Recipe Type: Kid Friendly

Oh my word, these slow cooker meatballs are SO good!! The slightly bold, earthy flavor of broccoli rabe pairs perfectly with salty cheeses, so I knew they would be awesome in my Sunday meatballs, and I was right!

Slow Cooker Beef Meatballs with Broccoli Rabe

This is my easy go-to recipe for grilled lamb loin chops which can be made indoors or out!

Grilled Rosemary Lamb Chops

The best turkey stuffed peppers

Turkey Stuffed Peppers

These garlic lime pork chops are so EASY to make, and only take 10 minutes to cook. I usually make them in my broiler but they are also great on the grill, they come out juicy and SO flavorful!

Quick Garlic-Lime Marinated Pork Chops

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 5-ingredient carrot salad that is lemony, bright and delicious! You don't need a spiralizer to make it, you can use pre-shredded carrots or use a potato peeler to cut the carrots into ribbons.

Spiralized Carrot Salad with Lemon and Dijon

Breaded chicken cutlets topped with everything I normally add to my guacamole – sliced avocado, tomatoes, cilantro, red onion and lime juice. 7 Smart Points • 286 calories

Breaded Chicken Cutlets with Deconstructed Guacamole

You know those yummy Asian Chicken Lettuce wraps often served as appetizers? Well this one is served over a big chopped salad! So tasty, and a great way to take an appetizer and turn it into a main dish salad!

Asian Chicken Chopped Salad

These juicy, flavorful chicken tenders are marinated in pickle juice then breaded and baked in the oven or air fryer!

Pickle-Brined Baked Chicken Tenders

This Rueben Stuffed Pork Tenderloin is stuffed with all the elements of a classic Reuben sandwich – pastrami, sauerkraut, Thousand Island dressing and Swiss cheese!

Reuben Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

Pork sirloin cutlets are a lean cut, and taste wonderful breaded and lightly pan fried. My family loves when I make them, and often request that I make them for dinner. A little different than chicken cutlets, these have more of a Latin flair, which we serve with fresh lime juice on top – yum!

Breaded Pork Cutlets with Lime

This is my quick version of Puerto Rican style beans, which I make with either pink or red canned beans and diced potatoes, perfect when you need a quick side.

Puerto Rican Style Beans

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

Balsamic Chicken with Roasted Vegetables seasoned with sage, rosemary and balsamic vinegar, then baked in the oven. A delicious healthy meal-in-one!

Balsamic Chicken with Roasted Vegetables

Hot baked 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!

Baked Mozzarella Sticks

Beef, Tomato and Acini di Pepe Soup

Beef, Tomato and Acini di Pepe Soup (Instant Pot, SC + Stove)

This is the EASIEST Instant Pot recipe EVER! Just TWO ingredients: salsa and chicken plus some spices makes a delicious juicy chicken that can be used in tacos, over rice, salads and more!

Instant Pot (Pressure Cooker) Easy Salsa Shredded Chicken

Chicken sausage, bell peppers, onions and mushrooms simmered in a marinara sauce then baked in the casserole with whole wheat macaroni topped with mozzarella.

Chicken Sausage and Peppers Macaroni Casserole

This EASY Skillet Chicken Cordon Bleu is made with thin sliced boneless chicken cutlets, lightly pan fried then topped with ham and swiss in a light Lemon-Dijon Sauce. No rolling!

Skillet Chicken Cordon Bleu

If you like hot, melty Chicken Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches, you'll love this dip! This is one dip you'll want to have at any party, perfect for the super bowl coming up.

Hot Chicken Philly Cheesesteak Dip

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

Chicken and lentil soup made in the Instant Pot (pressure cooker) – a healthy, nourishing meal that will fill you up and make plenty of servings so you can have leftovers for lunch or freeze the rest!

Chicken and Lentil Soup (Instant Pot)

This Sicilian Rice Ball Casserole takes one of my favorite appetizers (arancini) and turns it into a weeknight meal. Freezes well for make ahead meals and it's also great for potlucks.

Sicilian Rice Ball Casserole (Arancini)

Flourless Chocolate Cake

On a cold rainy night, there's nothing like warming up to a bowl of hearty beef stew made with winter squash, Marsala wine and fresh herbs.

Beef and Kabocha Squash Stew (Slow Cooker or Instant Pot)

This thick and creamy broccoli, cheese and potato soup is lick-the-bowl good! Pure comfort in a bowl, a one-pot meal your whole family will love and ready in under 30 minutes.

Broccoli Cheese and Potato Soup

Sweet Autumn pears compliment tart cranberries in this wonderful cranberry pear butter spread, perfect for Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving or anytime you want to add a little sweet-tartness to your meal.

Slow Cooker Cranberry Pear Butter

This Quick Mexican Brown Rice is the perfect side dish that goes with everything from tacos, enchiladas, refried beans –you name it!

Quick Mexican Brown Rice

A Thanksgiving dessert table is never complete without the pumpkin pie. This pumpkin pie recipe is quick and easy, made with refrigerated pie crust rolled out thinner, to lighten it up.

Skinny Pumpkin Pie

So moist and flavorful, this bread is made light by replacing butter with lots of bananas, pumpkin and apple sauce.

Pumpkin Pecan Banana Bread