Caprese Pasta Salad with a White Balsamic Vinaigrette

Caprese Pasta Salad with a White Balsamic Vinaigrette

This recipe was inspired by my oldest sister Dana. She called me recently and suggested I make caprese salad combined with pasta and since I am a dutiful younger sister I complied. I decided to dress the pasta salad...

Basil Marinated Chicken Thighs

Basil Marinated Chicken Thighs

I was looking for a simple marinade for chicken thighs that used fresh basil (since I have loads of it). I found this recipe on the Food Network that looked easy and delicious. I let the meat marinate for 6...

Southwestern Chicken, Bean, and Sharp Cheddar Quesadilla

Southwestern Chicken, Bean, and Sharp Cheddar Quesadilla

I decided to combine the last little bit of stuffing I made for the Southwestern Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms with some refried beans, extra sharp cheddar, and corn tortillas together for a tasty quesadilla. The combination of chicken, corn, cilantro, tomatoes,...

Cinnamon Cheesecake Fondue

Cinnamon Cheesecake Fondue

I found this recipe in my new cookbook by Joy Bauer called Slim & Scrumptious. This was a fun and quick dish I made for my kids’ afternoon snack this week. Needless to say it was a HUGE hit...

Pistachio Chicken Salad Sandwich

Pistachio Chicken Salad Sandwich

I was recently sent the Joy Bauer cookbook called Slim & Scrumptious that I am really loving. I have so many recipes in it bookmarked including this chicken salad sandwich. I had leftover roasted chicken to use up so I...

Southwestern Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Southwestern Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

I saw this recipe on Mommi Cooks and it looked so delicious I made it the next night for dinner. I loved the combination of flavors and textures in this dish, especially the sweet corn, spicy poblano pepper, and...

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

The kids wanted a treat for breakfast this morning so we decided to make these lemon poppy seed muffins I found at Brown Eyed Baker. They were super simple to make and smelled delicious while they were baking. My...

Mediterranean Pizza

Mediterranean Pizza

I needed to use up some ingredients in my refrigerator but I didn’t feel like cooking so what’s a girl to do? Make pizza. Using store bought dough and sauce makes this really feel like I am not cooking....

Spinach Salad with Strawberry, Walnut, and Parmesan Shavings

Spinach Salad with Strawberry, Walnut, and Parmesan Shavings

I had some really sweet and delicious strawberries in the fridge as well as leftover baby spinach that needed to be used up, so I decided to combine the two and make a salad. I tossed in some toasted...

Fruit Salad

Fruit Salad

This recipe was inspired by my wonderful, loving, sweet, and kind friend Joy (can you tell I really love her?). While we were in Idaho we had dinner at a friend’s house and Joy brought a salad similar to...