Delightful Mashed Potatoes

You can make this tasty dish every holiday or whenever you are craving some mashed potatoes. This mash potato dish will go great with Christmas dinner. It is so good that everyone in your family will enjoy. You can make extra mashed potatoes, so you can have leftovers to heat up the next day. You also can add your own additions to this mash potato dish such as onions, cheese, and other vegetables or herbs.


6-7 lg. peeled and diced, yukon gold potatoes
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. white pepper
4 Tbs.(half stick) butter
3 oz. cream cheese
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
¼ tsp. onion powder
warmed milk to taste
1 ½ tsp. white or cider vinegar (optional)

Boil potatoes until soft. Drain. Put potatoes back into the same pot and on low heat, stir until all the water evaporates out the pot. Take a potato masher and mash the potatoes in the pot. Add butter, cream cheese and milk. Whip for 5 minutes. Add garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper and vinegar and whip until fluffy.

Photo credit: mashed taters by David K

Healthy Christmas Turkey

This healthy Christmas turkey is so tender and moist and tastes so great that, I’m sure your whole family will enjoy and be thanking you by the end of the day. Enjoy this turkey on Christmas or any occasion.


1 lg. turkey
1 stick butter
8 sprigs of fresh rosemary
Garlic powder to taste
Onion powder to taste
Paprika to taste
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste

Wash turkey in cold water. Pat turkey dry with paper towels. Spread salt inside the turkey and out. Sprinkle garlic powder, onion powder, pepper, and paprika inside the turkey. Stuff some of the rosemary under the skin. Cut butter in cubes and stuff under skin. Put remaining rosemary in cavity of turkey. Lay turkey on its back in a baking pan. Cover and bake at 250 degrees for 4 to 10 hours. Warning: baking time varies depending on the size of the turkey.

Photo credit: First turkey of the week by Bryan Alexander

Whole wheat Banana bread

Everybody have their own opinion about how they like their banana bread. However we can’t argue that many if not most people like their banana bread moist and delicious. If you are looking for healthy moist banana bread then you came to the right spot. This recipe uses whole wheat flour unlike most other recipes and includes walnuts which are optional. You can add as many walnuts to this recipe as you like. We are sure you will like all the ingredients in this banana bread. Enjoy!


1 cup self-rising whole wheat flour
¼ cup organic sugar
½ cup orange juice
2 ripe bananas
¼ cup vegetable oil
1 egg
¼ cup walnuts (optional)

• Preheat oven to 350F and coat loaf pan with oil spray.
• Mix the flour and sugar in a bowl.
• In another bowl, mash the bananas with a fork.
• Add bananas, orange juice, oil and egg to the flour mix.
• Add walnuts if desired
• Mix to a smooth mixture, pour into the loaf pan.
• Bake at 350F on oven’s middle rack for 45 minutes.
• Once cooked let it cool. Serve.

Photo credit: Banana bread from scratch by Islandgirlphotography

Simple fruit salad

This is an easy to make delicious dish that you can enjoy for breakfast, desert, or snack. However you actually may enjoy this dish any time you like. The ingredients for this fruit salad includes grapes, strawberries, pineapple, and mandarin, but you can have whatever fruit you like to this recipe. Fruits are known to have fiber, which is known to aid digestion and prevent constipation. On top of that the fruit mixed with a little honey will provide your taste buds with a healthy sweet flavor I’m sure you will enjoy.

1 mandarin
2-3 strawberries
¼ cup of diced pineapple
4 grapes
½ tablespoon of honey

• Wash all the fruit off.
• Cut the strawberries and grapes in half
• Peel the mandarin and pull apart into slices or cut into slices
• Combine all fruit into a bowl
• Drizzle ½ tablespoon of honey on top of the fruit and mix if desired.
Photo credit: Dinner… by irrational cat

Healthy Chicken Pinwheels

Yummy, Yummy this delicious snack is not only healthy but it’s easy to make. You can make these snacks for any occasion such as lunch, an on the go snack or for a hors d’oeuvre party. Pinwheels are known for their flavor all wrapped up into one small bite it is a wonderful finger food, but add some vegetables to it and you got yourself something tasty and healthy. The chicken in the recipe adds a kick to the recipe especially when combined with mayonnaise. Chicken is known to help with vitamin b consumption and other assistance for the body. After eating one of these pinwheels be prepared for a satisfied stomach and a health boost to the body.

1 slice of wholegrain bread with the crust removed

1 small lettuce leaf

1 tbs. chopped cooked skinless chicken

1 tbs. chopped carrot or broccoli

1 tbs. mayonnaise

Salt and pepper to taste (optional)

• Mix the chicken, mayonnaise, salt, pepper and carrots or broccoli together in a small bowl.
• Put the lettuce leaf on the slice of bread
• spread the chicken, vegetable and mayonnaise mixture on top of the lettuce leaf
• At one end of the bread roll the bread up and slice into three or four pieces.

Photo credit: Sun Dried Tomato Hummus, Cucumber, and Yves Veggie Bologna Pinwheels by Janet Hudson

Salmon and Scramble Eggs

Start your morning or brunch off right with this amazing salmon and scramble eggs. It only takes a few minutes, but it is a great way to get your brain boosted and ready for the day. Get your omega 3 to help reduce the risk of blood issues, heart attack, and stroke. That, along with the vitamins naturally produced in eggs helps improve mood and cognition.
All you have to do is mix your eggs with some nice warmed up salmon, add a little garlic, salt, and pepper with a dash of green onions and you will set your mouth a flood with mouth-watering flavor. Thankfully, it is a quick meal to make. Within twenty minutes give or take depending on how much heat you like to use with your egg and how fluffy you want your eggs you will be able to enjoy a lovely breakfast coupled with your favorite toast and morning beverage.
It is also simple to alter it to where you are having a salmon and egg breakfast sandwich, which is also rather delicious and simple, just move the egg mixture onto a nice warm piece of bread and add some cheese then be ready for a magical breakfast adventure.

salmon and egg scramble

Preparation Time: 20 Minutes
Yield: 4 Servings


1 teaspoon of olive oil
3 organic whole eggs
3 tablespoons of water
1 minced garlic
6 Oz. Smoked salmon, sliced or chopped
2 avocados, sliced
Black pepper to taste
1 green onion, chopped


Heat olive oil in a large skillet and sauté onion in it.
Take a medium bowl and whisk eggs in it, add water and whisk with the help of a fork.
Add to the skillet the smoked salmon along with garlic, and black pepper.
Stir for about 4 minutes until all ingredients get soft.
At this stage, add the egg mixture.
Once the eggs get firm, serve on a plate with a garnish of avocados.

Vegetable Rice Rolls

Do you like vegetables wrapped up in a soft rice roll? Well, these soft rice rolls will have your stomach thanking you and your taste buds excited after your first bite of these. This quick and easy recipe will give you a mixture of vegetables in about ten simple minutes. Just remember to get the ingredients chopped up and ready to go before you wet the rice paper or keep damp cloths to keep the rice paper from drying out too quickly.
With fresh veggies like bean sprouts, potatoes, carrots, and cucumbers, can assure you have a delicious way to have a warm and healthy meal, which fill you up. It makes 4-8 servings, but you can easily modify it to allow for more if you are hosting a party with friends and family. In addition, since it is quick you can always make another batch quickly if you have unexpected guests or are just hungrier than you thought.
For those that do not work with rice paper very often, you should be careful as it tends to be sticky and should be used on a clean surface. Patience is key here. Other than that, it does go well with soup or sauce of choice; it is also good on its own.

vegetable rice rolls
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Yield: 8 servings


16 rice-paper wrappers
2 cups iceberg lettuce, shredded
80 g bean sprouts, trimmed
4 large potatoes, boiled and mashed
1 carrot, peeled, grated
4 cucumbers, peeled and cut into slices
3 avocados, peeled and cut into strips
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
Black pepper to taste
Salt, to taste


Boil water in a pan and pour into a bowl.
Dump the rice paper in hot water until soft. Take another bowl and mix all the listed ingredients in it.
Next step is to fill out the wrapper with a generous amount of mixture.
Place a damp towel over the vegetable rolls to keep them from drying out
Serve this recipe with a sauce of your own choice.

Holiday Cookies

Do you and your family love warm, soft, oatmeal cookies? Then this recipe is just for you. This fluffy and delicious cookie recipe allows 4 servings, within 15-30 minutes. All you need is a few ingredients, the time, and a taste in your mouth for cookies!
The smell of oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, and chocolate chips will drift through your house and cause a mouth-watering effect to all members of the household. Not only will you be able to smell them in the few minutes they are cooking, but also you will be able to imagine the moist, warm melting in your mouth as you take that first bite.
All it takes is 15-30 minutes, a little mixing, and a little love. The relaxing steps for these simple cookies will have you ready to sit back with a tall glass of milk and read your favorite book or watch your favorite TV show by the time they are done.
Possibly a little different from your grandmother’s cookies this particular batch uses brown sugar, sorghum flour, and even some shredded coconut mixed with those scrumptious chocolate chips. You will definitely be delighted with these cookies.

holiday cookies

Preparation time: 15-30 minutes
Yield: 4 servings


1 ½ cup unsalted butter
2 cups sorghum flour
Pinch of salt
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1/3 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons of nutmeg
1 cup of brown sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
½ cup of water
1 cup of chocolate chips
1 cup shredded coconut
2-3 cups rolled oats

Take a bowl and mix together butter, salt, sugar, baking soda, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla extract, chocolate chip and shredded coconut.
Mix ingredients with hand blenders.
Now pour the beaten eggs into the bowl and gently mix the batter.
Next, add the oats and gently pour the water.
Once, the batter is ready, place the mixture with the help of a spoon onto the oil greased baking dish.
Bake in oven at 370 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
Once done, serve and enjoy.

Spinach Omelet

This breakfast omelet is a great choice to start out the day. A spinach omelet has all those antioxidants and proteins that help to start the brain up right and get you prepared for your day. Adding green olives, spinach, a dash of green peppers along with a little olive oil and some onions will help make your vitamin rich eggs a little tastier. This simple concoction can lead to an easy morning start and provide a body boost. The antioxidants provided by the olives also provide you the fair amount of iron, fibers, and vitamin E mixed along with vitamins and other properties found in the eggs and other ingredients.
This quick and easy recipe is easily adjustable for larger meals. The savory taste of olives and black pepper mixed with the eggs will definitely have your taste buds thanking you. This meal will help keep you feeling full and satisfied. Whether you are eating with someone or eating both servings by yourself.
spinach omelet
Serves 4
• 4-6 eggs, beaten
• 2 tablespoons of olive oil
• ¼ teaspoon of black pepper
• Pinch of salt, or to taste
• ½ cup green olives, chopped
• 1/3 cup spinach, pre-boiled and drained
• 1/3 cup green onions, chopped
• First, take a small bowl and whisk the eggs.
• Heat oil in a non-stick frying pan and cook the onions for about 2 minutes.
• Next, add spinach and cook for about 5 minutes.
• Then add green olives, salt, and black pepper.
• Pour the eggs onto the top and cook until done.
• Serve and enjoy.

Chicken Cutlets

If you want a delicious meal for your family without the hassle of standing over the stove for hours, then try this thirty-minute meal full of flavor for you. Chicken Cutlets are known for their flavors, adding a splash of sunflower seeds mixed with paprika, parsley, cumin, cayenne, and pepper mixture in there; will make it a delicious blend, which makes your mouth water before the first bite.
This delightful blend of spices and herbs wrapped around a beautiful source of protein will provide you with a full and happy stomach. The rest of the family will be delighted at the taste and healthy choice. Chicken is known for assisting with vitamin B intake and assistance in energy control and even help with control over insulin levels.
Chicken is also good for helping with enhancing metabolism. Just add a little lemon or perhaps a little lime to help enhance the flavor. So enjoy the thirty-minute meal that is good for the whole family. Be prepared for compliments to the chef and a happy stomach at the end.

chicken cutlets

Serves 4
• 8 chicken breasts
• ½ cup sunflower seeds
• ¼ teaspoon of cumin
• ½ teaspoon of paprika
• 4 tablespoons parsley
• ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
• 2 eggs, beaten
• 1-1/2 cup whole wheat flour
• Pinch of black pepper
• Lemons cut in half
• Olive oil, for frying
• Preheat oven at 365 degrees F.
• First, you need to pound the chicken breast pieces until ½ inches flat.
• Cut the pieces in half.
• Take a blender and place sunflower seeds, cumin, paprika, cayenne pepper, parsley, and black pepper.
• Once combined, pour it into a large flat plate.
• Whisk the eggs in shallow bowl.
• Mix the seed mixture with eggs.
• Whisk until combined well.
• Now place the mixtures plates in order like egg plate, then flour plate.
• Dip the chicken breast pieces first in egg mixture, then in flour mixture.
• Heat the oil in a pan and cook the Patties on both sides until brown.
• Serve with the lemon slice for a tangy taste.