Sesame Garlic Basmati Rice

Sesame Garlic Basmati Rice

I wanted to serve rice as a side dish to our Asian flavored meal. I decided to sauté the garlic and rice in sesame oil and a bit of butter before cooking it – my kitchen smelled amazing while...

Quick Refrigerator Dill Pickles

Quick Refrigerator Dill Pickles

My daughter is a huge lover of dill pickles and of course her favorite kind are nearly 5 dollars a jar! I saw a recipe on A Couple Cooks that looks so quick and simple I just had to...

Chicken Chopped Salad with Avocado, Grilled Corn, and Extra Sharp Cheddar

Chicken Chopped Salad with Avocado, Grilled Corn, and Extra Sharp Cheddar

We’ve had 90+ degree weather all week long which means I don’t feel like cooking. I picked up a rotisserie chicken from the store along with a couple ears of corn to make a hearty salad for dinner. I...

Peanut Butter and Honey Yogurt Dip with Apple Slices

Peanut Butter and Honey Yogurt Dip with Apple Slices

I saw a recipe for a peanut butter and yogurt dip on Prevention RD that inspired me to make this dip. I used Greek honey yogurt mixed with peanut butter and a bit of honey. I served this dip...

Salisbury Steak Meatballs

Salisbury Steak Meatballs

I saw this recipe on Damn Delicious and decided to make it for dinner. It was really easy to put together, smelled terrific while it cooked, and tasted great too. I only adapted a little bit by adding some...

Kale Salad with Tomato, Pomegranate Seeds, and Feta

Kale Salad with Tomato, Pomegranate Seeds, and Feta

I am trying to incorporate more kale into our diet by adding it to soups and pastas but since it has been so hot, I need to add it to salads for the summer. I decided to make a...

Raspberry Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

Raspberry Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

It is hard for me to believe that my baby boy is now 9 years old. We have been so blessed with our incredibly funny, silly, independent, curious, and kind son. He has brought so much joy to our...

Tropical Smoothie with Pineapple, Coconut, and Banana

Tropical Smoothie with Pineapple, Coconut, and Banana

It’s been so hot here in Oregon this week so I decided to cool my kids down with these smoothies. They took minutes to make and my kids were thrilled! They said they were the best smoothies ever! They...

Asian Shrimp Tacos

Asian Shrimp Tacos

This is my new favorite taco recipe that I adapted from a recipe from Cooking with Books. I love the Asian twist to the flavorings –  the spicy sriracha mayonnaise, the crispy slaw, and the juicy shrimp on a flour...

Spicy Asian Cucumber and Tomato Salad with Cilantro

Spicy Asian Cucumber and Tomato Salad with Cilantro

I was serving some Asian tacos for dinner and wanted a fresh and healthy side dish with a kick. I adapted a recipe I found on Food and Wine to suit our tastes. This salad was flavorful, crunchy, sweet,...