Italian Sausage Puff Bake

Italian Sausage Puff Bake

Italian Sausage Puff Bake

Recipe by:  Designs by Jeanne R

The idea for this recipe came from my love of bread and egg casseroles, both savory and sweet that I make for brunch.  I decided that since this works so well for breakfast and brunch, why not create something for dinner using Italian ingredients? Continue reading

Kicked Up Bruschetta

Kicked Up Bruschetta

Kicked Up Bruschetta

My family loves bruschetta, and I love that it’s so versatile! I mean come on, this baby can be the bread that accompanies your meal, an appetizer, or a pretty healthy snack. Not to mention that you can vary the ingredients to fit whatever your theme is for any given occasion, and what could be more simple?  You really don’t need to measure, just use this as a guide. So here’s my kicked up version… Continue reading

Lemon Basil & Peppercorn Chicken

Basil, Lemon & Peppercorn Chicken

Basil, Lemon & Peppercorn Chicken

There’s something about fresh basil that feels like sunshine!
This recipe was inspired by a gift of fresh basil from my neighbor, Sandy.  For the first time in years, I don’t have basil growing in my herb garden, and she was gracious enough to offer trimmings of her healthy basil plants. As she presented them to me over our back wall, the spicy, almost pepper-like fragrance wafted through the air.
The wheels started turning, and I knew I wanted to make something equally as fresh and healthy. Continue reading