Holiday Recipes

Taco night happens once a week in my house, this is my favorite, taco recipe made from scratch! We make it with beef or turkey, it's delicious both ways.

Madison’s Favorite Beef Tacos (Slow Cooker or Instant Pot)

A saucy, lasagna-like Mexican-American casserole layered with vegetables, tortillas, sauce and cheese.

Late Summer Vegetable Enchilada Pie

This light shrimp and tortellini salad can be served as a side or main dish, perfect for summer potlucks or pool parties, or anytime you need a pasta salad that isn't weighed down with mayo.

Chilled Italian Shrimp Tortellini Pasta Salad

Take advantage of the end of summer with sweet corn and delicious ripe tomatoes with this easy side dish, perfect to go along anything you 're grilling! The dressing is creamy yet light, the perfect compliment.

Summer Corn, Tomato and Avocado Salad with Creamy Buttermilk-Dijon Dressing

This creamy potato salad made with rainbow potatoes, celery, pickles, mustard and dill is lightened up using half mayonnaise, half yogurt. Perfect for picnics and backyard parties all summer long.

Rainbow Potato Salad

If you like cumin and spicy food, then you'll love Barbacoa Beef. Spicy shredded beef braised in a blend of chipotle adobo, cumin, cloves, garlic and oregano.

Barbacoa Beef (Pressure Cooker or Instant Pot)

Sweet and spicy Korean-inspired Gochujang-Honey Glazed Shrimp Skewers are perfect for weeknight cooking because they take less than 10 minutes to cook.

Gochujang-Honey Glazed Shrimp Skewers

My favorite way to eat steak is topped with this AWESOME chimichurri sauce! It adds flavor and zing to anything you're grilling!

Steak Kebabs with Chimichurri

Delicious and creamy chocolate cheesecake made lighter than traditional cheesecake with just FIVE ingredients, so easy! These are SO good you won't be able to have just one... but since they are mini, two are totally acceptable!

Five-Ingredient Chocolate Cheesecake Cups

This light 5-ingredient zucchini carpaccio salad is this perfect summer side dish. You can serve this as an appetizer, side dish or even as a light lunch for 2.

Zucchini Carpaccio

These easy loaded chicken "nacho" tostadas – topped with cheese, tomatoes, guacamole, olives and jalapenos are a great way to take nachos and turn them into a main dish.

Loaded “Nacho” Chicken Tostada

An easy Mexican-inspired chicken dish made with just a few ingredients!

Easy Braised Chicken Drumsticks in Tomatillo Sauce (Instant Pot, Slow Cooker or Stove Top)

A quick Mexican-inspired chicken dish, made in the skillet with a smoky-spicy tomato-chipotle sauce topped with an avocado-sour cream sauce.

Skillet Chicken in Tomato-Chipotle Sauce with Avocado Crema

Colcannon is an Irish mashed potato dish mixed with greens and sometimes cabbage. I've also seen it with bacon, and most often topped with a knob of butter. This low-carb mashed swap uses cauliflower, which I have to say is really darn good!

Creamy Cauliflower Mash with Kale (Low-Carb Colcannon)

One of the quickest and easiest ways to prepare shrimp is to roast them in the oven and simply drizzle with some olive oil, garlic and fresh lemon juice.

Easy Roasted Lemon-Garlic Shrimp

These easy, mini baked omelets are perfect to make ahead for the week. These muffins are inspired by my recent vacation to Beaches in Ochos Rios Jamaica. Every morning I would get an omelet with fresh fruit. The chef at the omelet station had all his ingredients prepped and quickly whipped up hundreds of omelets each morning to order. I used some of my favorite omelet ingredients but you can switch it up and add whatever you like or have on hand.

Loaded Baked Omelet Muffins

These cheesy baked sweet potato skins are loaded with fat free black refried beans, salsa and cheddar cheese. Just a few ingredients but they taste SO good!

Baked Sweet Potato Skins

Hot mozzarella sticks – I can't think of a more popular finger food for both kids and adults alike. My oldest daughter Karina LOVES them and these never disappoint! Made lighter with part-skim mozzarella then coated with crispy seasoned breadcrumbs and baked (not fried!) until hot and golden. Serve them with my quick marinara sauce and you have yourself an appetizer everyone will love!

Skinny Baked Mozzarella Sticks

Love the colors in these FRESH homemade Vietnamese style spring rolls! They are simple to make at home and can be filled with any type of protein and veggies you like. Typically they are also filled with glass noodles, but I left them out (not a fan) and used more veggies instead.

Shrimp Summer Rolls with Peanut Hoisin Dipping Sauce

I have a weakness for Philly Cheesesteak sandwiches, so when my sister-in-law brought this philly cheesesteak dip to my Mom's on Christmas, I couldn't stop thinking about it for days – it was that good! I needed to figure out a way to make this lighter so I played around with it and came up with a solution, worthy to bring to any party!

Hot Chicken Philly Cheesesteak Dip

Merry Christmas

This easy, cheesy, Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip will be a hit at your next party, no one will know it's light!

Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip

Spiralized turnips, carrots and potatoes baked with turkey in a light cream sauce finished with grated Gruyere cheese – a dish worthy for your Holiday table.

Spiralized Turnip and Potato Au Gratin Casserole with Turkey

Eggs, spinach, artichokes and Feta cheese – a healthy breakfast casserole, perfect to feed a crowd or to make ahead for meal prep to heat up for the week.

Spinach, Feta, and Artichoke Breakfast Bake

Sicilian Rice Ball Casserole takes one of my favorite appetizers (arancini) and turns it into a weeknight meal. Freezes well, great for potlucks and family friendly!

Sicilian Rice Ball Casserole

DIY Gingerbread Tree Ornaments

When I had the idea of using leftover turkey and sweet potato in a fritatta, I had no idea just how good this would turn out! In fact, I would make turkey again, just to make this frittata.

Leftover Turkey and Sweet Potato Frittata