Blackened Chicken Salad with Chipotle Ranch Dressing

Blackened Chicken Salad with Chipotle Ranch Dressing

When we were in Bend, Oregon over Memorial Day weekend, I had a delicious salad at a local brewery that I couldn’t get out of my mind. I finally decided to re-create it at home. I grilled some blackened...

Chipotle Ranch Dressing

Chipotle Ranch Dressing

I normally make this ranch dressing but didn’t feel like going to the grocery store to pick up the ingredients. I found a ranch dressing packet in the cupboard and luckily I happened to have buttermilk. I decided to...

Homemade Strawberry Milkshake

Homemade Strawberry Milkshake

There’s just something so nice about a homemade shake. I decided to treat my family to shakes after dinner. I grabbed some vanilla ice cream, milk, fresh strawberries, and vanilla then blended them together to make a thick and...

Spicy Thai Curry Soup

Spicy Thai Curry Soup

We’ve had a cool & rainy week this week in Portland. I saw this soup recipe on Heather Christo’s site and decided to make it for dinner.  It took 15 minutes to make and made my house smell amazing....

Spicy Garlic Edamame

Spicy Garlic Edamame

Edamame is one of our favorite side dishes to pair with Asian food. My son REALLY loves it – especially doused with soy sauce. I sautéed this edamame with a bit of butter until cooked through then added the...

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Toasted Coconut, Banana, and Raspberry Muffins

I wanted to do something special for my kids so I made up a batch of these tasty muffins as an after school snack. I threw in some of my kids’ favorite ingredients – banana, coconut, and fresh raspberries...

Kettle Corn

Kettle Corn

I have been making homemade popcorn for my kids lately and decided to give kettle corn a try. Although my kids would have probably prefered this popcorn heavily coated in sugar, I did this kettle corn with a light...

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Memorial Day Round-Up

A quick note to say A HUGE THANK YOU to all those brave people who serve(d) in our military to protect our freedom!!! I hope everyone enjoys their Memorial Day weekend! If you are still looking for recipe ideas,...

Mustard and Herb Chicken Thighs

Mustard and Herb Chicken Thighs

I had some boneless skinless chicken thighs and decided to marinate them in an olive oil, red wine vinegar, mustard, basil, thyme, parsley, and garlic combination for 4 hours before cooking them in my grill pan. I served the...

Berry Quinoa Spinach Salad with White Balsamic Basil Vinaigrette

Berry Quinoa Spinach Salad with White Balsamic Basil Vinaigrette

I grabbed some beautiful and sweet blackberries and strawberries from the store and decided to use some of them in a salad. I had some leftover quinoa so I added that, some toasted pecans, and feta cheese to some...