hearty and full of flavor! The quinoa gives it protein, and the Gruyere cheese adds an amazing nutty taste. All this while seated in a vegetable boat.

First off, I want to give a big thank you to my mother in law for growing and providing such a beautiful squash. The squash is called ‘cube of butter’  and it took many weeks and lots of love to grow such a beautiful vegetable; Thanks, Mom!

Continue Reading

Recipes

Turkey Bacon Marinara Sauce

Marinara Sauce

Features of the Turkey Bacon Marinara Sauce

  • Cooking Skill level: Easy  
  • Cooking time:  Under 30 Minutes
  • Taste Impression:  Same great taste as Marinara sauce that was cooked for hours! Done in 30 minutes.

If I don’t have much time and need a tasty dinner, this is the one for you.  This marinara sauce is homemade and is one of my under 35-minute dinners.  It also has all the same great flavors as a pasta sauce that was slowly cooked for hours! The turkey bacon adds a perfect, salty, smoky flavor.

Continue Reading

Recipes

Breakfast Casserole Recipe Spinach Feta Cheese

Breakfast Casserole

Features of the Breakfast Casserole Recipe

  • Cooking Skill level: Easy  
  • Cooking time:  45 minutes 🙂 
  • Taste Impression:   Like a spinach omelet (a good one!)

Here is the next in the series of on-the-go Breakfasts. This one has to be one of my favorites. I just love the spinach and feta cheese combo and the hint of oregano. Oh, so tasty!!

In other news, it has been a crazy week here at our house,  the refrigerator went and it’s now sitting in our kitchen like a big empty coffin. Luckily we have a small back up fridge that now has become part of the living room ambiance.

The next day as I was using the kitchen sink it fell apart like a collapsing skeleton.  Some how a stabilizing ring that holds the whole thing together decided to give way…what a mess.  On the other hand, I didn’t have to do dishes for a few days (life always seems to be a give and take).   With fingers crossed here’s hoping nothing else in the kitchen fails or dies  😉

Thank you for listening, time to move on and make this recipe.

Continue Reading

Recipes

Breakfast Casserole Swiss Cheese Mushroom Onion

Breakfast Casserole

Features of the Breakfast Casserole 

  • Cooking Skill level: Easy  
  • Cooking time:  45 minutes 🙂 
  • Taste Impression:   The baby Swiss Cheese adds so much flavor!

For the next three weeks, on the blog, I will be showcasing breakfast that you can make in advance. Easy recipes that can be made the night before and are simply to heat-up the next morning.  They provide a healthy alternative for those busy mornings. Here at our household, we have a very early morning 4-am,  so having a meal to warm up fast is a must and it has to taste good too  😉

 

Continue Reading

Recipes

Fish Taco’s Recipe with Cheese & Avocados

Fish Taco's Recipe
Fish Taco’s Recipe with Cheese & Avocados

Features of the Fish Taco’s Recipe 

  • Cooking Skill level: Easy  
  • Cooking time:   10 minutes or less 🙂 
  • Taste Impression: Oh, so Yummy!! Cheesy, tangy and that great fish taco taste.

This is the kind of recipe I love to make on a hot day. It is quick and easy plus because the oven isn’t on, I don’t end up getting cooked myself in a hot kitchen on a hot day :-).  Choose your favorite fish or any other to put in this fish taco’s recipe.

Continue Reading

Recipes

Zucchini Mushrooms Basil Pasta Salad Recipe

Pasta Salad Recipe

Features of the Pasta Salad Recipe

  • Cooking Skill level: Easy   
  • Cooking time:  25 minutes

A perfect salad for the warm weather to come. Great for potlucks and picnics. This salad can be served warm or cold. I use the pasta salad as one of my regularly planned vegetarian lunches. I will pack it in a Tupperware for my husband’s lunch.

Continue Reading

Recipes

Healthy Brussel Sprouts Recipe

Brussel Sprouts Recipe

This post contains affiliate links. For more information, see my disclosures here

Features of the Brussel Sprouts Recipe 

  • Cooking Skill level: Easy  
  • Cooking time:   12 to 15 minutes
  • “Noelle’s Tasty Tips”  For better-tasting Brussel sprouts
  • Taste Impression: Salty, garlic, and tender sprouts.

I must be one of the rare people that actually loves Brussels sprouts.  I could eat them for breakfast, lunch or dinner. OK, maybe breakfast is pushing it 😉   To me, they are a great side dishes.  I always make them for Christmas dinner. The tip I include with this recipe, I have gained a few more fans of Brussel Sprouts too!! Come along and follow me with my step-by-step pictures tutorial.

Continue Reading