Black Bean and Vegetable Quesadilla with Guacamole

Black Bean and Vegetable Quesadilla with Guacamole

I had a little bit of the black bean and vegetable mixture leftover from the Black Bean and Vegetable Stuffed Poblano Pepperso I decided to make a quesadilla using the mixture, some extra sharp cheddar cheese, and my new...

Black Bean and Vegetable Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Black Bean and Vegetable Stuffed Poblano Peppers

I had some poblano peppers to use up so I decided to stuff them with a mixture of black beans, vegetables, and cotija cheese. They turned out excellent! My husband and I both really, really loved this dinner. The...

Strawberry Crepes

Strawberry Crepes

My kids get to pick whatever they want to eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner on their birthday. My son just turned 5 years old and he asked for strawberry crepes for breakfast. I whipped up a batch for...

Grilled Zucchini Spears with Lemon Vinaigrette

Grilled Zucchini Spears with Lemon Vinaigrette

I saw this recipe in my new Cuisine at Home magazine and knew I would make it instantly. This is my new favorite way to cook zucchini. I loved the lemon vinaigrette with the crunchy pine nuts, and salty...

Citrus Berry Smoothie

Citrus Berry Smoothie

It has been very hot here in Portland. The kids and I got home from a long walk and we were all so hot and dehydrated we decided to make smoothies to cool us down and quench our thirst....

Tomato and Basil Sandwich with a Twist

Tomato and Basil Sandwich with a Twist

If you are in the mood for a light, healthy, and very tasty sandwich – this recipe is for you. It takes minutes to make and tastes fantastic. I love the combination of the crisp seeded bagel thin topped...

Greek-Style Pork Chops

Greek-Style Pork Chops

I found this recipe in a Cooking Light Magazine and couldn’t wait to make it. The pork was tender and juicy while the salad was crisp and full of great flavors. It was a simple meal to make and...

Grilled Chicken Salad with Spicy Pineapple Dressing

Grilled Chicken Salad with Spicy Pineapple Dressing

My generous neighbor Jack gave me some fresh picked green leaf, red leaf, and romaine lettuce from his garden. I couldn’t wait to make a summer salad using it. I found this recipe from the Cooking Light July 2010...

Green and Yellow Beans, Tomatoes, and Basil in a Balsamic Vinaigrette

Green and Yellow Beans, Tomatoes, and Basil in a Balsamic Vinaigrette

I haven’t felt like cooking any big meals due to the hot and humid weather here in Portland. I found this green bean salad on Myrecipes.comand it looked too good to resist. I adapted it a bit by using...

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I am Back

We just got home from a two week adventure in our motor home. We met up with my sister and her family at Wallawa Lake, Oregon for a few days of bike riding, hiking, and fishing. We next headed...