Happy Sunday!

I mean, can I get an amen on this today? 😂🤣

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Caprese Salad Avocados

Caprese Salad Avocados 🥑

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 3-4 avocados, peeled, seeded & halved
  • 8-10oz grape tomatoes, halved
  • 8oz baby mozzarella balls (bocconcini), halved
  • 2 tbsp pesto
  • 1.5 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp basil (dried or 2 tbsp chopped fresh)
  • Balsamic glaze (drizzle over each serving)

Combine halved tomatoes & mozzarella into medium sized bowl and add pesto, garlic, olive oil, basil and salt and pepper. Stir with large spoon gently to coat and mix everything together.

Spoon caprese mixture into the peeled, seeded, halved avocados and drizzle with balsamic glaze.

Enjoy!

Sunday Morning Breakfast Casserole

Sunday morning brunch just got really easy! 😍👌🏻

Here’s what you need:

  • 10 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 32 Oz frozen southern potatoes (little cubes) or shredded potatoes
  • 1lb Jimmy Dean hot sausage
  • 2 cups extra sharp shredded cheddar cheese
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Cook sausage, drain grease.
  • Cook hash browns in same pan with the sausage (just enough to brown them)
  • Place milk, eggs and salt & pepper in large bowl and whisk well.
  • Lightly grease a 13×9 baking dish then pour sausage mixture in, top with cheese then pour egg mixture over it all.
  • Bake 35-45 minutes.

I served ours with buttermilk biscuits and it was delicious, this makes a lot (about 10 big servings) so we had quite a bit of left overs. I hope you enjoy it!

Black Bean Zucchini Rice Skillet


Super easy, only 5 ingredients and a great Meatless Monday option! This keeps me full without feeling super heavy as well.

  • 🔥4 Weight Watchers Points Plus 
  • Makes 6 servings

Here’s what you need: 

  • 1/2 cup uncooked brown rice 
  • 1 can black beans, drained/rinsed
  • 1 can Rotel tomatoes
  • 1 large zucchini 
  • 1/2 shredded cheddar cheese 

Use spray oil to grease pan, add zucchini, sautée for 5 minutes.

Add in rice, tomatoes, black beans and 1/2 cup water. 

Stir well. Cover and let simmer until rice is cooked. 

Tip: I used to boil in a bag rice (removed from bag and poured into pan) because it cooks faster so it took me about 10 minutes to simmer. 

Once ready top with cheese. 

Weight Watchers Chocolate Chip Granola Bars 


If anyone struggles with finding Granola bars or any sweets for that matter that are nut free you will love these! My kids were already asking for a second bar as they were still eating their first, lol. 😍

Servings:

  • 15 bars 
  • 3 Weight Watchers Points Plus per bar
  • 8 Weight Watchers Smart Points per bar

Here’s what you need:

  • 2 cups Trader Joe’s Rolled Oats
  • 1 cup rice krispy cereal
  • 1/4 cup honey 
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3 tbsp mini chocolate chips

Mix Oats and rice crispy into a large bowl and stir together.

In small sauce pan add brown sugar, butter and honey and heat until sugar melted and slightly bubbling. 

Place parchment or wax paper into a 8 inch baking pan or a 9 inch pie pan. 

Pour sauce into oats and rice krispys and stir together until everything is coated. 

Pour into baking dish, use a piece of wax/parchment paper to press down the mixture so it’s packed well (you don’t want it to fall apart). Pour chocolate chips to the top and gently press them in with the parchment/wax paper. 

Place in fridge for 1-2 hours (I did 2) so they are firm upon cutting. 

Store in a seal tight container in fridge. 

Enjoy! 

Good ol Fashioned Michigan Pasties 

This is an easy version full of flavor of one of my favorite winter comfort foods! 

Here’s what you need:

  • 1lb ground beef
  • 4-5 medium sized potatoes, cut up in small chunks
  • 1 rutabaga or 1 can diced rutabaga 
  • 4-5 carrots, chopped
  • 1 can Cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 Pilsbury Pie crust package (2 rolls of crust inside)
  • Salt & Pepper

Preheat oven to 350.

Cut up all potatoes, rutabaga and carrots. After I finish chopping one I place them in a microwave safe bowl filled half way with water and microwave 5 minutes to soften them up, once done microwaving drain the water and place in bowl, continue this with all vegetables or if you wish to wait and microwave them all at once microwave them about 8 minutes or more pending on your wattage. (I prefer to soften to cut down on baking time) If you are using canned rutabaga do not microwave them, just drain and wait until it’s time to mix into the mixture. 

Cook ground beef, drain grease. Add in cream of mushroom, vegetables and salt & pepper and mix well. 

Place one pie crust in the bottom of a greased 9×13 baking dish and pour in meat mixture. 

Place remaining crust on top of the meat and connect the two crusts together.

Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes. 

Remove foil and bake for 18-20 minutes or until crust is a light golden brown.

Easy peasy and delicious, our whole family loves this recipe! 

Enjoy! 😍

 Taco Pizza 🌮🍕


Did I just say Tacos 🌮 AND Pizza 🍕? Yep! Let me tell you.. this is really good, my picky kids like it and lately it’s been a challenge finding anything they “like”! This is so simple to make and quick too, this would also be great to take to a party /potluck. 



Here’s what you need:

  • 2 8oz tubes of crescent roll dough 
  • 1lb ground beef (or turkey, chicken, whatever you fancy)
  • 1 packet taco season (or make your own)
  • 1 package cream cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce 
  • 1 small tomato, chopped

Note: Olives, onions, avocados, would also be great toppings! 

Preheat oven to 350. Spray olive oil/cooking spray or lightly grease baking sheet and unroll crescents, use your hands to mend them together. Bake 5-8 minutes or until golden brown. Take out of oven and allow to cool. (I was in a hurry so I put mine in the freezer for about 5 minutes).

In a bowl combine cream cheese and sour cream, with a mixer mix until spreadable. Set in fridge to chill while you are cooking the ground beef.

Cook the ground beef, drain grease, add in Taco season, mix well and allow to cook another 2-5 minutes. 

Spread cream cheese mixture onto the crust, then top with ground beef, cheeses, lettuce and tomatoes. 

Cut into 8 large pieces or 12 smaller ones! 

Enjoy! 😍