• Oven roasted sweet potatoes on a sheet pan.

    Simple Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Apples

    September 24, 2020Jessica Ashcroft

    These simple Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Apples are the perfect fall side dish. You only need 4 ingredients to make this healthy and naturally sweet recipe. My son’s favorite food is cinnamon roasted sweet potatoes and apples. Or as he liked to call it “sweet ah-tatos.” Since fresh fruits are hard to come by in the fall and winter, this is a tasty alternative that’s still super healthy since it doesn’t call for any added sugar. I came up with this side dish on a whim, and now it’s one of my family’s favorites; it’s even perfect for babies…

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  • Lemon parmesan pasta on a marble plate and cutting board.

    The Perfect Lemon Basil Pasta

    September 22, 2020Jessica Ashcroft

    Lemon Basil Pasta is a bright and tangy side dish with fresh lemon, basil, and melted butter. All you need is one pot to make this vegetarian recipe! I love the taste of fresh lemon! When you combine it with fresh basil and pasta, you have a match made in Heaven. Lemon Basil Pasta is a super simple side dish you can have on the table in 15 minutes.  And the best part is it only uses one pot so clean up is a breeze! Ingredients 8 oz. thin spaghetti 2 tablespoons melted margarine or butter 2 tablespoon fresh lemon…

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  • Zucchini and eggs on a white plate.

    10 Minute Scrambled Eggs With Zucchini

    September 2, 2020Jessica Ashcroft

    Scrambled eggs with zucchini is the perfect recipe for all of the zucchini from your garden. With tender sauteed zucchini and fluffy, peppery eggs, this recipe is perfect for a quick side dish. My mom made this scrambled eggs with zucchini recipe so many times growing up, I can’t remember the first time I had it. It’s so quick and easy to make and it’s very tasty. I usually put my husband in charge of this dish because he patiently flips each zucchini over so they all get an equal amount of cooking time. (I’m a little less patient and…

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  • Rotini pasta salad in a mixing bowl.

    Tasty Tuna Rotini Pasta Salad

    August 26, 2020Jessica Ashcroft

    Tuna Rotini Pasta Salad combines rotini pasta, fresh cucumbers, juicy tomatoes, and canned tuna. The tangy dressing makes it the perfect summer dinner or side dish. Pasta salad just says summer to me. My mom would make this pasta salad growing up, but she always served it in a hollowed-out tomato which made it unappealing to me. I had the recipe tucked away and didn’t start making it for my family until a few years ago when I decided to nix the hollowed-out tomato and sub the tuna for canned chicken (you’ll come to find I’m not a huge fan…

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  • BLT salad with avocado and ranch dressing.

    The Easiest BLT Salad With Avocado

    August 18, 2020Jessica Ashcroft

    Try this BLT salad with avocado, crispy bacon, fresh lettuce, juicy tomatoes, and crunchy croutons. It’s a healthy alternative to the traditional sandwich. This post contains affiliate links. For more information, see my disclosure. When I was trying to lose weight after my second baby, I got sucked into the low carb craze. I replaced all bread, pasta, and rice with lettuce leaves and cauliflower. I made this salad often during that time because it was a healthy alternative to the traditional BLT sandwich. I’ve since given up my low carb obsession, but I still love to serve this salad…

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