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...

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Spaghetti and Meatballs

I was craving pasta so I decided to make a batch of spaghetti and meatballs. I used leftover roasted garlic and basil marinara sauce that I had in the freezer to make this meal extra simple to make. The...

Mixed Greens with Herb Goat Cheese and Wildflower Honey Vinaigrette

Mixed Greens with Herb Goat Cheese and Wildflower Honey Vinaigrette

I have loved every cheese that I received from Ile De Franceand I couldn’t wait to try the herb goat cheese. I decided to make a simple salad with a light vinaigrette to showcase the creamy texture of the...

Turkey, Havarti, and Avocado Bagel Thin Sandwich

Turkey, Havarti, and Avocado Bagel Thin Sandwich

I am in love. Yes, I’ve said this before but this time I really, really mean it. This is my new favorite sandwich. My friend Sara introduced me to seeded bagels and I just loved them. I found some...